WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS?

Hair loss, which is also called alopecia, occurs for a variety of reasons. The most common cause of alopecia is hereditary male or female pattern baldness. There are other causes of hair loss which include:

  • Medications
  • Medical conditions such as thyroid disorders
  • Trauma or injury
  • Traction – this is due to tension from specific hair styles
  • Burns
  • Autoimmune disorders such as alopecia areata

During your consultation with our team of surgeons we will identify the cause of your hair loss. It is important to have a careful assessment since some treatments such as hair transplants may not be suitable in specific conditions.

What is Male Pattern Hair Loss or Baldness?

Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss. There is a hereditary or genetic link and so it will be more common in those who have a family history of baldness.

The Norwood scale is often used to assess the pattern of baldness. This scale is useful in planning hair restoration. The rate of hair loss, however, is often unpredictable. Some patients may experience initial loss at an early age but this may slow down and remain constant for some time. Some patients may begin to experience hair loss later at a more rapid pace.

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The pattern of baldness does not normally affect the back and sides of the scalp. These areas can be used as donor sites to harvest hair follicle grafts for hair transplants.

Our team will assess your baldness pattern and density (thickness) in order to discuss the most suitable number of grafts required for your desired result.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness is a related to hormonal changes. In female pattern hair loss there is generally a diffuse thinning of the hair. The Savin scale can be used to describe patterns in female patients. There are other causes of hair loss that must also be considered. These include medical conditions, medications, stress, hairstyles and diet. Management of these causes may help correct hair loss without the need for any other treatment. It is, therefore, important to have an assessment with one of our team.

We can offer some special techniques in female patients such as long hair transplant. We usually take hair grafts from the back of the scalp where the donor site is easily covered by the surrounding hair.

BEFORE AND AFTER

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