ABOUT HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is most commonly associated with old age, however many factors can cause hair loss earlier in both men and women. Affecting not just the gleaming full head of hair we all begin with, but eyebrows, eyelashes and even sideburns, beards and mustaches too. Find out more information on how hair loss is caused and treatment options available for all areas below:
Male Pattern Hair Loss
While hair loss in men is quite common, the psychological consequences of hair loss can be quite serious, affecting confidence, self-esteem as well as careers and even personal relationships.
But don't worry, seeking treatment therapies for hair loss and baldness is becoming increasingly common. With both surgical and non-surgical treatments available, the end result is to provide men with healthier, fuller looking hair for as many years to come.
Over 90% of male cases are for hair loss at the front, top and / or the crown area of the scalp. This is classed as the 'non-permanent' area - and is the most common area for men to receive treatment. Towards the back and sides of the scalp is known as the ‘permanent’ area, where hair often grows for life.
The cause of hair loss is largely genetic - and is due to the presence of hormone receptors ‘dihydrotestosterone’ (DHT) in the hair roots of the non-permanent area.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
The common belief of hair loss in women being the sign of something very wrong, can lead to women suffering with the condition in silence. However a confidential consultation with Best Health Hair can provide the reassurance, advice and confidence required to take a positive step towards remedying the situation.
Statistically it will affect about 30% of the population throughout some stage of their lives, most commonly targeting females in the central scalp area, and mainly towards their parting hairline.
Some of the most common reasons why women suffer with hair loss is due to abnormal hormonal levels, medical conditions, stress levels and even dietary circumstances.
What makes hair loss in women different to men is that a number of different conditions can result in a similar hair loss pattern. This often requires some investigation to isolate the cause of hair loss first before deciding on a treatment plan.
Eyebrows and Eyelashes Hair Loss
Eyebrows Hair Loss
Aside from medical conditions, over-plucking is one of the most common causes of eyebrow hair loss. Given that fashion trends are always changing and we do our best to follow them, our hair doesn’t necessarily work the same way. The fuller growth we all hope to get back to – doesn’t necessarily always return.
Eyebrow repair is possible through the forms of microsurgery and often completed in one session with a natural looking result, although only if performed with a great deal of care. As not all eyebrow hairs sit in the same direction, hair that is transplanted over is worked into the existing eyebrow herringbone pattern.
Eyelashes Hair Loss
Injuries as well as medical conditions can cause eyelashes to fall out and change the way your look as well as leave your eyes more vulnerable and less protected from dust and dirt.
Although possible to correct via transplants, great care must be taken for eyelashes to grow in the correct direction and not inwards as this may scratch the eye and cause discomfort and irritation.
Facial Hair Loss
Beard and Mustaches
It is not uncommon for men to have slightly patchy facial hair, which makes transplants a good remedy for those wanting a fuller mustache or beard. This can be particularly beneficial for those with damaged skin, scarring or other facial conditions – where hair may not naturally grow on scar tissue. Transplanted hair will take root in damaged skin reducing patchiness and bringing back a more uniform looking beard.
While transplanted hair for beards is taken from the scalp which is naturally softer than facial hair, careful distribution within the targeted areas will make it almost impossible to tell the difference.
Thinning and lack of hair around the sides of the face can be an issue for both men and women. Some men may have always had a weaker hair growth around their sideburns whereas women may only usually notice thinning or lack of hair after undergoing facial cosmetic surgery where skin has been pulled in tighter across the face.
Hair transplants are available for both men and women. For women it may just be reinstating the previous hairline, and for men it is often for providing a healthier base to start regrowth of hair.