Okay, if the aforesaid points are your concern it means you are a susceptible candidate for hair loss and needs treatment at very first hand. But, it is an important concern to know the status of loss in terms of fall or loss because there is a great difference in hair fall and hair loss.
In this write-up, you will get to know everything concerned with hair loss problem, types, causes, status, and the treatment with all the methods of surgical, non-surgical, medicinal as well as the therapy option.
First of all, one must know hair fall is different from hair loss and anyone can experience the hair fall due to the changing environmental condition, the hair growth cycle of Telogen phase, stress or chronic illness, the side effect of any medication, weak diet plan, and altered lifestyle with poor nutrition. Thus, if someone experiencing the devastating state of falling hair more than 100 hairs in a day are termed as the hair fall.
One must know this fact losing of hair ranges from 50-100 hair strands daily is a common phenomenon as a part of the natural hair growth cycle and doesn’t contribute to the cause of concern. But, exceeding hair strands daily with more than this number needs medical attention.
This is your exceeding hair fall that provides an insightful clue about your overall health status, either it would be a thyroid problem, diabetes, and heart disease- much before a clinical examination.
Thus, it is an important decision to meet your dermatologist or hair loss doctor to get the consultation and know the exact cause of your hair loss or hair fall get the best suitable treatment according to your state of the problem, physiological as well as the anatomical status.
Hair loss is a condition when a patient experiences the hair starting from the frontal areas of the scalp that exceeded till the crown as well as mid-crown areas of the scalp and make an M-patterned structure in men. This kind of hair loss is permanent in nature because the responsible factor is the gene and most men are affected by it due to the androgen sensitivity. It doesn’t mean females are not affected as they, but with a minimal extent. The male pattern baldness occurs on men has 7 categories rated on the Norwood scale, whereas women experience the female pattern baldness measured on the Ludwig scale.
Hair loss affects one’s scalp or body wherever hair growth is experienced that can be the result of Androgen sensitivity, especially by the DHT or Di-hydro testosterone and more common in men. This is called genetic or hereditary baldness, which scientifically termed as the Androgenic alopecia. The only permanent solution to combat genetic hair loss is hair transplantation, but other methods like PRP therapy or Mesotherapy can also be opted for controlling further hair loss.
Do you want to bless with healthy and strong hair? What if you are affected by the hair loss/fall problem and someone asks you the same question? A majority of masses would try to find the solution and opted for the alternative method to control hair loss and ask spontaneously “how can we overcome the issue of hair loss?” Many of us opted for many of the options to support hair growth viz. pricey oil, shampoo, visiting salon or spa, or busy with vitamin supplements topically or orally. But, very few of us are aware of the diet plan or they have a careless attitude towards taking the nutrient-rich diet. Might be a lack of knowledge or time they get unable to follow a maintained lifestyle, but it has a pivotal role in boosting hair growth or controlling hair loss to a very extent.
A quick-listing of top 5 nutrient-rich choices that can prevent hair loss are as follows:
Protein-rich sources are Lean meat, pulses like whole moong dal, rajma, chickpeas (Kabuli channa/Bengal gram), soybeans, nuts, grains, fish, eggs, and dairy products.
B-vitamin sources: Beans, whole grains i.e., barley, millet, brown rice, etc.; green peas, dark leafy vegetables, i.e., broccoli, spinach, etc.; cauliflower, soybean, bran, nuts, and eggs.
Iron-rich sources are dark leafy green vegetables, black dates, black raisins, banana, apples, fish, poultry, lentils, white beans, cooked oysters, spinach.
Vitamin-A rich food sources are Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, Mangoes, Papaya, Apricots, Pumpkin, Cantaloupe, Pink Grapefruit.
Zinc-rich sources: Sunflower seeds, peanuts, pine nuts, beef, lamb, pork and cereals with whole grains, dairy, legumes, poultry, shellfish, and seeds.
Dandruff is the most annoying condition of one’s scalp that has a key role in making hair dull, dry, freeze, and unhealthy. It is such a problem that doesn’t only ruins your hair, but also has an adverse effect on your scalp skin. With changing weather condition it gets alleviated and mostly in monsoon, it creates chaos for daily life due to humidity around with dry and freezy hair. If a person is affected by the dandruff problem always escaping from wearing dark color clothes, especially black and never allow anyone to touch his/her hair or scalp. It is annoying and breaks one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Scalp psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that makes the scalp itchy and dry by overproducing of skin cells very quickly. The immune system of the body sends faulty signals results in the growth of skin cells too quickly and develops reddish, raised, and scaly patches, which can pop as a single or several patches. The scalp psoriasis even affects the entire scalp, including, forehead, back of your neck, or behind and inside your ears.
The telltale of scalp psoriasis is white or light brown flakes of skin in your hair and wherever you touch your scalp falls on your clothes. It is devastating if you are with this issue as it needs regular medical attention to control the effect of psoriasis.
It mostly occurs at the scalp or head, but many body areas can be affected, which is nearby the scalp presents a medical challenge as it cannot be cured permanently even though the effect can be controlled by using the medications prescribed by your doctor/dermatologist.
The most common effect of scalp psoriasis at their severe stage is hair loss and psoriasis can be triggered by weather changes (cold or dry), stress, anxiety, depression, some conventional medications such as non-steroidal and non-inflammatory drugs or medications of anxiety and hypertension.
A scalp biopsy can be done to confirm the diagnosis of scalp psoriasis.
Hair loss or baldness is one of the major devastating conditions in men that causes a lack of confidence and personality. It is unacceptable and no one wants to lose his hair yet the condition is appeared results in affecting one’s self-esteem, it is because of its genetic or hereditary reason that cannot be altered. The DHT-sensitivity of hair roots are destined to lose and one cannot control it until the hair transplantation is done. However, hair restoration or transplantation is a permanent measure to get back your original hair and widely accepted in the cosmetic world by two most applicable methods are FUT and the FUE hair transplant.
Hair loss affects 20% of men at the age of 20 and 50% of the male are affected at age 50. However, there is no such an age bar and anyone can get affected by genetic/hereditary hair loss problem if anyone of their family members is affected by the same. For example, if your grandparents were affected by hair loss you are more susceptible to the same and you need to take precautions to control your future hair loss.
Hair loss is medically referred to as Androgenic alopecia where Androgenic stands for Androgen hormone, a male sex hormone that secretes Testosterone and DHT forms after a catalytic effect of Androgen with 5-alpha reductase. However, DHT produces in the body and overall areas of the body wherever hair growth experiences are sensitive towards it, except the back & sides (Occipital & parietal) part of the scalp causing the severe hair loss problem leads to pattern baldness.
One of the most common misconceptions is it cannot be treated permanently, but surgical options are there to facilitate the regrowth of natural hair on the affected areas by the transferring of hair roots done between donor and recipient areas. some of the non-surgical measures are also there to control future hair loss such as PRP or platelet-rich plasma therapy or mesotherapy.
Receding hairline from top & frontal areas of the scalp
Bald patches on the crown and mid-crown areas of the scalp
Hair loss begins from forehead receives the M-pattern hair loss in men
Overall thinning of hair
Total baldness can be experienced if a patient is affected by Alopecia totalis, an autoimmune disorder.
About 80% of the male population is affected by genetic baldness and have a family history of it, which can be accelerated by many medical conditions as follows:
It is mandatory to have an initial consultation with the cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist in order to assess the actual cause of your hair loss/baldness. At Allure Medspa we give proper time to our patients to analyze the condition with respect to cause of hair loss, prevention and feasible treatment, either surgical or non-surgical.
The doctor conducts a scalp analysis with a video microscope that helps to magnify the hair and scalp up to 200 times. It identifies the extent of the problem enabling an accurate scientific treatment plan.
Based on your extent of problem and need for treatment our expert and experienced doctors and dermatologist, who has done a fellowship course in Dermatology, including Trichology from Mumbai university develop a customized treatment plan based on one’s need and expectation. We follow an integrated approach combining cosmetic and therapy options, nutritional supplements, and aesthetic treatments to bring the best results to our patients.
Following are some tips for better haircare:
Are you experiencing a wider gap between the partition? Or you are noticing your ponytail getting more wrap? Are you finding more hair strands in the shower drain or while combing? If yes, it means you are suffering from hair loss and maybe susceptible to female pattern hair loss. The hereditary hair loss is more often seen in male, but female also gets affected and shows the pattern baldness are rated on the Ludwig scale.
Hair loss other than a genetic issue occurs with the case of autoimmune disorder such as Alopecia areata or spot baldness, Alopecia totalis, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, & scalp psoriasis. The other types of hair loss include the stress or imbalance in the hair growth cycle, i.e., Anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium occurs due to emotional stress leads to alter the hair growth cycle and hair loss presents. Some psychological disorders like Trichotillomania and psychogenic pseudo effluvium or imaginary hair loss also at play for causing hair loss. The cause of Cicatricial alopecia or scarring alopecia is poorly understood.
The scalp biopsy test is done to assess the problem that helps in addressing the issue with the feasible treatment plan, either, medicinal, therapy, or surgery.
Several tests can be performed to diagnose Telogen effluvium:
Telogen effluvium treatment depends on the triggering factor and its extent in the practice. Once the triggering factor is addressed it gets easy to plan the treatment action, either medicinally or therapy. The treatment normalizes the hair growth cycle results in regrowth of normal hair.
Treatment options include the following:
For professional advice, the patient can consult with a dermatologist or hair loss doctor.
Natural regrowth of hair is possible by the surgical restoration or hair transplantation. The hair transplantation is the surgical removal of live hair grafts/roots from the donor areas, either by the FUT or FUE method followed by the graft dissection and finally implanted into the recipient balding areas. This is a permanent method to sort out the issue of pattern baldness for both men and women.
This is a conventional method in which strip of the skin from the donor areas, i.e., the back & sides or occipital & parietal part of the scalp is excised via a longitudinal cut, which is further closed by the advanced closure method. The excised strip is sent to the dissection process where every graft is separated under higher magnification from its connective tissues and fat and then only transplanted into the recipient balding part of the scalp.
The FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant:
This method involves individual hair graft extraction via manual or motorized punching machine followed by random extraction one-by-one from the safe donor areas. This is the latest method of hair transplantation that saves time and energy but gives the instant great results. The extracted grafts are implanted into the recipient balding areas likewise the strip method of the surgery.
The PRP is an acronym of platelet-rich plasma emerged as an innovative modified of the hair growth process in which fresh blood is drawn from the patient’s body and after concentrating the same followed by centrifugal process at certain temperature, pressure, and speed is then injected into the hair loss areas of the scalp accelerates the hair growth. It helps in obtaining a high-platelet count of the blood that promotes hair growth.
Mesotherapy technique uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones as well as the plant extract to enhance the hair growth process. The microinjecting small doses of the necessary medicines into the scalp skin promotes hair growth. The medicines used include Vasodilators for the improvement of distal circulation, and vitamin activators to encourage growth.
The cost of the treatment varies on the type of treatment to be done; it can be PRP or Hair transplant .The cost of PRP ranges from 5,000 to 7,000 INR per session.