Hair loss can happen to almost everyone throughout their life. But it can be alarming seeing the brush hold more hair than it should. The good news is that hair loss is to be expected, and it can be treated. But what causes hair loss? This article will cover the most common hair loss causes and treatment options available.

Signs and symptoms

Hair loss can manifest in many different ways on a temporary or permanent basis, based on the hair loss causes. It happens suddenly or gradually affecting some specific areas on the scalp and whole body. The signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

 

  • Gradual thinning – This is something that affects both men and women with age. For men, it will occur mostly in the forehead with the hair receding in an “M” shape. For women, it will appear gradually mainly on the top of the scalp.
  • Patchy bald spots – This category of hair loss occurs mostly on the scalp, but it can also happen in the beard or eyebrows. It’s possible for your skin to become itchy or sore before hair shedding.
  • Hair loosening – Physical or emotional distress can cause hair to loosen. This is the hair you see on the bathtub after washing your hair. This kind of hair loss will not create bald patches but a general thinning of the hair.
  • Loss of body hair – There are some treatments such as chemotherapy, which may result in the loss of body hair on a temporary basis. The hair will eventually grow back in most cases.

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

Most men start realizing that they are losing hair a bit too late. It should not be that way. Firstable, losing hair is not the same as going bald. Hair loss can be caused by many factors while male pattern baldness is a genetic condition. Men losing hair in patches may have alopecia. That is a condition that causes hair loss throughout the body. Male pattern baldness, on the other hand, happens on a receding pattern typically from the temples and top of the scalp.

While hair loss can be hereditary, there are other causes to follicle fallout. Health and dietary factors, for example, can contribute to the balding rate. There are ways to prevent it or slow it down with a few lifestyle changes. Some common causes of hair loss in men include:

  • Tight hairstyles – We have all seen it. Some men still adore the ponytail, popularly known as the “man bun.” While this is a unique hairstyle, it puts too much stress on your hair when pulled back and it may cause hair loss.
  • Thyroid problems – The thyroid is a significant contributor to your body’s metabolism. When the thyroid is underactive, a range of health problems can occur, including cancer and hair loss.
  • Stress – Stress can cause balding but generally on a temporary basis. The hair follicles can go into a resting phase, which can lead to hair loss when combing your hair. Hair loss can also occur as an autoimmune response from extreme stress, and when someone pulls hair from his head and face due to too much stress or frustration.
  • Infections – Some infections are linked to hair loss. For example, the ringworm can grow anywhere throughout the body pushing the hair into the shedding phase. Other infections such as dermatitis can also affect your hair.
  • Poor nutrition – A poor diet can also lead to poor hair quality. If there is no protein in your diet or you have iron and vitamin deficiency, your hair will suffer the consequences. However, a high-protein diet is not always beneficial to your scalp because it might limit carbohydrate consumption and create other nutritional deficiencies.
  • Smoking – Smoking is also linked to hair loss. It simply poisons the hair.
  • Meds and drug use – Some medications and prescription drugs such as blood thinners, and antidepressants, have side effects that include hair loss.

Treatment Options and Solutions

Thanks to breakthroughs in hair loss treatments and a deeper understanding of hair loss, we can now enjoy a variety of hair loss restoration options. Some surgical and non-surgical hair treatment options include:

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    Surgical hair restoration
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    Medications
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    Scalp micro pigmentation
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    Laser Therapy
Surgical hair restoration with either a FUT or FUE hair transplantation where hair is transplanted from the donor area to the recipient area. FUE is a minimally invasive procedure with no stitches required and no linear scars. It allows the removal of individual hair from the donor area so it can be transplanted to the thinning areas. FUT is a more aggressive surgical treatment approach. The hair grafts are removed as a group. Then the follicles are individually transplanted to the recipient area. This procedure will leave a visible linear scar.
There are two non-surgical treatments approved by the FDA: minoxidil and finasteride. Minoxidil is available with a prescription and is topically applied while finasteride is taken orally in pill form. These treatments can be combined or used independently. They can help delay hair loss also preserving a good appearance until hair transplantation is carried out.
Scalp micro pigmentation, which replicates the appearance of thicker and fuller hair as a formula of ink is applied to the scalp to create minuscule impressions, giving the illusion of hair.
Capillus laser caps is an FDA-cleared and battery operated laser therapy device highly recommended by doctors to restore thinning hair caused by genetics and prevent further hair loss.

From start to finish, the DHI hair transplant may take approximately eight hours, with the exact time depending on how many hair follicles are transplanted.

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    Hair loss causes in women

    Losing hair can be a traumatic experience for any woman. It can mostly affect a woman’s emotions and well-being. Unfortunately, female hair loss is hardly discussed in the popular media so many women are not sure what can be causing their hair loss. Among the most common hair loss causes in women we have:

    • Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) – This is the most common type of hair loss in women. It’s a hereditary condition that can be passed down from any side of the family. The hair loss will generally start on the top of the head and spread across the scalp.
    • Traction hair loss (traction alopecia) – It can cause stress to the scalp and hair loss will occur slowly over time. Some causes of alopecia in females include hairbands, braids, wigs, or very tight headgear.
    • Scaring from surgery – After the skin heals from a cut or damage, or from a surgical procedure, a scar is formed where hair may not grow back.
    • Crash dieting or nutritional deficiency – Poor nutrition can impact hair structure and hair growth. Iron and zinc deficiency, lack of protein, for example, are some of the most common dietary risk factors to consider.
    • Birth control pills – Women who are particularly sensitive to hormones, may suffer hair loss from birth pills.
    • Hormonal imbalances – This generally happens during pregnancy and menopause.
    • Lupus – This condition can cause the immune system to become overactive and produce antibodies that attack hair follicles and healthy tissues.
    • Medications – Any drugs can affect hair loss because they are toxic to hair follicles.
    • Extreme stress – Stress can cause hair shedding by kicking hairs out of the growth period.

    Hair Transplant Before and After

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    DHI Hair Transplant Cost

    The average cost of a DHI procedure ranges between $3,000 and $14,000USD. Pricing varies depending on the quantity of grafted hair and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Our specialists would be delighted to sit down with you to discuss your unique situation. Together we will determine if this procedure is right for you and craft a look, an action plan, and budget in preparation for achieving it.

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    DHI Transplant Side Effects and Risks

    Possible side effects of DHI can include:

    ● Bleeding
    ● Swelling of the scalp or bruising around the eyes
    ● Infection
    ● Inflammation
    ● Itching

    DHI vs. FUE Hair Transplant: Which Is Better?

    Compared to FUE, DHI is considered a more effective hair transplant procedure since it allows the surgeon to determine the direction and dimensions of hair growth. This technique enables denser, more natural-looking results. The follicles are also implanted more quickly after removal. Additionally, recovery from a DHI hair transplant is faster than with FUE.

    FAQS

    Is DHI more painful than other hair transplantation methods?

    Throughout his many years of experience in hair transplantation, Dr. Valladares has recommended the best procedures for men and women of all ages, hair types, and hair densities. Not only is the Care4Hair clinic equipped with the latest technology in hair restoration, but it offers patients exclusive assistance. Our team of specialists will walk you through your hair restoration journey from beginning to end, with your complete satisfaction being our primary goal.

    What Is the Main Difference Between DHI and FUE?

    Both the DHI and FUE procedures involve taking healthy hair follicles from one part of your scalp and implanting them in areas where thinning and loss have occurred. What sets the DHI technique apart is that the surgeon uses a specific follicle implanting tool, known as a Choi Implanter Pen, to inject the grafts to the recipient area in place of manual implantation. Because of this, DHI does not require the same incisions needed for the FUE technique. Since the follicles are quickly transferred from the donor to transplant sites, the hair spends less time disconnected from the body, warranting healthier transplantation.

    Why choose Care4Hair for my hair restoration needs?

    The Care4Hair specialists serve clients from Miami and around the world with care, precision, and an unparalleled ability to deliver natural-looking results. Not only is the Care4Hair clinic equipped with the latest technology in hair restoration but Dr. Valladares recommends the best procedures for your age, hair type, and aesthetic goals while emphasizing optimal aftercare practices to boost permanent results.

    Can I receive hair follicles from someone else?

    Patients often ask the Care4Hair team if they can obtain hair follicles from someone else. Unfortunately, it is impossible to receive hair follicles from a donor unless you share bone marrow or are identical twins. Otherwise, if a patient were to receive donor follicles, their body would flag the skin tissues as foreign and reject the grafted hair. This rejection would cause the patient to automatically develop an immune response and reject the foreign tissue without immune-suppressant drugs.

    Is there an age limit for the DHI hair transplant surgery?

    DHI hair transplants can be safely performed on a patient of any age. However, patients between 30 and 50 are considered optimal candidates since hair loss begins to stabilize at this age.

    Are the Results From a DHI Hair Transplant Permanent?

    Yes, the results of a DHI hair transplant surgery are long-lasting and deemed to be permanent. Your healthy follicles are moved to a new area, and within just a few months, natural hair growth begins. However, for the best results, the surgery should be performed by a proficient hair restoration specialist like Dr. Valladares. He enforces post-procedure care instructions for all of his patients to ensure optimal hair regrowth and patient satisfaction.

    Are the Results More Natural With the DHI Technique?

    The direction and dimensions of hair growth are set as desired with the hair sowing pen, allowing for fuller and more natural results.

    What is the success rate of the DHI hair transplant?

    Due to the advantages of this method, the success rate of a DHI hair transplant has reached up to 95%.

    Are there possible complications when performing the DHI procedure?

    Allergic reactions to anesthesia and infections are rare after a DHI hair transplant but do occur. Following the surgeon's post-operative care instructions and disclosing your medical history during the initial consultation is vital to prevent such complications.

    Can you receive a hair transplant if you have a medical condition?

    Patients with pre-existing medical conditions should notify Dr. Valladares of their entire medical history at the initial evaluation. The Care4Hair specialists will also require a list of your medications and any known allergies. After obtaining this information, we may determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure.

    Receive Personalized Quotes and Answers to your Questions.

    Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Valladares at Care4Hair clinic in Miami.

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