Hair loss is a problem that plagues both men and women. To understand hair loss, it is important to know more about how your hair grows.
Every strand of hair is made of chemical that goes by the name of keratin, which also helps your finger and toenails to grow. Your shaft of hair is made up of three layers: the cuticle, cortex and medulla.
There are different types of hair loss. Baldness is the most common form, and it affects 95 percent of people. However, keep in mind that baldness is not really hair loss because it may be hereditary and is caused by changes in the hormones in your body.
Hair loss is also sometimes caused by the medicines you take. Typically, chemotherapy and gout medications cause hair loss. If you consume too much Vitamin A, then this can also cause hair loss.
Birth control pills along with pregnancy is other reasons for hair loss. Here is a look at some amazing facts about hair loss.
1 – Male-Pattern Baldness
This is an inherited condition that shows up when you have reached a certain age. However, it can also affect men in their twenties.
First, the hairline begins to recede and later the hair starts thinning at the crown or temples. The result is your hairline starts to look like a horseshoe.
2 – Female-Pattern Baldness
This is not a problem that affects too many women but it can be caused because of a woman’s genes and it also occurs after menopause among women.
The first sign of female-pattern baldness is when the hair starts to thin on top of the head.
3 – Alopecia
This kind of hair loss is different to pattern baldness because it can occur at any time including when you are in your teenage years. this kind of hair loss affects both genders. The problem occurs because of immune system malfunctions and about twenty percent of Americans have a family history of the condition.
Certain kinds of alopecia occur because of stress or use of medication. Scarring alopecia is a condition that occurs because of certain health issues of which lupus is a good example.
4 – Are You Losing Hair?
We all lose between fifty and one hundred strands of hair each day. This is normal, but if you try tugging fifteen to twenty strands of hair and more than six come out, then you have a hair loss problem.
5 – Can Hair Loss Be Prevented?
Unfortunately, not every kind of hair loss can be prevented. However, by strengthening your hair and by gently brushing your hair you can prevent both hair loss and hair thinning. It never pays to brush wet hair because then your hair is at its most fragile and brushing can damage your hair.
6 – Are You Damaging Your Hair?
Sue of hair dryers and curlers as well as straighteners or chemically treating your hair can also damage your hair. When your hair is heated it weakens the protein in your hair and makes your hair fragile. So, when drying your hair, make sure it is set to cool.
7 – Hair Loss Restoration
Hair loss restoration, if done properly by an expert, is almost entirely unnoticeable. Also, the procedure does not hurt and can be completed in just 1 to 2 sittings.
Hair loss restoration surgery requires the surgeon to make a small incision to receive the new follicle at a natural angle. Thanks to advanced techniques, hair loss restoration has become pain-free and very effective.
Experiencing Hair Loss?
Before getting your hair loss restoration treatment, you should take the time to research which procedure is right for you. You should also be aware of the risks involved in every surgery. More so, it may take some time to recover from the procedure.
Dr. Frank is an expert in hair loss restoration. He has performed a lot of successful surgeries in the past and has the experience, skills, and expertise needed for hair loss restoration.