Losing hair inheritably is not a bad thing, but it is a stigma no one feels comfortable talking about. It’s a natural part of life which almost occurs to everyone irrespective of age and gender.
Normally a person loses 50 -100 strands of hair a day which sounds like a lot. But, as we have more than 100,000 hair and hair follicles so normal falling is not noticeable enough.
This condition is not usually anything to worried about. But, if there are large bald patches on the scalp so this may be upsetting to an individual. Therefore, it is recommended to see a dermatologist.
Hairloss is also termed Alopecia which has been identified both in males and females. This is a condition associated with scalp disease or scarring. Alopecia may be localized and diffused. This condition also occurs when the hair quality is poor. Either the hair is dry damaged or thin.
Alopecia Prone Areas:
Alopecia is usually noticeable on the scalp area there may be some areas of the skin that are completely bald e.g. facial areas like beards, mustaches, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Pubic hair or on the chest, stomach, or armpits.
Causes of Alopecia:
There are many causes of hair loss some of them are listed as follows:
- Iron deficiency in the body
- Inheritance i.e. condition running in the family.
- Poor quality of hair
- Due to some other underlining disease i.e. cancer
- Hormonal issues.
Who Gets Hair Loss?
All of us humans develop hair follicles in the fetus therefore it is inevitable to determine who will get hair loss in later life. But most of the age groups which witness hair loss are :
- Male Female
- Children and adults
- People with any color and hair type.
- Hair loss can be temporary or permanent depending upon the cause.
Clinical Features for Hair Loss:
The clinical feature of hair loss depends upon the cause. It could be any inflammatory or skin disease. Sometimes the actual symptoms are not present such as itchy or soreness.
This can also be due to some other underlining serious diseases such as cancer. However, a burning prickly discomfort occurs known as trichodynia which may accompany the shedding of hair.
When to See a Dermatologist :
It is advised to see a dermatologist when :
- One notices sudden hair loss
- Bald patched around the scalp
- Losing hair in clumps
- The head is itchy and burns
- Concerned about excessive hair loss.
Treatment of Hair Shedding:
Most of the time treatment for hair loss is not important as it is temporary hair regrows again or a normal part of life as one ages the hair starts shedding but if there is excessive hair shedding so this condition can be managed if underlining causes are eliminated.
Hair loss stops once the underlining medical condition recovers.
Some of the drugs are present which are prescribed to control hair loss by controlling the hormones in the body.
Best Dermatologist for Hair Shedding Treatment:
She performs hair transplant surgeries which are a great success. She works highly professionally, with a 99% success rate and her patients are always satisfied with her work.
The Procedure Used for Hair Transplant Treatment:
The minor surgical procedure used for hair shedding is a hair transplant. This procedure is called follicular unit micro grafting in this procedure several follicles are redistributed into the bald patches over the scalp of the patient in which the patient himself is the donor.
These follicular units are taken from hairy patches of the patient .these micro follicles are grafted and implanted on the receipt area, from where the growth of the hair starts.
How reliable is the hair transplant treatment?
Hair transplant treatment is reliable and gives successful results provided it shall be performed by a trained professional. Therefore,if intending for such purpose do consult DR.Mahvish located in Islamabad before undergoing the surgical procedure.
How long does it take for the hair transplant surgery to recover?
The recovery period depends upon the degree and type of surgery performed on the individual Normally bandages can be removed on the 3rd day and slight activities could be started and after 21 days one can go back to normal exercise and strenuous work.
Who can go under the surgery?
Anyone adult, male or female can go under surgical procedures from the age group of the 20s to early 40s as the hair follicles can regrow. If bald patches are seen in children so they are only treated with topical medication and are not recommended to go under surgery.
Is the surgery painful?
As it is a surgical procedure so it might can painful but your physician always tries to mitigate the pain and also apply anesthesia during the procedure for numbing the scalp.