What is hair loss?

Normally speaking, a hair remains in the scalp for three to five years. After this period, the hair falls out and a rest period of three months follows. Subsequently, a new hair starts to develop in the follicle and the cycle is repeated. Each follicle can produce about twenty hairs before it dies off. Because each hair remains in the follicle for three to five years, you should only really go bald after 60 to 100 years. Why do some people still suffer from hair loss?

Why do some people suffer from hair loss?

That many men (and sometimes women) already suffer from baldness at a relatively young age is to do with the sensitivity of certain hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone limits the circulation of blood through the hair follicle, reducing the growing phase for the hair from several years to sometimes only several months. Due to this, approximately 70% of men and 40% of women are faced with a form of baldness, varying from slight hair loss to complete baldness.

Excessive hair loss

A human has between 100,000 and 150,000 hair follicles. It is very normal to loose between 50 to 100 hairs a day.  When a lot more hairs fall out is this classified as excessive hair loss or alopecia. The most common form of hair loss is Alopecia Androgenetics (hereditary hair loss). Alopecia is Greek for hair loss. Andro means male and the addition of genetics indicates that it is genetically determined. Alopecia Androgenetics is the most common form of hair loss. It is a natural process that is influenced by race, gender, age, genes and hormonal balance. Western men are especially susceptible to it. A difference with hair loss in women is that the hair loss in men occurs especially in zones (the so-called receding hairline occurs) while with women hair loss is distributed over the entire scalp. So that hair loss in women is usually overall thinning of the distribution of hair and in men part or complete baldness.

An excellent solution

Alopecia is the most normal thing in the world. But the effects it has on self-confidence are nevertheless enormous. Many people suffer tremendously as a result of hair loss. Research has revealed that some people become so obsessed that they compare their hair to that of others all day long. Hair transplantation is an excellent way of resolving this sort of problem. Those people who really do not have a problem with their alopecia but just think they look better with a bit more hair can also be helped with a hair transplantation. Hair transplantation is, very simply said, the transplantation of existing hair follicles and hair to the bald area of the scalp. The hairs and hair follicles come from the rear of the scalp. The hair follicles there seldom die off prematurely and are consequently extremely suitable for transplantation to a balding area of the scalp.

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