Hair Loss Overview

Every person wants to look attractive with a beautiful etched figure and charismatic appearance. As the face is the index of the mind, it contibutes significantly to character. Especially, an awesome hairstyle with thick, long, and shiny locks add the magnetic touch. Healthy hair denotes a healthy person and is an important denominator of sexual selection. You are lucky if your hair is normal and there is no thinning. However many will argue that a bald person gives a masculine image. This point is debatable.

Noticeable Hair Loss

Hair loss shatters the soul like nothing else does in young individuals. Hair loss is the most common esthetic problem in young males today. As we have discussed elsewhere too, it is due to several factors superimposed on the genetic baldness genes. If you face hair fall up to a hundred strands per day on your pillow, while brushing or while shampooing, it is normal and there is no cause for concern.

For 100 hairs will also grow back to compensate, but you do not see them grow! Each hair strand takes birth from a cell called hair follicle, from the outer layers of the scalp. Hair follicles maintain the cycle of hair growth and shed them in the meantime. In case you notice severe hair fall and your scalp is showing gradually, you must take it seriously.

Effects of Hair Loss

Severe hair loss leads to major changes on the scalp that modifies the entire appearance of a person. It in fact decreases the thickness of hairs on the head. Likewise, hair thinning occurs when larger amounts of hair strands have fallen out and the scalp is visible through fewer hair strands on the head. Length of the hair may decrease and the texture of the hair strands may become silky.
Split ends of hairs are also normal when the health of hair is not good. A person can get receding hairlines at a very young age from the temples or in the crown position. Bald patches may occur anywhere on the scalp with no hair growth and further extension of baldness to the surrounding areas. Notably, baldness is the most dreadful hair loss problem and has a greater impact on your morale and self esteem. With some lifestyle changes you may slow down the unrelenting process. Medications help greatly.

Hair Loss Factors

Hair loss may result due to different factors and the effects vary from one person to another. If a person is suffering from any long term illness or chronic health problem, it affects the health of the hair too. After getting to the normal health levels, the hair loss automatically stops. Some types of hair loss are possible to stopwith long-term medication.
Likewise, it can be reversible if the medication stops after some duration.
Several people maintain improper nutrition and imbalanced lifestyle that gives an impact on the health of their hair. Just for instance:

  • 1. Tight hair bands: If you tie hair with tight bands over long continuous periods, the stretching effect on the hair follicles leads to scarring and permanent hair loss.
  • 2. Immunity problems: If a person has some immunity disorders, it also affects the scalp hence causing damage to hair follicles.
  • 3. It could be in the genes: Besides these general factors, the main cause behind hair fall is genetic. The genes carry hair falling characteristics from the ancestors. In 80% cases the gene of hair loss comes from the males on your mother’s side.

Hair Loss Treatment

A hair loss expert helps to overcome hair loss and suggests suitable treatment. Certain diagnostic tests like blood investigation, scalp test, hair fall intensity test help to find the reason behind the hair problems. The experts include medicines, topical applications and injections in the treatment according to the patient’s case profile. In the case of skin problems, proper care helps to overcome the situations and regenerate the hair growth to the normal levels.
The surgeons or dermatologists recommend the patients to use chemical-free shampoos and apply oils to the hair for stimulating hair growth without any harmful applications. They may be able to stop bald patches with suitable treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the case of Alopecia Areata or Traction Alopecia type of disorders. But, the unstoppable hair loss Androgenetic Alopecia that occurs due to genetic factors remains untreatable by any medicine.

Hair Transplant to restore hair growth

Hair transplant is a great treatment for permanent hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia. DHT resistant hair follicles, which do not fall permanently are surgically transferred to the bald area in the hair transplantation surgery. Notably, FUT and FUE are the 2 main procedures, the latter being minimally invasive surgery. Hair transplant nowadays uses advanced technology and skills over several years of practise and is available at reasonable prices. The cosmetic surgeons who have specialized in this field, conduct the surgery using their honed aesthetic skills and artistry to offer great hairlines for the hair loss patients. Hair growth is visible after 3 months and is best around 6-9 months after the hair transplant procedure.


Hair loss has become the most common esthetic problem in the modern lifestyle of young males. Proper treatment from a seasoned surgeon can make amends. Hair transplant is the ultimate destination in this regard for people who have permanent hair loss and have no growth. The hair transplant specialist at Darling Buds offers latest technology surgery to restore hair growth, which is permanent and abundant. Feel free to approach our clinic to know more about hair loss overview, followed by suitable hair loss treatment.

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter (less than half an inch) per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on your scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. After 2 to 3 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they’ve had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again.

Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

Yes. If you wear pigtails or cornrows or use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia (say: al-oh-pee-sha). If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally. However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss. Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (also called “perms”) may cause inflammation (swelling) of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss.


The term “common baldness” usually means male-pattern baldness, or permanent-pattern baldness. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head.

Women may develop female-pattern baldness. In this form of hair loss, the hair can become thin over the entire scalp.

Perhaps. Your doctor will probably ask you some questions about your diet, any medicines you’re taking, whether you’ve had a recent illness and how you take care of your hair. If you’re a woman, your doctor may ask questions about your menstrual cycle, pregnancies and menopause. Your doctor may want to do a physical exam to look for other causes of hair loss. Finally, blood tests or a biopsy (taking a small sample of cells to examine under a microscope) of your scalp may be needed. Return to top.

Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.

Medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. One medicine, minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine), is available without a prescription. It is applied to the scalp. Both men and women can use it. Another medicine, finasteride (brand name: Propecia) is available with a prescription. It comes in pills and is only for men. It may take up to 6 months before you can tell if one of these medicines is working.

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To say that every person is a unique individual is somewhat trite, but it is a trite saying that is also true. We inherit genes from our parents that shape our physical selves and we live in social and cultural environments that influence the way we think and act. Yet, no matter how similar (or different) we may be in genetic and socio-cultural heritage, each of us is a one-time-only human being with a deeply-sensed feeling of individuality.

One of the consequences of our individuality is the way we see ourselves—our self-image, how we perceive ourselves and how we hope and strive to be perceived by other people. The “me” that I imagine myself to be, that I see in the mirror, and that I hope to present to others is greatly influenced by cosmetic features of my face and head. I style scalp hair to enhance my self-image and the “me” I present to others.

Hair loss can significantly disturb my self-image and make me be concerned about how I am perceived by others. Concern about hair loss may lead to a decision to consult a hair restoration specialist about medical or surgical hair restoration. Consultation with a hair restoration specialist may have been preceded by a self-help approach using an over-the-counter hair restoration medication.

When the “me” I perceive myself to be sits down with a hair restoration specialist to discuss hair loss and hair restoration, both of us should be aware that the basic issue is not hair loss but rather the consequences of hair loss to my self-image. What I want hair restoration to accomplish is restoration of a self-image that satisfies me and that I believe will present a satisfactory “me” to others.

What do I want the physician hair restoration specialist to accomplish? To arrive at that understanding with the physician, it is helpful if I can put into words what I perceive to be the negative effects of hair loss. This perception varies from person to person and is rarely just a concern about a bald spot or a receding hairline. It is most likely that a number of perceived negative effects are organized around a major concern about self-image—for example, loss of attractiveness, looking older than my years, embarrassment about “going bald”, loss of self-confidence.

When the hair restoration specialist understands my over-arching concerns about hair loss, the next step is to determine (1) what I hope hair restoration to accomplish, (2) what is the best approach to realizing my goals, and (3) reach agreement on the most effective approach to hair restoration, the likely outcome of hair restoration, the amount of time I will have to commit to the procedure, and the cost.

Similarly to helping my doctor understand how I believe hair loss affects my self-image, I need to work with the doctor to be sure we both understand what I mean when I use broadly descriptive terms such as “full head of hair”, “natural look”, “too thin”, “younger look”, etc. Such terms may be very meaningful to me in terms of self-image, but they are not helpful to a hair restoration specialist who must plan hair restoration to meet specific aesthetic goals such as hairline placement and hair density. Reaching common semantic understanding—getting on the same page, so to speak—can also be important if we have to agree on some compromises. For example, if I insist on a “full head of hair”, and the physician knows that I have an inadequate supply of donor hair to achieve that goal, we will need to work out an acceptable compromise that addresses my aesthetic concerns and is technically feasible.

It is helpful to remember that my concern regarding hair loss is really a concern about self-image. My concern about hair restoration is that my expectation for restoring self-image will be met. The physician’s concern is to understand my worries about hair loss and expectations for restoring self-image, and to successfully address them with the science and art of hair restoration.