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.


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.

Hair Transplantation is the only method which will give you a natural, long-lasting economical result and is sure to raise your self-confidence levels to what they were before your hair started to fall.

Dr Tejinder Bhatti excels in this method of treatment. Other methods are weaving. Wig, hair patch, etc.

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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.

Male Pattern Baldness

Have you ever come across someone suffering from male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)? It is common for most men to witness this baldness pattern at some point in their lives.In a recent survey 64.4% Indian males suffered from some degree of baldness. Here is more on this common discussion, followed by our role in helping you fight this malady through Male Pattern Baldness Treatment in Chandigarh.

A Quick Look At The Causes Of Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia has the following underlying factors:

Available Treatment Options

Male pattern baldness is treatable with the following options:Medication With USFDA’s approval, two drug treatments are prominent to rectify the male pattern baldness:

A. Minoxidil

Or Rogaine. Available as over the counter medication, you can simply apply it on to your scalp. However, prior medical consultation is essential for a proper prescription. With minoxidil, you may require 3 to 6 months for your hair to grow back.
Although minoxidil is the second best treatment option available to date, do not forget its adverse effects, which may include:
Skin Problems
Contact Dermatitis

B. Finasteride

This an oral medication and is to be taken under strict medical supervision. It acts on the male hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which plays an active role in shrinking your hair follicles. Adverse effects include:
Skin Rashes
Abdominal Pain
Tenderness or Enlargement of Breast Tissues
Lips, Tongue or Face Swelling
2. Last option
Hair transplants are the last option when nothing works well for you. At Darling Buds, we care for your hair as much as you do yourself. Since 2009, we have been dedicating our efforts entirely to this FUE hair transplantation technique.

How Do We Do It?

We usually follow the FUE hair transplantation process. This technique involves utilizing hair grafts from some other region of your body for transplanting them to the targeted area. Dr Bhatti and our well-qualified and well-experienced team of nurses, technicians and anesthetist will take good and professional care while you are with us at Darling Buds. Here are the two methods that we may try out, depending on your baldness condition:

Strip grafting: SCut out a strip of skin from your donor region (mostly from your head itself) which is abundant in hair growth. We will then graft this strip on to the targeted bald area. (This procedure has been abandoned today by most clinics including ours)
FUE Hair grafting: We can transplant individual hair grafts, which limits the concern of visible scarring.
In both the processes, we make sure that you face minimum inconvenience and get maximum outcomes in terms of hair regrowth.
For any further inquiries, please feel free to get in touch with our customer support executive. We will always be there for your satisfying assistance.

Female Pattern Baldness

A significant number of women suffer from hair loss at some point of their lives. In the case of postmenopausal women, hair thinning or bald spots are common problems. Female pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the major type of hair loss in women and can severely affect their quality of life and emotional well-being. In this condition, one can notice gradual thinning at the parting line followed by an increasing amount of hair loss from the top of the head. As opposed to male pattern hair loss, women generally become bald or have a noticeable receding hairline.
There can be numerous potential causes of female pattern baldness including emotional or physical stress, certain medications or medical conditions and more. Regardless of the cause, the condition can be frustrating. But, with proper understanding and care, it is possible to control this problem. Here is more on Female Pattern Baldness Treatment in Chandigarh.

Different Stages Of Female Pattern Baldness

In this condition, the growing phase of the hair drastically slows down and it takes a lot more time for the newer hair to start growing. With the shrinking of the hair follicles, hairs tend to become thinner and finer over time, which can cause easy breakage. Females can lose anywhere between 50-100 hairs on a daily basis but those suffering from female pattern baldness would lose more. This condition can be classified into three types:
Type I: Small and very less noticeable thinning begins around the part.
Type II: The part starts to widen and there is increased thinning around it.
Type III: Highly noticeable baldness around the top part of the scalp along with thinning of hair throughout.
How to Prevent?
Preventing female pattern baldness is not always possible as the condition is genetic. But, women can follow certain preventive tips to prevent damage and breakage. Listed here are a few of them:
Include essential vitamins, proteins and iron in their diet.
Limit treatments like straightening, hair extensions and perming that can cause hair damage
Brushing the hair when it is fragile and wet can lead to hair breakage. Use your fingers instead to de-tangle it or wait till the hair is dry.
Safeguard hair from sun damage by wearing a scarf, hat or carrying a parasol.

Treating Female Pattern Baldness

Using these medicines can be helpful in the treatment of the hair loss problem among females appreciably:
It is a topical medication used for both men and women to treat hair loss. Applying it to the scalp on a daily basis prevents thinning and stimulates hair growth. The medication would not restore all the lost hairs but it can grow back a considerable amount of hair. However, the results might not be noticeable for six to twelve months. You should use the medication on regular basis or as prescribed by the doctor to maintain the effect. Women who are premenopausal cannot apply Minoxidil above 2% strength.
Female pattern baldness generally affects only some areas. During the process of hair transplantation, the doctor would take hair from a healthy hair growth area and then transplant it to the balding spots. The process can take several hours and the surgeon administers local anesthetic to prevent pain.
It works by removing excessive fluid from the body and blocks the production of androgen. It can help women to regrow their lost hairs. However, you should undergo electrolyte and blood pressure tests on a regular basis while taking this drug. Always consult your doctor before starting this medicine.
These days, try-at-home laser treatments are also available for treating hair loss problems. The device works by emitting very low level of laser light that can stimulate hair growth. There is no scientific corroboration yet in the benefits of Low Level Laser Treatment for Hair Loss.

Other Options

A research showed that women who take antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-6 fatty acids and Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment India could develop thicker hairs. In a few cases, Platelet-rich plasma therapy can prove to be advantageous. The process includes drawing your blood, spinning it, and injecting back the platelets into the scalp in order to stimulate hair growth.

A majority of women who do not wish to deal with the hassles of several treatments and medication simply choose to wear a wig to conceal the bald spots.

Wrapping Up!

It is crucial to remember that female pattern baldness is not a reversible condition. With proper treatment and care, you would be able to stop losing more hair and potentially regrow some of the hair. Also, patience is the key here, as treatments can take as long as a year to work and for you to see noticeable changes. For more information on this severe health ailment, or to get away with this problem at the earnest, you can always visit Darling Buds.

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