There are multiple factors which affect the scalp and cause hair loss. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, and now on, we will refer it as this.
-Non-scarring alopecia: in this group are included those in which inflamation and subsequent development of scalp fibrosis is not present.
-Androgenetic alopecia: it is the most frequent. It affects 25% of males between 25 and 30 years old and grows up to 55% in patients of 50 years old. It also affects women, but to a lesser percent. It is due to the effect caused by testosterone (male hormone) on hair follicules. Only hair follicules located on frontal an crown area have receptor for this hormone, that is the reason why the rest of the hair on the scalp still there until the end of life. This type of alopecia is genetically determinated, but people suffering from angrogenetic alopecia not necessary will have the same evolution as his/her parents. The testosterone effect causes a decrease in hair length and thickness, so, it will become a smaller and shorter hair as time goes by, until it is barely noticiable.
-Areata alopecia: only patches of the head experience hair loss due to a stressful situation . It will recover easily, faster if medical treatment is set as soon as the patches appear. It can affect other part of the body such as the beard, the eyebrows or all the body. If it happens, it will be more difficult to recover the hair, although medical treatment must be followed in this cases too.
These are the most prevalent causes of non-scarring alopecia.
-Scarring alopecia: in this group are included those disease that cause hairloss and trigger fibrosis in the scalp.
-Frontal fibrosing alopecia: it starts affecting the eyebrows and preauricular area. It goes forward affectinf the frontal line. It is a disease that affects women more frequently. There is no effective treatment yet. Hair trasplant is not useful as the trasplanted follicules will be destroy a short time after the surgery.
-Lichen planus pilaris: it causes follicule destruction, leaving an scarring area. It needs special medical treatment. Hair will not reappear in the affect areas. Hair trasplant is nos useful.
-Traumatic alopecia: burns, injuries...
There are more diseases occuring with alopecia, that is the reason why coming to as for a individual consultation will help you to understand your case better.
There are several causes inducing alopecia, that is the reason why coming to as for a individual consultation will help you to understand your case better.
First of all, make an appointment with your dermatologist, or come to our clinic, we are dermatologist too, and hair experts, so we can give you a complete solution to your problem.
You can start using Minoxidil 5%, a hair spray that will help your hair grow stronger.
Do not try any other products or drugs before consulting with an expert. If you donÂ´t have a correct diagnosis, you may be doing wrong.
It depends on the alopecia you are suffering from.
Androgenetic alopecia: there are only two drugs with demostrated effects: Minoxidil 5% and Finasteride.
Minoxidil 5%: it is an drug for topical use (in order to apply on the scalp. It will stop hairloss and will recover hair thickness. Not all the patients have the same results.
Finasteride 1 mg: it is an oral medication. It works stopping the testosterone effect on the hair follicules, but it has several adverse effects, so it must be guided by a physician and follow periodic controls.
Hair trasplant: is its main indication. Trasplanted hair will last for the rest of the life where it is implanted.
In ClÃnicas CETA we are specialists in capillary grafting through a non invasive FUE technique with extensive experience on the solutions for every case of alopecia performing capillary surgery minimally invasive and obtaining extraordinary natural and aesthetic results. Tell us about your case, we will inform you without commitment.