Types of Hair Loss

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About Hair Growth Cycle

Every hair is a single shaft which grows form a follicle embedded on the dermal papillae of the scalp. The hairs keep growing and fall out and grow again, and this growth cycle continues.

  • Ø Male Pattern Baldness

Receding hairline is what determines the pattern of a male baldness. This hairline keeps on moving backwards and forms an ‘M’ pattern. Caused mainly due to genetic pre disposition and hormonal changes and fluctuations, this is pretty common among all men.

  • Ø Women Pattern Baldness

The hair thins starting from the top crown region and the exact reason behind this are still not understood. It can be due to any of the below mentioned things like changes in the  male hormone for example  after  reaching menopause , aging , or medical side effects, pregnancy, etc.

Ø Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium is the second most common form of hair loss, which starts at the early telogen phase of hair growth cycle, causing the telogen hair to shed, which can be recognized with the presence of the keratin bulb which sticks at the root of the hair.

  • Ø Traction Alopecia

This is a form of alopecia caused when external force is applied in pullingthe hair, leading to trauma and tension in the area. This is mainly found on head of people who tie their hairs a lot in pony tail, pig tail, braid, corn rows, etc from of hair styles. Mainly found among the Afro American women, telogen alopecia is not quite uncommon among female candidates.

Aspects Which Make A Candidate Ideal For Hair Transplant

  1. 1.     Donor Density

This plays a great role in hair transplantation as if the patient possesses good hair density then the transplanted hair in the recipient area can be expected to grow in a fair density.

  1. 2.     Donor Dominance

Auto grafting, which is also known as donor dominance maintains the characteristics of the donor hair selected, deciding upon the growth rate, texture and quality of the existing hair which will offer probable results in a new site irrespective of what are the qualities of the recipient area.

  1. 3.     Scalp Laxity

The extent which determines how far the tissues can be stretched under tension suggests the scalp laxity. Though it varies from person to person, but one with a good scalp laxity can recover more hair restoration in lesser time post surgery as compared to candidates with weaker scalp laxity.

For more details please visit our Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinic.