Baldness is largely a male phenomenon. However, some women suffer, especially after pregnancy. Hair loss is on average between 20 and 35, but may start later.
The warning signs are abundant hair loss, with a gradual release of the forehead, above the temples or the crown of the head.
The main cause of baldness is an excess of male hormones (androgenic alopecia). This excess is hereditary: if your father is bald, you will have great chances to be. In fact, male hormones will accelerate the life cycle of the hair, making the fall faster. Other causes can be taken into account. Thus, the constant stress or anxiety can promote prolonged fall. An unbalanced diet, deficient in certain vitamins (H, B6 ¼), may also be at play too aware, too aggressive shampoos for scalp or common stains.
Some medications can also cause a significant drop in hair (amphetamines, anticoagulants ¼). Read carefully the list of undesirable effects on the records.
Treatment depends of course of the case. When hair loss is caused by an external agent (drug, vitamin ¼), it will be easily resolved. By cons, when baldness is caused by excess hormones, it is necessary to use specific techniques.
There are some drugs that appear effective against baldness. In all cases, most hair loss is detected early, more treatment will have some effect. The treatments most commonly used are those based on minoxidil. Indeed, it will slow down hair loss and even sometimes causes a regrowth. It exists as a lotion to be applied twice a day. The treatment must be followed “for life”: once started, it should not be stopped if we want to keep the profits. Other effective treatments are in the form of tablets. In all cases, must of course see a doctor. You should know that these treatments do not work necessarily for all patients and some allergies or side effects are sometimes feared. Moreover, their price is quite high.
Besides medication, one of the most effective treatments remains the graft. There are several types of transplants, as appropriate. In general, the technique used is the micro-graft. This is in fact to collect small pieces of skin containing hair (on the neck for example) and they are implanted in the bald area. The procedure takes two to three hours under local anesthesia and can be repeated up to three or four times (spaced at least three months) depending on the width of the area to cover. The advantage is that the hair is natural and there is no treatment to follow. The downside is of course the price, which amounts to tens of thousands of francs. In place of her own hair, it can be grafted implants, which are very similar to real hair. In this case, the price is slightly lower but there is a risk of rejection.