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Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss varies by person, sex and age. Serious hair loss seen as a discomfort and is handled by females and males differently. Experts are knowledgeable in these types. It is necessary to determine which type of hair loss the patient is suffering from. The patient’s history is examined to determine whether there is a hormonal or disease-related condition. In addition, blood tests may be required for good measure, if necessary.

The decision of hair transplantation brings factors such as the structure of the hair, the way it is shed and the accessibility to healthy hair strands. Therefore, your clinical visit is important. It is a must to make preliminary interviews before the operation,clarify the timing, plan the process, or assessments of whether to undergo the operation or not. The patient will gain a clear vision after the expert’s decision on whether to or not perform the hair transplantation after the interviews.

Male Hair Loss Types

Although it is mostly seen in men, it can also rarely be observed in women. This type of hair loss is a genetic condition. There is a cycle of growth in the strands’ DNA structures. In male pattern loss, a process occurs in which the cycle is weakened, the hair strands begin to become thinner and the loss occurs. The end of the hair cycle means that the hair is not replaced by new ones.

This type of hair loss starts from the top. The forehead region opens slowly. In the nape of the shedding rarely occurs. Regular use of the appropriate care products will slow down hair loss. Consultation with the dermatologist and using the recommended products may be a temporary solution.

Female Hair Loss Types

Hormonal conditions or menopause can cause this problem. Changes in hormone structure caused by birth and its aftermath can play a big role. This type of loss is observed at the same rate throughout the head, not in a specific area. The hair follicles begin to be seen clearly when the shedding is at its peak.

There are 3 types of hair loss in women.

  • Diffuse hair loss is seen more commonly. It occurs on the whole hair covered skin.
  • Localized loss is observed in some areas. Intensive losses in hair are observed.
  • Pattern hair loss, also called the male type hair loss. This condition is rare in women.

Depending on the amount of hair loss, we can categorize them in 3 types;

  • Type 1 light hair loss; it is encountered during the early years. The hair loss can be fixed with a good scanning. The forehead hairline is kept and no further intervention is required.
  • Tip 2 moderate hair loss; openings at the top of the head, decrease in overall volume of the hair can be observed. Hair can be transplanted while keeping the front hairline intact.
  • Tip 3 heavy hair loss; the skin can be easily seen, especially on top of the head. The losses in the front hairline are easily visible. Thinning is in its advanced state. Hair transplant is highly recommended at this point.

Thinning is observed in all three types of hair loss. In order to have hair transplantation, it is necessary to have healthy hair on the nape and sides. The health of the hair follicles means that it can be used as a donor. Otherwise, planting will not be possible.

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