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Day 2

The second day of you healing process after the surgery is not very different from the first. Most of the general instructions are the same. And so are most of the precautionary statements. It means that once you have experienced the first day. You did not fell any exceptional discomfort, then it’s good news for you because the second day and rest of the days gets easier to tolerate than the previous ones.

General Care: On the second day after your surgery, there will be itching and swelling like the first day. But it will be less than the first day and much tolerable. You will see small scabs on the recipient area and red holes like spots in the donor area. It is quite normal. You should not touch or rub your head on the second day as well.

Precautionary Measures:

It is very important for your hair that you follow the instructions on the second day as well. You may do light intensity activities up to the extent of short walks. But make sure you follow these.

Sleep: For the first 3 to 4 nights you need to use a pillow or couple of pillows, whatever suits you. This helps you head maintain an angle of 45 degrees. This reduces swelling to great extent. You can lie on your back or sides but do not lie face down. It is to be noted that the whole setting is to prevent your recipient area from contacting the pillow or anything. If the grafts are transplanted to the top of your head which you think will cause contact, then use a rolled towel under the neck to prevent contact.

Headband: Using a headband against swelling in the head has been seen to be very effective. You should start wearing a headband after the first wash and the bandage we put at our clinic serves the same purpose. We shall do the first hair wash after the surgery at our hospital. Our doctors personally recommend that you should wear the headband for at least 4 hours on the second day as well.

Hairband and Sleep: You must note that that you should not sleep with a hairband on you head. And while wearing or taking it off you should stretch it enough so that it does not pull off the hairs.

Smoking: You must not smoke on the second day as well. If you are a chain-smoker you will have to control yourself for at least 7 to 10 days following the surgery. Same rule applies for alcohol.

Alcohol: Try to stay away from alcohol and similar items for 7 to 10 days. And do not use any drugs without consultation from the specialists.

Sauna: Do not go to sauna for first 3 months after the surgery. And NO Sunbathing.

Swimming: It is repetitively NOT Recommended to go to sea or swimming pool for swimming purposes, if you care for your hair.

Sports: You must not indulge in contact sports and such activities after 2 days of surgery. Nothing which can stimulate sweat.

Sexual Activity: It is strongly advised not to have sexual activity until 1 week has passed after the surgery.

Touching the hair: You may feel the urge to touch your hair with your hand after the treatment. You must acknowledge that you should not touch the hair using hands because it can infect the hair follicles which is the last thing you would want after going through the surgery and process.

Washing the hair: We recommend washing the hair on the third day following the surgery. But still our doctors will guide you in detail as it may vary from case to case.

Shampoo: Please use the prescribed shampoo for a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks past the surgery. We usually issue special shampoos which are beneficial from the regrowth perceptive of the hair and its follicles. Using ordinary shampoos and conditioners are highly forbidden for one month after the surgery.

Lotion: For the first 14 days, please use the recommended lotions.

Diet and Nutrition: Take protein rich nutrition like fish and calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B and iron are good. Avoid spicy foods because they are not good for the follicles.

WHY DO I HAVE A PATCHY BEARD?

We will focus on the many ways to treat an irregular beard, but let’s start with a brief introduction to some of the causes of the irregular beard.

  • Genetic

You do not have many options or struggles on genetics. You know science: if your father and father could have a full beard without a Band-Aid, it’s likely that you can do it too. That’s how it works for a lot of things, grandfather, nephew, etc., even if it’s not the case anyway. The conclusion, however, is that there is not much to do against genetics. It is not that all hopes have been lost, as we shall see later.

  • Alopecia Areata

Only a small percentage of the population suffers from alopecia areata. Also known as the “bald spot”, alopecia areata forms a bald spot in the form of coins on the areas covered by the hair of the body, including the beard. There are ways to treat this disease. Furthermore, it can disappear without treatment.

  • Hormonal imbalance

A decrease in the hormones that influence certain masculine characteristics is another potential cause of your irregular beard. Testosterone is one of those hormones.

  • Stress, diet, lack of exercise, etc.

We will deepen this topic as we discuss how to fix the spots of the spots. Too much stress, poor diet, slipper behavior and junk food are potential causes.

This is the basic version of Beard 101 “Why You Have an Uneven Beard”, but you can still go further in its science. However, our main goal is to discuss ways to fix your uneven beard.

1. GIVE YOUR BEARD THE GIFT OF TIME

Unfortunately, the world is full of men who have given up their beards too soon. Probably reasons: beard punctured during the early stages of growth (an obstacle for beginners, often exasperating), they did not like their appearance with a beard or were uneven.

Well, if you only have a couple of weeks or a month to grow a beard before and that seems uneven, our first advice is: “Do not be afraid!” Too many men have turned away from the road with their beards and chose their knives because they did not immediately attain the glory of their beards. It is true that we live in a society that often expects results in an instant, but growing a beard is not the same as going through the fast lane.

During these frustration steps, it helps keep things in mind:

  • You will notice more than the spectators: you are impatient to reach the glory with the wide beard, we have it. Anything that does not seem to cause you the anxiety of thinking that everyone sees your irregularity, but you’re probably wrong. Most people look at you and think, “Hey, you have to grow your beard” and stay there.
  • Everyone experiences some irregularities: all right, the high school boy who has developed a thick beard, or the boy knows that he has the beard of An adult man; it is better that their beard has not achieved full growth at once. They also had some irregular points along the way. It is rare that the beard grows evenly on the face, chin, cheeks and neck without patches or two, even if it is small.

    2. OWN IT

    Again, we cannot overemphasize this point: if the beard continues to fall in some places, DO NOT lift or shave with razor. Nobody wants to be considered a deadly fool, especially when there are so many solutions of irregularities that do not require shaving. Why do not you accept your beard for what it is, now, not forever, and you possess it with pride?

    And one way to own it is to conceive it strategically.

    For example, keeping your beard shorter is a way to prevent irregular points from becoming too obvious. The light beard is part of patched beard styles that remove the bald areas while giving a new beard. The chin, which has no beard at all, is a popular style that leaves the cheeks clean and shaved while wearing the hair on the jaw and chin. Most button styles also work well for patches.

    Or, here’s the other thing: there’s no rule that says you should not just accept your irregular beard and push it as it is. Of course, it may seem ugly, but you would not be the only one to have tried, and perhaps succeeded, the aspect disheveled. After all, you are what you are.

    3. GROOM IT

    Proper shaving preparation is not only useful for improving the appearance of your beard. Or it also helps you stay healthy. Of course, these are two important reasons to repair your beard, but grooming can also help you manage irregularities.

DOES STRESS CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

There are many myths about hair loss. Wearing the hat really leads to baldness? But do not think that a bad day at the office will result in a pillow with your hair the next morning. Like most health problems, it’s a bit more complicated than that. It is rather a routine of behaviors that induce stress and their own biology.

So, how exactly does hair loss refer to stress? Is it avoidable and permanent? to discover.

What are the causes of stress-related hair loss?

Telogen Effluvium

Hair loss associated with high stress is mainly due to a process called telogen effluvium. Essentially, when you are saturated with severe stressors, the body enters a kind of survival mode. Your brain blocks several non-essential hormones, signals and other functions. So it directs this energy to other more vital areas of the body.

These signs also indicate to your hair follicles to enter a period of rest. Even if you do not notice any baldness in the beginning, within 2 or 3 months, more hair may fall into the shower or brush your hair.

If you start to control stress, expect new hair growth after 3 or 6 months of initial loss of hair. But without learning to minimize stress, the smell of telogen can become a permanent problem.

In other words, even if your thick and lush hair may be your reason for living, your brain does not agree. It will focus on things like maintaining heart rate and blood pressure. Once everything is back under control, consider making the mane grow again.

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a repetitive obsessive disorder in which patients have an irresistible need to tear their hair. Although not a direct biological cause of stress-induced hair loss, such as telogenic effluvia, it is related to the fact that stress exacerbates symptoms and impulses.

If the root cause of the hair removal pulse is treated correctly, the hair should grow back within a few months, provided there are no other underlying problems.

Alopecia Areata

Although the disease is not caused by the stress itself, situations of high stress can cause epidemics that can lead to severe baldness.

Alopecia areata is currently not cured, although stress management can help reduce progression and severity.

Treating Stress-Related Hair Loss

By far, the best way to treat stress-related hair loss is, as you might have guessed, reducing your stress level. We perfectly understand that it is easier said than done. Who would not want to jump on a plane and go to Hawaii to get an R & R if necessary? Instead, we have the bills to pay, the children to be nurtured and the careers to be built.

But that does not mean we cannot take the personal care we need so much here at home. We all have our different relaxation methods, but some popular and effective ones include:

  • Promote your exercise
  • Sleep enough
  • Eat a nutritious and balanced diet.
  • Participate in recreational activities
  • Meditation
  • Give yourself a rare indulgence.
  • Spend more time with your friends and loved ones

In any case, be sure to incorporate it into your daily routine and integrate it into your lifestyle.

When to see a specialist in hair loss

If you have taken steps to reduce stress and still notice significant hair loss, or if you notice a significant increase in hair loss, make an appointment immediately with a hair loss expert or dermatologist. From there, they can diagnose the exact problem. This could be a sign of another underlying problem that is not really related to stress, such as male pattern baldness, menopause or thyroid disease.

And even if you’re certain that stress is the cause, seeing a specialist can help accelerate hair growth by recommending a multitude of effective, non-invasive treatments. Popular treatments include medications like finasteride or Minoxidil, hair transplants and more.

Hair transplant in turkey – All you need to know

What is Hair Transplant?

According to Wikipedia, a hair transplant technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body called the donor site, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the recipient site.

It is also a surgery that involves the movement of hair you already have to stuff an area with little or no hair.

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It is technically used to treat baldness or shortage of hair.

In nations all over the world, people go for hair transplant so as to bring back a full or medium hair growth.

I will definitely advise a patient who going bald really bother to go for hair transplant.

The hair transplant is not a new technique in the medical field, it can be tracked back to the 1960s in the U.S.

Does Hair Transplant Work?

You might want to ask if the hair transplant really works, the answer is YES.

It was recorded that about 75% or more of the transplant surgery were successful and the hairs fully grow back.

Also, one of the major advantage of hair transplant is the fact that it is permanent, and your look will be natural as ever.

In recent years, men walking Street in bandaged heads are seen in places like Istanbul.

Considering this rampant discoveries, we can conclude that the hair transplant is fast growing in turkey.

Most people around the world travel down to turkey to get this transplant done.

From the statistics, one can deduce that range of 100-500 hair transplant surgeries are performed every week in turkey.

From this, we can conclude that nine out of ten bald men bother themselves about going bald.

Though hair transplant in turkey is not as cheap as it sound but many people still get this done.

Infact, Turkey is one of the leading countries in the hair transplant industry.
Turkey had attained this spot for their success rate in hair transplant and also the fact that transplant cost is cheaper in turkey compared to other countries in the world.

You can get the surgery done for as low as $2000 in turkey.

I can actually say that Hair transplant surgery is usually safe and easy when qualified and experienced surgeons are the ones performing the operation.

Thousands of small incisions are made at the front of the scalp, and then hair follicles from the back are been inserted into those incisions in the front.

Anesthesia are injected into the back of the scalp so you wouldn’t feel anything. In most cases the transplant take about 8 hours at most.

After the insertion, it results in to new hair growth and therefore baldness is checked.

To most people, loosing of hair is usually displeasing as it change looks and also people look older than usual.

In turkey, a hair transplant operation is not just a medical procedure, clinics offer packages for people especially non-turkey citizens.

The reason why baldness occur in the front of the head and at the center of the hair is because they are not usually resistant to DHT, so at the side of the head and at the back are more resistant to DHT, so therefore strong and healthy hair grow in those areas.

There are two types of hair transplant procedure in turkey are majorly:

1. FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)

2. FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION (FUT)

They work in the same or similar way.

FUE hair transplant

FUE transplant are the gold slandered procedure. Single follicles are removed from the donor site of the scalp with a specialist cutting tool.

 

These individual follicles are then inserted into tiny cuts made into the recipient site where they bed down.

The skilled surgeon ensures that the recipient cut are angle to reproduce the natural direction of your normal hair.

The follicles then grow strong and healthy hairs in the previously bald patch.

FUT hair transplant

With FUT surgery, instead of taking individual follicles from the donor site on the scalp, your hair transplant surgeon cuts away a strip of them.

This strip is then divided up into single follicles or small group which are inserted as with the FUE procedure into the recipient area.

Hence it is sometimes referred to as STRONG HARVESTING.

There are numerous overseas clinics that offer hair transplant surgery in Turkey.

Finally, a hair transplant can fail, it is very possible for your body to reject the new follicles. This happen in rear cases.

RECOVERING FROM HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY: WHAT TO EXPECT

Making the decision to undergo a hair transplant can be a big step, but it is a step that more and more people are choosing.

However, unless you know what to expect, the recovery process could be quite surprising. We offer here a more detailed description of what happens after FUE hair transplantation.

The process

To obtain the most aesthetic results, we use the follicular hair extraction technique, often FUE abbreviated. FUE hair transplantation is one of the most modern techniques and offers excellent results with the shortest recovery period.

This leaves a linear scar and sutures using the trichophytic closure technique.

Immediately afterwards

You can see the shape of your new hair root immediately after the FUE transplant with the follicles implanted in their new position. However, visually, this may not be as beautiful as expected, as there will be crusts around each follicle. Since none of the incisions are more than one millimeter in length, the crusts will be small and will heal quickly.

Although the trauma of the donor site is minimal, there will be some side effects such as swelling. This is only temporary and will be solved in a few days. With some other hair transplantation techniques, such as FUT, there is a risk of numbness in the donor site. It is also temporary, but it can last several months before being solved.

You may have slight pain or pain at the implantation site. Any swelling of the forehead will decrease in a few days and you can quickly resume your usual routine.

The surgeon will advise you on the best way to take care of your transplant to maximize your chances of success. This could include raising your head while you sleep and do not wash your hair or shower. As long as you follow the surgeon’s recommendations, the transplant will be quickly implemented within 5-7 days.

There’s no reason why you cannot go back to work immediately, but you may prefer a week. Physical exercises can also be restarted during this first week, provided the surgeon does not tell you otherwise.

Short to medium term

About two weeks after FUE surgery, you may be horrified to find that all your newly transplanted hairs are falling. Do not worry, this is part of the procedure and does not mean that transplants have not taken root.

Hair grows from a follicle. When we talk about hair transplantation, what do we really mean by transplanting follicles? When the follicle moves, it temporarily blocks hair growth while it is in its new position. Old and drooping hair is a natural and essential part of the life cycle and allows new hair to grow on the transplant site.

Hair grows only about 1 cm a month; your new hair may therefore take a long time to become visible and the hairline will start to look like the desired result. After 4-5 months, you should start to have a good idea of ​​the final appearance, but it may take up to 18 months for the full hair transplant to be visible.

Depending on the time of year of the transplant (or holiday plans), in the first weeks it is advisable to wear a sunscreen or a high factor sunscreen.

Long term

Once your new hair has grown and developed normally, you can treat your transplant area exactly as you would the rest of your follicles. You can cut your hair in a month and then, if you wish, you can dye it.

A hair transplant is a permanent procedure and the results are for life. A year or two after the end of the procedure, no one will know that they have undergone a FUE procedure and will not have to limit the hair options in any way.

Other treatments

We can also provide conditioner shampoo for specialized follicles to reactivate the transplanted follicles. You can also offer other treatments for hair loss and hair loss, such as laser or vitamin therapy, to help establish transplantation and encourage displaced follicles to start growing again. Ask your surgeon for more advice on what will be most appropriate for your particular case.

Conclusion

A FUE hair transplant produces excellent natural-looking results and recovery time is minimal and usually without complications. Understanding what to expect can make sure there is no panic when your hair falls out or when it takes months to get the thick, shiny hair you hoped to get.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DHT

Hair loss in men, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men.

Hair loss affects about half of men over 50 and about 50 million men in the United States.

DHT has also been associated with hair loss in women, but this article will focus on male pattern baldness.

What is DHT?

DHT has several roles. In addition to hair production, it is linked to benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.

DHT is a sex steroid, which means it is produced in the gonads. It is also an androgen hormone.

Androgens are responsible for the biological characteristics of men, including a deeper voice, hair and increased muscle mass. During fetal development, DHT plays a vital role in penile and prostate development.

In men, the 5-alpha reductase (5-AR) enzyme converts testosterone into DHT in the testes and prostate. Up to 10% of testosterone is normally converted to DHT.

DHT is more powerful than testosterone. It adheres to the same testosterone sites, but more easily. Once there, it stays attached longer.

Growth and loss of hair.

Hair loss in men is the most common type of hair loss in men. The hairs of the temples and the hood slowly thin and eventually disappear.

The exact reason for this is unknown, but it is believed that genetic, hormonal and environmental factors play an important role. DHT is considered an important factor.

Three phases of hair growth

To understand hair loss in men, we must understand hair growth.

Hair growth is divided into three phases: anagen, catagen and telogen:

Anagen is the growth phase. The hair remains in this phase from 2 to 6 years. More hair is hard. Normally, about 80-85% of the hair in the head is in this phase.

Catagen lasts only 2 weeks. It allows the hair follicle to renew itself.

Telogen this is the last of the three.

Hair loss

Hair loss occurs in men when the follicles are slowly miniaturized, the anagen phase is reduced and the telogen phase lengthens.

The shorter growth phase means that the hair cannot grow as before.

Over time, the anagen phase becomes so short that the new hair does not shine even through the surface of the skin. The growth of telogen hair is less anchored in the scalp, which facilitates the fall.

As the follicles become smaller, the hair shaft becomes finer at each growth cycle. Finally, the hairs are reduced in hair, the kind of soft and clear hairs that cover a child and disappear especially during puberty in response to androgens.

Users of anabolic steroids, including bodybuilders, have higher levels of DHT. However, they often suffer from hair loss.

Effects

Hair on the head grows without DHT, but underarm hair, pubic hair and beard hair can not grow without androgen.

People who have been neutered or with a 5-AR deficiency have no experience of male pattern baldness, but they also have very few hairs on other parts of the body.

For reasons that are not well understood, DHT is essential for the growth of most hair, but compromises hair growth on the head.

It is believed that DHT adheres to androgen receptors in hair follicles. With an unknown mechanism, it seems to activate the receivers to start miniaturization.

In 1998, researchers found that the selected follicles and the skin of a bald scalp contained higher levels of androgen receptors than those of a scalp without baldness.

Some scientists believe that some people have a genetically transmissible sensitivity to normal levels of circulating androgens, particularly DHT. This combination of hormonal and genetic factors could explain why some people are more likely than others to lose their hair.

Other causes of hair loss

Another theory proposed to explain hair loss in men is that with age, follicles are subjected to increasing pressure on the scalp.

In younger people, the follicles are moistened by the surrounding adipose tissue located under the skin. Young skin is also better to stay hydrated. As the skin becomes dehydrated, the scalp compresses the follicles and makes them smaller.

Testosterone also contributes to the reduction of adipose tissue. As a result, higher testosterone levels can further reduce the scalp’s ability to cradle the hair follicles.

Some scientists suggest that when the follicles try to maintain their condition, the extra enzymatic activity occurs at the site. More testosterone is converted into DHT, resulting in more erosion and more hair loss.

A more in-depth study of DHT and hair loss in men may one day allow scientists to decipher the male pattern of baldness. For now, it’s a waiting game.

CAN MASTURBATION CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

There are many myths about masturbation, but is there a truth in the theory that masturbation can cause hair loss?

Often, people have difficulty discussing masturbation, which may explain why this topic attracts many myths.

This myth that masturbation causes hair loss can result from theories about protein loss or changes in testosterone.

However, these myths rarely contain water and masturbation is part of many people’s lives: in a survey of over 2,000 adults, 80% of men and women reported masturbating.

In this article, we analyze in more detail why people think that masturbation can lead to hair loss. We also study other myths and facts related to masturbation and analyze the true causes of hair loss.

Masturbation causes hair loss?

In short, no, there is no scientific evidence that masturbation causes hair loss.

This myth may come from the idea that sperm contains large amounts of protein. Therefore, at each ejaculation, the body loses proteins that could be used for hair growth.

While the sperm is rich in protein, with about 5.04 g (g) of protein per 100 milliliters (ml) of sperm, each ejaculate contains only 3.3 to 3.7 ml of semen, which is an amount relatively small.

Another theory is that masturbation increases testosterone, which in turn increases the levels of a hormone related to hair loss, called DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

However, a 2001 study showed that adult men had increased testosterone levels after abstaining from masturbation for 3 weeks. This means that testosterone levels could actually increase if a person avoids ejaculation.

In any case, there is no indication that masturbation increases DHT levels.

Busting other masturbation myths

There are many myths about masturbation, but modern science has not shown that it is the cause of a specific physical illness.

In addition to hair loss, nothing proves that masturbation:

  • Make your hair grow on the palms of your hands.
  • lead to blindness
  • Make permanent damage to the genitals.
  • Causes impotence in men and infertility in women.

Many people find it difficult to talk about masturbation, which means that the myths about masturbation can be very persistent.

Benefits of masturbation

Masturbation can have many advantages, including:

Understand the body

Masturbation can help a person feel comfortable with their body and feel more comfortable with it, helping them to understand their sexual feelings and what gives them pleasure.

Studies have shown that women who masturbate early in life are more likely to have positive sexual experiences as adults and have good self-esteem.

Physical health

Orgasms, performed alone or in pairs, support and strengthen the circulatory, nervous and muscular systems of the genitals in men and women.

For men, orgasm can help keep semen and sperm healthy. A study published in 2016 indicates that frequent ejaculation may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men.

Relief from stress

Many people use masturbation to relieve stress or help sleep. This can be considered a safe way to experience sexual pleasure because it cannot cause pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Risks of masturbation

Although many people find it difficult to talk, there is little risk associated with masturbation. This can become a problem if you start:

  • interfere with school, work or other aspects of an individual’s life
  • causes problems in a relationship
  • cause excessive guilt
  • Being too rough, causing swelling or decreased sexual sensitivity

If a person fears that masturbation is becoming a problem, a doctor or a sex therapist can advise you on the best course of action.

Pharmaceutical products

Some medications, including contraceptive pills and some antidepressants, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

Masturbation is a common activity that does not affect a person’s health or leads to hair loss.

Anyone wishing to talk about the benefits or problems of masturbation should talk to their doctor or sexual therapist. Likewise, anyone worried about hair loss should discuss it with a health professional.

HEREDITARY-PATTERN BALDNESS

What Is It?

Hereditary baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. Hereditary baldness is not actually a disease, but a natural disease caused by a combination of genetic factors, hormone levels and the aging process.

Almost all men and women will notice hair loss or loss when they grow older. However, up to 40% of men and women will experience a more noticeable form of this disease. Hair loss usually begins in the ’20s and’ 30s, although in women, changes are more evident after menopause. This condition is also known as androgenetic alopecia and, in humans, male pattern baldness.

Symptoms

Hereditary baldness begins with thinning hair and often progresses to complete hair loss in some parts of the scalp. Hair on the pillow, in the bathtub or on the comb is not a reliable symptom of hair loss. The average person without losing baldness 100 hairs a day and more hair may fall under certain circumstances, such as postpartum or a serious illness.

In women, hair loss tends to be more widespread but better hidden. The upper part of the head in the middle is more often touched, often in “Christmas tree”. Unlike men, the hairline on the forehead and on the temples usually remains normal in women. The complete loss of hair on the scalp is unusual and may suggest that the cause may be a different problem, such as alopecia areata (a disorder of the immune system that causes bald spots), a fungal or other disease infection.

Prevention

minoxidil

Minoxidil is a solution, now available without a prescription. It is applied to the scalp twice a day. This can help reduce hair loss in some people and, within four or eight months, new hair may appear. In men, a higher force (5%) works better. In women, the effect of 2% strength and strength of 5% seems to make little difference, and there is a risk of developing facial hair with a force of 5%. One word of warning: if you stop using minoxidil, you will probably lose your hair that may have been stored or restored by the drug.

Finasteride

In some people, hair loss can be caused by some hair treatments (sanding, coloring), hairstyles (tight braids) or pulling hair. These do not cause hereditary baldness, but they can contribute to hair loss and should be discontinued.

Treatment

Minoxidil and finasteride can prevent hair loss and promote the growth of new hair. This effect, however, is quite unpredictable from one person to another.

You can use hair fabrics, wigs and hairpieces. Furthermore, various surgical techniques can be used, including:

* Scalp reduction: the bald skin strips are surgically removed to reduce the size of a bald spot.

* Hair: a strip of skin with good hair growth can be moved from a smaller field from an aesthetic point of view to a larger one.

* Hair transplantation: small patches of the skin containing a hair 15 retreat or on the sides of the scalp to a bald area. The “micro-grafts”, the last one, which contain very few hairs, give the best results, but they are more expensive and require more time than old types of transplants. Up to 700 individual transplants may be required to complete a treatment. It may take up to two years to see the benefits of hair replacement surgery.

When to Call a Professional

Call a health professional if you have any of the following symptoms: it may suggest a different problem from hereditary baldness:

  • Hair falling suddenly or in a group
  • Irregular hair loss (“chopped” appearance)
  • Redness, desquamation or scarring of the scalp in the area of ​​hair loss
  • Hair loss in women under the age of 30.

Signs of abnormally high testosterone levels in women, including abnormal menstruation, deepening of the voice, acne, hair loss in a man or hair growth in unusual places (face, chest)

Most doctors or dermatologists prescribe finasteride to men who want to use it. If you are interested in cosmetic surgery, consult a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist specialized in hair restoration.

Conclusion

Unless preventive treatment is used, hereditary hair loss becomes more pronounced over time. In general, as soon as hair loss begins, the more serious it becomes. Minoxidil or finasteride, if used, should be continued indefinitely to maintain the results.

BODY HAIR TRANSPLANTATION (BHT)

BODY HAIR TRANSPLANTATION:

Body hair transplantation  from the FUE technique without leaving a linear scar. Transplantation of body hair  are implanted in the same way as hair transplants on the head.

The hairs of the head region are generally used for grafting purposes. However, patients sometimes do not have enough hair on their heads to achieve the desired result. In such cases, it is possible to graft the hair. As such, the hair is very similar to the main hair in their structure and quality. Hair can be removed from the legs, arms, stomach, chest, back, armpits or even from the face.

 

Which patients are suitable for body hair transplants?

In general, the donor’s hair comes from the tonsure, i.e. from the back or side of the head. Patients with insufficient hair in the donor area are not suitable for normal transplantation. The normal loss of hair or the results of previous hair transplants are reasons that explain why there is not enough hair. It is therefore impossible to eliminate the hair of the donor of the head.

The results of a hair transplant with the appropriate donor are generally unsatisfactory because they can only compensate for the loss of hair to a lesser degree. Furthermore, any resulting scar will be visible.

Criteria for assessing the adequacy of BHT: torso donor index:

Physicians use a particular technique to determine the feasibility of Body Hair Transplantation: Bitter Donor Index or TDI for short. Used to evaluate the donor area for a hair transplant, the TDI takes into account five criteria:

  • Hair density must be greater than 40 UF per cm²
  • Similarity between the body and the head.
  • The number of FUs with 2 or 3 hair follicles
  • The size of the donor area.
  • Hair’s length.

When the donor index is less than 4, it is considered that the patient is not suitable for hair transplantation. Patients with a TDI score of 5 to 7 may be sufficient under certain circumstances. Patients with a score of 8 or more have more hair than an appropriate donor and are therefore suitable candidates for hair transplantation.

The limitations of Body Hair Transplantation:

As a technique, hair transplantation has not yet been the subject of much research, unlike the FUE and FUT methods. we should consider the BHT the last method to improve an existing situation due to the lack of experience and knowledge.

The experience we have acquired so far indicates a survival rate of 70-80%. Although it may seem weak, for many patients this is the only option. Patients wishing to benefit from a BHT must be aware that no guarantee can be given for a high percentage of actually implanted implants.

Body hair can change structure after transplantation. In most cases, they become longer and straighter and adapt in an interesting way to the hair structure.

This means that any patient wishing to undergo BHT treatment should discuss it thoroughly with his hair specialist. Similarly, a hair surgeon should performe the operation .Because the success of a hair transplant depends on the experience, knowledge and skills of the surgeon performing the operation.

FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS: TREATMENT AND GENETICS

FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS:

It is normal for women to lose their hair every day, but when there are bald or thinning areas, it may be due to baldness.

Loss of about 50-100 hairs a day is considered normal, but new growth will usually replace this hair. If someone has female pattern baldness, however, the lost hair is not renewed.

In this article, we analyze the causes and risk factors for female pattern baldness, as well as treatment and prevention.

What is female baldness?

Baldness in women is a type of hair loss that affects women. The medical name of the disease is androgenetic alopecia.

Although men and women may experience hair loss, it is not as prevalent among women as it is among men, and looks different.

Men who have hair loss tend to develop hair loss and bald areas. Women with female pattern baldness usually undergo an overall thinning of the hair, which affects their volume.

In women, the first signs of baldness may be an enlargement or the feeling that the hair is not thick as usual. Although the scalp can be seen, the hairline is usually not delayed.

Hair loss is less common in women than men, but it still occurs frequently. Baldness in women increases with age and less than 50% of women have soft hair for life.

Female pattern baldness and the genetic link:

Genetics seems to be an important factor in the development of female pattern baldness, which means it works in the family. Women can inherit the gene responsible for baldness from both parents.

Female pattern baldness tends to be more prevalent when a woman ages and reaches middle age, although it may start earlier.

It often develops after menopause, so hormonal changes can also be a contributing factor.

Other causes of hair loss:

To a large extent, baldness in women is believed to be due to genetics. However, it can also develop due to an underlying condition that affects the production of androgen.

Androgen is a hormone that plays a role in baldness. Pituitary or ovarian tumors that excrete androgen can also cause hair loss.

Other causes of hair loss in women include:

  • Autoimmune disease: alopecia areata is a rare autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack hair follicles that lead to hair loss.
  • Drugs: some drugs, such as those used to treat cancer, can cause hair loss as a side effect. However, the hair normally grows back once the person has stopped taking the medication.
  • Disease: Hair loss can occur after a serious illness, such as a serious infection, a high fever or surgery.
  • Traction Alopecia: it is the hair loss that occurs when a person often uses hairstyles that pull too much hair.

Treatment:

The type of treatment recommended will depend on the extent of hair loss, in addition to other factors.

Treatment of baldness in women can help prevent hair loss in the future and can lead to new hair growth. In most cases, long-term treatment is required to prevent recurrence of hair loss.

Treatment options include:

Minoxidil:

Minoxidil is a topical medication used to treat hair loss in men and women. The treatment is applied daily on the scalp and can stimulate hair growth, as well as preventing hair loss.

Minoxidil can take from 6 months to a year to produce visible results and does not work for everyone. Side effects can include dryness, redness and itching. Hair loss can come back after a person stops using the product.

Rogaine is a well-known brand of minoxidil which is available for purchase in many pharmacies and online.

Oral dressing:

Spironolactone, a diuretic, is one of the most common oral drugs for the treatment of baldness in women. Diuretics remove excess water from the body.

The drug can also block the production of androgens, which can prevent hair loss and promote hair re-growth. Spironolactone can cause side effects such as dry mouth, nausea and dizziness.

Pregnant women should not take spironolactone because of the risk of congenital disability.

Prevention:

Because baldness in women can be genetic, it is not always possible to prevent it. However, a woman can take certain measures to keep her hair as healthy as possible to prevent them from breaking and damaging them.

Consider the following hair care tips:

  • Limit treatments that can cause damage to hair, such as permanent hair, smoothing and lengthening the hair.
  • Adopts a diet rich in essential proteins, vitamins and iron.
  • Protect your hair from sun damage by wearing a hat.

* Avoid brushing your hair when it is wet and brittle. Use a comb or fingers in place.

Conclusion:

Baldness in women can be painful and affect a person’s self-esteem and self-esteem. Women suffering from excessive hair loss should consult their doctor or dermatologist, who can help them determine the cause and the best treatment option.

Early detection can help a person develop a treatment plan that prevents hair loss. There are treatments available that can help restore hair growth. The effectiveness may vary depending on the treatment chosen and the importance of hair loss.

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