What is baldness?

Baldness in men and women

Baldness refers to excessive hair loss. Hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of baldness. If your hair is spilling rapidly from the top of your head, this may be the initial sign of baldness. Thinning and weakening hair is also considered as the beginning of balding. In general, during hair loss, emergence of weak and thin are observed in the balding areas. Baldness is the appearance of the skin in men and women, especially in the upper or partial areas, or in some parts or parts of the skin. It is a process that develops in the form of hair loss.

Since our hair is our most important accessory, baldness is a source of unhappiness in men and women. It is important to know the cause of baldness. The cause of baldness in men is 99% genetic. In women, the cause of hair loss is 66% genetic; other causes are internal causes called endogenous. One or more of the causes such as iron deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, folic acid, more or less of thyroid hormones or female hormones, B12 deficiency are among the causes of hair loss.

Does hair transplantation stop hair loss?

In women, we are able to stop the balding process with treatment by strengthening and restoring the hair. In men, there are treatments to restore the hair which are not completely lost. If it is not possible to achieve success with treatments, hair transplantation is carried out. If the balding area is small in the individual to undergo hair transplantation, it can be done in a single session. If hair loss is in bigger areas, desired results can be achieved with a second session to be carried out after one year from the initial session, and rarely, a third session may be required.

Hair loss is not a process that stops with hair transplantation. Since hair loss is genetic in 99% of men and 66% of women and we are not able to eliminate the genetic factors, the hair transplantation should be seen as a process which improves the current conditions. It is recommended to carry out hair retention measures combined with hair transplantation when possible. There are several options for this.

Medications against hair loss

There are medications which prevent hair loss. Minoxil, 3% in women and 5% in men, is a spray treatment method which is being used all around the world. In addition to this, multi-vitamins; B6, B12, Biotin, Selenium and tablets which contains about 20 amino-acids, vitamins and minerals can be considered among the medications which treats the hair loss. If you want to or going to use these medications, you should always do so in consultation and under the supervision of your doctor.

Lotions/shampoos against hair loss

Use of lotions or shampoo does not prevent hair loss by themselves. Only some of them may provide a temporary remedy. It is also possible to apply herbal treatments to hair roots. However, since those remedies slightly provide effect while they are being used and cause more hair loss when discontinued, they should be used under control.