It’s a Man’s Thing
Today in the office we were talking about men baldness with Adriaan, he is one of those who suffers from it.
Most men don’t even think about baldness, until it becomes their very own problem. Hair loss, technically called alopecia, is a problem that is mainly related to male population, and hormones, namely testosterone, are to blame. Unfortunately there nothing we can do about hormones, so there is still no way that medicine could stop men from becoming bald. And baldness can become a very serious problem for men who start to become thin on top. While some are able to simply accept the fact, that hair loss is inevitable for the majority of male population, for many others this is a clear sign that are ageing, and while losing their hair they also lose self confidence, thinking that from this time on they will no longer be considered handsome.
Fortunately nowadays aesthetic medicine has some ways in which hair loss can be stopped or even surgically reversed. While the latter doesn’t necessarily mean that new hair will grow, transplantation in a possible option, that allows bold areas of head to be full of hair again. Hormonal changes, which are responsible for androgynous balding, affect hair in the front and on top of the skull, usually leaving those in the back in good condition. This allows surgeon to remove grafts or follicles from the back of head, that are next inserted in balding areas.
This is a relatively easy and painless process, which only requires the patient to be given local anaesthetic, the only downside of this method being the fact, that it is time consuming, as removing hair and planting them back may take up to several hours. After the procedure patient is required to take antibiotics, in case of inflammation, and just in a few days, he can return to work and normal life. Scar that is left in the back of the head after surgery is very small and invisible, when covered with hair, over time as this scar heals, it becomes even smaller, until it is barely possible to notice it, even with a closer look.
And what happens after the surgery? Men who had hair transplantation should be prepared for the fact, that new hair will fall out in the matter of up to 6 weeks, and that this is normal. There should be no need to worry as new hair will start growing to replace those recently lost, and it is common for about 60% of transplanted hair to survive. This is more than enough to give a man a new look and more selfconfidence.
While many years ago hair transplants were very expensive and thus available only for those really well up, nowadays not only did the price went down, but also new possibilities arrived with expansion of health travelling, which means that with FlyHealth hair transplant done abroad can be a real bargain, while still being very safe and performed only by skilled and experienced surgeons.
Our patient Aridaan from the Netherlands is one of those who had traveled to Turkey for hair transplant solution. Men baldness was also his problem and he has luckily found a solution via us.
What Are the Causes Of Hair Loss in Men?
Every existing strand of hair has a lifespan. Each strand of hair lives for 4-6 years, then rests, and then falls out. Losing hair in this way is an extremely natural process and it is considered normal to lose 50-100 strands of hair a day. If more than this number is shed, if the amount of hair that can be touched has increased while taking a bath, or if we get 3-5 strands of hair when we pull the washed and dried hair by hand, this situation should be taken seriously. Hair loss can have many different causes. Finding this reason and choosing the right course of therapy is crucial.
The reasons for hair loss in men and women are different. Hair loss seen in men is generally male-type hormone-sensitive hair loss that is genetic and seen in more than 50% of the population. This type of hair loss is chronic. As age progresses, baldness develops and may eventually require hair transplantation.
Skin and internal diseases can also cause hair loss. Most skin-related spills occur when diseases affecting the skin affect the scalp. If the hair is affected by diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, lichen disease, excessively oily skin, and fungal diseases, shedding may be inevitable. The treatment of these spills is possible with the treatment of the underlying skin disease.
Wrong eating habits
Another frequent cause of hair loss is dietary issues. Given that hair is a living organ, it also needs nutrition and blood flow. Not eating a regular and balanced diet, long-term starvation, uniform nutrition, and consuming foods with high carbohydrate content can eventually affect and shed hair. Its treatment is extremely practical and it is important to start a balanced diet.
Vitamin and mineral deficiency
Although there is no nutritional problem, the lack of vitamins and minerals required for hair in the blood is another reason for hair loss. If vitamins and minerals such as B12, vitamin D, folic acid, biotin, zinc, and iron are low, the hair cannot be nourished and falls out. Even when there is no iron deficiency, iron supplementation reduces hair loss. In these situations, a professional must be consulted in order to replace the deficiency.
If the person has hormonal problems, problems such as increased hair growth, excessive acne, and accelerated weight gain, and if hair loss is added to these findings, this time hormonal hair loss can be mentioned. In such cases, hormonal therapies are beneficial.
Some internal diseases and drug use
Some internal diseases, thyroid gland diseases or drugs used for these diseases, rheumatic diseases, hormones used, weight loss pills, adrenal gland diseases, insulin resistance, diabetes, birth control pills, and sometimes discontinuation of these control pills are other causes of hair loss. This situation must be thoroughly investigated by examinations and examination specialist doctors.