Hair loss has been a serious problem for both men and women since ancient times. It’s just as annoying for women as it is for men, and it’s pretty common.
Hair loss between 50 and 100 strands per day is considered natural. Many conditions, from medical reasons to stress, can cause this. The important thing is to find the cause of hair loss and know how to deal with it.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAIR LOSS?
Hair loss can happen suddenly within a few weeks, or it can happen gradually over time and over years. Symptoms of hair loss may include:
Thinning Hair Strands: Thinning occurs in the hair strands, especially in the upper and middle parts of the hair. The front hairline recedes backwards.
Bald Spots: They can be round, regular or patchy irregular. Usually the scalp is visible. There may be itching or a feeling of pain before the spill.
Hair in Hand: It is especially common after emotional traumas. While washing or combing hair, clumps of hair come to the hand or comb.
Full Baldness:This condition usually appears as a result of chemotherapy or other medical treatments.
Types of Alopecia
Alopecia is known as hair loss. There are 4 different types of alopecia:
1- Androgenetic Alopecia: It is the type of shedding that occurs due to family history and genetic reasons. It is common. While it is generally seen in the form of regression in the front hairline in men, it is generally seen in the form of thinning of all hair strands in women. It is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 40.
2- Alopecia Areata: They are spills that occur in the form of patches that occur quickly and suddenly. It is more common in males and in the mid-back.
3- Cicatricial Alopecia: It is the shedding that occurs as a result of scar tissue formation. It is irreversible.
4- Traumatic Alopecia: This form of shedding mostly occurs after hair styling processes. It occurs as a result of processes such as being exposed to heat for a long time, using a blow dryer and hair straightener.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS CAUSED BY HAIR LOSS
• Many health problems can cause hair loss. The most common ones are hormonal reasons, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
• Hair loss is often seen in cases where the thyroid gland is underactive, especially called hypothyroidism.
• Wounds that occur in the head after ringworm also prevent hair growth from that area.
• Hair loss is common in postmenopausal hormone imbalances.
• Mood disorders and exposure to intense stress are another cause. But it is usually temporary.
• Temporary hair loss may occur after birth.
• Hair loss can also be observed in anemia of vitamin B, zinc and iron deficiency. When you replace the missing vitamins and minerals, shedding usually decreases.
• Since a vitamin B deficiency may occur in vegetarians, hair loss may occur.
EFFECTIVE TREATMENT METHODS IN HAIR LOSS
Hair loss in menopause, hormonal changes and stress situations is usually temporary. However, in other types of alopecia, hair loss can be stopped by external intervention. It is ensured that the existing hair strands are thicker and bushy. If the shedding has been in the last 3-4 years, new hair growth can be achieved as the hair follicles under the scalp maintain their vitality. We have listed the most effective, easy and accessible non-surgical methods for you below:
Hair Mesotherapy: Mesotherapy is a non-surgical method. It is descended under the scalp with fine needles. Vitamins, minerals and ingredients that will strengthen the hair root are given to that area. The strengthened hair follicles pierce the scalp and begin to come out. The patient notices that new hair has grown about 6-8 weeks after starting the treatment. However, it is also seen that the existing hair is harder, stronger and shiny. Strengthened hair does not fall out as easily as before. Very effective results are obtained in 4-8 sessions with 15 days intervals.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment: In PRP treatment, 10 cc of blood is taken from the patient. Then, it is rotated at high speed in a device called centrifuge. The red blood cells remaining at the bottom of the tube are discarded. The supernatant and nourishing platelets are drawn into an injector. It is given under the scalp. There are many growth factors in PRP. These also strengthen the hair root. It was first used in wound healing treatment due to its healing properties.
Minoxidil Treatment: It is used in the form of foam or spray. To be effective, women should apply it to the scalp once a day and men twice a day.
We briefly tried to list the causes of hair loss and cost-effective solution methods. In order to protect your existing hair and prevent hair loss, our recommendations are to try to stay away from stress, to have check-ups at intervals; You will have your values checked, which can cause vitamin B, zinc, thyroid, iron deficiency, anemia and hormonal imbalance.
The treatment methods mentioned above should only be applied by medical doctors and licensed clinics.