What is hair loss? What causes hair loss?

There are about 100 thousand hairs on a healthy scalp, and it is considered normal to lose up to 100 strands a day.

If the amount of hair lost per day is over 100 strands, this is considered as hair loss.

Hair loss can be due to genetic, hormonal and environmental factors, and sometimes it can develop due to some diseases of the scalp. Therefore, absolutely every hair loss should be evaluated by a specialist dermatologist.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss in men and women can occur due to different reasons.

Male type, hormonal and genetic hair loss, which we call Androgenetic Alopecia, is more common in men. In this type of shedding, hair loss occurs with the effect of the hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

In this case, mostly the front and top parts of the hair gradually thin out, the hair here gets thinner over time and if no random measures are taken, baldness occurs as a result.

In women, general hair loss, which we call Telogen Efluvium, is more common. This type of hair loss is caused by stress, unhealthy diet, diet, traumas, surgical operations, drugs, seasonal changes, various vitamin and mineral deficiencies, anemia and chronic diseases. In addition, women who have given birth may experience severe hair loss, which is considered physiological, approximately 4-5 months after birth.

Although it is called male pattern hair loss, sometimes male pattern hair loss, which we call Androgenetic Alopecia, can be seen in women. In this case, weakening and thinning of the hair of female individuals, especially in the peak areas, is noticeable.

How Is Hair Loss Diagnosed?

Determining the type and cause of hair loss is of great importance. Because each situation needs to be handled and treated individually. For this reason, it is necessary to examine the scalp and hair in detail by a dermatologist, to question the patient in detail, and to perform various tests to determine the underlying conditions and diseases.

During the examination, it is sometimes necessary to examine the scalp with devices called dermoscopes, and sometimes even to take a biopsy from the scalp.

How is Hair Loss Treated?

In case of hair loss, the type and cause of hair loss should be determined first.

If the shedding is due to a skin disease, the treatment of that disease is provided and its progression is prevented. In such cases, hair loss is often permanent.

If there is an underlying chronic disease in the spill, it is treated, and if there is a random vitamin and mineral deficiency, it is supported.

Whether male or female, special treatments such as PRP, hair mesotherapy, Stem cell therapy, Autologous Micrograft Treatment, Growth Factor application can be applied to stop the hair loss, strengthen the existing hair and restore the lost hair, and very successful results can be obtained.

If the shedding is advanced and it is determined by the physician that these procedures cannot be treated, then hair transplantation can be applied.

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