Hair loss that is alopecia which leads to baldness is becoming common problem now days starting around the late second decade of life in men and in some cases Women also are suffering from hair loss early age.
Baldness is a condition of permanent loss of hair roots called follicles. No oil massage or medicines can put life back into the dead follicles and no oil or medicines can grow hair on bald area.
Male pattern baldness is the common type of hair loss and it affects most men at some stage or the other. Typically, at first the hair begins to recede (thin) at the front. Then people develop different types of bald patch on head. A rim of hair is often left around the back and sides of the scalp are developed. In some men, this rim of hair also thins and goes to leave a completely bald scalp.
Hair loss Causes:
1. Non-cicatricial Alopecia
Physiological: alopecia of infants, post-partum alopecia.
Infections: dermatophytosis, bacterial and spirochaetal infections
Chemicals & drugs: Thallium/heparin/cancer chemotherapy/hypervitaminosis A
Physical trauma (self induced): trichotillomania, scratching of neurodermatitis
Systemic diseases: systemic lupus erythematous, dermatomyositis, sarcoidosis, langerhan’s cell histocytosis, amyloidosis.
2. Cicatricial Alopecia
Physical trauma: X-ray overdose burn, long term traction on hair
Infections: Bacterial-leprosy, tubeculosis, late secondary and tertiary syphilis, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting folliculitis, carbuncles
Dermatophytosis: zoonotic fungi
Viral: herpes zoster, recurrent herpes simplex
Chemical injury: Caustics
Psychogenic conditions: Neurotic excoriating tactile injury to skin
Androgenic alopecia (common baldness)
Hair shaft abnormalities
Treatment of Hair Loss – Hair Transplant is standard treatment for baldness by FUE technique
that gives undetectable natural results.
Hair transplant procedure put forward a permanent solution to baldness by implanting new hair follicles on bald scalp. Hair transplantation surgery practiced under local anaesthesia. It is few hour procedure, patient can go home the same day.