What Is A Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a type of surgery that moves hair follicles from a dense area of hair to a bald or balding area on the body. The “donor area” is usually an area extending from the back of the head to the front or top of the head and the “recipient area” is where the hair is lost.
A hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure and is typically done in a medical room under local anaesthesia. Hair transplantation can fill in or recreate a thinning hairline and fill in other areas of hair loss, resulting in natural-looking hair for both men and women.
What Causes Baldness?
Hair loss can be a result of the natural aging process, or it can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, trauma or medical conditions. Hair loss can affect anyone, but it is more common in men.
Classic male-pattern hair loss begins above the temples, the hairline and on top of the head. Women most commonly see thinning of the hair at the top of the head.
Research has shown that male-pattern baldness is a result of DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, a male sex hormone that binds to receptors in your scalp and causes hair loss
If you notice that your hairline is starting to recede, or your hair is starting to thin out, then one of the most important steps to take to prevent any further hair loss is to get in touch with your hair loss doctor. Hair loss can begin as early as your teenage years, and some men will experience early signs of male pattern baldness in the 20s or 30s
Today’s hair transplants have very high rates of success when performed by a competent and experienced physician. But you must do some homework so that you find a doctor who is right for you and your individual needs and goals.
Yes, hair loss occurs because of two factors, firstly estrogen and progesterone levels decline that causes hair growth to slow down. Secondly, more androgens are released during perimenopause and menopause in response to the loss of estrogen and progesterone. This can have a greater effect on some woman than on others, but hair loss is imminent.