Hair loss treatment and prevention
Androgenic Alopecia is the primary cause of both male and female balding, accounting for 95% of male hair loss. The three hormones most commonly responsible are testosterone, androsteinodione and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Other causes of hair loss include disease, psychological disorders, hormonal changes, aging, improper hair care, improper nutrition and of course, stress.
The excision site at the back of the head is concealed by hair and modern stitching techniques lead to less visible scars even if the patient chooses to shave their head at a later stage. The size of the skin removed from the donor site is determined by the number of hairs required which in turn is determined by the desired hair density at the recipient site.The hairs are implanted individually into small incisions made at the target area. The result is a natural looking head of hair. The incisions are made in the direction that the hair is required to grow and this hair harvested from areas of the scalp that are not susceptible to the damaging effects of DHT will not become sensitive to the DHT and therefore, will not be lost through the effects of DHT.Tissue expansion: as an alternative, and where appropriate, the patient may be referred to a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for a procedure that involves the insertion of a balloon under the hair bearing skin which is inflated over a period to stretch the skin, which is then pulled over the area of hair loss.