Hair loss affects many men and women all over the world. Balding can be genetically conditioned and transmitted from one generation to another, but hair loss often results from a loss of the body’s balance. To efficiently solve the problem and stop hair loss, make an appointment with a specialist, for whom sometimes it is sufficient to just look at you to make a diagnosis and commence treatment. What proves often useful in the search for the hair loss reasons is a blood test, and thus you might be asked to do this during your visit. How to fight hair loss and when does a hair transplant remain the only viable solution?
Methods of treating hair loss
In some situations, the body copes with hair loss by itself. This may be the case for long-term stress that often causes temporary hair thinning. In such a case, a change in your habits and avoiding situations triggering anxiety might be the solution. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, however, hair loss is a result of a complex body imbalance – and the application of laser or pharmacological therapy is only possible at an early stage of the disease. Please remember that the time of diagnosis plays a crucial role and hair loss treatment with the above-mentioned methods is usually long- lasting (from 6 to 12 months) and requires discipline. Genetics counts among the most complex reasons behind hair loss. This process is gradual and is often dictated by a family history of hair loss. Masculine-type balding patterns may vary from slight recession of the hairline to advanced balding all over the head. The Norwood scale is used to assess this type of balding: the higher the number, the more advanced the balding process
FUE hair transplant
In the majority of cases, a hair transplant is the best method for fighting hair loss. Patients often report to a doctor too late for the pharmacological methods to be able to stop the hair loss. The surgeon performing the transplant needs to take into account the patient’s age, degree of hair loss and possible further loss in the future. Hair loss in young patients may be difficult to predict, and therefore a detailed medical examination before the FUE transplant is of crucial importance.
Preliminary diagnosis based on photos
Patients dealing with hair loss should consult a doctor as soon as possible, as therapeutic success heavily depends on the time of posing a diagnosis. In some situations even showing your photo to a doctor may be useful for a preliminary diagnosis, and thus it is so important that you decide to get in touch with a specialist as soon as possible.