The average adult has about a hundred thousand hair strands, and the shedding of these strands over time is natural, as is temporary hair loss for women resulting from non-medical (but hormonal) events, such as pregnancy or menopause. However, for men and women more susceptible to the condition of pattern baldness, a more permanent condition of hair loss might be expected.
Causes of hair loss
Certain factors can cause temporary or permanent hair loss, such as the use of harsh chemicals from styling products, salon treatments, and heat exposure from blow dryers, among others. Other deeply rooted factors contribute to hair loss, including hereditary and medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, poor nutrition, and even longstanding bad habits (e.g. pulling of hair).
Medications also contribute to hair loss as a side-effect to the treatment of certain illnesses. Since the drugs doctors prescribe are mainly cures, they do not focus enough on their side effects, specifically its potential to affect hair growth that may result in either a temporary or a permanent hair loss. You may need to consult with your doctor or your pharmacist about the effects of the medications you need to take; you can also ask for alternatives.
Hair loss treatments
Treating hair loss varies according to the cause and the patient’s condition. There are instances where hair is still capable of regrowth without need for surgical procedures. Certain medications may indeed be prescribed to help stimulate hair growth. Hair products like wigs and hair extensions are helpful aids to address hair loss. The more permanent way to go about it, however, is to undergo transplant surgery, for which services that offer hair transplant in Mexico, are increasingly being sought.
Surgical operations, such as in Mexico hair transplant centers like the Baja Hair Center commonly involve two methods: the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The former is also known as the “strip” method where a section of the scalp is excised, divided into separate units, and then grafted to the balding areas. The latter, on the other hand, involves picking grafts from donor sites, making tiny set number of incisions along the recipient area of the scalp, and then grafting healthy individual follicular units along the intended site.
In hair transplant procedures, healthy hair follicles, immune to the effects of the hormone DHT that inhibits the dermal papilla to grow hair, are grafted to the bald areas or the “areas of concern,” which then helps make up in density for the lost strands.
(Source: Drug-Induced Hair Loss, WebMD.com)