Baldness before after
Baldness is the result of hair loss and it appears as the bare areas that have little or no hair growth. This baldness and hair loss may result from many things such as stress, genetic set up or deficiencies of any kind. Every person loses around 100 hair strands each and this is considered average but in some cases there is more than average hair loss. Since new hair are not produced at the same rate therefore the scalp starts getting bald and as the hair loss remains constant, baldness increases and the individual become less confidence due to baldness. There are many hair restoration methods available but before anything, the person must identify the problem and then cure it. If any hair restoration method is adopted without curing the reason of hair loss, it will recur and there will be no benefit from any hair restoration methods. The baldness patterns are of different types in men and women. In male pattern baldness, the hair line recedes and hair becomes thinner at the crown of the head. As baldness increases, the hair line moves much further upwards while the crown becomes bare, this ends in the person having hair growth only at the back of the head or at the sides. In female pattern baldness, the resting phase of hair, or the phase during which the hair is not gaining length or thickness but maintains viability is reduced and hence the hair falls before it should. The new hair strand that is produced is much thinner and weaker. This keeps happening and at the end, very fine hair is produced that break easily. This kind of baldness results in gaps in hair growth while the hair line does not recede. It is considered that women are poor candidates of hair transplant surgery. In case of hormonal disturbances, the person can take many medicines to correct this problem. The stages of baldness resulting from the male pattern are classified by doctors and are known as Hamilton-Norwood scale. This scale helps in universally observing the extent of male pattern baldness. The first stage of the scale is minimal hair loss where there is a small number of hair that is lost and a person suffering from this kind of hair loss does not really need a hair transplant. Correction of diet and less stress can help in recovering from this stage. On the other hand, the last stage of this scale shows very little hair growth at the back of the head and at the sides, above the ears. A major part of the individual’s head is bare and needs a large number of grafts to cover such a major part of the head. Only surgical methods can bring about a change in this stage of baldness. The person must consult his surgeon to understand the steps of the procedure.