Why Does Hair Loss Happen?
Research in hair loss in the past few decades has helped to topple many of the old beliefs and superstitions about Hair Loss. Many things previously thought have been proven incorrect. Take a look at the table below for some general information.
Hair Loss is one of the most common medical conditions affecting patients across all nations, cultures, and backgrounds. Believe it or not, more than 50 million men and women suffer from Hair Loss in the US alone, with an estimated 800 million people affected worldwide. It is not just a problem for men. Women also can have noticeable Hair Loss which can be extremely overwhelming and distressing.
Medical Testing and Treatment
Your body can be influenced by many factors that can lead to Hair Loss. General health, daily life stress, environmental exposures and other medical problems can definitely have effects on the health of your hair.
1. Genetic: Hair Loss can be inherited from either or both sides of your family
2. Hormonal: Male Pattern Baldness, Menopause, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Thyroid conditions, and others
3. Skin Conditions: Psoriasis, Lupus, inflammatory conditions (Alopecia Areata)
4. Infections: Seborrheic Dermatitis, Folliculitis, Cellulitis
5. Other Damage: Radiation, Burns, Surgery
In most patients, however, the two major factors are Genetics and Hormones.
Dr. Gujrati and the Staff at TruYu can help obtain the correct tests relating to your Hair Loss condition or communicate with your regular physician to coordinate proper testing.
Male Hair Loss
Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is very well understood. It is a steady progression that starts in most cases at the hair line and at the top of the head (known as “the crown”). These areas of loss expand further and further, and in the later stages of Hair Loss, those areas of initial thinning become more severe and then eventually merge to give the typical appearance of baldness.
Female Hair Loss
Female Hair Loss is slightly different in its pattern of development. It can be related to different events in life, and can occur at the same or different rate as Male Hair Loss. The majority of female patients will notice the hair thinning over the entire upper portion of the scalp at the same time, rather than starting in the temples or the crown as in males.
Surgical Hair Restoration
As a Fellowship-Trained surgeon under the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS), Dr. Gujrati is part of a small group of surgeons around the world with the highest level of knowledge and skill in the field of Hair Loss Surgery. The current and modern techniques Dr. Gujrati and other ISHRS surgeons use provide patients with completely natural, lifelong results.
Dr. Gujrati provides one of the most through Hair Loss consultation evaluations in the Bay Area. He has patented a system of analysis, called HairSCORE®, that helps determine the best course of action for each specific patient. Using digital microscope detection, hair density in different areas is determined to help the patient understand if medical or surgical treatments are the best options or a combination of both.