Men and women
The normal life cycle of hair is about 7 years. It is then pushed off and grows again from the same hair follicle. This cycle is usually repeated 10-12 times. Everyone loses up to 100 hairs a day. Approximately the same number grows daily. We talk of hair loss only when there is a disproportionate number of a lost hair compared to growing hair.
The reasons for hair loss are complex. In addition to genetic predispositions, immunological, toxic or mental illness can also be responsible for the loss of hair. An accurate diagnosis is therefore of decisive importance for subsequent treatment.
95% of the hair loss is attributed to a genetic predisposition to both men and women. We also speak of androgenetic hair loss (Alopecia androgenetica, abbreviated as “AGA”). The hair roots develop insensitivity to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In men, it usually starts at the age of 20. The growth phase is shortened. The hair falls off quickly and in phases. Consequences are regressive hair growth in the temporal region (receding hairline), in the cranial region (tonsure), or thinning of the entire head. The recurrence of the loss phases and the extent of hair loss over the years cannot be 100% predicted. Therefore, the experience of a hair transplant surgeon is very important in finding an efficient and sustainable treatment strategy.
Women are also affected by hereditary hair loss “AGA”, mainly due to hormonal changes in the menopause. Masking the affected areas often becomes an everyday challenge. Due to familial predisposition (even without a hormonal disorder), many women also have a relatively high receding hairline or a high frontal hairline even at a young age.
In the long-standing professional practice as a hair transplant surgeon, our doctor, Munawar Amhad, has already helped over 1,000 men and women through hair transplants to obtain an aesthetically improved appearance. Request results