A good mane of hair is a sign of health and vitality. Myth has it that women have more hair fall than men, whereas in reality, the incidence is equal between both the genders. The only difference is, hair fall is seen earlier in men because they have shorter hair. Male pattern hair loss is mostly seen from front to the back of the scalp, whereas in women, it mostly starts from the centre of the scalp. In either case, a hair fall treatment is advised.
In medical terminology, hair fall is also known as alopecia. The various types of hair alopecia are:
- Androgenetic alopecia is seen in both men and women but is more pronounced in men. The various causes for androgenetic alopecia can be thyroid, anaemia, protein and vitamin deficiency, and chemotherapy
- Stress induced alopecia is mostly seen after a period of extreme stress. It is seen in people after a surgery, in people with prolonged illness, and in people with dramatic weight loss over a period of time
- Alopecia areata is related to autoimmune process and maybe present along with hypothyroidism, and pancreatic insufficiency
- Traction alopecia is seen prominently in people who pull their hair excessively before tying. It is seen in Sikhs, in people who dry their hair aggressively or in people who brush their hair harshly
Hair fall treatment in Bangalore at Dr. Saurav’s Skin Clinic includes:
First of all, finding the underlying cause. Ruling out if the patient has anaemia, hypothyroidism, or diabetes and correction of the cause, if any.
Additionally it is advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle including nutritious diet, exercise and adequate water intake alongside reduction of smoking and alcohol consumption.
Treating hair loss with medicines containing vitamin supplements and omega-3 fatty acids.
Finally, treating with topical preparation containing minoxidil, sawpalmetto, procapil and biochanin.
Treatment of hair fall may take 10 to 12 months to achieve results.
Additional treatment includes:
Depending on the response to the treatment, these hair fall procedures have to be repeated at a gap of 3-4 weeks for up to 6-10 sittings.