DO WOMEN EXPERIENCE LESS HAIR LOSS THAN MEN?

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DO WOMEN EXPERIENCE LESS HAIR LOSS THAN MEN?

When talking about hair loss and bald spots – the visual that comes to mind is usually of a man with a shiny head. This is because although hair loss is both experienced by both men and women, the effects tend to be more noticeable in men. Further, permanent hair loss affects 70% of men while only 40% in women.

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The main cause of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, also has higher occurrence rate in men. Variations in the AR gene may increase activity of androgen receptors in the hair follicles which responds to androgens like DHT – a byproduct of testosterone. As an effect, DHT shrinks hair follicles and makes it difficult for hair to grow. And because men are more testosterone-filled than women, the end results are far greater.

The age by which hair loss occurs also vary. For men, androgenetic alopecia can begin as early as their teenage years. By the age of 35, approximately 65% of men have already lost a lot of hair and by age 50, 85% have already experienced severe hair thinning and bald spots. For women, on the other hand, the onslaught of hair loss usually happens after menopause – thus younger women do not really experience the effects yet.

In addition, the pattern by which hair loss occurs differ in both sexes. Men’s hair loss happens in a more defined pattern – receding hairline and bald spots at the top of the head. For women, meanwhile, the loss of hair is spread out and not concentrated on certain spots and it appears more to be hair thinning in general.

In a nutshell, it can be said that women do experience less hair loss than men and somehow the effects are more manageable and tolerable. In spite of the differences, both men and women can undergo hair restoration treatments that can help them no matter what stage of hair loss they’re in. Nuhart Philippines offers options that are suited to each patient’s needs and proper evaluation is done before each procedure to ensure desirable results.

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TOP SIGNS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

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TOP SIGNS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

Male pattern baldness is a common hair loss condition which affects almost every male throughout their lifetime, some even experiencing it as early as 18 years old. This condition does not occur overnight – hair loss happens gradually and can be noticeable over time.

You can hear it from almost everyone: “Treat male pattern baldness while it’s still early” or “Prevent hair loss as early as now”. Those statements are correct and prevention is better than cure, but you must know the early stages of male pattern baldness before you can actually decide on which course of treatment to take as some cases hair fall due to male pattern baldness can be prevented during the early stages; while other cases could be slowed down.

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There are 7 early warning signs of Male Pattern Baldness:

  • Receding Hairline

Male pattern baldness usually starts in the hairline. What you should look out for is the gradual thinning of hair away from the forehead in a distinctive “M” shape.

  • Thinning in the Crown Area

This is another common warning sign for male pattern baldness, as the thinning crown area may be the first spot recognizable by some people. It’s more obvious since it thins in a rounded zone, closely surrounded by normal hair growth.

  • Hair Takes Longer to Grow

In pattern hair loss, the hair follicles enter a resting phase and more often than not, is starved on nutrients which makes your hair take longer to grow. There may be other factors why your hair takes longer to grow, but this is usually a warning sign for pattern baldness.

  • Too Much Hair Fall

If you’re noticing too much errant hairs or seeing clumps of hair on your comb, pillow, or your car’s headrest, then you may be experiencing hair loss.

  • Curly Hair

This warning sign may not occur to all men, but the showing of curly hair over the ears and the hairline of the neck is a tell-tale sign of male pattern baldness. This typically happens after noticing the thinning at the crown and the front hairline.

  • Thin, Wispy Hair

Hair follicles typically gets thinner and lose their shine before hair fall. If the front of your hairline around the temples and forehead seems to be getting thinner and wispier, then this is a sign of male pattern baldness.

  • If It Runs in the Family

While it is not totally true that male pattern baldness is genetic, it is more likely for a man whose relatives have male pattern baldness to also experience the condition. Check if both sides of the family tree have cases of hair loss to make sure.

The earlier you catch male pattern baldness, the easier it is to do something about it. When you see the signs, better consult with an expert to confirm your case and learn the possible ways you can prevent or treat it. NuHart Philippines can help you with that, so book for a consultation at www.nuhartclinic.com.ph.

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REASONS WHY NOT EVERYONE CAN GET A HAIR TRANSPLANT

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REASONS WHY NOT EVERYONE CAN GET A HAIR TRANSPLANT

Hair Transplant is a procedure in which certain factors are taken into consideration before a patient is considered a good candidate. These measures are very crucial to ensure the success rate and for the desired end-result to be achieved.

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Here are some key reasons that determine one’s readiness for a hair transplant:

  • Amount of Donors/Grafts Available

During the evaluation process, the hair surgeon will assess how much hair is available for use. The donor area at the back of the head is scanned for good potential grafts. If there are no sufficient amounts of grafts that can be transferred to the affected area, hair transplantation may not entirely provide the desired result.

  • Patient’s Age

As much as possible, surgeons prefer that hair transplant patients are those who are at least 30 years of age. This is to ensure that the hair loss pattern has already reached full maturity. Since younger patients usually suffer from “immature hair loss”, the shedding may still continue to progress and intervening with a hair transplant at this point may not be helpful.

  • Severity/State of Hair Loss

The extent of the patient’s hair loss also determines his eligibility as a hair transplant candidate. This is related to factor number one (1) as the severity of loss means a larger affected area that needs to be covered. If it’s too severe, and there are no enough grafts to cover, then a different hair restoration method needs to be considered.

  • Patient’s General Health

The patient should be healthy enough to undergo any hair transplant procedure. The surgery itself as well as the recovery period require a healthy immune system, thus, it is necessary that any medical conditions be treated first.

These are four major factors that are crucial to and should be assessed thoroughly. In the instance that these are not met, the surgeon then recommends other available options fit for the patient’s hair loss condition.

It is important that these major factors are assessed and discussed by your trusted surgeon. At NuHart Philippines, these factors are discussed and you are assured before you take the next step.

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10 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK BEFORE A HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY

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10 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK BEFORE A HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY

In checking for available hair loss treatments, a person suffering from one will definitely come across with hair transplant. And yes, having a hair transplant is the probably the best option available given that it provides permanent and satisfactory results. But as part of the process, it would be best to know the right questions to ask a hair transplant surgeon during consultation. Here are the 10 important questions to ask:

 

What is the cause of the hair loss?

Asking the cause of the hair loss is very crucial, as the clinic and surgeon must determine the root cause of the problem before recommending hair transplant as the perfect solution for the patient. It is important that the surgeon addresses this part first, and not just to oversell the benefits of the surgery

How many follicular grafts do you need?

The surgeon must determine how many grafts are needed in the procedure, as this will determine the cost of the procedure. Once it’s determined, the pricing part of the consultation is the next step. The results are based on how many grafts are transplanted, so beware of clinics that will bargain incentives by offering less grafts at a lower price. Clinics doing less grafts in one session to lower the price is not pushing for the best interest of the patient.

 

How many sessions will it take to achieve the results you want?

A patient must have a clearer and more realistic view of the results of a transplant several months after a session. So if the clinic does not provide the complete details to help the patient understand, then the clinic is not the right one for you.

 

How long has the surgeon been practicing in business?

Many hair transplant clinics claim that they’re experts on the hair transplant procedure field, but only a few can really be considered as “experts”. The number of procedures a surgeon had done, the techniques and specialties a surgeon have must be stated during the consultation to make sure you’re in safe hand.

 

How many technicians will assist the surgeon and what are the team’s credentials?

Hair transplant surgeons usually have technicians to assist during the procedure but the number of technicians who will assist depends on the number of grafts needed. Same as the credibility of the surgeon, the technician’s expertise background should also be discussed since they’re also part of the procedure.

 

Am I too young for a hair transplant?

Each hair loss case should be evaluated individually, given there are several age-related factors that play a part in a patient’s hair loss case and this can affect a hair transplant procedure. The surgeon’s main consideration must be the current degree of hair loss and the future implications of the hair loss patterns. The clinic’s goal is to prevent further hair loss on younger patients, and monitoring the patient’s hair loss over a period of time helps determine when’s the best time to conduct a hair transplant to restore the lost hair.

 

How much does a hair transplant cost?

As previously mentioned, the cost of the transplant depends on the number of grafts needed for the session. A patient must also know that he may be required to have more than one session to completely restore hair. In general, the more hair transplanted, the better the outcome, the higher the cost.

 

Should I still use any hair loss medication in addition to the transplant?

Depending on the hair loss case and age, some patients are advised to take hair loss medications to hold pre-existing hair for as long as possible, by slowing the rhythm and rate of hair loss.

 

Do I have to completely shave my hair prior the procedure?

On an FUE hair transplant procedure, shaving hair is usually not mandatory. Keeping hair longer can actually help cover up the surgery nicely.

 

Can my hair loss be reversed or stopped?

Hair loss can be completely stopped in some cases. But this depends on the cause of the hair loss and if the evaluation is done early enough. Early intervention provides a better result. The surgeon needs to measure the degree of hair loss in various areas of the scalp and check the percentage of hairs that are in the resting phase of the hair growth cycle.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the transplant process. The consultation with the surgeon helps you decide whether or not you want to push through with a hair transplant. This is also the best time to establish trust with your hair transplant surgeon.

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MALE VS FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS

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MALE VS FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS

When it comes to hair loss, it is often misconstrued that only men undergo or suffer from this hair problem since baldness is usually more visible to them.

In reality, both hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia in men and women are caused by genetic predisposition to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When DHT levels rise, the hair follicles shrivel and growth of the hair is stunted. The effect and response, however, are different to men & women, particularly in the pattern in which the hair thins out. This also happens because females have less androgen in their bodies.

For men, hair loss pattern starts with a receding hairline from the forehead and hair thinning around the crown area. This progresses and eventually more shriveled follicles which will also die in the long run, taking an “m” pattern. The end result, if not treated at an earlier stage, is baldness. There is no specific timeline on the speed of hair loss but an average man takes between 15 and 25 years.

As for women, hair loss begins with thinning across the central area of the scalp. While men suffer from receding hairline, most women will retain their hairlines. Further, only a small number of women, undergo or experience baldness and will tend to notice hair loss later in life than men.

While the pattern for men and women hair loss are usually different, there are instances when men develop hair loss in a female pattern and for women to showcase a male pattern.

Fortunately, hair loss treatments for both male and female are available and are easily accessible. Hair restoration clinics such as NuHart Philippines can help bring hair regrowth and restore patients’ crowning glories. A thorough consultation and evaluation with an experienced surgeon should be done and from there, the best treatment procedure will be recommended. Book for a consultation at www.nuhartclinic.com.ph.

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