Androgenic alopecia is the medical term for the loss of hair. Hair loss is when hair is: falling out gradually, thinning, or not regrowing. Both men and women can experience hair loss. This may occur because: old age, genetics, stress, poor diet, chemotherapy, insufficient nutrients, or smoking. To prevent hair loss from worsening, you would need to stop doing such things.
There are different types of hair loss patterns. Hair can: gradually get thinner on the top of your head, get patchy bald spots, suddenly become loosen, or grow scalp patches.
There are many solutions to fix hair loss. You can treat it surgically and non-surgically. There are over-the-counter medications to help with growth and there are certain shampoos/conditioners that help keep hair healthy.
Hair transplant surgery is a surgical procedure where the area with no hair gets filled in with areas that have hair. There are two methods of the transplant: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). During FUSS, the surgeon takes hair from the back of your hair and sews the gap back closed. Then the hair gets divided into up to 2000 different grafts. Then those grafts get placed onto the area where there is hair loss. During FUE, the back of your scalp will get shaved. After that, the hair follicles will get removed one by one.
Both of these procedures can take 4-8 hours. Your scalp will be very delicate and you will need to take pain medications every day. You will have to wear a bandage over your scalp for several days. It usually takes 2-5 days to return to work after the procedure. The transplanted hair will fall out after 2-3 weeks and it may take up to a year to fully grow all the hair back. If you still lose hair after the procedure or want it to be thicker, you would need to get another surgery.
Bleeding and infection is a risk that may occur too. Scarring may occur and the growth may look unnatural.
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