Clarifications on hair loss

Written by: Dr. Alejandro Camps Fresneda
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Hair loss is a common concern among men and women, it is written and we talk a lot about it, so let's clarify some causes and treatments to clear the most common doubts. Let's start with two of the first questions that we all ask ourselves, if it is a hereditary topic and who affects more men or women? Well, common baldness is effectively conditioned by genetics and to trigger requires high levels of dihydrotestosterone in blood, to act on the receptors that in the area of ​​the scalp start the alopecia process.

Women in general conditions do not have high levels of dihydrotestosterone , and therefore, the process of alopecia is not activated so easily. Although women can experience a certain fall after childbirth , and then there is a hormonal readjustment, in which there is a fall of the hormones of pregnancy that must be replaced by the usual hormonal balance of the woman not pregnant .




We already have two causes of hair loss, there is also the generalized thought that aesthetic hair treatments and their products cause us to lose hair. The reality is that hair treatments affect hair in a very different way, depending on the composition of the product. But it should be noted that the most commonly used dyes do not affect the hair root and, therefore, although some may attack the hair, the nascent hair is not affected and over time, as the hair grows new the structure and the appearance of This will be normal.

There is also the belief that there is a hair fall after the summer. In this sense, we must remember that the sun is inducer of alopecia, and normally we do not take prevention in the scalp. We must also keep in mind that the end of summer coincides with the seasonal hair replacement .

Even with everything, the fall of the hair can be avoided with an effective treatment , which will be the one that -in each case- counteracts the reason that produces the fall. Male common alopecia has highly effective treatments, which must be maintained for a very long time, while in female alopecias you must find out the cause that in many cases can be of the hormonal type and correct it.

Regarding treatment times, when dealing with alopecia due to destabilization -such as lack of iron-, it should be treated until the lack of normalization. If it is an androgenic alopecia, the treatment has no limit in principle since the androgenic alopecia constantly evolves.

Similarly, hair can always be strengthened with nutricosmetics and topical products, such as conditioners .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alejandro Camps Fresneda

Dr. Camps is an eminence in Dermatology. He has more than 30 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. In particular, he is an expert in hair transplant, trichology, Mohs surgery, laser, alopecia, skin cancer or skin spots. In fact, he was a pioneer in Spain in the surgical treatment of skin tumors, with Mohs micrographic surgery, the treatment of dermatological pathology with selective lasers and in hair transplant technologies. He is currently the medical director of Dermalás Dermatological Clinic, located in the Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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