Alopecia: Cause and Treatment

Edited by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 12/10/2017 08:56
Source: Article based on the professional experience of the doctor

The renovation of the scalp involves a daily maximum of 100 hairs fall, which is not a pathology but a normal phenomenon in every human being. In any case, many people who consult a dermatologist if hair loss continues over weeks and months leading to the loss of hair volume.

Alopecia Women: Causes and Treatment

¿are the causes

  • Alteration in the thyroid gland: Abnormalities of the thyroid gland are very common. The most common is hypothyroidism, which means that the little gland works
  • Post delivery, within 3-4 months after delivery.
  • stressestrés. It is manifested by loss of hair all over the scalp or as bald ( alopecia areata )
  • Sudden loss of body weight, eating disorders (anorexia - bulimia) or poor diet in general
  • Early Surgery or severe infection ( detected at 3-4 months after intervention / infection )
  • Fall hormonal ( estrogen ) in menopause: weakening and reduced capillary density
  • Alopecia androgenetic female inheritance. It is rare

¿Like treating

  • Correcting iron deficiency, vitamin deficiencies or following an analytical blood
  • Oral nutritional capillaries Treatments
  • Hair lotions made ​​with different ingredients to strengthen the blood circulation
  • hair, reduce fat, desquamation.

Male Alopecia: Causes and Treatment

¿are the causes

  • Nerves, anxiety or other disorder ( surgical intervention, accident, etc ). Overall fall or in certain areas ( alopecia areata ) at all ages
  • Androgenetic alopecia (hereditary hormonal factors + ). This is the most usual fall in the male between 20 and 30 years

¿Like treating

  • Oral nutritional capillaries Treatments
  • Hair lotions
  • Finasteride 1mg: Single active ingredient intended for male androgenetic alopecia. Actua enzymatic - hormonal level. Indicated in men younger than 41 years who are losing their hair. Stop drop and improves the thickness of existing hair. Should be taken daily continuously for years.
  • Side effects: decreased sex drive at the start of treatment ( 1.8%), reversible after stopping treatment
  • .

¿, consisting in hair transplantation


Hair transplantation or hair implantation is a minor surgery procedure that has been used for over 25 years with very satisfactory results.

In essence involves moving hair roots from one part of the scalp to another that has definitely lost the hair root, usually due to hereditary causes, to stress or some kind of accident. The root implanted in a new place grows in the same way as in the place of removal.

¿who are candidates for a hair transplant


They are candidates for a hair transplant all those men and women who have lost hair in a part of your scalp ( either in the front of the scalp at the crown or in some other location ) and after performing treatments based lotions, vitamins or some other medical treatments fail to recover. When the person is not satisfied with keeping your hair, but you want to have more, hair transplantation is the treatment.

In hair transplantation a limited amount of roots, which is usually about 2,000 to 3,000 hairs ( the maximum that can be performed in a single intervention ) and those roots are moved to the place we want to cover or repopulate extracted. Naturally, the ideal candidate is someone who has very little area of baldness and hair so much in the rest of the head. The more hair lost person, the harder it is to get an excellent result.

Dermatology in Barcelona
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Francisco José López Gil

By Dr. Francisco José López Gil

Dermatologist with extensive experience, is expert in the treatment of alopecia. He directs the Dermatology Unit at Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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