The most common cause of hair loss in men is genetic causes. Hair loss due to other dermatological disorders will not be evaluated in this section. In 1975, a dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon described male hair loss widely used today, using the Norwood Classification. The rate of hair loss can vary significantly from person to person. For example, a man may rapidly lose his hair at the age of 40, and this loss may continue steadily for many years, or it may pause and occur visibly at the age of 60. Hair loss due to dermatological causes can be seen in both men and women. The distinction from non-genetic hair loss may require complete expertise and laboratory tests.
Androgenic baldness type is a type of hair loss that occurs in both men and women. However, most often, androgenic alopecia occurs in men. Unfortunately, male hair loss can also be seen in women due to hormonal imbalance. Characteristics of hair loss in men are the regression of the hairline, weakening, and loss of hair follicles in the temple and hill area. Hair in the nape area, which is not affected by the genetic factor, is used for transplantation.
Causes of Hair Loss in Men
The type of androgenic baldness is caused by hormonal deterioration in the body. Hair loss in men is not associated with a decrease in testosterone levels in the body, but with dihydrotestosterone. Baldness and hair loss, which many men over the age of 50 suffer, can also be seen at a young age, but this process can be slowed down or even prevented.
Symptoms of Hair Loss in Men
The Androgenic baldness type gradually emerges. First, the hair thins becomes brittle, starts to grow slower, and eventually falls out.
What are the Most Important Causes of Hair Loss in Men
1. Depending on Genetic Characteristics
It is the most common reason. Family history is necessary.
2. Due to General Body Diseases
•Thyroid hormone disorders
•Drugs: Drugs used for chronic diseases cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout, and high blood pressure drugs
•Serious stressful situations
•Overweight loss or Overweight gain
3. Some hair models:
Hair models such as excessive hairstyling, ponytail, or excessively tense hair collection can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. A hair straightener, excessive blow-drying, keratin care, excessive hair dye use, etc.
4. Skin Diseases
Diseases that leave scars on the scalp; we call them scarred alopecia; for example, FFFA, Lichen pilanopilaris
What are the Symptoms and Symptoms of Hair Loss?
Hair loss may start fast or slow, maybe in the form of loss or thinning, may be temporary or permanent, may concern only the scalp or all body hair.
Gradual thinning above the head: This is the most common hair loss in both men and women, which increases with age. In men, the hairline usually begins to recede from the forehead, resembling the letter M. In women, the hairline is usually preserved, rarely seen in the more posterior regions.
Circular or irregular bald spots: Some people have hairless areas in the scalp area, the size of flat and coins. This type of hair loss usually affects only the scalp but can sometimes also be seen in beards or eyebrows.
In some cases, there may be itching, burning, or pain on the skin before hair loss. Due to this, redness and scars may be seen.
Sudden loosening of the scalp: A physical or emotional trauma may cause loosening of the scalp. A handful of hair may fall out while brushing or washing your hair or after a light tug. This type of hair loss causes general thinning rather than baldness.
Hair loss throughout the body: Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for
cancer, can cause hair loss all over your body. Feathers usually come back.
Most baldness is caused by genetic features (male baldness and female baldness). This type of hair loss can be slowed down and stopped if an early diagnosis is made.
These tips can help you avoid catching preventable hair loss types;
• Tight hairstyles such as braids and ponytails should be avoided
• You should avoid bending, rubbing, or pulling your hair by force.
• Wash and brush your hair gently. A wide-toothed comb can help prevent hair pulling.
• Avoid harsh treatments such as hot cylinders, curling tongs, hot oil treatments, and permanent substances.
• Avoid medications and supplements that may cause hair loss
• Protect your hair from sunlight and other ultraviolet light sources.
• Some studies show that there is a relationship between smoking and baldness in men.
• Using a cooling head during chemotherapy treatments may reduce hair loss
There are different treatment methods for various hair loss. Hair breaker, telogen eff, genetic hair loss,
Medical treatment methods:
1. Causal treatment
5. OCS, Spironolactone
• Laser treatments
• Stem cell therapy
• Cosmetic closure methods:
• Anti-contrast and volume-enhancing hair models
Can Natural Results Be Obtained With Hair Transplantation?
Almost 100% of natural results can be obtained.
• The hairline should be planned naturally before the procedure.
• The required number of grafts should be transplanted.
• The procedure should be performed by the standards that will ensure the survival of the grafts.