Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia

What causes hair loss?

Alopecia androgenética folículos

The main cause of hair loss in both men and women is a type of hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia or “common calvice”. The tendency to hair loss is genetically inherited from any branch of the family and begins to develop after puberty. It is important to identify the personal bias of each patient and to compare it with their family history. Hair that is genetically susceptible to androgenetic alopecia (generally the area of the inputs and crown) begins to shrink in diameter and length during every stage of life (3 to 5 years) in a process called “miniaturization” until it eventually disappears.


Evolution of androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia develops patterns are defined. By simulating these patterns during surgery we achive completely natural results and also allow us to monitor the evolution of alopecia associated with medical treatment.



 Hair loss is not synonymous with hair loss

It is important to remember that most adults lose between 75-125 hairs every day due to natural renewal process by which some hair follicles go into a resting phase, while others begin to generate a new hair.

In this sense it is very important to clear that hair loss is not synonymous of hair loss.


Other causes of reversible hair fall treatment

Other less common causes of hair loss, which are mostly reversible with treatment are thyroid disease, iron deficiency, high fever, general anesthesia or surgery, strict diets, postpartum and certain medications. There are also certain diseases that can cause temporary or permanent hair loss, such as lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, and alopecia areata.

There are many myths about hair loss; is not influenced by poor blood circulation, plugging of hair follicles, daily shampooing, by wearing hats or helmets or by mite infestation.


What can be done by men hair loss?

The main problem when starting a treatment for alopecia is the times handled. In alopecia problems 4-6 months treatment must be carry out before the effects are seen. During the first months the effects of medication will be very subtle and only quantifiable with measurement systems and digital Trichoscan.

Today there are more options than in pasts days for miniaturized hair and that tends to disappear:

  • Hair transplantation offers a permanent solution.
  • Oral and topical medical treatments require constant use to maintain their effect.
  • Growth factors and phototherapy are used in the Pits (Therapeutic protocols Intensification) with oral and topical treatments.
  • Cosmetic treatments such as keratin fibers, although not hinder the development of alopecia, are very important during the first months of treatment in which the effect of the medication prescribed has still not been made visible.
In CapMédica we have everything to give your hair future: from preventive medical treatments to hair transplantation.
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