Here at KA Hair Aesthetics, helping our patients treat and address their hair loss concerns is only part of our duties. We have always felt strongly that patient education is also incredibly important. Hair loss is a complex issue that can affect every person differently. And the more that a person understands about their concern, the more satisfied they will ultimately be when it comes time for us to provide a solution. That’s why our hair restoration experts thought it would be instructive to answer a few commonly asked questions about hair loss and how it can impact and help people.
Question #1: Is some light hair shedding always a cause for concern?
Absolutely not. In fact, most people lose about 100 individual hairs every day. And while that sounds like a lot, it’s actually perfectly normal and not a sign of long-term or significant hair loss. Thinning hair can grow back on its own in some cases, especially if hair shedding is temporarily caused by an environmental factor like high stress levels. This is why it is important to get a proper diagnosis.
Question #2: How does hair loss in women differ from hair loss in men?
In some ways, they are actually similar. Just like with men, the most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia (or female pattern baldness). However, unlike men who typically experience a receding hairline and gradual loss of hair from the crown of the head and frontal scalp, women often experience loss of hair from the entire scalp, with extensive hair loss at the crown over time. Hair loss in women can also occur as a result of certain conditions like thyroid issues, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or hormonal changes during menopause.
Question #3: How old do I have to be to undergo a hair transplant like a follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
Every individual case is different, however there is no minimum age for adults who want to undergo a FUE procedure to address their hair loss concern. As long as the person is in good health, is confirmed to have androgenetic or traction alopecia, and has enough hair in the donor area to produce a satisfying result, there is no age restriction. We have helped patients in their 30’s as well as ones who are in their 70’s.
We hope that this was informative and reassuring to our readers. In the case of significant hair loss, it’s important to remember that you have outstanding and dependable hair restoration options at your disposal. For more information or if you would like to schedule an in-person consultation appointment, please contact KA Hair Aesthetics today.