Hair loss can be quite confusing, there are many different types and causes of hair loss and trying to work out exactly what is wrong with your hair and how you can deal with it can be quite difficult. Something very common is thinning hair, and today, we’re looking at thinning hair and if a hair transplant is the way to combat it.
As mentioned above, hair loss can happen for a number of different reasons and it is important to visit a hair loss specialist to find out the exact reason you might be suffering from hair loss. Due to the large number of different causes and factors involved in hair loss selecting the right treatment will be different for each individual.
The first thing to remember is that hair loss is completely normal and its natural to lose between 60 to 100 hairs each day, this is all part of the hairs normal growth cycle. Hair loss to this extent is completely normal and you shouldn’t notice any visual difference to your hair. If, however, you feel your hair might be looking of feeling thinner your hair loss could be due to other factors such as stress, hormones, age or due to your genes.
Some causes of hair loss are temporary and you won’t even need to consider looking at treatments, however, today, we’re looking at hair transplants for thinning hair and if it’s a suitable treatment.
What Is The Difference Between Hair Loss and Hair Thinning?
When talking about hair loss, in medical terms, hair loss deals with the reduction of the number of hairs that are attached to your scalp. On average, we lose between 50-100 strands of hair each day, and this is completely normal and should cause no concern at all.
If you were to look at each strand of hair you lose throughout the day, the strands should be approximately the length of your hair and have a tiny white bulb at the end, this would indicate that the hair was at its natural shedding stage and ready to fall out as part of the hair growth cycle.
When hair starts to come out in clumps or throughout the day when you run your fingers through your hair, there might be more of a cause for concern. Hair loss can happen for a number of different factors and this can all affect the hairs growth cycle, for example, factors such as stress and hormones can change your hair growth cycle and can cause excessive hair loss.
Factors such as your genes and ageing can also cause hair loss. Due to the vast amount of factors that can cause hair loss, it is important to see a hair loss specialist to get the root of the probable, this will allow you to find out what might be causing your hair loss as well as the best treatment for it.
The best way to look at the difference between hair loss and hair thinning is that, in most cases hair thinning is due to environmental factors and simply changing your hair care routine by doing things such as reducing heat and chemical usage and using the right products can help to restore hair to good health. It can take time, but if you start to look after your hair, over time when new hairs begin to grow you’ll end up with a full head of healthy hair.
When it comes to hair loss you might notice your hair thinning in different areas, most commonly, around the hairline – over time this can form a receding hairline something that a lot of men will want to reverse.
A hair transplant for thinning hair is ideal, if the thinning hair is permanent, the treatment works by transplanting hair from one area of the scalp to another to achieve the appearance of a fuller looking head of hair. The treatment can work to concentrate on areas of the scalp where the hair is thinning, such as the hairline. The result will leave any thin areas of the scalp looking fuller with natural and realistic coverage.
A hair transplant for thinning hair isn’t the only treatment that would work, and for some, it isn’t the right treatment. Sometimes, if your hair loss is not severe, or if you are quite young you might be advised by our doctors not to get a hair transplant just yet. Future hair loss can be unpredictable and having a hair transplant too early will not be future proof and you could end up needing further treatment in the future.
For some of our patients, advanced tricho pigmentation is the better option to treat thinning hair. The treatment works in a similar way to a tattoo by applying pigment to the dermal layer of the scalp. Our advanced technique and system works to build the appearance of hair to thinning areas of the scalp, this can work to add density, making the hair appear fuller.
If you would like more information on the treatments offered at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.