Baldness in men commonly occurs as male pattern thinning in which the gap between two hair shafts increases causing low hair density. At the same time the hair shaft also loses its thickness thus making them prone to hair damage.
Receding hair line
Loss of more than 100 hair strands a day
Rapid hair loss at an early age
Unusual pattern of hair loss
Pain or itching in scalp with hair loss
Bald spots on beard or eyebrows
Baldness in women is also characterized by female pattern thinning which though not so obvious, still causes significant loss of hair and women end up having low hair-volume.
Increase in hair count on the brush during combing
Widening of hair parting in the central area of scalp
Thinning on the crown and at the top of the scalp
Breaking of several hair shafts while combing due to damage
Sudden baldness after a major illness or surgery
baldness after child birth or during lactation period also known as post-partum baldness
Yes, male and female pattern of hair thinning shows a significant difference. In men, the pattern of hair loss is U-shaped. It starts with thinning on the crown or hairline, which advances to top of the head. In women, androgenetic Alopecia appears as diffuse hair loss or thinning on the top. In women the thinning of hair starts much later in life and also progresses slowly. The crux of problems lies in the hormones. In men, androgen causes damage to the hair follicles and increases risk of irreversible baldness. Since women have oestrogen, it counteracts and stops the negative actions of androgen. However, at a stage where oestrogen level drop and androgens rise, women too start losing hair. Therefore women mainly show thinning of hair after menopause, when oestrogen slows down dramatically or stops altogether.
If you have any query about hair transplantation, may this FAQ help you to solve your query.
Hair grows at the rate of 1 inches every 2 month. But it may vary from person to person.
In India, Hair transplantation cost from 30-35 Thousand to 1.5 Lac for one session depending upon the technique used, the experience and perfection of the surgeon.
Any male or female who has lost his or her hair, due to male or female pattern of baldness or any other irreversible baldness need a hair transplant.
After the transplant, hairs start growing in 2-3 months at the rate of 25% every 3 months. One should expect full results in 9-12 Months.