Hair Loss & Treatment
Hair loss is the most widespread dermatological problem. Before starting the treatment, the reason for hair loss should be found out. It should be definitely determined if the person suffers from thinning hair or baldness. Hair loss is mostly visible during washing and combing hair. It is useful for you to check if you have hair loss by doing these. If you find out hair loss:
If this loss is between 100 and 200 hair in average a day, it is a normal loss. Hair loss over this number is abnormal and should be certainly controlled by a dermatologist.
Hair loss occurring within 2-3 days after delivering a baby, inflammatory-serious disease, injuries and surgical operations is normal. Apart from this, medications used in treatment of goiter, vitamin A and medications used in cancer treatment may also cause hair loss. In this kind of hair loss, the scalp is healthy. It does not require treatment, and the lost hair grows again after a while.
Some hair loss results from internal diseases. Diseases such as iron-deficiency anemia, goiter etc. may also cause hair loss. In such cases, the existing disease should be treated.
Hair loss may also result from pelade. Alopesia areata commonly known as pelade leads hair loss in a way that small round holes form in the scalp. During treatment, cortisone-crème and cortisone can be injected to the bald sites. Sometimes systematic cortisone treatment can also be applied. Besides, different medications that stimulate hair follicles can also be applied. You should absolutely see a dermatologist in this kind of hair loss.
Another type of hair loss is the male-pattern hair loss. The male-pattern hair loss is a disease which is mostly seen in men, but recently, started to be seen also in women and causes complete hair loss in sideburns and on the top. Another name of this kind of loss is genetic hair loss. While this kind of hair loss is seen in the sideburns and on the top in men; it is seen in women as thinning on the top of scalp. At the sides of thinning sites, there is immature, short and fine hair that gets thinner as going to the ends.
To treat male-pattern hair loss, a solution treatment is applied for 2 times a day for a period of 6 months; hair growth becomes visible in 30% of men and more of women. This treatment is more suitable for patients who suffer from hair thinning but is not bald completely. This treatment is influential in hair loss of aged women. Another treatment method is that men take pills twice a day. These pills to be recommended by your doctor activate the hair follicles and ensure new hair to grow.
If women have pimples, hairiness and menstrual irregularity together with hair loss, they should be subject to a detailed examination by the specialist.
Patients who do not respond to these treatments can have a hair transplant operation and the problem of baldness can be solved.