Hair loss can be the result of one or more of factors including:
Hair loss can be broadly classified as scarring and non-scarring. Non-scarring types of hair loss are temporary and can be treated. Scarring types of hair loss, on the other hand, result in permanent hair loss.
Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition. In men, this condition is otherwise referred to as male pattern hair loss/male pattern baldness and in women, this condition is referred to as female pattern hair loss/female pattern baldness.
Involutional alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs naturally with age.
Telogen effluvium is temporary hair loss that happens due to changes in the growth cycle of hair.
Alopecia areata is characterised by patchy hair loss, affecting mostly children and young adults. In about 90% of these cases, though, the hair regrows on its own within a few years.
Inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, cellulitis, and folliculitis, and other skin disorders, including some forms of lupus and lichen planus, can permanently damage hair follicles, causing them to lose their ability to grow hair completely.
Other unassuming ways that can damage hair follicles indefinitely include using hot combs or irons, and tying or pulling hair back too tightly.
In women, hair loss typically occurs in their 40s or later and presents as a general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.
In men, hair loss occurs over 7 stages as defined by the Nordwood Scale:
There are no obvious signs of thinning or hair loss but if you observe that you are losing more than 100 strands of hair a day, it is time to seek professional help.
More strands of hair fall out when you comb or shampoo your hair. As a result of increased hair loss, especially along your temples, you may notice a receding hairline.
You find that you have little or no hair left in your temporal regions and a bald spot has emerged on your scalp.
More prominent balding is spotted.
Higher visibility of hair loss that is hard to mask.
More prominent receding hairline at the top of your head and hair loss on the sides of your head.
Full-blown baldness in the shape of a horseshoe or cul-de-sac pattern.
Temporary hair loss can be treated at any stage but the earlier you seek treatment, the better your chances are of recovering from it.
At Nassim Plastic Surgery, we believe your treatment plan should be tailored to fit your needs, preferences and budget. Our doctors will carefully assess your condition and work closely with you.
Your treatment plan may include one or a combination of the following:
Hair grafts can be extracted as slit graphs (4 to 10 hairs per graft) or micrographs (1 to 2 hairs per graft). In Singapore, up to 6,000 hair grafts can be transplanted, depending on your needs.
At Nassim Plastic Surgery, our hair transplants are carried out using the NeoGraft® Hair Restoration System. NeoGraft® FUE hair transplant eliminates inconsistencies and errors of manual tools and is extremely safe and effective.
In addition, NeoGraft® has a fast recovery time with no linear scars and leaves the most natural looking results.