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Hair loss

To find out whether hair transplantation is a good solution for you, it’s important to understand what hair loss entails. How is hair loss defined? What causes hair loss? Is there a difference between male and female hair loss?

Is your hair loss normal or excessive?

Hair loss

A normal hair growth cycle usually takes two to five years and follows three phases: first the hair growth is active, then a period of rest, after which the hair eventually drops. Excessive natural hair loss occurs when the growth phase is shortened. Although there are many causes and diseases that cause hair loss, androgenic alopecia is the most common cause, both for men and women.

In a free consultation our experts will confirm your personal diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan.

Male or female baldness?

Male baldness is often hereditary. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. Male baldness typically results in a receding hairline and bald patches on top of the head.

Women often develop a different form of baldness: thinning hair starting at the crown and spreading over the entire scalp. While male hormones play an important role in male pattern baldness, the cause of female baldness is less clear. The fact that many of these symptoms occur during menopause suggests that hormones do indeed play a role.

The impact of hair loss

Watch our doctor Kristel explain the impact hair loss can have on both men and women (Dutch spoken).

Is baldness a disease?

During the normal ageing process, our hair becomes thinner and less dense. The influence of male hormones in both men and women plays an important role and helps to explain why very few people over the age of 75 have a full head of hair.

 

During the normal ageing process, our hair becomes thinner and less dense. The influence of male hormones in both men and women plays an important role and helps to explain why very few people over the age of 75 have a full head of hair. That said, male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) can occur in both men and women. When this happens at a young age, it’s known as premature baldness. People who suffer from this form of hair loss are ideal candidates for hair transplantation. As baldness can worsen over the years, we recommend our younger clients to postpone treatment to ensure the best possible results.

Being bald is not good for our health. Studies have found that bald men are eight times more likely to develop skin cancer than men with a full head of hair. For this alone, the cover of these bare spots, which is done with hair transplant, is medically useful.

The Partial Longitudinal Follicular Unit Extraction method, or HSI method, is an innovative hair transplant technique developed bij drs. Coen Gho. It extracts parts of hair follicles using very small needles (diameter 0,5-0,6 millimeter and length 5-6 millimeters). The technique allows stem cells in the donor area and extracts stem cells at the same time for transplantation in the reception area. Both follicles are able to grow hair. Additionally, the grafts are much smaller compared to conventional hair transplantation techniques, providing higher hair density without virtually any kind of scarring.

Experienced technician Yvette Keulemans