Am I a good Hair Transplant Candidate?
Who is the best candidate?
Who are not candidates?
People with thinning or miniaturization of the donor area.
People with Diffuse Alopecia or Telogen Effluvium
This type of baldness is the one caused by chronic disease, emotional stress or feverish illnesses.
People with Alopecia Areata (AA or spot baldness)
Alopecia Areata’s origins are unknown but its symptoms are very clear, it is displayed in very clear round totally bald patches in the head area.
In the case of Alopecia Universalis (AU) hair is lost in the entire body.
There is still no treatment for these kinds of alopecia, the therapies most commonly used for them are:
Topical corticosteroids, steroid injections or irritating agents for the excitation of the follicles to stimulate growth.
People with Alopecia Totalis (AT)
This is when hair is lost in all of the scalp, like in the case of Alopecia Universalis where hair loss occurs in all of the body, but in AT it is only lost in the head area.
People with drug related Alopecia
Vitamin A in great dosages, cytostatics, antithyroid agents, anticoagulants, mercury and valproic acid can cause alopecia. When drug use is suspended, the alopecia disappears.
People with Traumatic Alopecia
It can be caused by hair dryers, metal combs or any other object capable of injuring the scalp.
It can also be self inflicted by a patient when in a manic depressive state, the person rips his or her own hair out. This pathology is known as Trichotillomania.
¿Sufres de Alopecia Androgenética?
Specialists have several solutions for women with androgenetic baldness: Other solutions include some medicines such as Minoxidil and Alfatriadol, as well as hormonal treatments such as oral anti androgens.
There’s a few solutions for women with Androgenetic Alopecia:
- Hair transplant, being one of the best solutions for most of the androgenetic balndess cases.
- Drugs such as Minoxidil and Alfatriadol.
- Hormonal treatments such as oral anti androgens.
IMPORTANT: Never initiate any kind of medical treatment without consulting a physician first.
It is true that in some cases hair dye, ironing or different capillary lotions may cause hair loss, this is not the case for women with androgenetic baldness.
This type of baldness is not related to the way you treat your hair, if you have androgenetic baldness no matter how gently you treat your hair, the balding will continue.
If you are losing your hair density and you think you may have androgenetic baldness, we suggest that you consult a specialist and avoid treatments which will not work such as shampoos, capillary massages, laser treatments, etc.
In the event that hair thinning is accompanied by other symptoms such as infertility, cystic acne, irregular periods, galactorrhea (secretion of breast milk outside of maternity stage), you will have to see your physician.
Remember never to undergo any kind of treatment without professional medical indications.