Hair fall, hair thinning and balding has become common in both men and women. When hair fall is at the initial stage, you can look for home remedies, change diet, however, when over the years, hair fall hasn’t been controlled, you need medical assistance. The main 2 hair loss treatments which are widely practised are – PRP Hair Treatment and Hair Transplant Treatment. Most of the patients don’t know which treatment to choose. Looking for a second opinion? Getting knowledge on the hair loss and the treatments will clarify your doubt on which treatment to opt for! Through this article, we would like to share the various stages of hair loss and solution at each stage. Also, explain when to choose PRP hair treatment and when to choose a hair transplant treatment! In case you are looking for a good hair clinic in Mumbai, you can visit Nubello Aesthetics.
Male and Female Hair Loss Pattern
Losing a few strands of hair is normal. Hair fall is natural and with age, hair loss increases. However, when hair falls, new hair should grow. The cycle of hair fall along with hair growth should occur. The hair cycle is as follows:
- Anagen Stage: The growing phase of a hair follicle.
- Catagen Stage: The intermediate or the resting phase of hair growth. This lasts for 1-2 weeks.
- Telogen Stage: The shedding phase of the hair cycle. This usually lasts for 3 to 4 months. At the end of this phase, older hairs fall out and new hairs grow.
When the anagen phase gets shorter and telogen phase stays longer and this continues for years, then there are chances the person is getting bald. And here, there is only hair loss and not hair growth. This is called Male Pattern Baldness in gents and Female Pattern Baldness in ladies. The patterns differ from male to female, but the conclusion is that the person starts getting bald spots.
Any change in the hair growth cycle leads to hair loss problems. There are several factors which add as a catalyst to the increasing hair fall. Such as stress, environment, lack of nutrition, certain health conditions and heredity. Over the years, the hair loss increases and the process turns from thinning of hair to balding.
Signs of Hair Loss in Men
- Thinning hair on the scalp.
- A receding hairline.
- The M pattern hair loss from the front, leaving the crown head exposed.
- Losing hair from the top of the head.
Signs of Hair Loss in Women
- Overall hair thinning from the scalp.
- The increasing gap in the partition.
PRP hair treatment is one of the hair loss treatments advised by a hair specialist at the initial stages of hair loss. However, when bald spots are visible, hair transplant is advised. Balding can be embarrassing, and anyone with these patterns can go for hair transplant:
- Losing hair from the crown and getting bald from the front in the form of “M” – Male Pattern Baldness.
- Broadening partition in women also known as female pattern baldness.
- Circular or patchy bald spots on the head. This can be due to alopecia areata, trichotillomania or accidents.
- Circular baldness from top of the head. This occurs mostly in Men. Also Male Pattern Baldness.
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Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. The Norwood scale provides easy-to-reference images that show different stages of balding in men. There are 7 stages of hair loss in men, they are:
- Stage 1. No significant hair loss or recession of the hairline.
- Stage 2. There is a slight recession of the hairline around the temples. This is also known as an adult or mature hairline.
- Stage 3. The first signs of clinically significant balding appear. The hairline becomes deeply recessed at both temples, resembling an M, U, or V shape. The recessed spots are completely bare or sparsely covered in hair.
- Stage 3 vertex. The hairline stays at stage 2, but there is significant hair loss on the top of the scalp (the vertex).
- Stage 4. The hairline recession is more severe than in stage 2, and there is sparse hair or no hair on the vertex. The two areas of hair loss are separated by a band of hair that connects to the hair remaining on the sides of the scalp.
- Stage 5. The two areas of hair loss are larger than in stage 4. They are still separated, but the band of hair between them is narrower and sparser.
- Stage 6. The balding areas at the temples join with the balding area at the vertex. The band of hair across the top of the head is gone or sparse.
- Stage 7. The most severe stage of hair loss, only a band of hair going around the sides of the head remains. This hair is usually not dense and may be fine.
Female Pattern Baldness
Female pattern baldness also called androgenetic alopecia, is hair loss that affects women. It is similar to that of male pattern baldness, with an exception that women do not get bald like men, but lose their hair in a different pattern than men. The hair specialists divide female pattern baldness into three types:
- Type I is a small amount of thinning that starts around your part.
- The Type II Stage involves widening of the part and increased thinning around it.
- Type III is thinning throughout, with a see-through area at the top of your scalp.
Now that you understand the various hair loss stages in men and women. When should a patient go for PRP hair treatment, and when to choose a hair transplant?
PRP Hair Treatment vs Hair Transplant
Who needs a PRP treatment? Men suffering from male pattern baldness, in the initial stage 1-3, can opt for the PRP hair treatment. Women with hair thinning issues caused by female pattern baldness in stage 1-2. Women with an increasing gap in the partition region can choose the PRP therapy for hair to control the hair thinning damage.
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When to go for Hair PRP therapy and not hair transplant?
Hair transplant treatment and PRP hair treatment are 2 different processes. When the patient faces hair loss to a certain level where bald patches are visible, such as male pattern baldness fro stage 3-6, and female pattern baldness stage 2-3, it is advisable to choose hair transplant treatment. However, when the hair loss is at the initial stage and the patient has been experiencing hair loss within the last 5 years time period, then the patient can choose PRP hair treatment for hair loss.
PRP Hair Treatment – No more hair loss. Prevention from getting Bald.
Hair Transplant – Solution to Baldness.
Nubello Aesthetics experts in both the procedures and we have been in the hair treatment industry for the past 8 years. We have been striving to offer the best PRP hair treatment in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Treating hair loss at the initial stage can help you save cost and embarrassment from baldness. PRP hair treatment along with minoxidil and derma roller is very effective and gives results in 4-6 months. Controlling hair loss and improving hair growth is very important when the hair loss is at the initial stages. However, if you have been negligent and reached the male pattern baldness stages above 3, it is time you get a hair transplant treatment. Control hair fall with PRP hair treatment, however, if you are already getting bald spots, treat it with a hair transplant. Hope this helps.
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