Hair Loss, Hair Loss, Arcadia Plastic Surgeon Dr George Sun

Hair Loss

Hair thinning and eventual hair loss can be bothersome for both men and women. For men, male pattern hair loss begins at the hairline and the crown of the scalp. For the gentlemen, It can be devastating to be combing your hair and finding out there is a bald patch. For women, female pattern hair loss at the center of the scalp, without the receding hairline most of the time. For the ladies, significant thinning reduces one’s sense of femininity.

The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is due to androgenetic alopecia. In this case, genetically predisposed individuals are particularly sensitive to a testosterone derivative called dihydrotestesterone, or DHT. This hormone retards hair growth and metabolism, slowing causing progressively more hair to die out.Other causes of hair loss include hormonal conditions (pregnancy, thyroid disorder, polycystic ovary, menopause), anemia, autoimmune disorder, quick weight loss, medications, stress, chemicals, trauma, and local skin diseases.