Men's Hair Loss
Hair loss is a very common condition in the male population that sometimes we tend to accept as normal. Nevertheless it has a strong effect on the psychology of men, especially when it appears at a relatively young age. Consequently it can affect their self-esteem, self-confidence and their relationships within the social, professional and erotic environments.
Androgenetic Alopecia (Male-Pattern Baldness) is the main cause of more than 95% of hair loss in men and is hereditary. Approximately 35% of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of 35 and about 85% of men will be affected by thinning hair by the age of 50.
With the aid of an enzyme in the oil gland of a hair follicle – the Type II 5-Alpha Reductase – testosterone converts to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).
Hair follicles that have sensitivity towards DHT will start to thin and their lifespan will be shortened. In fact, DHT kills the hair follicles as it causes them to shrink.
In Male-Pattern Baldness the first area usually affected is the crown, where it will start to thin.
Following this, the hair at the hairline or temples may start to recede. These areas, with addition of the mid-anterior scalp, seem to be the most sensitive towards DHT.
Other causes of men’s hair loss can be a very stressful condition or experience, a reaction towards specific medication (anti-coagulants, beta-blockers, anti-depressants, anti-epileptic drugs, etc) or a serious disease.
The stages of males’ hair loss are described in Hamilton’s Scale.
Dr Kouremada-Zioga will examine your scalp carefully during the consultation and will specifically assess your individual needs as well as listening to your concerns and expectations. She will assess your hair loss and the condition of your remaining hair using a densitometer, a special magnification device, which will help her reach the correct diagnosis and decide the best possible treatment for your case. Her outstanding success as a hair transplant surgeon has been achieved by treating patients as individuals and tailoring her approach to their individual needs.