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Hair loss is frustrating as the hair on your scalp are part of the defining identity. When you start to lose the hair, you feel you are losing part of your identity which affects your confidence and leads to depression. Men and women both around the globe face hair loss problems. Mostly heredity factors cause pattern hair loss which results in,

Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss

In men, this type of hair loss usually occurs around the late twenties and early thirties which cause thinning hairline, crown, and temple leading to horseshoe pattern on the scalp. Sometimes it leads to complete baldness.

In women, thinning occurs on the top of the head. It is mostly seen in women who have undergone menopause because they have fewer female hormones.

Alopecia Areata

This can occur at any age and results in patches of baldness on the scalp which lasts for a few months after which hair grows back if treated. Alopecia Areata problem occurs due to the auto-immune system and is an inherited problem.

Scarring Alopecia

This is more devastating than Alopecia Areata because it damages the hair follicle to the extent that it never grows back. This type of alopecia can occur in both men and women.

Anagen Effluvium

This causes loss of hair from all over the body. It usually occurs due to medication like chemotherapy. It can be prevented by keeping the scalp cool by wearing specially designed caps. It is noticed that once the chemotherapy stops the hair does grow back.

Telogen Effluvium

It is widespread thinning of the scalp hairs than bald patches. It results due to changes in the hormonal levels, intense emotional stress and liver or cancer disease. Once these problems are treated hair start top grow back in six months’ time.

Alopecia Treatment in Dubai

Male and female pattern hair loss are heredity and are part of aging that does not cause any risk to the health. But any type of hair loss is disturbing and needs to be treated at the right time before the condition gets worse.

Medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil are prescribed by the hair doctors as alopecia treatment in Dubai to increase the blood circulation in the scalp stimulating hair growth. Minoxidil can be used to treat hair loss by women but Finasteride is not allowed to be used by women to treat hair loss because of its side effects. However, men can use both Minoxidil and Finasteride both.

These medications only work until they are used. Once their usage stops hair loss comes back.

Treatment for Alopecia Areata is steroid injections which can also be used as a gel, ointment or cream.

Hair Transplant as Alopecia Treatment

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure to restore hair. The procedure is simple and is done under mild sedation to make the patient feel no pain during the procedure.

There are different techniques of hair transplant that are suitable according to your hair loss, availability of the donor’s hair and how loose or tight the scalp skin is.

Let’s discuss some known hair transplant techniques that are commonly practiced as alopecia treatment in Dubai.

FUT, follicular unit extraction, it is a procedure where the strip of skin is removed containing healthy hair follicles which are transplanted to the incisions made at the benefactor area.

FUE, follicular unit extraction, this process is done by removing hair follicles directly from the back of the scalp, the process is tough and tiring but leaves no visible large scar like FUT.

However, visiting a doctor could better help you choose which technique of hair transplant would be better for your hair loss. So, what are you waiting for? Book a Free Consultation at our clinic to discuss your hair loss problems for an effective solution.

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