Young adults also face significant hair loss. They then present various solutions: better hygiene of life, anti-hair loss treatment, or even hair implants. The latter, the promise of a hair renewal for some, remains a real disappointment for others. Why?
While some people experience their baldness relatively well, resorting to hair implants sounds like the ultimate solution for those who suffer from them. However, performing a hair transplant is a long and tedious procedure.
How is a hair transplant performed?
First of all, you should know that hair transplantation is a surgical procedure. This requires the use of local anesthesia. This operation is performed either by a surgeon or by a specialist dermatologist.
As for the course of the operation, the specialist proceeds as follows: he removes healthy follicular units from the back and sides of the skull to graft them onto areas poor in hair. To do this, using excellent needles, the expert creates small holes that accommodate the new grafts implanted one by one. Following the operation, small crusts appear on the micrografts and disappear after ten days.
The implanted hair does not grow until a few months. Indeed, after the operation, the transplanted hair falls out and then enters a telogen phase, also called the rest phase. After this phase, the hair returns to a normal growth cycle.
What results can I expect after this intervention?
Several factors must be taken into account to assess the success rate of a hair transplant: the type of alopecia (baldness), the quality of the donor region, and above all, the age.
The younger the person, the lower the success rate of a hair transplant. For what reasons? Before age 30, hormonal activity is not stable. There is a good chance that the person will have to have another intervention in the years that follow. It is, therefore, better to consider a hair transplant when the age is between 30 and 40 years, a period favorable to this type of intervention.
I am under 30 years old; what other solutions are available to me?
There are different alternatives to slow down hair loss and regain hair density. In our center, we offer various solutions adapted to all types of alopecia.
ALOPECIA: CHILDREN ALSO VICTIMS
Some children are also prone to abnormal hair loss.
What are the causes?
Many factors can explain excessive hair loss in children. The most common cause is alopecia areata. This is characterized by the absence of hair on specific areas of the skull.
Among the other factors, we also find:
- Psychological shock: a child subjected to emotional upheaval or even a sudden change can experience a moment of intense stress. This period of anxiety can lead to more consistent hair loss of a non-androgenic type called: telogen effluvium. This disease is caused by emotional shock. It is manifested by the radical decrease in hair density over the entire surface of the skull.
- Scalp infection: tinea capitis is a mycotic infection resulting from the appearance of Trichophyton, and these are two species of fungi that manifest themselves mainly in children. It is characterized by one or more bald areas invaded by dry or purulent lesions.
- Trichotillomania: is a compulsive disorder that results in the frantic pulling of the hair to feel immediate appeasement following anxiety or tension. The reasons behind this behavior are multiple and psychological.
- Endocrine disorders: If a child has a problem with their thyroid gland, they may be prone to excessive hair loss. Indeed, the primary role of this gland is to diffuse hormones that regulate metabolism. If this gland experiences a deficiency, the amount of hormones emitted is insufficient, leading to a disruption of the capillary process.
What measures can be put in place to stop this abnormal hair loss?
The first reflex to adopt is to consult a specialist in order to make a diagnosis. This will have the role of targeting the cause that endangers the hair condition of the young person. Do not delay because the psychological health of the child is also at stake. Indeed, losing hair abnormally leads to a loss of self-confidence fueled by the gaze of others. It is, therefore, necessary, upstream, to support the child on an emotional level to limit the impact as much as possible.
TRICHOTILLOMANIA: A DISEASE WITH DEVASTATING EFFECTS
To alleviate stress, anxiety, or better “live” an uneasiness, some people adopt, uncontrollably, a parasitic behavior: trichotillomania or pulling hair.
Trichotillomania is a disease that could be compared to self-harm. A person with this disorder cannot help but pull out their hair and their body hair. Although this behavior has no adverse effect on health, it does lead to disruption of the hair condition. And above all, this drive maintains the psychological malaise in which the person finds himself.
How do I know if I have trichotillomania?
Some signs never fail. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the symptoms of this disease:
- The uncontrolled urge to tear your hair out;
- The appearance of hairless areas on the skull;
- Constant anxiety that is fueled by an irrepressible desire to want to remove your hair;
I think I am a victim of this disorder. How do I get out of this?
First of all, it is essential to remember that you are not a prisoner of this disease. You can get away with it. However, this disorder is linked to psychological problems: stress, anxiety, etc. This is why you must seek the help of a specialist (psychologist, therapist, etc.) to determine the cause. made you trichotillomaniac.
Regarding the consequences of trichotillomania on the hair level, there are different treatments to restore your original hair density. Our center offers you the most appropriate solution based on a complete hair assessment according to your needs.