The Different Causes Of Hair Loss For Men And Women

Different Causes Hair Loss Men And Women

What are the causes of hair loss for women?

Hair loss can occur to women at any age and can be attributed to a number of conditions and causes. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Alopecia
  • Stress
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroid

What are the causes of hair loss for men?

When it comes to hair loss for men, on the other hand, it is typically attributed to genetic factors. The cause of the process of hair loss in men is most often the result of a chemical called, Dihydrotesterone, or DHT. Hair loss occurs when this chemical builds up around the hair follicle. The process results in the death of both the follicle itself and also the hair. This process is commonly referred to as male pattern baldness and accounts for 90% of all male hair loss.

So where do genetics come into it? Genetics are responsible for the resistance of a man’s hair follicles to DHT. This is inherited from both parents and grandparents. If you have male family members who have thin or thinning hair, then it is incredibly likely that you yourself will also experience a degree of hair loss during your life. This can manifest in two ways, either through hair line recession of through a thinning of hair at the crown.

There are also a number of medical problems that can result in hair loss for men. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Alopecia
  • Stress
  • Chemotherapy
  • Thyroid

What should you do?

If you are experiencing heightened or intense levels of hair loss, then your first step should be to visit your GP. They will provide you with a diagnosis and should perform a number of tests in order to identify the cause of the hair loss. Subsequently, your GP may then refer you to a dermatologist. Once all medical avenues of hair loss have been exhausted, or a diagnosis has been obtained but no possible medical treatment is available you should consider our services.

What can we do?

At our studio we offer an alternative to baldness, both for men and women. Our services empower you with ability to take control not only of your hair line, but also its colour, style and thickness. Rest assured though, our methods of restoring your hair loss are conducted in a safe, painless and most importantly 100% effective method. If you want to take control of your hair loss, please arrange an appointment with one of our stylists today.