Types of Hair Loss
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. It doesn’t refer to a specific hair loss disease and it can be caused by many factors including effects of genetics, stress and diseases that cause hormonal changes. It usually occurs with age and it is more common in men than women. The following is a close look at the various types of hair loss Singapore.
Male hair loss
It is a form of androgenetic alopecia. It is related to genetics and hormones that cause a receding hairline at the top and front of the head. It affects about 80 percent of men by the age of seventy. It can be caused by many factors, but most men lose hair as a result of a hereditary factor called male pattern baldness which is responsible for about 90 percent of men hair loss. It usually begins at the crown of the head or at the hairline since hair follicles at these sections are very sensitive to DHT than other parts of the heads. The hair line usually recedes to form an “M” shape as the hair at the crown of the heads starts to thin. The existing hair becomes shorter and finer as the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown. This leaves a horseshoe hair pattern around the sides that continue to grow. View more.
Female hair loss
It is another form of androgentic alopecia. It consists of more diffuse and overall thinning hair at the top of the head leading to increases scalp exposure.About 40 percent of women show signs of hair loss by the age of 50. The hair line are usually maintained while the top area and part line behind suffers most loss. The sides and back of the head can also be affected making it more ideal for hair loss treatment such as transplantation. View more.
Premature hair loss
It is a rare condition that affects both young men and women. It affects people in their twenties and teens during which their hair can be thinning heavily. It usually begins with thinning hair followed by finer strands of hair on your brush.
It occurs in men due to increased production of testosterone which is then broken into dihydrotestosterone or DHT. DHT inhibits the ability of hair follicles to produce hair growth in the upper forehead and crown region. View more.
Hair loss is largely hereditary but there are many ways of reversing and slowing it down. Scientific research has produced several hair loss treatment options such as hair transplants and hair products that stimulate hair growth.