The perception of hair loss as a cosmetic "defect" influences the way in which both men and women may be assessed, but it is often a detriment to women more than to men. Bald men are viewed as a "Mr. Big" image but for women, thinning hair is an age-related cosmetic detriment.
Advanced biological science and improving technology took hair transplantation from the era of the transplanted hair plug to today's microtransplantation that is so "natural" that it is difficult to distinguish from hair that was never lost.
Women with a family history of hair loss may be especially alert for any indications of thinning hair on their own scalps. If medical treatment to halt hair thinning is ineffective, the woman may turn to hair transplantation as a means of restoring hair in areas of hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia-male- and female-pattern hair loss-is known to have a genetic basis. It is an inheritable condition, commonly described as "running in the family".
5-alpha reductase inhibitor is a drug that inhibits the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that converts testosterone into DHT and is successful in lowering the level of DHT available to hair follicles.
There are a number of causes to the loss of eyelashes such as a physical trauma-facial injury and scarring due to traumatic events such as automobile accidents, industrial accidents, chemical and thermal burns, eyelid tattoos, and traction alopecia associated with long-term use of false eyelashes.
Medical Boards, Medical Specialization and Medical Competence: Medicine's Self-Regulation in the Public Interest
Hair restoration surgery is a medical and surgical subspecialty that has matured to the point of needing a standards-setting mechanism for assuring the highest level of knowledge and skill in practitioners of hair restoration surgery.
The patient's expectations for hair restoration must be clarified for both patient and physician. After expectations are fully explored and understood, patient and physician can begin to discuss surgical and/or nonsurgical approaches to satisfying the patient's wishes.