This is of course, a hereditary condition. If your dad used to proudly rub his gleaming dome, then expect the same shiny head in your autumn years. The condition displays itself as in both the front and centre of the head. For females, the most common display of hair loss is extreme thinning, a general scattering of hair loss. Hair loss in this form is hard to treat, but advancements in medical hair restoration have delivered successful results to many men and women. The procedure merely takes time and money. Medication is also another answer, with a tight regime of drugs being required for any successful outcome. As with all treatments, sticking to the correct one (determined by your doctor) will result in a positive outcome.

A further form of baldness is known as alopecia areata. Alopecia areata creates circles, or patches of bald scalp on the head. The cause of this is as yet unknown. Most of the known cases will actually resolve themselves in under a year and for the most, two years. Additionally, multiple factors can cause a temporal thinning of the hair, as well as actual hair loss. This includes such factors as child birth, fever and high stress, plus thyroid imbalance and chemotherapy treatments. Usually, hair loss itself will appear after four months from the onset of such a trigger. Finally, alopecia universalis – the final and most extreme form will cause all hair on the body to fall out, including your eyebrows and eyelashes.

If you are experiencing any form of hair loss, contact our South African hair transplant specialists today for a definitive answer.