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Baldness, an inevitable fall?

Baldness, an inevitable fall?

Baldness, causes baldness, Treatments for hair loss, doctor is you

Baldness is a predominantly male phenomenon. Hair loss occurs on average between 20 and 35 years of age, but can begin later.

The warning signs are abundant hair loss, with gradual release of the forehead, the top of the temples or the top of the skull.

What causes baldness?

The main cause of baldness is an excess of male hormones (androgenic alopecia). This excess is hereditary: if your father is bald, you will have a great chance of being bald. In fact, male hormones will accelerate the hair's life cycle, making the fall faster. Other causes may come into play. For example, permanent stress or prolonged anxiety can cause a fall. An unbalanced diet, deficient in certain vitamins (H, B6... ), may also be at stake. Also beware of shampoos that are too aggressive for the scalp or frequent dyes.

Some medications can also cause significant hair loss (amphetamines, anticoagulants, etc.). Read the list of side effects on the notices.

Treatments for hair loss

Treatments, of course, depend on the cause. When hair loss is due to an external agent (medication, vitamin deficiency...), it will be easily resolved. On the other hand, when baldness is due to an excess of hormones, specific techniques, medications, anti-fall products or grafts should be used.


There are some medications that seem effective against baldness. In all cases, the earlier hair loss is detected, the more effective the treatment will be. The most commonly used treatments are minoxidil-based ones. In fact, this product slows down hair loss and sometimes even causes regrowth. It exists in the form of lotion to be applied twice a day. Treatment must be followed "for life": once started, it should not be stopped if the benefit is to be retained. Other effective treatments come in the form of tablets. In any case, of course, you should consult a doctor. It should be noted that these treatments do not necessarily work for all patients and that some allergies or side effects are sometimes to be feared. In addition, their price remains quite high.


In addition to medications, one of the most effective treatments is transplantation. There are several types of transplants, depending on the case. In general, the technique used is micrograft. It is really a matter of removing small pieces of skin containing hair (on the nape of the neck for example) and re-implanting them on the bald area. The procedure lasts two to three hours under local anesthesia and can be repeated up to three or four times (spaced at least three months apart) depending on the width of the area to be covered. The advantage is that the hair is natural and there is no treatment to follow. The downside is of course the price, which amounts to a few tens of thousands of francs. Instead of your own hair, you can have implants transplanted, which are very close to real hair. In this case, the price is a little lower but there is a risk of rejection.

Another solution: wigs or hairpieces. Manufacturing and laying techniques have greatly improved. These artifices are now very hard to detect and do not fly at the slightest gust of wind. They are a good solution if you do not wish to undergo treatment or perform surgery.

Finally, beware of the miracle products advertised in magazines. These products generally have no scientific basis and may cause you to lose a lot of money in addition to your hair. 

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