Diffuse alopecia: how to treat it
In the case of androgenetic alopecia there is a certain pattern that allowed doctors James Hamilton and O’Tar Norwood to establish a scale for the classification of patients. Speaking of degrees, they advance from I to VII. This leads to a growth of alopecia from the entrances to the crown. However, there is a different type, diffuse alopecia.
We can define this diffuse alopecia as a baldness that manifests itself in different hair losses on our scalp. However, it is equally reversible thanks to hair transplantation as long as you have a good situation in the donor area. It will also be very important to take medication because it will help stop the progression of alopecia.
Before total loss of the follicle, diffuse alopecia manifests itself with a progressive miniaturization of the follicle. Gradually the hair loses thickness, becoming thinner and decreasing its strength until it comes off. This can also be prevented if you take the medication that a doctor specialized in trichology can prescribe.
How is the surgery of diffuse alopecia
To know whether or not you are a candidate for hair surgery, you should go to a diagnosis in the consultation of a hair surgeon. In it they will inform you in detail about the possibility of reversing alopecia. The technique that can work best in the case of diffuse alopecia is FUE. It is a minimally invasive technique that, when performed by a good specialist, will not leave marks on the scalp.
During the intervention we will try to recover the density rather than to draw a perfect first line, because, in most cases you can follow the original design of our hair. The goal would be to return to the situation prior to hair transplantation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I stop the progression of alopecia?
In the case of androgenetic alopecia, it is possible to stop hair loss. You should always go to a specialist to review your case and medical history. With the taking of medication as it can be Finasteride, Dutasterida or Minoxidil, you can stop alopecia. However, none of these medicines can cause hair to grow back where it has already fallen off. Only hair transplantation can reverse that situation. There are many doubts in patients with medication against alopecia. However, they are drugs with an excellent safety profile that do not have to carry the symptoms and adverse effects that usually come from popular wisdom.
Who should I trust for a good diagnosis and surgery?
If you are thinking of proceeding with a hair transplant the best recommendation is to look for a doctor specialized in trichology and hair surgery. It is important to find a clinic in which the doctor will carry the main weight of your history in the clinic, from diagnosis to discharge, with special emphasis on surgery.
Dr. Espinosa Custodio works at Instituto Médico del Prado, his hair clinic in Madrid, and performs hair transplants in Mexico, twice a year. If you would like to make an appointment, you can contact us on +34 912 468 664, on WhatsApp +34 627 396 322 or on the contact page of our website. From Mexico you can contact us at +52 55 4590 9909.
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