The connection between Age and Hair loss
Hair loss at a young age (18-25) is quite common situation in men and women. In the majority of cases, the primary cause of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia.
Following that there are some other contributing factors that accelerate the onset and progress of hair loss.
The precise time of hair loss beginning as well as its progress is different among persons.
As it was previously mentioned, heredity and Androgens have a significant impact on that.
Age is the catalyst in hair loss. This is because the susceptible to androgens hair follicles must be exposed for a long period to their action- actually for years-in order to start weakening.
But even in cases where there is not hair loss heredity, aging weakens hair. Some of the hair follicles become inactive and stop producing hair, contributing therefore to hair loss.
Other factors are:
- Low food quality (deficient in proteins, vitamins, minerals or trace elements).
- Environmental factors.
- Certain medicines.
- Certain illnesses.
It is important to remember that:
- Hair thinning becomes readily apparent only when about 50% of an individual’s hair has already been lost.
- Hair loss at a young age progresses quickly; therefore, hair loss in the Donor Area is not yet stabilized.
- The early onset of hair loss increases the likelihood of an eventual extended hair loss pattern.
Is Hair Transplantation recommended in Young Age?
Young men suffering from hair loss need to be thoroughly informed of all their options and be advised of the optimum solution in each case, so that an aesthetically pleasing result can be guaranteed for the future.
As mentioned above, the donor area of a young man is not yet stabilized and may continue to undergo hair loss.
Therefore, the hair transplantation option must be put off to a later date.
For instance, if the selection of Follicular Units is carried out from an unstable donor area, there is an increased likelihood of losing a significant percentage of the transplanted hair in the future.
So in most of the cases implements specific therapeutic treatments for hair loss at a young age:
Start doing the Microscopic Hair & Scalp Analysis, a diagnostic tool which in addition to assessing the present condition of the hair gives an accurate prognosis of future hair loss.
Then follow with the Hair loss preventive & therapeutic treatments by using AGF (Autologous Growth Factors), Soft Laser and Volumed products, which strengthen weakened hair and give hair follicles a new lease of life.
All therapeutic protocols at Bergmann Kord are preventive in nature and provide nourishment and strength to hair follicles in order to delay the appearance of hair loss and minimize its spectrum of action.
Bergmann Kord΄s specialists monitor the progress of hair loss closely, and when circumstances allow, the young man suffering from hair loss can move ahead confidently to a hair transplantation.
In this way, hair loss at a young age is brought under control and hair transplantation can be carried out at the most appropriate time in order to avoid the extensive thinning that brings about extreme changes in appearance.
This is a very important advantage, as no one is aware that a hair loss problem is being addressed and the young patients will never notice a remarkable change in his appearance.