Hair Loss Causes

A hereditary condition

Your genetic predisposition, inherited from your father or your mother, causes hair sensitivity to the male hormone testosterone. A skin enzyme transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Once DHT comes into contact with those genetically programmed follicles, there is no possibility of hair regeneration. This phenomenon is also observed with women.

However, hair on the crown (head contour) is not sensitive to DHT. Hair grafted from the crown retains its original genetic programming, therefore theoretically providing durable results.

Is hair loss a problem for you?

We all know of at least one person who experiences embarrassment or even psychological pain because of hair loss.

While such emotional reactions to hair loss might seem a bit excessive, the pain is real and often more serious than what is apparent. Although hair loss is acceptable to some people, others just can’t live with it.

In fact, hair loss often has serious psychological repercussions:

  • loss of self-esteem
  • feeling less sexually attractive
  • a sense of premature ageing

These reactions to hair loss should not be taken lightly because they touch the essence of a person’s well-being. It is therefore quite legitimate and normal to seek a solution.

Why are some men and women bald?

On average, there are about 60,000 hairs on a person’s head. Like all the cells in the body, hair constantly renews itself. This process of regeneration causes people to lose about 100 hairs daily, which in turn grow back again. However, if you are afflicted with genetic hair loss, also called androgenic, your hair doesn’t regenerate. Consequently, you have less and less hair on your head. It is the most common cause of hair loss amongst men and women.