Hair loss can have several causes:
Heredity is the most frequent factor. The congenital aspect is very rare. In men, in most of the cases, the process is already programmed in the genes. In women, this condition affects 60% of menopausal women. Thus, it is often hormonal, but there are aggravating factors, such as stress, extended exposure to UVs, postpartum depression, certain diseases and infections, use of certain drugs or nutrient deficiencies.
It is the genetic factor that determines the longevity of each hair cycle: short in the areas affected by alopecia and very long in the lateral and occipital areas. That is the reason why these areas are always safe even in the case of extended alopecia. Anyhow, so far, the exact mechanism causing baldness remains unknown.
Our hair consists in 100 000 to 150 000 hairs that follow a precise lifecycle: the hair growth cycle. The 3 stages of hair growth cycle take 3 to 5 years. On average, the lifespan of a hair consists in 20 cycles. We lose between 50 and 150 hairs a day. Beyond 60 hairs, the loss can be considered as excessive, but not irreversible.
Mesotherapy is proposed to you by Doctor Germain in order to treat hair loss.
Since the dawn of time, seduction element or force and confidence symbol, hair has been an integral part of physical beauty and attraction for each individual. Its symbolism is very strong. We understand all the better that its loss can be lived as a painful event by men and women. According to recent studies, alopecia affects, under different forms, 80% of men and up to 10% of women. Alopecia affects all ethnic groups and all cultures.
We need to make the difference between alopecia and baldness. Alopecia consists in the slow and progressive hair loss from one part or from the entire skull. The word comes from the Greek alopex (fox) thus evoking the periodic molt of its fur. Baldness or permanent hair loss is predominant in men; we are talking about androgenic baldness. It is rare in women because estrogen has a protective action. Lack of hair or hair loss can be permanent, total or partial.