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How to fight against alopecia?

Dr. Rafael Ramón Odreman Varela, specialist in hair transplant surgery, gave advice to fight against alopecia.

In our country, dermatologists point out that alopecia is on the rise and consultations have tripled in recent timesa phenomenon that began in the middle of the pandemic.

Notably It is considered normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day, an almost imperceptible amount.both in men and women, but when the loss is more like large locks, we can face androgenic alopecia, in which hormonal and genetic factors intervene.

Signs and symptoms of alopecia include the following:

  • Gradual loss at the top of the head: Classic hair loss with age, in men it is more frequent at the hairline of the forehead and in women the parting widens.
  • Circular or irregular bald spots: This circular or patchy baldness can occur on the scalp, beard or eyebrows, and sometimes goes hand in hand with itchy or sore skin before hair loss.
  • Sudden hair loss: A physical or emotional blow can “loosen” the hair, strands can fall out when combing or washing, or even pulling it gently. It usually causes general hair thinning, but it is temporary.
  • Hair loss all over the body: Certain medical conditions and treatments (such as cancer chemotherapy) can cause hair loss all over the body. It usually pushes back.

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How to fight against alopecia?

In this direction, Dr. Rafael Ramón Odreman Varela, specialist in hair transplant surgery with FUE technique and robotics, referred to alopecia, with the aim of clarifying doubts about the symptoms and how to deal with this disease which is on the rise.

  • Have consultations for alopecia increased?

Since 2019, due to the pandemic, there has been a substantial increase in the number of consultations of patients suffering from alopecia or hair loss; in this case we speak of telogen effluvium due to stress.

  • Is it more common in men or women?

In reality, alopecia or hair loss occurs equally in both sexes, but with different patterns of loss. In men, the entrances and the crown, better known as the monk, begin to be more visible, and in women they appear like an open book on the top of the head, and a thinning or miniaturization of the fibers capillaries is much more noticeable. .

  • What hair loss is normal and when should you consult a specialist?

The normal thing is that the hair falls in the daily hairstyle, between 20 or 50 we would say it is something normal, but when a person begins to notice that they are losing volume and see hair fibers on the pillow , on the brush and even around his workstation work, at this time you should go to a specialist so that the condition does not progress further.

  • Before implant surgery, what treatments can be done before?

We have already mentioned that surgery is the last resort we have to cover an area where it is already obvious that no hair will grow. Before surgery, we have the following alternatives: Take pills, both to stop alopecia and to increase vitamins that are vital for hair health; injected treatments such as platelet-rich plasma or mesotherapy using different types of drugs to promote hair growth and stop hair loss, and hair transplant surgery appears as a last option.

  • Who is hair implant surgery recommended for?

It is recommended for men and women who have already tried treatments, pills and injections, or for patients who may notice from the start that there are no more hair fibers suitable for recovery. In other words, hair surgery is your only option. We may also include patients who for some reason have depopulated areas, such as an area with scars from previous surgeries, accidents or a natural condition.

  • What care should be taken after implantation? Specific products, what can NOT be done, etc.

Post hair transplant surgery care focuses on caring for both the donor area and the recipient area of ​​these follicles for the first few days (avoiding friction, sun exposure and contamination). Then it starts with the use of 3 very important products, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, which must be those recommended and authorized by the attending physician so as not to affect the surgery area, but to take care of the scalp to obtain the best result and provide the best nutrients to each of the hair fibers. I use the same products that I recommend to my patients, because the best medicine is prevention; I am referring to DS Laboratories products, both the Revita and Spectral lines.

  • What specific role does this nanotechnology play in the treatment of hair loss or alopecia?

They are specially designed so that when they come into contact with the scalp they release a special substance that will directly nourish and strengthen each of the hair fibers, whether they are the most active or also give a shock of strength and vitamins to those fibers already weakened or about to die, then realizing that we recover our hair to the fullest.

Nanotechnology has been an innovative subject, besides the fact that there is an information boom on the Internet and in all countries of the world, for which patients are inquiring and asking for more about it.

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