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Hair Loss

The average male and female has about 100,000 hairs on their head, of which about 50-100 hairs are shed each day. Normally, hair grows back at the same rate as it is lost. If falling hairs are not replaced in this manner, or are replaced by weak or vellus hair, then this is the hair loss process.

Research on male hair loss shows the following:
     • 40% of men suffer significant hair loss by the age of 35
     • 50% of men suffer substantial hair loss by the age of 45
     • 60% of men suffer serious hair loss by the age of 60.

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Whilst hair loss in women is less common than men, there is an increasing number of Irish women suffering from this problem.


Research to date shows that the most common type of hair loss among men is Alopecia Androgenetica, otherwise known as Male Pattern Baldness (M.P.B.). This accounts for over 90% of all hair loss among males and is caused by a combination of the following 3 factors:


Thinning hair or the balding process may occur in men as early as    15 years old and normally is most acute between the ages of 20-40.


The inheritance factor plays a significant role in determining the nature, extent and timing of hair loss. Genetic hair weakness can normally be traced back to parents or grandparents.


Where men inherit the necessary genetic weakness for hair loss, a male hormonal derivative called Dihydrotestosterone attacks and miniaturises the hair root until growth ceases.

In normal cases of M.P.B. the hair line recedes and hair loss at the crown becomes noticeable. Eventually, the thinning crown and front hair line may meet.


Hair Transplant Potential CustomerWhereas M.P.B. in males is the most common type of hair loss, both sexes may lose hair for a variety of reasons such as some of the following:

Alopecia Hair Loss:


The many varieties of Alopecia cause hair to come  out by its roots whether in patches (Areata) or all over (Totalis). This type of hair loss is normally due to emotional or stressful pressures. In many cases where the scalp is treated, hair may regrow.

ILL Health Hair Loss


Serious illness together with certain medications such as Anti-Depressant, Anti-Arthritic and Chemotherapy drugs may cause excessive hair loss. Thyroid Gland disease, a severe bout of flu, infection or high fever may also be causes of temporary hair loss unless treated. Other Ill health related causes of hair loss include certain tumours, syphilis, diabetes and anaemia.

Pregnancy / Post Delivery Hair Loss


Many females can experience considerable hair loss both up to and for about 8 months after child birth due to hormonal changes in the body. If treated, this problem can be minimised.

Contraception and Hair Loss


Birth control pills can have dramatic consequences on women's hair as they normally affect the hormonal balance in the body.

Diet Deficiencies and Hair Loss


Severe diets where essential proteins, minerals and vitamins are deprived may cause temporary hair loss, unless treated.

Stress and Hair Loss


Stress normally leads to scalp tension which can reduce blood circulation and thereby deprive vital nutrients to the hair follicle.


Almost all hair or scalp problems can be treated through Remedial supervision if tackled in time. At Hair Ireland's Hair Transplant Clinic, our personnel which include Medical Doctors, Surgeons, Pharmacists, Scientists, Dermatologists, Nurses and professionally trained consultants can advise you on your specific hair or scalp problem together with the most suitable treatment course available.

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