There are times when women comb their hair, they see many strands coming out of the crown. In fact, the bald spot is easily seen. They may blame tying their hair in a high ponytail for too long or the stress of losing hair at the crown. But these may not be the reasons for hair loss. It turns out that your genetics play a role in your hair loss. Read on to find out why hair loss occurs at the crown and what you can do about it.
HealthShots connected with Mumbai-based dermatologist Dr Akanksha Sanghvi and Delhi-based dermatologist and hair transplant specialist Dr Navnit Haror to know about crown hair loss.
The cause of hair loss on the crown
Dr. Haror says that often, hair loss in women, which includes receding from the crown area, is genetic. The most common condition is called female pattern hair loss or Androgenic Alopecia which occurs when both of your parents pass on certain genes. This usually starts when you hit your 40s or 50s. It is a progressive hair loss pattern that is usually seen at the crown and parting of the hair. It is caused by androgens that affect the hair strands in these areas, which leads to a gradual reduction and thinning of the hair strands and ultimately a reduction in the total number of hairs.
Thinning or thinning hair may be the first sign of female pattern baldness. That’s the feeling and it’s clearly seen that the hair is no longer as big as it used to be, says Dr. Haror.
It is common for women with a genetic predisposition for female pattern hair loss due to androgen-related processes, says Dr. Sanghvi. It happens to be one of the most common forms of hair loss in women. However, it is less common than reversible hair loss or telogen effluvium caused by –
• Prolonged illness
• Thyroid disorders
Can you grow hair at the crown?
In most cases, when you spot a problem early, it can be easily fixed. The same goes for hair loss at the crown. Dr. Sanghvi says that early female pattern hair loss can be treated by using oral medications that block androgen activity in the affected areas. These medications can help control the gradual thinning and thinning of the hair follicles and prevent hair loss.
Besides oral medications, there are topical medications such as minoxidil that have shown promising results for women with mild to moderate female pattern hair loss.
Can you stop the crown from being thin?
Many like to go for home remedies like banana to fight hair loss. There are other treatments that can help if you are experiencing female pattern hair loss.
1. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
It is found in your blood, like a blood test, and is a concentrated plasma solution rich in platelets.
2. Growth Factor Concentrate (GFC)
This hair loss treatment is a modified and improved form of PRP. It involves the use of a large amount of platelets and getting all the growth factors within the concentration for better results and hair growth, explains Dr. Sanghvi. These growth factors and platelets help promote the survival, formation, division, and maturation of cells in the body and assist in the repair and healing processes necessary for their growth and survival.
These treatments promote hair growth, help with thick hair growth and reduce hair fall.
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