Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)


A Few Facts About hereditary Baldness in Men That You Must Know

Androgenic alopecia or that we commonly known as the hereditary hair fall though often seen mostly in men, yet women are not free from it. The genes responsible for this get transferred from either parent. The situation exaggerates with age; there is 25% to 30% chance of baling by age of 30, by age 50, about 50% of men show noticeable signs of baldness and by age of 60, 2/3rd of men are either bald or have a balding pattern. Particularly if one is prone to genetic baldness, then age won’t be a factor. But the starting age of hair fall, in any case, is post-Puberty.

Hereditary Baldness: Hair Transplant in Kolkata

What causes hereditary baldness?

Hereditary baldness occurs due to the DHT-sensitivity of hair roots, and mainly covers the areas like front, crown and also the mid-crown areas of the scalp. The hormone responsible for pattern baldness is the male hormone Androgen that accelerates the situation due to the catalytic activity of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that leads to the formation of Di-hydro Testosterone or DHT and takes the blame of Androgenic alopecia.

Where, men experience hereditary hair fall with receding hairline or vertex balding, women experience hair fall with thinning of hair from the crown or top areas of the scalp instead of the frontal hairline.

What is the solution?

Anybody suffering from Androgenic alopecia has just one option, i.e. hair transplant surgery. Globally, this practice raises brows as the expanse is too high with a reputed clinic or surgeon in most of the places. Here, ranks in the top positions with a guarantee of quality treatment within a reasonable budget. And when you talk about India, how do we not mention about Kolkata, the City of Joy which is now growing into a hub for medical tourism with its brilliant doctors and pocket-friendly budgeted treatments.

The hair transplant cost in Kolkata is on average between Rs.50,000 to RS 95,000 with price per graft somewhere between Rs.30 and Rs.90 depending on how worse the hair fall is and how many grafts will be needed. Along with this, adds the reputation of hair transplant clinic in Kolkata where you will get the treatment done and also the fees of the surgeon.

The common hair transplant techniques are the FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction and the FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation methods. They just differ in their way of hair follicle extraction from the donor area.

Important points to be noted:

  • Hereditary baldness that occurs in both men and women, happens more in men. The ratio is like for every five men with this condition there are three women affected with the same.
  • There is no medicinal solution for Androgenic alopecia, other than hair transplant procedures.
  • An early treatment is suggested to avoid the aggravation of the situation and a timely check.

What we understand is that hereditary baldness is more common in men, but women are not immune from it. Therefore this is a common concern for both men and women and the only suggested solution is the hair restoration surgery. Hereditary baldness can affect at any age group, and with time aggravates in the situation. This starts after puberty and is hormone influenced. So a timely check can avoid farther loss, both in terms of hair fall situation and treatment cost.

The blatant truth about hereditary baldness is that the genes can be inherited from either of the parents and that hair transplant surgery is the only safe solution.

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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