Effluvium or alopecia?

How do I know when my Hair Loss is too strong?

Is my hair loss effluvium or alopecia?

Abnormally severe hair loss is present when significantly more than 80-100 hairs fall out daily, and this over several weeks!

Then it is necessary to intervene, because once the hairs fall out, they do not come back. You can try to preserve the remaining hair as much as possible by Food supplements or drugs are used (of course without side effects). Besides mainly chemical means there are also some pure natural preparationswithout side effects.

There are two main types of hair loss, effluvium and alopecia:

  • Effluvium is a (temporary or increased hair loss) above-average hair loss. This does not always lead to alopecia and can be a temporary problem.
  • Alopecia (Androgenetic hair loss )is the general term for visible bright spots in the hair on the head. In other words, bright spots on the head due to balding.

How does effluvium differ from alopecia?

On average, 80-100 hairs fall out every day, which puts the concept of hair loss into perspective. The transition from normal to severe hair loss is usually fluid. It all depends on how easily, where and how many hairs fall out. As a rule of thumb, up to 100 hairs per day is considered normal. This is not a problem as long as the hair loss is evenly distributed over the head. Limited to a few areas (circular hair loss, alopecia aratea) or on the top of the head (androgenetic, hereditary hair loss), it is rather worrying. Prompt treatment is necessary to protect the remaining hair and stimulate new growth.

Causes and measures for hair loss

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As far as we know, it is not easy to find hair loss specialists in Germany who would be able to offer comprehensive specialist help in all questions concerning hair in the interest of those affected. Approx.60-80 Women and Men with gradual or acute hair loss turn to us every day for help, but also problems of thinning, increasing brittleness and dullness of the hair can be treated by our highly specialized team of specialists by means of exact diagnosis and a therapy oriented to the specific causes. In addition, scalp problems (itchy or scaly scalp, scalp eczema) are a frequent reason for seeing a specialist, as is the desire for the gentle and permanent removal of cosmetically disturbing hair from various parts of the body. Our range of services consists of one (or more) detailed initial medical consultation(s), a comprehensive range of diagnostic examination procedures (microscopic scalp examination, hair firmness test, hair root analysis, blood sampling including hormones, possibly supplementary microbiological, mycological or histological scalp examination, electron microscopic hair shaft analysis, a highly differentiated analysis of blood hormone values by experienced hormone specialists (so-called "endocrinologists") as well as a highly differentiated blood hormone analysis."Endocrinologists") as well as a possibly necessary psychosomatic care by an experienced psychologist. Furthermore, we carry out permanent depilation using lasers or high-energy flash lamps, whereby both unwanted facial hair ("lady's beard", for example) can be removed permanently and without scarring using this most modern technique, as well as disturbing hair in the armpits, in the genital area, on the chest and back, and on the upper and lower legs. To cover an irreversible balding, there are possibilities of surgical own hair transplantation by means of the so-called "micrograft" technique. Here, up to several hundred intact hair roots are surgically removed from the sufficiently hairy back of the head and transplanted into the front, hairless areas of the scalp, where they grow permanently. Here we work together with highly specialized teams of specialists, to whom we will gladly provide you with the appropriate contacts. We also work with hairdressers who offer temporary or permanent solutions for visible hair loss using modern hair replacement techniques.


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