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Hair Loss Myths & Facts: Separating Truth from Fiction


October 27, 2023

When you are personally experiencing hair loss, you want to find out the most accurate information about hair regrowth treatments and hair restoration procedures like a FUE hair transplant for instance. 

Whether you are a man or woman experiencing hair loss, our Este Medical Turkey hair and scalp experts have the facts when it comes to successfully treating hair loss and special conditions like PCOS and alopecia

Before you embark on a hair restoration journey, it’s a good idea to identify common misconceptions and facts related to hair loss. Let Este Medical dispel some unhelpful myths about hair loss and provide you with factual, evidence-based information about hair loss and hair loss treatments. Este Medical Group is a leading authority on hair care, hair loss and hair restoration procedures in Turkey.  

Myth vs. Fact: Hair Loss Edition 

Hair loss is a widespread issue for men and women: it has legitimate causes (e.g., aging, hormonal changes, medications…), and its prevalence can vary depending on factors such as age, gender, genetics, and lifestyle. If you are concerned about your hair thinning or bald spots, then it's a good idea to consult a hair loss expert

To help you make a more informed decision about a potential hair loss treatment in Turkey (e.g., FUE, DHI hair transplant), we will help to debunk some commonly held myths about hair loss that stop people from taking action to restore their lost hair. 

Now, some of these hair loss myths are obviously problematic, but it is good to go over them, as it is easy for people to feel confused when confronting such a dramatic situation as hair loss.  

Myth: Wearing a hat causes hair loss 

This is false, but it doesn’t stop people from worrying that wearing a hat will cut off circulation or oxygen supply to their hair follicles and contribute to hair loss. There is no scientific research to suggest that this is the case. 

Myth: Baldness is inherited from only the mother’s side of the family

False belief: hereditary hair loss can come from both the mother’s genes, and it can also be inherited from the father's gene pool. Male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss are both genetic and can be inherited from either parent.

Myth: Only men experience from hair loss

This is not true, as both men and women can experience hair loss; it is slightly more common for men to go totally bald than women. Women and men can have similar types of hair loss, but then there are some specific types of hair loss that women may experience rather than men (e.g., PCOS hair loss, postnatal hair loss, menopause hair loss). 

Did you know that hair transplants for women are on the increase, as more and more women realize that hair transplant treatments aren’t just for men. Find out more about female hair transplants in Turkey

Myth: All types of hair loss are permanent 

False fact! In most cases, with the appropriate hair loss treatments, you can restore and regrow hair. The best way to establish how successful you will be at regrowing your hair is to have a scalp and hair analysis to determine your type of female or male hair loss. For instance if you have pattern baldness you can restore hair with a FUE hair transplant procedure, and if you are experiencing hair loss caused by stress, hormonal changes, or diet, then a hair loss consultant can recommend treatments to help correct temporary hair loss. 

If you are unsure about your type of hair loss we recommend you book an Este Medical hair loss consultation and get started on your personal hair restoration journey in Turkey with Este! 

Most Common Causes of Hair Loss 

Here are common causes men and women have for hair loss. Causes of hair loss may include one or a combination of the following: 

  • Hereditary or genetic factors
  • Aging (for example menopause in women)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Severe stress
  • Diet & vitamin deficiency
  • Medications
  • Medical conditions & illness
  • Harsh hairstyles & hair treatments

Hair loss in men is most often caused by male pattern baldness, which is linked to your genetics and changes in male sex hormones, for instance high levels of the DHT hormone can influence hair loss. Male baldness usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown. It’s a pretty easy type of hair loss to identify; however, at Este Medical in Turkey we do a full scalp and hair analysis to determine the best course of hair loss treatments. 

The best treatment for male hair loss, especially to establish a new hairline, is a hair transplant. FUE and DHI hair transplants have a very high success rate

Hair loss in women seems to be focused on hair thinning and hair falling out, and there are a few reasons for this type of hair loss in women, mostly linked to changes in hormones and stress. The condition of female pattern hair loss is usually the number one cause of hair loss in women; however, certain lifestyle factors can also have a serious impact on female hair loss. When hair loss becomes dramatic many women turn to hair grafts to restore hair loss at the temples, along the center hair part, or at the front hairline. 

If you think you are experiencing female pattern hair loss, then book an appointment to talk about customizable hair transplants for women who prefer not to shave their whole head and scalp for a hair transplant — ask about long hair transplant, unshaven hair transplant, and robotic hair transplant Turkey treatments. 

The Impact of Stress on Hair Loss 

The connection between stress and hair loss is multifaceted, but it basically involves the disruption of the hair growth cycle. Here's a few examples of how stress can be linked to hair loss.

Fact: Stress Can Cause Hair Loss 

A form of hair loss related to stress is telogen effluvium. Physical and emotional stress may cause your body to divert energy and nutrients away from non-essential functions, including hair growth. In the time after a stress episode you may notice an increase in hair shedding and hair fallout — the good news is that this type of hair loss is often temporary. 

Inflammation in the body can be linked to hair loss. Stress episodes can trigger inflammation, which has been associated with hair loss. Inflammation is bad for hair follicles and can weaken their structure.

Hair Loss Treatments & Solutions 

Este Medical Turkey has established a strong reputation of being the best at hair regrowth treatments, rejuvenating scalp and hair loss therapies, and hair transplants for men and women. 

To correct a receding hairline, fill in hair loss at the temples, or thicken the crown with new hair growth, we strongly recommend a professional hair transplant. Este in Turkey offers several hair transplant procedures, along with laser and scalp injection therapies that complement a hair transplant surgery. 

Are you researching hair transplant procedures and hair loss clinics? We have created a guide to help you find the best hair transplant clinic

Debunking DIY hair loss remedies! There are some people out there who believe in DIY solutions to hair loss, like putting onion juice, cayenne pepper, egg yolks, coffee grounds, or coconut milk on the scalp and hair. 

It is recommended people approach these home remedies with caution and be aware that individual results will vary. We advise you to consult with a hair care expert, or dermatologist, for evidence-based treatments and personalized guidance to regrow your hair. 

The best solution for your hair loss starts with being proactive and booking a scalp and hair follicle analysis at a hair loss clinic like Este Turkey. We invite you to book a hair loss consultation with us to ask your hair care questions, plus look at all the incredible before and after photos of hair transplant Este clients!  

Hair Care & Maintenance Tips 

Here are 5 practical tips for maintaining healthy hair and minimizing hair loss:

  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Make sure your food diet is rich in essential nutrients, including protein, vitamins (biotin and vitamin A), and minerals (iron and zinc) to support healthy hair growth.
  • Practice Gentle Hair Care: Be gentle with your hair by using a wide-toothed comb, avoiding tight hairstyles that pull on the hair, and limiting the use of heat styling tools.
  • Regular Trims & Cuts: Get regular hair trims to prevent split ends, which can lead to hair breakage and make your hair appear thinner.
  • Scalp Care: Maintain a clean and well-moisturized scalp through proper hair care and consider scalp massages to improve blood circulation.
  • Stress Management: Practice stress-reduction techniques like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to reduce the impact of chronic stress on hair health, as stress can contribute to hair loss.

The Fact Is Este Medical Is #1 For Successful Hair Loss Treatments! 

Este Medical Group has maintained a 5-star Trustpilot rating, as well as won many awards including the Most Trusted Multi-Practice Clinic and Turkey's #1 Hair Transplant Clinic.

At Este, we are always using the latest technology and hair grafting techniques to ensure the highest hair transplant success rate. Don’t get sucked into trying bizarre hair care treatments, when it comes to hair loss, Este Medical offers hair growth treatments that are effective, proven, and evidence-based. Book a professional hair loss consultation with Este Medical today!

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