Decrease in Hair Density (diffused)
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Decrease in Hair Density (diffused)

What is decrease in hair density?

Many people face the issue of hair loss at a specific age due to several reasons. Some of these common reasons are improper hair care routine, stress, and hormonal changes among others. However, if there is excessive hair loss causing low density hair, then you need to identify the cause and rectify the issue. 

Wondering what is hair density? Well, the thickness of the hair is the quantity of individual hair strands in each square inch of your scalp. While the standard hair density is 2,000 strands of hair on each square inch of your scalp, around 50 to 100 hairs shed every day. 



What are the symptoms of decrease in hair density? 

If you are struggling with decreased hair density, then you may experience any of these symptoms below. 

  • Temple area: The hair strands around the temple area and the vertex or crown, which is the top most point of the back of your head will start falling. 
  • Top of the head: There will be less hair density on the highest point of your head over time. You might see thinning of hair at the top most point of your head that might cause balding after a long time. 
  • Receding hairline: Usually, hair at the front of your head on either side will shed and move back. 
  • Thinning all over: This condition is faced by women and it is a female pattern baldness. 
  • Augmenting part: The top of the head widens and points out at thinning and balding in women. 

What are the causes of decrease in hair density?

The causes of decrease in hair density are detailed below. 

  • Excessing hair thinning and shedding are the characteristics of telogen effluvium. The symptoms of this condition are evident after stress, be it emotional or physical. It can be caused by an illness, major surgery or trauma. Chronic telogen effluvium may result in hair fall after stress. However, it is temporary and you will witness regrowth of hair. 
  • Another cause of low hair density is diffuse unpatterned androgenetic alopecia. The characteristics of this condition is thinning of the hair without a typical pattern of baldness in men and women. Some people might see an increase in hair on their arms and legs but it remains to be known how common the symptom is. Also, some people with this condition might develop hair thinning in the sides, top, back and front of their scalp. 
  • Another common cause of decreased hair density is alopecia areata incognita. It starts like some type of baldness on the entire scalp or a particular part of the scalp or the whole body. It is quite common among women aged between 20 and 40 years. The characteristics of this condition include intense and widespread hair loss that develops quickly. 

What are the treatment options for decrease in hair density?

If you are looking for tips on how to increase hair density, then you can check out the treatment options below. 

Oral and Topical Medications: For low hair density, the oral and topical medications are directed at retarding or stimulating hair follicle activity. Usually, these stimulants increase the nutrient supply to the hair follicles. On the other hand, the agents that retard hair growth will act to prolong the anagen, which is the growing stage in the hair cycle. Generally, oral medications affect hair on the scalp and will not have any impact on the hair on other body parts. However, topical medications will have an effect on both scalp as well as body hair.

Intralesional/Meso Injections: This is an effective treatment to stimulate hair regrowth in both men and women affected with diffuse thinning. This treatment involves injecting anti-inflammatory or stimulating agents into the area of the scalt that is affected by diffuse thinning. Usually, intralesional injections will be combined with PRP for more effective hair growth. The commonly known benefits of this treatment option include the ability to treat diffuse thinning in both men and women, stimulated growth of hair on the scalp, visible hair growth in a few sessions, safe with low risk of complications and a convenient treatment method.

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