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What Causes Hair Loss

Can I Have Hair Restoration Surgery to Treat Hair Loss Due to Dandruff?

Question:

I have been facing hair loss for one year. I think it is the result of dandruff. I am so tired from this and from some places my head is going bald. I want to get a hair transplant. Is this possible?

Answer:


You may be a candidate for hair transplant surgery but you will have to get your dandruff under control first. While dandruff does not directly cause hair loss, the resulting inflammation and excessive scratching can cause temporary loss. Once treated, your hair should eventually grow back. I highly recommend consulting with a dermatologist or a qualified hair restoration physician for a thorough examination.

Most hair loss in men is due to genetics. If your doctor diagnoses you with androgenic alopecia, you may also wish to discuss starting non-surgical hair loss treatments such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). These two drugs are the only medical hair loss treatments clinically proven and FDA approved for the treatment of genetic balding.