The terms hair loss and baldness are often interchanged, but hair loss is a more general term used to describe a thinning scalp while baldness or androgenic alopecia is a hereditary pattern of hair loss that occurs in both men and women. Besides genetics, some medical conditions may also cause hair to fall off voluntarily, like fungal infection of the scalp, thyroid abnormality and anemia. Improper hair care and excessive styling are also known reasons for acquiring a hair disease.
Many people with hair loss problems restore their vibrant crown with hair transplantation, a surgical procedure that involves relocating hair from high-density areas into the area that needs it. A popular and advanced method of transplantation used today is follicular unit extraction (FUE), which presents the benefit of “no visible scars” particularly for people with shorter locks.