About Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair loss is genetic or familial. Circulating androgen hormones cause a progressive decrease in hair length and caliber, a process termed miniaturization, and eventual hair loss. In such cases, the principle treatment is hair restoration surgery, although this can be complemented by medical treatment. Certain medical conditions, such as iron deficiency, are associated with hair loss. For patients with a medical condition, treating the underlying condition and considering medical therapy is an appropriate first step. If hair loss persists, then hair restoration surgery can be considered as a second step.