Why is hair thinning happening in India?
A large percentage of the country’s hair is thinning due to the global trend of hair loss, a new study has found.
India’s total hair loss rate is the highest in the world, and the country has a large population with an ageing population.
The rate of hair thinting in India is also among the highest.
According to the latest study, published in the journal International Journal of Hair Research, there are more than 3,000 hair transplant procedures performed each year in India and almost 1,300 of them involve removing hair from the scalp.
The research found that the number of hair transplants in India are being carried out on people with a hair loss diagnosis.
“A large number of people who are affected by hair loss and/or who are suffering from chronic hair loss in general are suffering the same problems as we have been,” said Dr Aamir Rastogi, a hair transplant expert and founder of Hair Transplant Foundation of India, in a statement.
“This is why we started the Hair Transplants Foundation to offer these people with the same problem and similar challenges a unique option to make a hair replacement,” he added.
Dr Rastoga said that the results of the study showed that about one-third of the patients who had hair loss diagnoses underwent hair transplant in the past six months.
“The people who had the most hair loss at the time of the transplantation were from rural areas,” he said.
Dr Rajesh Pandey, founder of the hair transplant charity, The Hair Foundation of Australia, said in a post on his Facebook page that the study confirms the need for more hair transplant centres.
“We believe that it is important that the country adopts a more holistic approach to the hair loss issue, and that this needs to be supported by governments, not only by hair transplant clinics, but also by the local population,” he wrote.
The Hair Foundation also has a website that has a wealth of information on the latest hair transplant developments in the country.