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Male Hair Loss

Male Hair Loss

Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) is very common. About 50% of men are affected. Male Pattern hair loss describes a progressive thinning, or miniaturization, of scalp hair. Male Pattern hair loss is sometimes referred to as Androgenic Alopecia or Androgenetic Alopecia. The term Androgenic combines the words androgen and gene, because both androgens and a genetic predisposition are thought to play a role in MPHL. Androgens are hormones, such as testosterone. Miniaturization is a process by which hair becomes smaller and finer with each growth cycle until finally, it stops growing altogether. A...

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Female Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss

Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is more common than we think. FPHL is a thinning or miniaturization of the hair on the top or crown of the head. Female pattern hair loss is sometimes referred to as Androgenic Alopecia or Androgenetic Alopecia. Self-diagnosis is often ineffective. Women tend to have less obvious patterns of hair loss than men, and non-pattern types of hair loss are more frequent in women than in men. Diagnosis of hair loss in a woman should be made by a trained and experienced physician. In women as in men, the most likely cause of scalp hair loss is androgenetic...

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Permanent Hair Restoration

Permanent Hair Restoration

Surgical hair restoration is an operation that takes hair from the back of the head and moves it to the area of hair loss. The fringe (back and sides) of hair on a balding scalp is known as donor dominant hair which is the hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of most men. The transplantation of this hair to a bald area does not change its ability to grow. Donor dominance is the scientific basis for the success of hair transplantation. Hair restoration surgery has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. The days of the “plugs and corn rows” are gone and...

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Hair Loss Causes

Hair Loss Causes

Hair loss is caused by a number of factors, including aging, heredity, and in men, an over-sensitivity of affected hairs to the hormone dihydrotestosterone ‘DHT”. Hair loss begins in some people as early as their teens. According to the American Board of Dermatology, hereditary hair loss affects an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. Hair loss can occur in women as early as their 20s, and in men as early as their teens. Genetic predisposition to hereditary hair loss can be inherited from either side of a person’s family tree or from both...

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Hair Loss Therapy

Hair Loss Therapy

Therapy options for hair loss typically do not result in regrowth of hair follicles that have already permanently died and fallen out, nor do they typically result in any new growth of terminal hairs. However, they can be very effective in preventing or slowing future hair loss significantly, especially when multiple therapies are used over a period of time. Hair loss therapy products are strongly recommended in conjunction with a surgical procedure to help a patient restore the hair that they have lost, and keep on to the existing non-transplanted hair that is still susceptible to future...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What causes hair loss? Do hair transplants really work? What can be expected after hair restoration surgery? Are hair transplants painful? What will it look like after the procedure? When can I go back to work? Are hair transplants expensive? How many sessions will be required? What are follicular unit grafts or micro-grafts? Am I a candidate for hair restoration? Can I afford hair transplant? Since Propecia is now available, doesn't that mean that hair transplants are a thing of the past? After using Propecia® for a prolonged period, would cessation of use of the drug result in the same...

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Hair Transplant Cost

Hair Transplant Cost

Most people would be surprised to discover that the cost for a hair transplant cost procedure is surprisingly affordable and manageable. With great advances in technology and greater availability of experts in the field of hair transplant and restoration procedures, today is perhaps the best time in history to consider hair restoration. Even more appealing is the fact that there is a wide range of financing options available for those seeking hair transplantation. This one benefit in itself has made the process of hair transplant and restoration affordable and accessible to most people. In...

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