A Patient’s Guide to Hair Loss
Knowing the causes
The most common cause of hair loss in men and women is genetics. Androgenic alopecia , also known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness, may begin for men in their 20s and women in their later 40s. Men experience receding hairlines and baldness at the crown, while women tend to have more widespread thinning over the whole scalp. There is no way to reverse this type of hair loss, but it can be effectively masked with modern hair transplant procedures. Other causes of hair loss may include psychological conditions like trichotillomania, or autoimmune disorders. If these conditions are causing hair loss, treatment of the underlying issue will generally restore healthy hair growth.
Identifying hair loss
Hair grows in phases, and it is normal to shed follicles on a regular basis. However, when hair seems to be shedding at a more rapid rate, hair loses its volume, or there are noticeable bald spots, it may be time to speak to a doctor about hair loss.
Follicular unit extraction is the most effective and reliable treatment for pattern baldness in both men and women, and it eliminates the large scars and unnatural look of older graft procedures, which used large sections of the scalp. FUE removes hair from healthy growth areas one follicle at a time to create a natural looking head of hair that no one will know has had work done.
You do not have to live with hair loss. With Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville, you can find treatment with FUE along with a wide range of surgical procedures to restore your confidence and bring out your best look. Call us at (925) 272-4855 or visit our website to discover what we can do for you.