Causes of Hair Loss
Temporary vs. Permanent Hair Loss
There are many causes of hair loss, which may be temporary or permanent. Hormonal changes during pregnancy, chemotherapy medications, too-tight hairstyles, and even stress or emotional trauma can cause temporary hair loss. The most common cause of permanent hair loss is hereditary male and female pattern baldness, a condition known as alopecia. If you have a family history of hair loss, this is the culprit and it may begin to change your hairline as early as puberty.
Alopecia Hair Loss
Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness)
80 million men and women in America suffer from alopecia. Men tend to lose hair from the forehead area and the top of the head while retaining normal hair growth in all other areas of the scalp. On the other hand, women tend to keep their front hairline, but they experience progressive thinning on the top of the head.
This genetic condition results in predictable patterns of baldness. While there is no cure for alopecia, the results can best be corrected with a hair transplant surgery to restore the patient’s original hairline and fill in the balding or thinning areas with permanent, natural regrowth.
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Your Consultation and Hair Analysis
Dr. G will start his consultation by letting you talk first – about your hair loss, how you feel about, and the impact it’s having on your personal and professional life. He’ll want to know if hair loss is undermining your self-confidence and leading to negative patterns of behavior, such as shying away from gatherings or wearing a hat to conceal your perceived “eyesore”. From here, he will proceed to a review of your medical history and complete a thorough scalp exam. At this point, he will be able to determine the causes of your hair loss in order to develop a treatment plan that maximizes hair regrowth and the restoration of your original hairline.
To prepare for surgery, Dr. G will review in detail magnified images of your scalp in regions unaffected by male/female pattern baldness. Doing so allows him to determine the natural density of your hair growth as well as the unique arrangement of 1- to 4-hair follicular units, an arrangement that differs with every individual. The observations and data collected will then be used to create a personalized design for implantation that is natural-looking and maximizes the duplication of your original pattern of hair growth.
SURGICAL SKILL WITH AN ARTISTIC APPROACH.
Obtain a Hair Transplant Surgery or a Hair Regrowth Procedure Tailored to Your Individual Needs.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Duration 4-5 hours
Pain usually tolerable/bearable
Scars may be seen
Rest for 24/48/72 Hours
Next day shampoo
Next day office
Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT)
Duration: 6-10 hours
No Rest Needed
Next day shampoo
Next day Office