Are you one of the 80 million men and women suffering from baldness or thinning hair? People typically lose about 100 hairs a day. This usually doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time.
Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
Common Hair Loss Factors
Family history (heredity)
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually with aging and in predictable patterns – a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
Hormonal changes and medical conditions
A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania.
Medications and supplements
Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
Radiation therapy to the head
The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
A very stressful event
Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.
Certain hairstyles and treatments
Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as ponytails, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent.
(Source: Mayo Clinic)
Hair Restoration Treatments
Hair restoration procedures are quickly becoming one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures. The great news is that we can help give you back the hair you lost with NeoGraft, a hair transplant procedure that grows your own hair back naturally.
Our NeoGraft procedure is minimally invasive, leaves no visible scars, and has a fast recovery time. The hair transplant process, called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), dramatically improves the accuracy and speed over other manual extraction systems.
Using our follicular unit device, we remove healthy hair follicles from more bountiful areas of your scalp and replant them in thinner areas. The result is a fuller head of hair that looks and feels natural, because it is! We also offer Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) injections for those who don’t need a full transplant.
If you or a loved one is ready to live life with a full head of hair again, schedule a free NeoGraft consultation with Dr. Turnure, (916) 624-4959.