Losing hair? You’re not alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, hair loss is a medical condition that affects approximately 50 million men and 30 million women in our country alone!
By the age of 35, a whopping two-thirds of men in the U.S. experience some degree of measurable hair loss; and by the age of 50, approximately 85 percent have significantly thinning hair. Women make up approximately 40% of the hair-loss sufferers in the U.S.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss – also known as alopecia – has many causes and can take on several different patterns such as thinning, circular bald patches, and sudden loosening or coming out in handfuls. Some amount of hair thinning is normal for everyone.
According to WebMD, a strand of hair usually grows for two to six years before it sheds. Most people have about 100,000 strands of hair on their respective heads, and the average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. Excessive hair loss has many causes, including:
- Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Hair trauma from wearing tight hairstyles
- Medical conditions such as thyroid problems or major infections
- Pattern baldness due to genetic and hormonal factors
- Poor nutrition, particularly when characterized by low iron or protein levels
- Rapid or significant weight loss
- Severe stress
- Side effects of medication for birth control, depression, gout, and heart problems
- Skin conditions like psoriasis or folliculitis
Is Hair Loss Permanent?
Hair loss can be a temporary reaction to certain conditions, but it can also be permanent. When new hair doesn’t grow fast enough to replace the amount of your hair that falls out daily, alopecia occurs. Whether from alopecia, aging, or trauma, hair loss can be an embarrassing condition for people of any age or gender.
What Hair Restoration Options Are There?
Fortunately, we pride ourselves on offering cosmetic services that have you covered from head to toe! When it comes to your head, our Neograft® hair transplant system is helping many of our patients ditch the comb-overs and hats for a much better solution – REAL HAIR!
NeoGraft® Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technology
NeoGraft® is a revolutionary hair transplant technique that utilizes Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Standard FUE involves the meticulous removal of individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp (where hair is genetically programmed to resist testosterone). NeoGraft® makes use of an automated FUE technology, in which one to four strands of hair are extracted by a programmed surgical ‘punch’ instrument, without having to surgically cut or remove a section of the scalp. The hairs are then transplanted as a group to areas where hair loss has incurred.
This innovative device has a piston-driven motor and uses pneumatic pressure to, essentially, suction out the individual hair grafts. It then applies controlled pneumatic pressure again to insert the grafts into the scalp; hence, why no linear incisions or stitches! With the NeoGraft system, we’re also able to harvest a higher number of grafts each session than we can using traditional, manual FUE.
There are many advantages to the innovative NeoGraft® technique, including:
- Innovative integration – faster and more accurate
- Minimal scarring
- Painless procedure
- High follicular and graft acceptance rates
- Fast recovery
- Safe and effective
- Permanent results
Hair Transplant Results
Meet Brent, one of our happy NeoGraft® patients. Brent started suffering from hair loss in his late 20’s. He tried many products and medications – nothing seemed to work. He is LOVING his results! Eight months out and still growing strong!
Restore Your Thinning Hair Today
If you are interested in hair restoration, NeoGraft® may be for you. To get started on your NeoGraft® hair transplantation, contact us at (916) 624-4959 to set up an appointment. At your consultation, Dr. Turnure will assess your hair loss, discuss your ultimate cosmetic goals, answer questions you may have and create a customized treatment plan for you. You’re one step closer to ditching the comb-overs and hats!
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