Hair Loss in Men and What Can Be Done About It
Our Men’s Hair Loss FAQ
UNDERSTANDING THE CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS IN MEN may better indicate exactly why it presently has no cure. Here in Dayton, Ohio as elsewhere, the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women, is male and female pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia (genetically inherited hair loss).
First, Androgenetic, consisting of ANDROGEN (Any of the various hormones that control the appearance and development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone). And GENETIC–the inheritance of genes from either the mother or the father’s side of the family. Add AGE, which when coupled with genetics, represents a time clock that will signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named 5 alpha reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Second, ALOPECIA, which is the formal medical term for hair loss, of which there are many types. Put simply, scientists are working against aging, hormones and genetics.
Common Causes of Hair Loss in Men:
- Alopecia areata: Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Causes “patchy” hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp.
- Alopecia totalis: Total hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata). •Alopecia universalis: Hair loss of the entire body, (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).
- Traction alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc.
- Telogen effiuvium: Hair loss Caused by Physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.
- Anagen effiuvium: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.
- Trichotillomania (TTM), or “trich” as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches.
- Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments: One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy hair loss may occur on the scalp, face, underarms, and other places on the body.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration FAQ
So the next question is “What can I do about my thinning hair?” There are several answers, and several questions that need to be answered in order to determine which hair loss treatment or hair replacement solution may be right for you.
Q: My hair is thinning and I don’t want surgery. What can I do?
A: There are several non-surgical options available to you at Hair Replacement Clinic in Dayton, such as the our exclusive SensiGraft custom hair replacement solution for men.
Q: I’m a very active person. Can I still participate in sports?
A: Yes, the purpose of HRC Dayton’s hair loss treatment and hair restoration procedures is to allow you to do the things that you stopped doing because of your hair loss, such as swimming, boating, water skiing and even riding your Harley.
Q: Are there any limitations on the hair style I choose, or how I can comb my hair?
A: You can comb your hair anyway you want, even straight back.
Q: What if I decide to move out of state?
A: We would be happy to refer you to another Transitions affiliated hair replacement studio or hair restoration center in your new location, without interrupting the type and quality of service to which you have become accustomed.
Surgical Hair Restoration FAQ
Q: Who is a good candidate for surgical hair transplantation?
A: While many men and women suffering from thinning hair, hair loss and baldness are viable candidates for hair transplantation, individual patient’s expectations and objectives must be realistic.
The single most important factor to consider is how bald the patient will become at a later age.
Q: Will I need more than one session?
A: Each patient is different depending on their goals and expectations, as well as the level case study of each candidate.
Q: I often hear the words “a good candidate” associated with hair transplantation. What exactly constitutes a good candidate?
A: Some of the important factors that make an individual a good candidate for hair transplant surgery include:
- The overall quality and abundance of existing hair, as well as it’s texture, color, and curl.
- The age of the prospective patient – The older you are, the more recognizable and predictable your hair loss pattern will be.
- Patient expectations – Do you realize that you will not gain one additional hair? Hair transplantation involves relocating hairs you already have.
Seeing is Believing
At HRC in Dayton, we offer:
- Affordable hair replacement services custom designed to your individual baldness and hair loss solution requirements.
- The very finest 100% human hair wigs and women’s hair replacement and integration systems
- Free, no obligation hair and scalp evaluation
- Discreet, dignified and confidential service
- A team of quality trained and experienced hair loss specialists
- Professional, one-on-one personal service
- Totally private styling rooms for both men and women
With hair restoration, there are a host of options to consider but only one phone call you need to make. To receive a free color brochure or schedule a free evaluation with one of our trained hair loss professionals, Call Hair Replacement Clinic in Dayton, Ohio today at (937) 433-5216.
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