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How Do Hair Transplants Work?

By the time they reach the age of 35, roughly 40 percent of all men will have noticeable hair loss. Women are not immune to hair loss – by age 60, nearly 80 percent of all women will suffer from some form of visible hair loss as well.

There are plenty of options when it comes to putting the brakes on the balding process. However, depending on the reason why you’re going bald, even a boatload of Rogaine won’t fix it.

Often referred to as "male pattern baldness", the most common type of hair loss among men is androgenic alopecia. It accounts for over 95 percent of all cases of hair loss in men. Women also can suffer from this kind of hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones. In this type of hair loss, the hair follicle – which is necessary for producing new hair growth – shrinks and ceases hair production. This type of baldness generally starts at the hairline and recedes. The hair will become shorter, thinner and finer on the top and sides of the head, eventually forming a "U" pattern on the head.

While it is true that there are a number of reasons why a person can lose their hair, for most hair-loss sufferers, the only culprit responsible is heredity. In cases of inherited hair loss, hair follicles are sensitive to Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT. DHT-sensitive hair follicles will shrink, which shortens the lifespan of each hair follicle that is affected. The eventual result is a complete lack of new hair growth.

Numerous options are available for this kind of hair loss. Some 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor drugs, such as Propecia, can be used to help reverse hair loss in cases of androgenic alopecia. Some sufferers of this type of hair loss also have experienced success with the topical usage of minoxidil – known by the brand name Rogaine – which is available in many over-the-counter products.

If all else fails, hair replacement/transplant technology may be another viable option.

So how do hair transplants work?

Those who suffer from "male pattern baldness" are the best candidates for a hair transplant. While hair loss occurs near the front and sides of the head with this condition, there still are working hair follicles in the back of the head.

During a traditional hair transplant procedure, surgeons remove skin from the back and/or sides of the head which still contain working hair follicles. Those pieces of skin are then grafted to the front areas of the scalp, where the hair loss is occurring. These hair follicles, which have not been affected by the hormone DHT, will begin to grow hair in their new location.

Most surgeons place the greatest concentration of skin grafts at the front and top of the head, which provides the best aesthetics for new hair growth.

While hair transplantation is a great option for those suffering from "male pattern baldness", it is not a permanent solution. Hair loss in the non-transplanted areas will continue to occur, which will cause areas of "patterned" baldness to reappear. Transplant patients who use a drug like Propecia following their procedure often are able to slow the loss of additional hair, making another transplant unnecessary.

Causes of hair loss in dogs include allergies, mites, more

Q. My son has an almost 4-year-old Lab mix. These past few months, her fur seems to be coming off in patches around her body, and it scabs and bleeds at times. She seems to be losing weight as well. We don't know what's causing this. We want to take ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:08:00 GMT



8 Effective Remedies for Hair Loss Due to Hard Water

Hope everything is going well at your end! Today, we would be talking about effective remedies for hair loss due to hard water. Not every one of us is aware but let me tell you the fact that hard water can damage your hair and also lead to hair fall.

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:09:00 GMT



A remedy for hair loss from Chemotherapy

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter. The dark shadow which eclipses the world gets in the way with this constant blinding flash of the feudal few acting out to see how much insanity we will tolerate today, of the things which are ...

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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For adults, hair loss can be challenging, but for children and teens, it can be emotionally devastating. "Kids have a tough time understanding why hair loss is happening to them-and when they research ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:36:00 GMT



Menopause Hair Loss

All women undergo menopause at some point in their life. During this biological process, the female body undergoes a lot of changes due to a fluctuation of the hormone levels. Hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia, any other symptoms are common ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:12:00 GMT



FDA Clears Wider Use of Cooling Cap to Reduce Hair Loss during Chemotherapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a cooling cap-a device designed to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy-for use by patients with any kind of solid tumor. FDA initially cleared the device, the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System, for ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:32:00 GMT



Hair transplant surgeon Dr. Sajjad Khan busts some myths on hair loss

How many times have you heard your friends and colleagues blaming Dubai for their increased hair loss? They attribute it to the water in the city. We now have the misconception cleared, thanks to Dr. Sajjad Khan, the celebrity hair transplant surgeon in ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:04:00 GMT



Actions Women Can Take Against Hair Loss

Somewhere, there is a long list of topics deemed taboo for women to openly talk about, topics such as periods, menopause, money, and well, hair loss. Hair loss is not subjective to only men, so why are most hair loss discussions geared toward male pattern ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT



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