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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Hair Loss

Your hair is one of the most noticeable features about you and when you begin to lose them, it affects your looks and confidence. It is also hard to prevent people from noticing the loss except you put on a wig or cap.

Hair loss, also known as Alopecia is a condition that affects men, women and children. The pattern of occurrence differs from all three individuals and there are different factors or causes. Fortunately, hair restoration and prevention treatments are available for those who have experienced or are experiencing hair loss.

The estimated number of people with hair losses in the world has increased in recent years. This has led to an increase in people engaging in hair restoration and prevention. There are many articles on the internet about hair loss and hair restoration but most of them give wrong advices and suggestions.

In this article, we will take you through hair restoration and prevention. However, before that, we will highlight the major causes of hair loss in men and women. This will make you better informed about the subject and prevent you from making wrong judgments and heeding wrong advice.

Hair Growth

Hairs can be found all over the human body except on the palms and the soles of the feet. These hairs pass through a cycle and at a point, they shed. New hairs then take their place and begin the growth cycle again. The growth of hair slows down as human grow old, therefore some hair losses can be because of aging.

Hairs shed from the human scalp on a daily basis are about 50 to 100. This is normal, but if the loss occurs appreciably, you may need to see a hair loss restoration doctor for prevention and treatments.

Men and Hair Loss

Hair loss in men is majorly caused by inherited genes. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness is the primary cause and it can be inherited from both parents. This condition manifests by depleting the hairs and thinning of the hairs at the center of the head.

These two occurrences result into a pattern that leaves hairs only at the back and sides of the head. Other causes of hair loss in men are age and presence of dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT).

Women and Hair Loss

Just like in men, the major cause of hair loss in women is genetics. Androgenetic alopecia also manifests in women by causing thinning of the hair. Other causes of hair loss in women are presence of dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT), menopause, pregnancy, childbirth and birth control pills.

Some other causes of hair loss in both men and women include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Illness
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Improper Care of Hair
  • Surgery
  • Medications
  • Iron Deficiency and Malnutrition

Hair Loss Prevention

Hair loss which occurs as a result of medications, lack of adequate hair care, deficiency of iron or malnutrition can be prevented. Staying clear of certain medications, eating well, reducing stress, taking care of your hair and avoiding some hair styles can help prevent hair loss or reduce them.

However, for hair losses that occur due to genetics, Illness, Menopause, surgery and diseases, you will need to visit a hair restoration doctor for advice or cure.

Hair Restoration

Hair loss which occurs as a result of medications, lack of adequate hair care, deficiency of iron or malnutrition can be prevented. Staying clear of certain medications, eating well, reducing stress, taking care of your hair and avoiding some hair styles can help prevent hair loss or reduce them.

However, for hair losses that occur due to genetics, Illness, Menopause, surgery and diseases, you will need to visit a hair restoration doctor for advice or cure.

Medical Hair Restoration – This method of hair restoration involves using medications such as ointments, creams, supplements, lotions etc. to combat hair loss and do not involve surgical operations.

There are many “do it yourself” medical hair loss treatments in the market but only two of them have approval from the Food and Drug Administration. These two medications are Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and Finasteride (Propecia®) and hair restoration doctors recommend them.

Minoxidil (Rogaine®) is a topical medication applied in 2% or 5% to the scalp and is available at pharmacies, while Finasteride (Propecia®) is administered orally and is only prescribed by a hair restoration doctor.

These medications work best when they are used under the supervision of a specialist in hair restoration. Seek professional advice from your physician before you use any of these medications.

Surgical Hair Restoration – There are hair loss conditions, which cannot be treated by medications but surgery. Surgical hair restoration is more effective than the use of medications but they are expensive.

This method of hair restoration will restore your hair and make them grow naturally again. It is important that you select a highly skilled hair restoration doctor for this process.

Some surgical hair restorations are for women only such as scalp expansion surgery, scalp reduction surgery and scalp flap surgery. Eyebrows and eyelashes hair restorations are also available to restore full eyelashes and eyebrows.

To learn more about these procedures, speak to a qualified hair restoration doctor.

Medical and Surgical Hair Restoration – Medical and surgical hair restorations are two different methods of hair restoration. Each method has its advantages over the other depending on the individual in need of them. Sometimes, hair restoration doctors recommend the combination of both methods under a planned program. This always results into an effective and efficient hair restoration.

The More You Know

Having good knowledge of hair loss and hair restoration is the first step towards getting a solution for hair loss. The second is consulting a hair restoration doctor for advice and opinions. Technological advancements have ensured that hair loss can be fixed. So you don’t have to suffer from a condition that your genes or unfortunate circumstances are responsible for.

Experiencing Hair Loss?

For more information about either follicle unit extraction or follicle unit transplantation, contact Dr. John Frank, M.D.

Dr. Frank has offices in both New York and Ohio and has performed thousands of hair transplants. Dr. Frank can help you determine the cause of your hair loss and talk to you about your treatment options.

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