KEEP YOUR OWN HAIR AND STAY LOOKING YOUNG AND VIBRANT!
Q: WHAT ARE THE FIRST SYMPTOMS OF HAIR LOSS FOR MEN AND WOMEN?
A: When women start to seek information on hair loss, they are typically concerned about excessive hair shedding — seeing more hair in the shower, sink or brush, and changes in overall volume. They tend to have a thinner ponytail, widening part-lines or visible cowlicks, as well as receding hairline or temples. When the female “frame of the face” is protected and restored, women look more youthful and feminine. When men lose their hair, it typically starts as a receding hairline and visible thinning in the crown, eventually progressing to total hair loss over the top of the scalp, sparing the sides, and back of the scalp. Restoring hair in men can make them look healthier, youthful and more attractive…giving a significant boost of confidence and self esteem.
Q: HOW CAN A MAN/WOMAN STOP OR SLOW HAIR LOSS?
A: After an appropriate diagnosis by an ABHRS board-certified hair restoration physician, your doctor may suggest reduction of risk factors such as improved nutrition, improved sleep habits, stress management, reduction of meds used for blood pressure, cholesterol or mood, as hair follicles can be sensitive to those factors.
Q: WHAT ARE A FEW WAYS TO RESTORE HAIR GROWTH?
LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy (i.e. CapillusRX-312 or LaserCap-224) – Non-Drug Low Level Laser Therapy provides hair regrowth in a powerful, portable at-home device without side effects in as little as six minutes per day.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP is a cell therapy treatment that leverages the powerful growth factor molecules locked inside your own blood platelets to stimulate hair regrowth during a comfortable, lunch-hour procedure in the office.
SmartGraft FUE Hair Transplantation – Hair transplants utilize the more permanent, healthy follicles from the back of the scalp and redistribute them into the thinning or balding areas. Comfortable, minimally-invasive hair transplant procedures now leave absolutely no linear scar to heal or hide because each graft—as small as a single hair follicle—is harvested individually. Hair transplants can also be used on eyebrows and eyelashes.
Finasteride – Finasteride (propecia) is the only oral FDA approved medication for male pattern hair loss. It lowers DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the known trigger for male pattern hair loss. Clinical trials show 90% of men have beneficial results by looking the same or better in the long-run, and only 2% notice mild, temporary side effects.
HERE ARE A FEW COMMON THINGS MEN AND WOMEN DO THAT ISN’T GOOD FOR THEIR HAIR:
Over-processing and over-styling can damage the hair fibers. Furthermore, hair extensions put extra weight and tension on each follicle under the skin that can cause hair follicle damage and permanent hair loss called traction alopecia.
By ALAN J. BAUMAN, MD, ABHRS
BOARD-CERTIFIED HAIR RESTORATION PHYSICIAN
BAUMAN MEDICAL GROUP