Everyone loses at least 100 scalp hairs a day. Even people with full, beautiful heads on hair often find lost follicles clogging the shower drain after a day or two. Yes, there are even celebrity hair transplants. The point is, all hair falls out—it is in its natural genetic program to do so.
The normal life cycle of a hair is hair growth (anagen), is maintained (catagen), and eventually falls out (telogen). Baldness does not occur unless this normal life cycle is disrupted for some reason. In certain types of alopecia, hair follicles begin to spend more time in telogen than in anagen or catagen. If this balance shifts too much to telogen, hair that is lost is not replenished and apparent balding occurs. This type of hair loss is seen in androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness.
The most common type of permanent hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness. In men it causes a receding hair line, loss of hair on the vertex of the head, and baldness in predictable areas of the scalp over time.
In both men and women, pattern baldness is genetically predetermined. While the gene most often responsible for pattern baldness is found on the X chromosome. This means that the genetic predisposition to pattern baldness can be inherited from mother, father, or both parents. While some of the genes associated with hair loss are dominant (they will cause a physical change regardless of the other genes present), androgenetic alopecia only occurs in those with certain genes and in the presence of certain hormones. Fortunately, there are effective hair loss treatments for pattern baldness.
It has been known for centuries that certain types of hair loss are linked to hormones. [...]
One quarter of men start to show signs of balding by the time they reach 30, and two-thirds start to lose their hair by age 60. Many of these men see it as a sign that their youth is fading. Their self-confidence suffers, but they choose to ignore it, fearing their attempts to treat it will be unsuccessful, or that the results will look unnatural. That’s a bad decision! Advances in science and technology allow us to treat hair loss effectively, and with an exceedingly high success rate, in 3 easy steps!
Step I: Hold on to what you have
Some men watch their hair thin and recede without taking any action. This adds to the cost, and increases the time necessary to see results from any future treatment. That’s why it is important to take action today! The more follicles that need replacing, the more money you will have to pay, and the longer it will take!
For those men who decide to take control and stop their hair loss, there are many products claiming to restore your hair to its youthful glory. The problem is, most have been proven ineffective. Only two products, minoxidil and finasteride, are approved by the FDA to treat hair loss. The first product we recommend is minoxidil. Its claim to re-grow hair in 85% of men has been backed up with successful clinical trials, and millions of customer testimonials. Best of all, you do not need a prescription. It is inexpensive, readily available, and comes in several forms and brands (we recommend Provillus).
Step II: Regrow the hair your can
The second step in treating your hair loss is regrowing what you can. While many men see growth [...]
For men, hair loss is devastating to confidence and self-esteem. Although a man’s value is not tied to his hairline, some men do feel that way. It certainly is emotionally scarring and traumatic to look in the mirror and see that a full head of hair has withered into a thinning shadow of its former glory. Such a loss can cause disbelief, depression and denial. These feelings are normal and valid. Men should take a moment to acknowledge those feelings and then take action against their root cause. Once men realize that they are dissatisfied with the backward progression of their hairlines, they should consider hair transplant to rectify the situation as soon as possible.
Hair loss can strike men of any ethnic background, and hair transplant can be a solution for men of any ethnicity. For black men, hair transplant is a viable option to regain a youthful hairline, confidence and self-esteem. Hair transplant is a simple surgical technique performed by a surgeon. The surgeon removes healthy hair follicles from the back of the head and transplants them in the receding areas, usually the front and crown of the head. These transplanted hair follicles enter a dormancy phase before beginning to grow in their new location.
The donor hair that is removed from the back of the head for use in other areas tends to be resistant to hair loss. That means hair transplants are generally permanent. The transplanted hair will continue to grow throughout a man’s life, just as it would if it were left in its original site at the back of the scalp. That is the reason behind harvesting hair from the back of a man’s head instead of any other area [...]
Healthy hair is generally considered a sign of beauty, and many men and women are troubled by receding hairlines and baldness. For most men, the first sign of hair loss is a bald spot on the crown of the head. This may cause a person to lose self-confidence and feel insecure about themselves (at least that’s how I felt!). Women typically have an overall thinning of the hair. Surprisingly, approximately 40% of all women will experience some form of hair loss. Fortunately, both male and female hair loss can be treated effectively with hair plugs. Hair plugs, now commonly known as hair transplantation or hair restoration surgery, offers several benefits as the procedure has significantly improved in the last few decades.
Hair plugs follow a simple procedure and result in natural hair growth
The procedure typically takes place in a medical setting and may take several hours. The procedure involves removing hair from back of the head and then moving it to the balding section of head. Nowadays most doctors move the hairs individually (talk about meticulous work!), which allows for a completely natural hairline to be formed (even on close inspection! Not even my stylist knows about mine!).
Consult different specialists to know more about this costly treatment
Hair plugs are very effective in treating a receding hairline or any balding spot. It looks natural, is permanent, and comes from your own head. You don’t have to worry about the mishaps associated with a hairpiece. Hair plugs allow you to cut and comb the hair in any possible style (I wear mine very short). However, before deciding to get hair plugs, it’s important you do your research.
Hair plugs do not come without [...]
Women, are you experiencing baldness or thinning of your hair? Are you tired of using hats just to hide this crisis? While hair loss in men is somewhat acceptable, hair loss in women is more often than not, socially undesirable. However, there is good news. Hair transplants have come a long way, and many women are happy to finally have a permanent solution to their hair loss. You can too, read on for more details.
Hair Transplant for Women: Epidemiology and Etiology
Did you know that about 30-40 % of ALL hair loss victims are women under 30 or 40 years of age? In the United States, roughly 21 million women are distressed by hair loss problems which impact on their physical, emotional, social, and psychological interests. The most widespread reason for female hair loss is genetic (technically termed as androgenetic alopecia). In this case, a scattered thinning of hair to the scalp occurs. Other factors of female hair loss are related to pregnancy, birth control pill usage, work environment, stressful lifestyle (who’s not stressed out?), and cessation of menstruation.
Tips before Deciding to Undergo a Hair Transplant
Since hair loss is very common among women today, a hair transplant can be a great life-transforming means to bring back the beauty and charisma that every woman naturally possesses. So, if you think of having a hair transplant, the following are some useful guidelines:
1. Shop around. A well done procedure can restore back your full and natural looking hair. These days, there are quite a number of procedures that exist for a hair transplant, so choose wisely.
2. Converse with other people who already had a hair transplant and ask them what they have been through [...]
Many men today think that having chest hair will make them more attractive. In fact, “wearing chest hairs naturally” seems to be a trend today among men, as seen on TV and in the fashion scene. Some observers even say the good old masculine look or retrosexual image is back. Fortunately, for those who do want to have chest hairs (or more of them!), a chest hair transplant is an easy and effective way to do it.
What is a chest hair transplant?
Chest hair transplantation is a kind body hair transplantation. It involves the harvesting of hair follicles from a hairy part of the body, usually the scalp or back of the head, to be implanted on the chest area. Patients are generally looking for either a thin filling of a specific area on the chest (maybe a scar, or patch where no hair is grown), or a thicker density of hair on the entire chest. Implanted hairs are permanent.
Since the donor hairs are obtained from the scalp, they will have the same characteristics as normal hair. For example, transplanted hair will have similar texture as scalp hair, and they grow constantly like they do on the top of the head. Therefore, transplanted chest hairs will have to be trimmed once or twice a month.
How is a chest hair transplant done?
The procedure for a chest hair transplant is similar to those of head hair implants, but is generally quicker and costs less money. The most widely-used technique is follicular unit extraction (FUE).
In FUE, a follicular unit, composed of one to 4 hairs, is removed from the scalp by a special instrument. The wounds in the donor area are tiny, around 1-mm in [...]
Temple Hair Loss
Balding, it is an experience that touches many men across the world every single year. No man wants to be told he is balding. Many men take a receding hairline to be a sign of their lost youth, or worse, a sign that they are no longer manly. Men know that most women do not find bald or balding men attractive. Every single man who is balding has asked himself, at least once, “why is this happening to me?”, and, “what can I do to fix this?” If you are balding, like other balding men, you are likely hoping for a solution.
Temple Hair Transplants: The Solution
While Rogaine and Propecia are effective at treating hair loss in the crown, the best solution to balding around the temples is to get a temple hair transplant. A temple hair transplant is an easy, safe, and relatively pain-free solution to your hair loss problem. These transplants are performed at various centers across the United States, meaning that a center is likely a convenient distance from where you live. If you are interested in getting a temple hair transplant, start by contacting a plastic surgeon or hair transplant expert in your area today.
How Does a Temple Hair Transplant Work?
Basically, a temple hair transplant takes some of the hair on your head (generally from the back and sides) and relocates it to your temples. The transplanted hair grows on its own, giving you with a fuller head of hair. Temple hair transplants can be performed on anyone of any hair type experiencing temple hair loss.
Are There Any Risks Associated With a Temple Hair Transplant?
A temple hair transplant is a very safe [...]
Don’t Worry, There’s a Solution for You
Are you thinking about getting a hair transplant to fill in the crown of your head (hair transplant crown)? If so, you’re in luck because this is one of the easier hair transplant procedures to have done! First, don’t feel like you’re alone. For those seeking a hair transplant, crown hair is usually the area where baldness is most noticeable, and the most common. Second, know the techniques used in hair transplants has undergone dramatic change over the past 10 years. Results are amazing (if you have a good doctor!), and the procedure is almost completely safe and risk-free.
Basically, the surgery involves the relocation of hair follicles from the back of your head (the donor site) to the parts of your head that are bald or show significant hair loss (in your case, the crown). The surgery is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure (you show up and go home the same day). Patients are usually offered a mild sedative, and the scalp usually receives local anesthesia. Medical personnel carrying out the surgery will shampoo your scalp thoroughly and treat it with an antibacterial agent to ensure that it is completely sterile for the grafting process. After this, the individual hair follicles are extracted, and moved to the bald spots.
What to Expect Afterwards
Following the surgery, the area will be dressed and should be kept out of direct sunlight. You will need to shampoo the site of the graft every day to prevent scabs from blocking the hair shafts. You can expect some further hair loss from the new follicles as a result of the ‘shock’ of surgery, but the recovery time [...]
Male pattern baldness is a condition which affects over 25 percent of the male population in their 20′s. By the time men reach 60, an astounding 66 percent of men suffer from the condition. There are several therapies on the market that can slow the balding process including drug treatments such as Propecia or Rogaine. However, the only treatment that can replace hair after it has atrophied is a hair transplant. The medical procedure has advanced to the point where it is virtually undetectable because of two methods called Folicular Unit Translant (FUT) and Folicular Unit Extraction (FUE.) In these procedures, hair is moved from the back of your head and transplanted at the crown and hairline to replace lost hair.
The Norwood scale was originally developed by Dr. James Hamilton in the 1950s. It was later revised by Dr. O’Tar Norwood in the 1970s. The scale classifies the progression of a person’s hair loss. The scale ranges from I to VII. A Norwood I shows no hair loss, while a Norwood VII male is completely bald except for sides and back of his head. Generally, when you come in for a hair transplant surgery, the results you can expect are based on your Norwood classification. The more hair you still have, the better the overall result. The reason the hairs on the back and side of your head can be transplanted is because they are not susceptible to male pattern baldness like the rest of your head.
Folicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Procedure
During the Folicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Procedure, the donor area is shaved short and the scalped numbed with a local anesthetic. A small row of hair is removed, and [...]
You’ve seen the infomercials, but is Bosley the clinic you need to treat your hair loss? Before you make a decision to go see them for a consultation, let’s examine the good and the bad.
Hair Transplant Results (Positive)
Nothing matters more than good results! When you go on a date, you want to look and feel your best. When you get in front of a group, you should feel confident delivering your presentation. When you get out of the pool, you should feel good running your fingers through your hair. Bosley has performed over 200,000 hair procedures, with impressive results (see below)!
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Hair Transplant Results (Negative)
As with any procedure there are downsides. Expect to have some redness for 1-2 weeks after the procedure, and avoid strenuous exercise.
Convenient Locations (Positive)
With over 70 locations, you don’t have to travel far to learn more or have a procedure done.
Latest Technology (Positive)
Bosley offers both strip and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Strip extractions allow for larger procedures (if you have substantial hair loss), and quicker recovery (you can wear your hair long before the procedure, so you can keep it secret if you desire). FUE procedures are best if you want to have a short hairstyle afterwards, as there is no scar in the back. Most importantly Bosley implants the hairs individually, which allows for a very natural hair line even up close.
Bosley charges on a “per graft” basis. In general, if you finance your procedure, expect the payments to start around $120 per month.
Free Consultation and Information Kit (Positive)
Your hair loss is unique. Maybe you [...]
Are worried about losing your hair? You’re not alone, women’s hair loss will affect nearly half of all women at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are female hair loss treatments available for all different types of hair loss. Read this article to learn more, and take the next step.
Hair Loss or Hair Breakage?
Before choosing the right female hair loss treatment you need to diagnose the problem. Is your hair clogging the sink, or is it breaking off when you comb it? If it just breaking off, it is likely your hair is just damaged from hair coloring, blow drying, or flat ironing. Try styling your hair in a gentler way, and see if it grows back. If it doesn’t, or your hair appears healthy (but is still falling out), you may have genetic hair loss, and should start treating it immediately (it is easier to keep hair than grow it back!). If you can’t figure out why your hair is falling out on your own, get a free hair loss consultation.
Which Female Hair Loss Treatment is Right?
The right treatment is the one that works, but with so many different options, which one should you try? I recommend that you stick to what is known to work. That is using minoxodil, getting the right vitamins, and if necessary a hair transplant.
Minoxidil: As mentioned above, it is much easier to keep your current hair than to regrow lost hair, so if you’re experiencing hair loss you want to stop it immediately. The best way to do that is with 2% minoxodil solution, which is approved by the FDA to treat hair loss in women. Minoxidil was originally developed as a blood pressure medication, [...]
Are you missing your eyebrows? Would you like to feel more confident about your appearance, and how you present your face to the world? Maybe you over-plucked, or maybe they are just thinning, but eyebrows are an important feature of your face and can cause embarrassment if they are missing.
Whether you are a man or woman, you can restore your eyebrows to a natural shape and appearance through a simple procedure, and stop feeling self-consciousness and embarrassment about your appearance.
What Caused Your Eyebrow Hair Loss?
One of the most common causes of eyebrow hair loss in women is over-plucking. Long term plucking can damage hair follicles and stop them from growing hair. Once this happens, no topical treatment will be effective – the hair follicle must be replaced.
Other reasons many people suffer from permanent eyebrow hair loss are skin conditions, scarring, burns, congenital conditions, and aging. There is even such a thing as genetic eyebrow hair loss (just like male pattern baldness!).
Eyebrow Transplant and Restoration
Eyebrow transplants started growing in popularity with the discovery of the follicular unit. This discovery allowed doctors to start moving individual hairs from the back of the head to the front, allowing them to create an undetectable, natural result.
How Long Do Eyebrow Transplants Take? Will I miss work?
Eyebrow transplants are a simple procedure and generally only take 2-3 hours to complete. After the procedure, there will be tiny crusts that will fall off in about 5-10 days (you will wear sunglasses when you leave the office). People usually go back to work within a day or two. If you don’t want your co-workers to know the procedure was done, plan the procedure for Tuesday evening, [...]