There are a lot of factors that contribute to your hair thinning. It this bothers you or makes you feel self-conscious, you’re not alone. But it’s something that you can fix.
Hair Loss and Hair Cycles
Hair loss is also called alopecia. This is caused when there is a disruption in your body’s cycle of hair production. It is most common on the scalp but can appear anywhere on the body.
A hair growth cycle has three phases, and during that cycle, 100,000 of hairs cycle through periods of growing, resting, falling out, and regrowing.
During the anagen phase, your hair is actively growing. It can last for years. The catagen phase is when your hair stops growing and separates from the follicle. The follicle is what attaches the hair in place under your skin. This phase lasts about 10 days. During the telogen phase, your follicles rest for two or three months, and then the hair falls out. The next anagen cycle begins as a new hair grows in the same follicle. This is a natural cycle and causes people to lose 50-100 hairs a day.
When this cycle is disrupted or if a hair follicle is damaged, your hair may fall out more quickly than it regrows. This leads to a receding hairline, hair falling out in patches, or overall thinning. It may be linked to a person’s genetic makeup, although there are medical and behavioral conditions that also affect the hair’s growth cycle.
Hair Restoration & What to Expect
If your hair loss is truly bothersome and you are looking to correct the disruption in your growth cycle, visit a specialist like those at Radiant Dermatology to talk about your options for hair restoration. Their process begins with diagnosing a patient’s exact type of hair loss and then determining treatment options that are appropriate for each patient.
Our team may prescribe medications that are effective solutions to treat hair loss. These medications may include prescription shampoos, oral steroids, and medications like finasteride, spironolactone, and minoxidil compounds.
We provide a full line of Viviscal Professional Grade Products that are clinically researched and proven to provide nourishment for your hair from the outside in. These carefully formulated products include shampoos, conditioners, hair fibers, and cosmeceutical-grade hair vitamins that can only be administered by a medical professional.
Our team of doctors offers advanced interventions that are effective in helping patients achieve their desired results. These procedures include the use of steroid injections, Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma, and the Capillus Hair Regrowth Laser Cap.
Hair Restoration Surgery
Our experts offer two surgical options for hair restoration: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Both options involve the physician cutting a strip of tissue from the scalp to be sewn in a linear scar. The hair follicles are individually separated in a lab. The FUE method manually extracts and harvests each hair graft.
Dr. Le and his team provide FUE using the SmartGraft™ device. This is the most advanced hair restoration technology available. Whereas previous hair restoration techniques and surgeries would lead to visible scars on the back of the head, this technology has revolutionized the process. This device is scalpel free and can be done in less time with more precision than other FUE methods.
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