Hair Loss

How common is hair loss?

Hair loss is commonly experienced, and hair is lost by everyone daily at a rate of approximately 50 to 150 individual hairs per day. Typically, this hair is expected to grow back. However, more substantial and permanent hair loss can be experienced by some individuals.

Is male pattern or female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) caused by anything I am doing? What about high stress levels or the type of shampoo I use?

Male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is primarily influenced by genetics and hormonal factors. There is no strong evidence linking it to tight scalp muscles, mental stress, washing frequency, shampoo type, or skin conditions. However, certain medical conditions can lead to hair loss. It's essential for the cause of your hair loss to be determined by a healthcare professional.

Am I a good candidate for hair transplantation surgery?

Hair transplantation surgery is ideally performed on individuals who have healthy hair on the sides and back of the head, which are used as donor areas for grafts. Good candidates for hair restoration surgery include men and women with well-defined baldness, thinning hair, or limited hair loss due to various reasons, such as scalp injuries or previous cosmetic procedures. Treatment options should be discussed with a medical professional based on their evaluation.

Does the procedure hurt?

Discomfort during the procedure is eliminated with the use of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Will I be able to swim and enjoy other physical activities with my new hair?

Your regular activities, including swimming, can be enjoyed within five to seven days after the treatment. Transplanted hair is permanent and can be washed, cut, and dyed as desired.

Will my transplanted hair eventually fall out?

Hair that is grafted from the back and sides of your scalp (autograft) to the balding areas will continue to grow for the rest of your life.