Thinning hair has long been a harsh reality for many men. Approximately two-thirds of the men in the United States will experience hair loss to some degree. This loss increases by the time men reach their 50s, when as many as 85 percent of men will experience thinning hair. It can affect how a person sees himself, his sense of confidence, relationships, and professional choices. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to combat thinning hair. Solutions such as hair restoration are a common way for men to achieve the fullness that they’ve lost. Hair transplant surgeries aren’t new; however, today’s technology is state-of-the-art and provides the most natural results. At Dr. Jezic’s Hair Transplant Center, you’ll find the latest treatment for thinning hair.
There are a number of potential causes that lead to thinning hair and eventual hair loss. Not all of these potential causes are permanent or even long-lasting. By far the leading cause of thinning hair in men is a condition that involves both genetics and the male sex hormone testosterone. This condition is known as male pattern baldness, which is characterized by the highly recognizable receding hairline that takes on an “M”-shaped pattern when it begins. Male pattern baldness is generally permanent and is the cause of as many as 95 percent of the cases of hair loss in men. Another common cause of hair loss is called telogen effluvium. This is a loss of hair that occurs when hair is in its resting stage of growth, which is called the telogen stage. When this happens, areas of thinning occur in the places where abnormal shedding occurs. Certain illnesses and types of medications may also cause hair thinning, as will stress and other conditions.
It is natural for people to seek a solution when dealing with significant areas of hair thinning. Treatment methods are available, but it is important to first determine the cause of the hair loss to ensure that it is not an indication of some underlying medical condition. People with permanent hair loss have several options that offer varying degrees of success. Hair transplantation by a specialist is one of the options that are available when dealing with thinning hair. Treatment of this nature is a highly effective way to get back a natural and healthy-looking head of hair. The decision to seek surgical treatment for thinning hair is an important one, as is choosing the most advanced method.
Strip harvest surgery, also known as FUT, was once the go-to procedure when it came to thinning hair. Treatment using this method often left a scar that was unattractive and an obvious sign that surgery had been performed. Our clinic exclusively performs a procedure known as follicular unit extraction, or FUE. FUE is the latest advancement in hair restoration and makes no linear incisions. This is an advantage for our customers for several reasons. One advantage is there are no telltale visible scars left behind. Yet another advantage is that the patient’s discomfort is reduced greatly both during and after the procedure. When having FUE performed, we will use one tool for hair extraction: Neograft. Artas FUE is a form of robotic surgery and involves the use of a robotic arm, which reduces the dependence on human stamina. Neograft FUE requires more staff on hand during the procedure; however, it is better suited for specific types of hair, such as curly hair, and for people who have a history of multiple transplant strip procedures. Both forms are effective and have pluses and minuses that the patient and the doctor will need to discuss prior to the surgery. At our clinic, we offer a complimentary consultation during which we will look at the areas of hair thinning. Treatment methods will also be discussed during the consultation along with other important information.
When it comes to reducing the appearance of thinning hair, solutions such as hair transplantation have advanced tremendously, and we have the latest technology right here at Dr. Jezic’s Hair Transplant Center. You are in good hands. Goran Jezic M.D., Ph.D. is not only one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in Houston but also a board-certified member of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to Dr. Jezic’s experience, we make it a point to stay abreast of the latest in hair loss and restoration and even provide professional interviews with top experts in hair loss and restoration for visitors to this site. Contact us today to learn more about the hair loss solutions discussed on this page.