Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men. Up to 50% of men will be affected by pattern baldness at some point in their lives. Although male pattern hair loss is genetic, it is not always predictable: even if it runs in a patient’s family, it is not always possible to know at what age hair loss will begin, or how an individual’s hair growth patterns will be affected. However, most people find that their hair loss increases as they get older.
The most effective male pattern baldness treatment is surgery, but other options are available as well, including hair restoration medication and low-level laser therapy. In particular, young men suffering from hair loss are advised to avoid hair restoration surgery until their hair loss pattern and progression is fully revealed.
The International Journal of Cardiology published a study showing a possible link between Alopecia and coronary heart disease.
A recent Men’s Health reported in a Spanish study, 62% of men who were balding experienced a loss of self-esteem.
The Journal of Clinical Oncology’s September 2014 issue reported a link to an increased risk of prostate cancer, some more aggressive, in males sharing a common pathophysiologic mechanism.
Many people ask if hair transplantation actually works, and the answer is yes. Hair restoration or transplantation works by the theory of donor dominance.
Hair restoration in general has come a long way. Specifically, techniques in the various procedures and processes for harvesting grafts have evolved.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a tattoo technique where tattoo pigments are placed on the scalp in a stippling pattern to look like a shaved head of hair.
There are many rumors and discussions around the hair loss drug Propecia (Finasteride) that we would like to clarify.
Dr. Jennifer Martinick discusses how youth, vitality and sexuality are all associated with healthy hair. When a patient loses their hair, whether it's a case of male baldness or female baldness, they feel robbed of those atributes. Hair transplantation can bring back self confidence!
Dr. Sharon Keene talks causes of Androgenic Alopecia. After the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that just having a particular gene doesn't mean you will have that disease or carry a particular trait. Genes have to be active and the study of Epigenetics looks into those factors, many being environmental.