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Hair Loss

Understanding Hair Loss

woman-checks-for-hair-lossHair loss can occur on the scalp or the body and is a complex dilemma that affects different people in different ways. Both men and women can experience hair loss, but the specific nature of each case depends on the person in question. Some hair loss is short-term, some is permanent. A certain number of people lose their hair later in life, while others are affected by it at an earlier age. Regardless of the specific circumstances of your issue, the hair restoration experts here at KA Hair Aesthetics work hard to always be there to help our patients address their hair loss concerns.

Androgenic alopecia, commonly referred to as “male or female-pattern baldness”, is the most common type of hair loss for adults in the US. In fact, 66% of men in the US show signs of thinning hair by age 35, and 40% of women in the US will experience some degree of hair loss by age 40. By age 60, about 65% of men and 80% of women will experience significant hair loss according to the American Hair Loss Association. It is normal for a person to lose up to 100 hairs per day due to normal growth cycles and shedding.

Depending on the person, hair loss can be caused by any number of different factors. It’s true that hair loss is genetic in many cases, with androgenic alopecia (or hereditary hair loss) accounting for such a large number of hair loss cases. However, this is not always the case. Some people may experience alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes the immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in small or large bald spots. For some people, hair loss can be triggered by hormonal changes or certain medical treatments. Additionally, some people may experience more rapid hair loss than others due to certain forms of illness such as thyroid disease, extreme stress, nutritional deficiencies, or a specific physical trauma. Some types of alopecia, like traction alopecia that results from a continuous pulling on the hair roots due to something like overly tight braiding or ponytails, are preventable.

Here at KA Hair Aesthetics, our professionals specialize in performing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a hair transplant technique that involves removing hair follicles from one part of the scalp and implanting them in other areas that are experiencing balding or considerable thinning. The success rate of FUE procedures is extremely high and as an added bonus, the procedure is minimally invasive and sutureless, meaning no stitches will be required and the recovery period will be minimal when compared to other types of hair transplants.

For more information on hair loss and how we can help, contact KA Hair Aesthetics to schedule a consultation appointment today!