Hair Restoration at the Chicago Hair Clinics: Finally Stop Hair Loss!
There are many factors that can cause hair loss. These factors include stress, illness, exhaustion, overwork, medications, poor diet or nutrition, childbirth, and pollution. However, most research indicates that the biggest factor in hair loss is entirely out of our control – hair loss is genetically predetermined. Patients whose parents or grandparents have suffered from hair loss are much more likely to suffer from this condition just like they did.
What is happening on a micro-level to cause hair loss? A simple answer is that some hair follicles have a shorter growth cycle and produce thinner, weaker, shorter hairs. Normally, a person sheds 50 to 100 hairs per day. This number is not really noticeable since on average a person has 100,000 hairs in the scalp. However, if the hair does not grow back, hair loss can lead to severe thinning and in some, baldness.
Permanent Hair Loss
There are several types of permanent hair loss patterns:
Male-pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia: This type of hair loss is usually associated with genetic factors and is present in men. Male pattern baldness can start early in life, and can be present itself even in teenagers or young men. This type of hair loss presents itself as a receding line of hair at the temples followed by balding at the top of the head with the shape of an "M". The end result of androgenetic alopecia may be partial or complete baldness.
Female-pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia: Androgenetic alopecia is usually associated with genetic factors and can occur in both men and women regardless of their age. In women, permanent hair loss is usually limited to the front, sides or crown of the head. In this type of hair loss, the vast majority of women maintain their front hairline and in rare cases only do they experience complete baldness. For many women simple thinning of hair is also a problem.
Cicatricial alopecia (scarring): This rare hair loss condition occurs when swelling damages and scars the hair follicles, therefore causing permanent hair loss in patchy areas of the head. Sometimes cicatricial alopecia is accompanied by itching or pain.
How Hair Restoration Works
Hair restoration procedures work by taking healthy strong hair form one area of the head and replanting it over the bald areas. The results achieved are natural looking, since the patient's own hair is used. The hair specialist meticulously replants and distributes the hair in a way that follows the original hair growth in the patient, resulting in the same natural hairline the patient had in their youth.
New Hair Loss Treatments
New technologies have given way to less invasive hair restoration procedures that offer patients long lasting and satisfying results.
After careful consideration of the patient's facial features and shape, hair restoration specialists can successfully replace natural hair growth in bald areas.
The results from hair restoration can be so natural that they can be undetectable by experienced hair professionals. Since only local anesthesia is used, patients are able to walk out of the doctor's office immediately following their hair restoration procedure and continue with their daily activities with minimal restrictions.
Hair restoration procedures are changing the way people look and feel about themselves. These procedures renew a person's ability to grow their own hair and reverse the effects of previous hair loss or balding. Through hair restoration, patients can have a renewed confidence and self-esteem.