Hereditary pattern baldness is a condition that affects men more often than women. It can be caused by heredity, extensive treatment with certain drugs or the normal aging process. Hair loss in hereditary pattern baldness occurs on both sides of the scalp and may involve all areas of the head.
Fortunately, hair transplants and hair replacement techniques are fantastic solutions to addressing hereditary pattern baldness.
What causes hereditary pattern baldness?
For many men with this type of baldness, the problem starts when their body produces an increasingly smaller amount of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). These male sex hormones are called androgens. Hair follicles in certain parts of the body, such as the area above the forehead and at the temples and crown of the head, are sensitive to DHT. When DHT attaches to hair follicles in these areas, it shrinks them.
Eventually these follicles become so small that they produce tiny, almost invisible hairs called vellus hairs. As the number of vellus hairs increases, the hair line recedes and bald spots develop.
Hair loss typically begins in men in their late teens or early twenties. However, some men may begin to lose their hair as early as their teen years, while others may not start until they are in their thirties or forties.
How can non-surgical hair replacement help?
There are multiple options for non-surgical hair replacement.
Hair systems offer a natural looking alternative to wigs and hair pieces. They also last longer than two or three months. Hair systems are made from real hair or a synthetic fiber that looks like human hair. Hair systems are a good option because they look and feel natural. They look like real hair, and you can use styling products to make them appear even more realistic. You can style your hair system the way you want, and it will stay in place all day, even when you swim, shower or exercise.
Non-surgical hair replacement is an excellent option for men who don’t want to visit a doctor regularly for injections, medications or surgery. Non-surgical hair replacement may also be considered if you can’t take the medications or don’t like how they make you look and feel.
How does non-surgical hair replacement work?
Non-surgical hair replacement involves taking hair from one part of your body and attaching it to another. The hair transplant process is the same for both men and women. It begins by removing tiny individual hair follicles from an area of dense growth, usually on the back or side of the scalp. Next, each follicle is carefully placed in a slit in the bald area of the scalp. This process is repeated again and again, with each hair follicle carefully placed into its own slit until all bald spots are filled or covered.
Schedule a consultation today
If you’re interested in scheduling a hair transplant or want to learn more about the process of non-surgical hair replacement, contact the team at Raveen Hair Replacement today. For over 50 years, we’ve been helping people just like you look and feel their best. We look forward to meeting with you soon!