General Information on Male Hair Loss and Hair Transplant
Hair growth depends on the proper functioning of the hair’s follicle. It goes through a cycle that includes the anagen (growing) phase, the catagen (regressive) stage, and the telogen (resting) stage. When the first phase of hair loss or hair miniaturization occurs, the duration of the telogen stage increases. Because the follicles rest longer, the shaft of the new hair that later emerges is narrower. With each subsequent cycle, the resting phase gets progressively longer, with the resulting hair also narrower or thinner. The affected follicles eventually stop functioning and hair no longer grows.
Some hairs are more affected than others during the miniaturization, and not all men experience this phase the same way. Some men experience it as early as their twenties, while some experience it only well into their seventies. The reason is a complex interaction between the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), inherited genes, and age.
Male hormones DHT develop during puberty and can cause follicles to eventually wither and die. Each follicle of hair on the human scalp is genetically programmed before birth to either become sensitive to it or not, making some men suffer hair loss more excessively than others.
How Hairlab Can Help You With Your Hair Loss Problems
Lifelong hair follicles are abundant in all men, even those who are already severely bald. These follicles can be found on the “donor area”, which is commonly the horseshoe shaped area at the very back of the head. Complete with the follicles, hair can be taken from this area and relocated to the thinning or bald areas of a person’s head.
Los Angeles hair transplant facilities such as Hairlab can safely conduct this type surgical transplanting with relative ease. The complexity of the procedure comes with the artistic demands our surgeon must meet to make sure the transplant looks great and natural on the patient.
Hair transplantation is an art in itself, recreating a brand new hairline that complements your facial features, age, and lifestyle. Of course, it is initially up to you to approve the solution your chosen hair transplant clinic recommends, and it will serve as the guide in establishing your new hair line.
When you opt to receive hair transplantation, our doctors will evaluate your donor area and choose a fitting texture to use as grafts. These grafts are expertly transplanted in proper position, at a precise angle that duplicates your scalp’s natural growth pattern.
We conclude the restoration process by carefully checking that your newly-placed hairs will grow together to form a hairline that is virtually undetectable with your original hair. The follicular units grow in naturally occurring units of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groups.
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