How does hair loss happen?

While there are some medical conditions which can cause hair loss, the majority of people who experience it are suffering from something called “male pattern baldness”. Although the name sounds gender-specific, male pattern baldness affects both men and women, in different patterns.

What causes hair to fall out?

In most cases, the culprit is DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a bi-product of testosterone found in the blood stream. DHT attaches to hair follicles, slowly restricting the opening at the scalp and thinning hair strands, eventually causing the hair follicle to die and fall out. Sebum (a build-up of oil on the scalp) clogs the area around the hair shaft, also restricting the area around the hair follicle and contributing to
hair loss.

What can I do to stop it?

There are many different treatment options available, depending on your level of hair loss. If you are in the early stages, you may wish to opt for a preventative treatment, which simply allows you to keep the hair your still have. If you have progressed to a later stage of hair loss, there are various surgical and non-surgical options available.

What should I do now?

As with most medical conditions, the sooner you seek treatment the better. If you catch hair loss in its early stages, there are more options available to you.

Hairfax offers a free, confidential, no obligation consultation. Larry will show you a close up image of your scalp, so you can see exactly what is happening. Depending on your stage of hair loss, possible
contributing factors, and desires for hair restoration, we can recommend a customized treatment plan to suit your needs.

Give us a call today, to arrange your free consultation.

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