What are the general causes of hair loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is inheritance. Men and women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or both parents. Men are most commonly affected by the inherited gene as the hormone, testosterone, activates the
genetic program causing loss of hair follicles. Currently there is no known method of stopping this type of hair loss. The age of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to person. Severe illness, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency can accelerate this process.
What is Alpecia Areata Disease?
Alpecia is a non life-threatening hair loss medical condition which causes hair to fall out in clumps and causes bald spots. The condition may also lead to complete hair loss. The causes are still uncertain but most doctors believe that the body’s autoimmune system attacks its own hair follicles. Presently there is no cure to grow your hair back but there are cosmetic hair replacements that can conceal the hair loss with great success.
What is hair loss treatment?
It is a combination of using essential vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals for complete hair health and in some cases used in conjunction with low level laser light therapy.
Does treatment work for everyone?
We have had fantastic results. After doing a scalp evaluation we can determine if you are a good candidate for hair loss therapy, or if you should consider non-surgical hair replacement or surgical hair restoration. The earlier you start treatment the better the chances of treating it with success.
What are the reasons for female hair loss?
Heredity, hormones and age cause hair loss. A woman’s genetic makeup determines if hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causing the follicles to shrink. This “shrinkage” results in overall thinning with time. In addition, the aging process can weaken the hair follicle and consequently the hair shaft. This causes permanent thinning hair and balding.
What can I expect at my consultation?
Plan on 45 minutes to an hour consultation consisting of a medical questionnaire, digital pictures, microscopic pictures and an analysis & a scalp evaluation with a trained hair loss specialist. You will receive a customized treatment plan based solely on your individual hair loss needs and goals. We will help you make a decision on which option is best for you.
What determines if I’m a good candidate for a surgical hair transplant?
The determination is based on how large of an area needs to be transplanted and how dense the hair is in the donor site, which would be a strip between the ears midway down the back of the head.
Will hair transplant surgery work for women?
Yes, some women are good candidates for hair transplant surgery when they have pattern thinning similar to what men have. Women may also be candidates in other circumstances as well, particularly if their female hair loss is associated with a previous surgical procedures. Many women opt for eyebrow transplants as well.
Which Hair Loss Solution is Right for You?
Why think about the hair you\’ve lost when you can think about the hair you can have? At Christoffels Hair Restoration, we encourage you to become an educated consumer. We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have. An experienced professional will be happy to provide accurate, complete answers to all your hair loss questions.
Simply fill out the convenient information request form on this page, or call us on (605) 334-7026 to schedule your free, private, no-obligation consultation at a time that is convenient for you.