MALE PATTERN BALDNESS – THE #1 CAUSE OF HAIR LOSS FOR MEN IS DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE (DHT).
DHT is a hormone that all males produce, the only difference between having a head of hair and or the classic male pattern baldness is a sensitivity to DHT.
DHT causes a restriction of blood flow resulting in hair becoming thinner and thinner. If there is no prevention treatment then hair loss will progress and eventually a man will go from a receding hair line, to thinning crown, and eventually hair loss will take all his hair but in the back, also known as the donor area. The donor area is in the back of a man’s head that is insensitivity to DHT and hair loss.
FUE is the newest and most advanced technology option in hair restoration. This minimally invasive surgery uses a machine to select donor hairs leaving small pin sized scars making a transplant undetectable for those who enjoy a short hair style. Benefits of FUE include short recovery time, virtually pain free, and no stitches.
FUT is the most common form of hair transplant. FUT procedure will leave a linear scar, however FUT is able to harvest a larger donor area resulting in higher graft count. This option is for those interested in transplanting in a larger area.
Hair Loss Prevention
When considering a hair transplant, there is one key thing to remember – a hair transplant does not prevent DHT. Simply saying, if you transplant hair from the donor area you must have a prevention treatment for the existing hair in transplant area.
Prevention Options Include: