Hair Loss

Hair Loss

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Facts about normal hair growth

About 90 percent of hair on the scalp grows continually. In fact, each hair grows for about 2 to 6 years. The other 10 percent of scalp hair is in a resting phase that lasts two to three months. At the end of the resting stage, this hair is shed.

Most people have around 100,000 hairs on their head, and shed 50 to 100 hairs a day—which is normal. When a hair is shed, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle and the growing cycle starts again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch a month.

As people age, the rate of hair growth slows.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of the following:

However, hair loss is not caused by the following:

Generally, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.

What is hair replacement surgery?

The interest in hair replacement has significantly increased over the past several years.

There are a number of hair replacement techniques that are available, although hair replacement surgery can't help those who suffer from total baldness. Candidates for hair replacement must have a healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head. The hair on the back and sides of the head will serve as hair donor areas where grafts and flaps will be taken.

There are four primary different types of hair replacement methods, including the following:

Possible complications associated with hair transplantation procedures

Possible complications associated with hair transplantation procedures may include, but are not limited to, the following:

About the procedure

Although each procedure varies, generally, hair replacement surgeries follow this process:

Location options may include

Anesthetic options may include:

Nonsurgical hair replacement with medication

Always consult your physician for more information.

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