Understanding Hair Loss
If you’re experiencing hair loss, you’re in good company. By the age of 50, 85% of American men will experience some degree of hair loss. A quarter of those begin balding before they reach 21. And it’s not uncommon for women to experience thinning hair as well. Though the process of losing your hair can be troublesome, confusing, or downright devastating, you’re not powerless to stop it. Plenty of modern options, both medical and surgical, can help you slow, stop, or remedy your hair loss. The first step in hair restoration is to learn about the causes and solutions.
Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia)
Androgenic Alopecia is responsible for 95% of hair loss in men. Commonly known as male pattern baldness, this condition often results in the familiar horseshoe-shaped fringe of hair associated with hair loss. Androgenic Alopecia occurs when the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attacks the hair follicles. This hormone inhibits hair growth by causing the follicles to go through a process of miniaturization. Hair becomes shorter and finer, and it loses pigmentation. The hair follicles eventually die off, resulting in areas of baldness.
Though most hair loss is hereditary, several other causes do exist. Thinning hair and balding can be caused by medical conditions, a reaction to medications, or even stress. During your initial consultation with Dr. Mollura, an important step will be to uncover the cause for your hair loss. Armed with that information, you’ll then be able to safely and realistically evaluate your hair restoration options.
Hair Loss For Women
Despite the fact that Androgenic Alopecia is specific to men, nearly 30% of women will experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime. Very often, a medication or an underlying medical condition is to blame for hair loss in women. Thinning hair can be attributed to nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems. Because of its frequent correlation with other medical issues, Dr. Mollura approaches female hair restoration very carefully. Following your initial consultation, a medical screening may be necessary to pinpoint the precise cause of your hair loss. By isolating the cause of your hair loss, Dr. Mollura can then design the most safe and effective hair restoration plan for you.
Mollura Medical Hair Restoration
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Long Island Office
393 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Square, NY 11010
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515 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022