Men and women both experience hair loss, and neither seem to like it. By age 35, nearly two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss, and by age 50, more than 80% of men will see a marked thinning of their hair.
Male baldness is most often the result of an excessive amount of testosterone. The body converts the excess testosterone into a derivative of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that actually shrinks hair follicles. The shrinking hair follicles make it impossible for healthy hair to survive.
Women also suffer from DHT even though they have only a fraction of the testosterone that men have. The effect is the same, the loss of healthy hair follicles and ultimately hair loss.
Women may also suffer hair loss because of menopause, genetics, certain health issues, and hormones. No matter the reason, most men and women would rather find an effective solution for hair restoration.
How Does Hair Restoration Work?
As we’ve discussed in other areas of our website, stem cells promote healthy growth within the body, and your scalp is no exception. Injections from umbilical allografts or plasma-rich plasma (PRP) treatments will both help the scalp regenerate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
There is no need for surgery or the embarrassment of obvious hair plugs. This hair restoration process appears more natural and less stark.
Whether you choose PRP or the regenerative tissue injections derived from umbilical allografts, the procedure is similar. The injections are made into the affected area, and the stem cells and growth factors stimulate the damaged hair follicles and help them regenerate into healthy, productive follicles.
This new growth phase is the beginning of the hair restoration process. This is not a temporary solution; your hair will grow naturally.
People will notice over time that you have more and healthier hair, but it won’t be as shocking as when you see someone that has recently had a hair transplant procedure. This is very natural.
Make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Koenig and find out how a new head of healthy hair could be in your future!