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FIGHTING HAIR LOSS

Millions of men and women battle the personal, social, and professional angst of hair loss.

If you suffer with thinning, shedding, or balding, rest assured you are not alone.

We all know that hair loss changes how we look, but it can also affect how we feel about ourselves. Perhaps you’re experiencing a decline in self-esteem or feeling less confident at work or in social situations. Our society identifies the loss of hair with growing older and slowing down. Even though you may not feel those things, how others see you, and how you see yourself, impacts your behavior.

There is hope. Reclaim a sense of youthful confidence and self esteem by learning more about hair loss and treatment options using the resources below.

 

How Does Hair Loss Work?

Hair loss can be complex, which is why it’s important to understand the basics.

Learn more about the hair growth cycle, the importance of healthy hair follicles,

and the ways external factors can cause hair to thin, recede, and fall out. 

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss occurs differently in women than in men. Influential factors may include genetics,

stress, thyroid problems, hormonal changes, traction alopecia, and chemical processing.

Early diagnosis is critical, as treatment becomes more difficult as hair loss progresses.

Hair Loss Treatment Options

Today, a variety of treatment options are available to safely and effectively treat hair loss.

Some treatment options are surgical, requiring the skilled hands of a licensed surgeon to reduce the appearance of baldness. Other treatments are non-surgical, allowing men and women to proactively fight hair loss from the comfort and convenience of their own home.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, you’re not alone. Both men and women fall susceptible to some form of hair loss, although in different patterns and degrees of severity. Fortunately, there are treatments for all sufferers who lack confidence due to a thinner mane, regardless of patient’s gender or the pattern of hair loss at hand.

 

Hair loss and gender: Why it matters

Male pattern baldness affects approximately two-thirds of all men, so it’s no surprise this form of hair loss is highly publicized. Typically, hair restoration surgery is intended for those suffering from male pattern baldness. Otherwise, targeting the area for follicular implantation is difficult – especially when loss occurs all over the scalp rather than one specific section, like the pattern typically seen in female hair loss.

Treatment is undoubtedly more complicate for women suffering from a condition called androgenetic alopecia. Unfortunately, androgenetic alopecia is hereditary and acts as the primarily culprit behind female hair loss. While severity and progression varies, hair transplant surgery is not always an option for women.

LLLT treatment for both men and women

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is available to women who have tried the messy, topical foams to no avail – and those who simply don’t have the time to dedicate toward applying and washing hair every time they want to undergo treatment. Instead, LLLT in the form of laser caps is a convenient approach to increasing the cellular activity which promotes thicker, fuller hair.

What’s more, men suffering from male pattern baldness can use HTC laser caps in conjunction with hair loss topical treatments. By stimulating blood flow and allowing the body to carry the nutrients back to the follicles, LLLT is capable of  regrowing hair .

To discuss options, contact my office today at (312) 729-5043.

Hair Trauma Center

155 N. Michigan Ave

Suite 606
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 729-5043

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