Hair Loss 411
What causes Traction Alopecia?
Traction alopecia is a pattern of baldness you may be experiencing due to traction or pulling of the hair. Common causes for traction alopecia are:
- -Tight Pony tails
- -Tight Braids
- -Long term use of wigs
- -Relaxers or hair dye
- -Headgear(helmets when wearing to tight or daily use)
Keep in mind that if your hair is damaged, you may have some reversal after 6-8 months. If the follicle is dead, only option is to get help with hair restoration and Dr. Mark Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is just the right person to consult with.
Can i regain my old hair by long term use of minoxidil 5%?
Will minoxidil help grow new hair? The answer is No. The purpose of minoxidil is to help stop hair loss and reverse some miniaturization of the hair adding density to existing hair. The only way to adding new hair is via hair transplantation.
Will blood test rule out other hair loss causes, other than male pattern baldness?
Anyone can seek out blood test to learn the cause of their hair loss, but don't be surprised if everything comes back normal. Hypothyroidism can be indicative of hair loss, most men suffer form androgenic alopecia where your testosterone converts to DHT via 5 alpha reductase.
Can any treatments halt or reverse loss at temples recovering from CTE/TE?
Most physicians believe that CTE or TE will resolve on its own, therefore a specific treatment is not recommended. However, treating the hair gently, shampooing daily with a gentle shampoo is a great start. As hard as it sounds, try not to obsess about the loss, this just adds unneeded stress to an already stressful situation.
Im 5 weeks post op from my FUE transplant and my hair is falling!
As the body heals and the tiny scabs fall off the scalp, it is natural for the scabs surrounding the short hairs to fall out with it. Typically 2 to 3 days post procedure, blood vessel grow into the bottom of the follicular unit that was just transplanted, essentially cementing them in. Any hair lost after that time will be replaced with new hairs.
18 and already have male pattern baldness?
It is definitely possible, the most important thing to do is be evaluated. There are many treatments out there such as minoxidil, Propecia, Laser therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Mark Bishara at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is highly experience in hair restoration. Coming in for a consultation will get you the best suitable treatment.
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