male pattern baldness

Doctors Are Recognizing the Link Between Hair Loss and Psychological Issues

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According to a recent study at the Charite Unicersitatsmedizin in Berlin, researchers found a very strong correlation between hair loss and poor psychological health.  However, this probably comes as no surprise to many people. Yet  it is always helpful to  learn about the validity of certain beliefs and notions through formal research studies which rely on data and analysis. Many men feel helpless and devastated when they lose their hair.  The study described this as an “enormous emotional burden.” Possible manifestations include: a diminished sense of confidence and self esteem depression anxiety possible mental disorders The study pointed out an […]

Should DHT Shampoos Be Part of Your Hair Restoration Strategy?

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Products are constantly being developed to address people’s needs. When it comes to common cosmetic issues, there is no lack of merchandise which promises to get rid of wrinkles,  large pores, brown spots and even treat hair loss. There are shampoos, for example which are intended to diminish DHT levels on the scalp.  Should they be included in your plan for restoring your hair? DHT And Hair Loss A marketing tactic that is often seen in beauty and grooming products is to include scientific terms on the labeling. This, of course is done to establish a sense of legitimacy. It […]

FUE Hair Restoration for Younger Patients

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Typically, hair clinics will not perform FUE hair restoration (or any other hair transplant surgery) on candidates under the age of 24. This is due to the fact that male pattern baldness is progressive in nature and a premature hair loss would undermine the long-term results. The implanted hair would stay put as the continuation of baldness would persist in surrounding areas, yielding an unnatural-looking island of hair. There are sometimes extreme cases, which create an exception to this general rule of thumb. These exceptions exists for the following reasons: The candidate understands that a second, or even third procedure […]

Body Hair Transplant with uGraft Restores Extreme NW 7 Hair Loss

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At and extreme NW 7 on the scale of male pattern baldness, this patient would be turned away by any other hair restoration clinic in the world as a hopeless case. That was his experience before he visited Dr Umar at DermHair clinic in Redodo beach Caifornia. He was forced to use a hairpiece to conceal the badly balding top half of his head. When he came to DermHair Clinic, he was wearied of his confinement to the hairpiece and wanted the freedom of permanent, real hair. Body hair transplant (BHT) the uGraft methods was the solution he was looking […]

Variables Affecting Hair Loss

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A full head of hair represents youth and vitality in society. When hair loss occurs, people can experience negative self-esteem and decreased self-confidence. One of the most important factors in order to treat hair loss, hair thinning or balding is to first understand the underlying cause. Different factors contribute to hair loss, which distinctly affect men and women. Men tend to lose hair based solely on genetics. Women typically experience temporary hair loss due to psychological factors and permanently due to aging and hormonal imbalance. The most common factor in hair loss for men and women is androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness. […]

Hair Transplant: What’s The Right Age?

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Hair transplants can be tricky. It seems almost instinctual that anyone experiencing hair loss would run to fix the problem. Young men who have an earlier onset of male pattern baldness—which can begin as early as late teen years—will likely be Propecia regulars and Rogaine pros throughout their 20’s. But at what point do these temporary solutions become an exhausting inconvenience? And when will DHT overpower the strength of minixidil and finasteride? What is the right age to seek a permanent solution through surgical hair restoration? In this way, hair loss is yet crueler than we tend to realize. We […]

Psychological Effects Of Hair Loss On Men

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Going bald is considered a painful process by many. It may seem so common to the majority of us that we don’t think twice when we see a man with a thinning crown or receding hairline. It seems normal and they appear to be okay with the condition. But what many aren’t aware of is the adverse emotional affects hair loss silently has on millions of men. Approximately two-thirds of men in the U.S. will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. This number increases to 85% by the age of 50. And for 25% of […]

How Does Propecia Work?

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Propecia, a finasteride drug, is among the most commonly used products on the market in the face of hair loss. An embarrassing problem at best, male pattern baldness starts with thinning hair on the scalp, which can lead to a balding crown and/or a receding hairline. Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is the main cause of male hair loss. The purpose of Propecia is to restore the hair and to stop testosterone from converting into DHT, thus preventing hair loss. Propecia is typically taken orally once a day at 1 mg. It is contraindicated in women and children. Because the hair follicles’ […]

Comb-over No More with Follicular Unit Extraction: 2,500 Grafts Using Head and Nape Hair

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Before this patient came to Dr. Umar, he tried a common approach to hiding his male pattern baldness – combing his hair over the problem are and hoping no one noticed. Using the advanced technique of Follicular Unit Extraction, Dr. Umar transplanted 2,500 individual grafts of hair from the nape of the patient’s neck and from his head to restore his receding hairline. Take a look at the results yourself, in this video shot one year after surgery. Have more questions about your hair loss options? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Male Pattern Baldness: What are the odds?

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Androgenic alopecia, more commonly referred to as male pattern baldness, is caused by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT, dominant in the scalp, attaches to the receptor sites of hair follicles, causing them to atrophy and die. Hence, we have male pattern baldness. However, the determining factor that leads to one’s hormonal balance and production of DHT is genetic. Is Male Pattern Baldness Genetic? Ultimately, male pattern baldness is a genetic condition, stemming predominantly from the maternal X-chromosome. This chromosome carries our androgen receptors, which are significant in deciding hair loss probability. Male pattern baldness comes […]