Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness: What are the odds?

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  • Hair loss info|Male Pattern Baldness

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 […]

Male Pattern Baldness – What Is It?

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  • FUE Hair Restoration Cost| Information For Patients

Hair loss can occur for various reasons. Stress, diet, health, sleep, drug use, etc. But male pattern baldness, scientifically termed androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss. Male pattern baldness technically starts in the womb. Your predetermined genetics will manifest in male pattern baldness 20 to 40 years later depending on whether your mother passed it down to you through her X chromosome. Men whose mothers’ fathers suffer male pattern baldness have a much higher chance of experiencing the condition. And men whose fathers suffer male pattern baldness are also more likely. This is due to the […]

Severe Baldness and Bad Hair Transplant Repaired by Follicular Unit Extraction and Body Hair Transplant

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  • BHT Hair Transplant Repair For Strip Surgery Patient

This patient’s hair loss became catastrophic after a failed transplant procedure at another clinic that used the outdated “strip harvesting” technique. He was left with a huge scar, pluggy implants and an unnaturally straight hairline. He came to us hoping to have his strip scar hidden, his empty crown filled and his hairline made to resemble that of a celebrity. Dr. Umar used body hair transplant to relocate hair from his beard, leg and nape of neck during the restoration effort. As you can see, the patient was quite pleased with the result of his hair restoration. Have more questions […]

Pattern Baldness: Hair loss in men versus Hair Loss in women

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  • Genetic Pattern Baldness in Women

The characteristics of female pattern baldness hair loss differ from typical male pattern hair loss due to the pattern in which hair is lost. The most recognized hair loss pattern is the common type seen in men, where the hair loss occurs on the temples and crown. Female pattern hair loss however diffuses across the top of the head, and eventually become invisible peach fuzz. This is because instead of having the hair follicle completely stopped in its hair cycle, the hair loss seen in females happens when the affected hair is loss, and the root still grows but instead is replaced by a […]

First Documented Success Case of Body Hair to Leg Hair Transplantation

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This picture presents a special case of the first documented success case of using body hair to restore the hair of the legs. The patient had the hair on his shins lost due to friction. He went through a failed attempt of restoring his leg hairs with thigh hairs at another hair restoration clinic prior to seeing Dr. Umar in Los Angeles for the body hair transplantation. Dr. Umar performed a body hair transplantation surgery using 600 FUE-BHT grafts derived from the chest area and transplanted these donor hairs to the balding areas of the shins. From these pictures, the red […]

Hair Loss: Why it happens to us and Why we lose our hair

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  • Facts About Hair Loss|Genetic Pattern Baldness| Androgenic Alopecia

The reason for hair loss resides in the genetic predisposition of the hair follicle itself, rather than that of the scalp. Therefore, transplanted hairs will continue growing because the hair follicle keeps its original genetic coding, and thus these are the follicles that are not affected by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the hormone that causes male-patterned baldness. In addition, despite being moved into a formerly bald area, it still maintains its donor hair characteristics, which is to not fall out and keep regrowing hair. When DHT resistant hair from the back of the scalp is transplanted to the top, it […]

Follicular Unit Hair Graft and FUE Hair

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  • Follicular Unit Extraction | Diffuse Hairline and Coverage

Almost everyone suffering from inherited pattern baldness can be successfully treated with hair transplantation. Results of hair transplantation are usually most dramatic when the procedure is performed on individuals with advanced degrees of hair loss. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin. The follicular unit is the most popular because it offers a natural appearance and recreation of normal hair growth. Hairs on your scalp naturally grow in one to three hair groups […]

Why Hair Transplants Work

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  • FUE Hair Restoration Cost| Information For Patients

Men can be assured — hair transplants work. However, the success of the procedure depends on the overall density of his hair. The hair that is transplanted is usually removed from an area where the patient has more hair (the donor site) to the place where the patient has less hair (the recipient site). It is the ideal solution to baldness because it uses a person’s own hair. Hair transplants work because hair removed from the permanent zone in the back and sides of the scalp continues to grow when transplanted to the balding area in the front or top […]

The Genetics of Hair Loss

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  • Genetics|Hair Loss

There are many theories regarding the genetics of hair loss. Male pattern baldness and other types of hair loss are inherited from family members and is passed down through the generations, but how the genes get passed out and distributed varies greatly. You might have heard the popular myth that hair loss is passed down to men from the mother’s side of the family and to women from their father’s side. These myths travel alongside countless other genetic theories regarding how hair loss may be transmitted from one generation to the next. One man might experience baldness at a certain […]

Scheduling Your Consultation

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  • Dr. Umar| Hair Transplant Surgeon

A study on hair loss has shown that the average time between first noticing hair loss and seeking hair loss treatment is six years. This is understandable since hair loss is normally a gradual process. There is always the denial stage, then the stage where patients hope their hair loss will stop or, better yet, reverse itself and their hair will come back. However, when looking at the history of hair loss within your family and the hair loss patterns of parents and close relatives, the inevitable is difficult to face. The sooner hair restoration treatment is commenced, the better […]