What causes hair loss? Although there are several reasons why you may be suffering from hair loss, and even more myths erroneously diagnosing the causes, most hair loss cases can be attributed to genetically inheriting the problem from a family member from either mom or dad’s side of the family. It has been found that men and women may inherit the hair loss gene from as far back as three generations!
What first determines your susceptibility to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are your genes. This is why you may have a sibling who has a full head of hair, but you, on the other hand, may have been losing hair from an early age. DHT, over time, causes hair in the frontal, top and crown areas to become weaker, finer and eventually stop growing, thus resulting in androgenetic alopecia (male & female pattern baldness)
The Great News is that with Dr. Pizarro’s experience and artistic skill, you don’t have to live with hair loss anymore! By taking healthy follicles from the donor area, which is not affected by DHT, and transplanting to a balding or thinning area, you are able to defy nature and take control of the way you want to look, not what nature had in store for you.
- 1. Make sure hair transplants are right for you. Talk with a hair transplant surgeon about your general health, what kind of hair loss you have, how fast you’re losing your hair, and what your hair restoration goals are.
- 2. Do your research. Understand what happens with a hair transplant, which involves moving individual hair follicle units of one to a few hairs from one part of the head (usually the back) to the part that’s thinning or bald.
- 3. Choose a hair transplant surgeon. Ask how many procedures they’ve done, get patient referrals, and look at before and after photos. Dr. Pizarro has performed over 30,000 hair restoration procedures.
- 4. Have realistic expectations. A hair transplant takes several hours to perform and it takes several months to see results. You may need additional surgeries down the road. And you may have to pay out of pocket if your insurance doesn’t cover it.