Hair Transplants Do Not Stop Hair Loss but a Stem Cell Treatment Can without Surgery
I’m 26 years old and would like a hair transplant. How many grafts would I need and how much would it cost? Thank you for your question! You are 26 years old and you are asking the most common questions that men with hair loss ask: how many grafts do you need? How much would it cost? So I’m going to help you understand before we even go to that zone of trying to come up with numbers and costs is first understand the context of the question you’re asking. You may be making an assumption that many men do when they are exploring a solution.
For hair loss. First of all, you are assuming that your hair loss will not continue but that’s not the case. You are very young and you have a very advanced hair loss. So it’s very important to understand that hair loss is progressive and the fact that you’ve had an onset at a young age and you progressed to a very advanced stage means that you will still continue to lose hair and whatever number of grafts you get will not likely be enough to get the desired result. When I was training in facial cosmetic surgery and this is going to the early to mid90s, it was common standard in our profession to not to a transplant to someone in their 20s.
And it was the understanding that men in their 20s, only 20% or so of the contemporaries have hair loss and 80% have a lot of hair and whether it’s rational or irrational, the expectation is to get a lot of hair from transplant surgery. Transplant surgery nomenclature can be confusing. When you do research about hair transplants, you have the race of the number of grafts and the costs of grafts and it’s been become kind of a circus where s and institutions or companies are trying to beat each other and selling hair transplant procedures. As a physician, as a surgeon, someone who’s taking care of patients for 20 years, and.
Whose patients have been continuously in my practice for whatever length of time I’ve known them for, my job is to counsel patients on what is likely to be the result and the realistic. So let’s start with some hard truths. Number one is the donor area. The donor area is the limited band at the back of scalp. Whether you do follicular unit transplant, whether you do FUEs or whether you’re using any type of new device including robot technology, doesn’t change physiology. That number is a mismatch with the surface area of the scalp that needs coverage. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery survey of membership showed clearly that 65% of patients wanted more density.
If we look at patients who had surgery after surgery, if you hear this: â€œWell, I’ll go add a second.â€� And a third and a fourth transplant, when these patients have this many transplants and they try to cover the scalp with as many grafts ad they can possibly can, if you continue to lose hair, the scalp still looks like you’re losing hair and that’s not a desirable result. In other people, if they concentrate the hair grafts in this particular area in a particular way, when existing hairs thin out, they look pluggy. They look like they have hair grafts and that gives hair transplants a bad name. In our practice, we developed a treatment as an alternative to hair transplant. For.
People in their 20s, we always advocate based on experience that the earlier you come, the better it is. We call this treatment Hair Regeneration. This is a method that we developed using a wound healing material that appears to halt the progression of hair thinning and causes a reversal at various levels, depending on how advanced the hair is thinning of hairs that are progressively thinning to hairs becoming thicker. We always say that we can save the dying but we can’t bring back the dead. So early treatment regardless of the age of onset is something we advocate. We treated people as young as 18 years old and we’ve had very nice results because the earlier we catch them, the better it is.
You also have to consider, properly it was not expressed in your question, whether or not you are using any medical therapy to stabilize your hair loss whether it’s finasteride or minoxidil. Currently, a lot of males are not taking finasteride because of concerns of long term sexual side effects. So in our practice, we have been put to the test of using Hair Regeneration as a standardized or standalone treatment in the absence of using any support from using finasteride. And we’ve had excellent results. Close to a 100% of our male pattern hair loss patients do get results. So when you are exploring your options, it’s very important to understand the limitations.
DermTV Abnormal Hair Loss in Women DermTV Epi 235
Hello, I’m Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. In another DermTV episode I discussed how it’s perfectly normal to lose 100 hairs a day, to grow 100 hairs a day, and that this results in no balding and no change in the density of hair on your scalp. But what happens if you’re losing more hairs each day than you’re growing? Then you have â€œrealâ€� hair loss and in that case, you need to see a dermatologist to have the.
Diagnosis made so you can be treated. But the good news is, most cases of hair loss can be treated and you can get your full head of hair restored. Today, I’d like to discuss the three most common cause of diffuse hair loss in women in their 20’s and 30’s. In another episode I’ll discuss hair loss from sex hormones and also from side effects from medications. And when I say diffuse hair loss, I mean a general thinning throughout the scalp, not a bald patch in one place. So the first most common cause is an abnormal thyroid. The thyroid can be overactive or underactive, but it’s easily.
Diagnosed with a simple blood test and easily fixed and your hair regrows. The second most common cause? Iron deficiency anemia usually caused by excessive menstrual flow, but even in women with normal menstrual flow, it can occur in when they don’t eat enough meat, chicken, fish and certain fruits and vegetables which are the highest source of iron. It’s easily diagnosed with a blood test and easily fixed with iron supplements. The third cause has to do with extreme shock to the system and when that happens, it’s very scary because you can lose up to 50% of your scalp hair.
In 3 months. This usually occurs when there’s an extreme stress on the system. That stress can be physical, it can be emotional. Physical stresses are high fevers, temperatures of over 105 or 106, general anesthesia, childbirth, a serious automobile accident, and emotional stress could be the death of a loved one. In all of these cases, the hair cycle becomes more synchronic, that means instead of 90% of the hairs growing at one time, 95 or 98% grow at the same time which means more of them enter the resting phase at the same time so there’s much more fallout synchronously.
And that’s why you lose so much in such a short period of time. The good news is, 3 to 6 months later all of those follicles wake up, all of your hair regrows and you get a full head of hair and your happy ever after.