Understanding and Managing Men’s Hair Loss
10 / 16 / 19

Understanding and Managing Men’s Hair Loss

Alopecia, or more commonly known as hair loss, is a health condition that involves thinning of hair and obstruction of hair growth. It is most commonly associated with men. A research conducted by the American Hair Loss Association revealed that 85% of American men experiences hair loss at the age of 50.

Hair loss may seem like a mandatory stage that you must undergo in your lifetime. However, we, at HRC - Hair Restoration of California, offer a variety of different solutions for men’s hair loss.

This article will tell us about the reasons for hair loss and the solutions that will help our clients.

Eight Usual Causes of Hair Loss in Men

Here are some of the usual causes of hair loss in men:

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

More commonly known as male-pattern baldness, this is a type of hair loss that occurs in a defined pattern. As hair loss progresses, the hairline diminishes into an “M” shape. The process starts from the crown and develops to a complete baldness.

2. Trichotillomania

This is a compulsive disorder where a person develops an urgent need to pull his hair. This deliberate act puts pressure on the hair follicles and induces scarring; thus, obstructing the natural process of hair growth.

3. Hereditary

Genes influence an individual's biological expression. Hence, a person whose family has a history of baldness will most likely acquire the hormones that prevent hair from growing. It usually starts in the teenage years and progresses as a person becomes older.

4. Chemicals and Radiation

Some hairdressing techniques expose the hair to heat and damaging chemicals that are present in bleach and hair treatment products. They cause inflammation on hair roots that often result in permanent scars.

5. Medications

Components in some medicines like lithium, beta-blockers, amphetamines, and heparin can lead to hair loss. These drugs reduce blood pressure which prevents the growth of hair since blood is needed in the regeneration of a body part.

6. Traumatic Stress

Physical stress from surgery, accident, or severe illness can also result to hair loss. Specifically, this type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium, where the programmed growth cycle of hair becomes disrupted. As a result, the body's recovery mechanisms focus on the healing of other body organs, thereby neglecting hair growth.

7. Underlying Medical Conditions

Hypothyroidism and anemia are just some of the illnesses that induce adverse side effects on hair growth. In hypothyroidism, a specific gland body produces hormones critical to metabolism. These hormones prevent the development of hair growth. Meanwhile, anemia is a condition where a person has an iron deficiency. Lack of iron in the blood leads to hair loss.

8. Emotional Stress

High-stress levels suppress the immune system, which increases the vulnerability of a person in acquiring diseases. When a person is sick, the body is forced to redirect its growth mechanisms in healing the symptoms. Thus, hair loss is disrupted as well.

Managing Hair Loss

At HRC - Hair Restoration of California, we continuously conduct comprehensive studies and research to provide the best possible solution designed to meet the individual needs of our clients. As part of our treatment plan, our diligent experts conduct individual assessments so we can also customize the right treatment. Our wide array of non-surgical treatment options ensure that our clients have the freedom to choose based on your preferences.

One of the most popular solutions for men facing hair loss is a male hair system. We offer hair systems from the top brands in the world including Omnigraph. Omnigraph Hair Restoration System applies a super-thin membrane on your scalp where we implant new hairs. This system provides a customized hairstyle and does not require hair maintenance. The Omnigraph can also be cleaned and shampooed.

Our Virtual Reality Hair Restoration System, on the other hand, is a procedure that provides an extension of your scalp. Human hair is inserted through a nonsurgical lens. Your hair can be designed as well, according to your style.

Our Live Skin Replica (LSR) is a non-surgical treatment. It is a new technology that simulates a scalp with ultra-thin membranes which become your second skin. This replacement scalp already contains hairs that replicate real hair. It is low-maintenance, versatile, and convenient. It allows you to wear it comfortably while projecting a natural-looking hair.

Hair creates a distinct impression. Thus, hair loss can be stressful, especially when it is associated with health problems. However, you need not worry because we have numerous and accessible solutions that you can use to treat it. We would love the opportunity to consult you today on the option that is best for you. Please contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation.