Hair Growth RestorationSchaumburg, IL
Hair growth treatments can help restore thinning hair. The best chance to regrow, retain, and fortify hair is with early intervention. Do not hesitate to seek treatment if you are experiencing hair loss.
If you are interested in receiving hair growth treatment, speak with our doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options. Hair growth treatments are available at Dillon Hair Restoration. Call us at 847-241-2132 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Understanding Hair Loss
While some types of hair loss are permanent, others are temporary. Hair loss can result from hormonal changes, genetics, medical conditions, or aging. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help regrow hair on a bald spot or thicken hair growth where thinning has occurred.
Hair regrowth depends on the type of follicles that a patient has. Follicles that have closed, scarred, disappeared, or not generated new hair in years will not be able to grow new hair. However, if the hair follicle is still intact, it may be possible to regrow the hair or improve thinner existing hair’s health.
Male Pattern Baldness
Anyone can lose their hair, but it is more common in men than women. Male pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenetic alopecia, is a progressive condition that will result in permanent hair loss along the hairline or the scalp’s crown when left untreated. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, more than 50% of all men over the age of 50 experience some extent of male pattern baldness.
Typically, male pattern baldness has a hereditary cause. The hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) weakens the hairs’ growth cycle and gradually causes the hair follicle to shrink over time, producing thinner and shorter hair strands. Eventually, the growth cycle will end, the remaining small hairs will fall out, and no new hairs will grow back. Although patients cannot control their genetic makeup, it is possible to treat the effects of male pattern baldness prompt treatment.
Female Pattern Baldness
Androgenetic alopecia in women, also known as female pattern baldness, causes women to lose their hair in a different pattern than men. This condition causes the hair’s growing phase to slow down and shrinks hair follicles, resulting in finer hair that easily breaks. Women with female pattern baldness experience receding hair at the temples and can lose hair from all over their heads, starting at the part line.
Women are less likely to experience balding but may experience much thinning throughout the scalp. There are three types of female pattern baldness:
- Type I: thinning starts occurring around the hair part
- Type II: thinning increases and the hair part widens
- Type III: thinning occurs throughout the scalp with a see-through area at the top
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that can treat androgenetic alopecia. It accelerates healing in various parts of the body, including the scalp, to restore hair growth. PRP treatment utilizes the stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s blood to trigger the growth of resting hair or miniaturized hair follicles.
PRP contains proteins that serve functions that help the hair grow, including helping the blood clot and encouraging cell growth.. Patients may require multiple PRP treatment sessions to see results. Once results are visible, patients will need touch-ups to maintain their new hair regrowth.
Oral and topical medications can help slow or reverse mild hair loss by improving hair growth and fullness in hair follicles that are not entirely dormant. Some oral medications can inhibit enzymes that lead to hair loss. Vitamins and minerals are also associated with hair growth, including iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.
Topical medications can also help stimulate hair growth by activating potassium channels in the follicle. This follicle activation causes growth factors and lipids involved in controlling inflammation and dealing with an injury, promoting hair growth. Other topical medications stimulate blood circulation to hair follicles, which fattens the hair shaft and strengthens the follicle. Patients should schedule a consultation to find the best treatment option for their needs.
Call Us Today
The right hair growth treatment can help slow down or stop thinning hair and may even help hair regrow. Our team at Dillon Hair Restoration can help. Call us today at 847-241-2132 to learn more about our services or make an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PRP treatment process?
To produce PRP, our doctor will first draw the patient’s blood. Then, the blood sample goes into a centrifuge, which spins rapidly to separate the blood components. The platelets are extracted and injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
How effective is PRP treatment?
Although PRP treatment is a relatively new approach to hair loss, there is scientific evidence that supports its effectiveness in promoting hair growth. A systematic review published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that PRP reduced hair loss and increased hair diameter and hair growth density. The results may vary due to different preparations by researchers and clinics, injection techniques, and session intervals.
How is male pattern baldness diagnosed?
To diagnose male pattern baldness, our doctor will examine the patient’s scalp to determine if they have lost a significant amount of hair. In some cases, we may use a device called a densitometer to examine miniaturized hair follicles and the spaces between them. The extent of male pattern baldness can be classified using the Norwood scale.
What causes female pattern baldness?
Women with a history of hair loss in their family have a higher chance of having female pattern baldness. Although genes are often involved in female pattern baldness, other causes include an underlying endocrine condition or a hormone-secreting tumor. Autoimmune diseases, medications, illness, or traction alopecia can cause this condition.
Why is it important to treat hair loss quickly?
To fight hair loss, patients should contact us at the first sign of thinning or shedding hair. Getting treatment for hair loss in the early stages can help minimize the overall hair loss. Early treatment can also increase the odds of the treatment’s efficacy.
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