Hair loss is one of the most visible and distressing parts of aging. It often is one of the first signs of aging, especially in men. Even before wrinkles or sagging skin occur, hair loss may begin. For some, it has little to do with age and more to do with genetics. Some people experiencing genetic hair loss may see significant loss before leaving high school. Luckily, there are many treatment options for hair loss, including injectables, lasers, and surgery. Northwest Face & Body offers the bestFUE hair transplant Bellevue and Kirkland can provide.
Losing hair has many causes. It is common for men and women to have different causes of hair loss. In general, men tend to have more noticeable hair loss due to genetic predisposition and higher levels of testosterone, some forms of which, contribute to hair loss. Men usually lose hair at the hairline and on the top of the head. Also, because men tend to keep their hair shorter, this becomes more obvious. Women are more likely to experience all over thinning and female pattern baldness usually manifests in a Christmas tree pattern along the hairline.
As previously mentioned, hair loss can have multiple causes. Even if your hair loss has an identifiable cause, it does not mean that more than one factor is not affecting it. Common causes of hair loss include:
Dr. Allegra or one of our aesthetic medicine physicians performs FUE hair transplant under local anesthesia. You will remain comfortable during surgery and anesthesia will continue to be applied as needed. Using an automated device, your provider removes small clumps of hair follicles. Often, each graft only contains one to three hairs. This hairs are then precisely transplanted into the areas of hair loss. This is a painstaking procedure, but it tends to yield the best results based on the long term outlook.
Your provider will follow the natural contours of your hair and work to create a natural looking result that will last for several years. Also, since most donor hair comes from the back or sides of the head, it is more resistant to the type of testosterone that contributes to genetic hair loss. Therefore, it is less likely to fall out due to this. Though, it should be noted that hair transplant surgery cannot fully stop aging and cannot guarantee you will maintain a full head of hair your entire life.