Hair loss is a common problem that affects half of the male population and about a quarter of the female population all over the world. Usually the result of alopecia or male/female pattern baldness, hair loss typically affects hair in part of the head or the body.
Many women begin to experience hair thinning in their 40s and 50s. Men, on the other hand, may see significant changes as early as their 20s. The severity dramatically varies from person to person.
Some of the telltale signs people will notice is that more hairs than usual come out when brushing your hair. Groups of strands may also fall out when shampooing the hair.
If there is a significant increase in the rate of hair loss, it’s a good idea to visit a doctor for a consultation. There are advanced methods to protect and restore lost hair, and a hair-loss doctor can explain what would work best for you in an initial consultation.
What to Expect in a Hair Loss Consultation
Hair loss is a treatable condition. The first course of action is to have an initial consultation so that a hair restoration expert can adequately assess why and where the hair loss is occurring.
Then, the doctor will offer recommendations on the best treatment options for you. There may be a single treatment option that best fits your particular situation, or a combination of options may be discussed. Northwest Hair Restoration offers both surgical and nonsurgical solutions to reverse hair loss or to reduce the rate of thinning hair.
If you are a good candidate for surgical treatment, you may be advised to undergo hair transplant surgery: FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT (follicular unit transplantation). We also offer eyebrow transplants and facial hair transplants to make the brows, beard, or other hair fuller and younger-looking.
If a nonsurgical treatment is recommended, the doctor may suggest AmnioFix, PRP therapy, ACell therapy, and/or stem cell therapy. You will look at Before and After pictures of patients who have had the various treatments done.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss happens when the hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue, or when hair growth is disrupted. It may be temporary or permanent.
Hair loss may be due to family history, hormonal changes such as pregnancy and childbirth, a stressful life event, medications, or supplements. Those who have undergone radiation therapies are also at risk of hair loss, as the hair follicles may have been affected.
Hair Restoration Experts in Washington State
Hair transplant surgeon Dr. Robert Niedbalski at Northwest Hair Restoration can provide you with a hair loss consultation to explore your options of restoring your hair again. Together with our medical team, we can help determine which treatment will work best for you.
We are up-to-date with the latest hair loss treatments and have years of experience restoring hair for our patients. We use the most advanced methods to protect and restore lost hair.
Contact us today by calling (253) 572-2949 to schedule a consultation, or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington. Let us help you restore your hair and restore your confidence once again.