Hair Transplant San Francisco - Hair Replacement Options Available
Posted Dec 23 2011 11:15am
As with many health issues, early detection and treatment can make a big difference in hair restoration San Francisco experts say. The chances of stopping hair loss are much higher in the early stages, by strengthening hair follicles or neutralizing follicle-weakening enzymes in the body. Baldness, at its later stages, may not be as easily addressed without topical medication and maintaining the ceremonious rigor commonly associated with these treatments. Regarding hair restoration San Jose hair specialists say the focus may be more focused on hair replacement rather than actually growing new hair.
This, however does not mean efforts should stop to slow down the thinning process. Unless you have given up all hope to restoring a natural head, both hair replacement and hair growth can be pursued with equal fervor. But for faster results, hair replacement can be your only viable option.
There are around a hundred thousand hair strands on any person’s head. Ninety percent of them grow at about the same time. The balance is often in the resting stage that fall off after a few months and be replaced by new hair. This is basically the pattern of growth that happens to many. But for some people, this cycle of growth and regrowth gets disrupted and men experience the onset of male pattern baldness.
The most common cause of male pattern baldness is called Androgenetic alopecia. This cause of male pattern baldness or MBP that afflicts millions of men at their prime is due to hereditary factors. It occurs with over-production of the testosterone enzyme DHT which clogs hair follicle roots, preventing them from getting their protein nutrients to produce hair. Hence, hair strands, deprived of nourishment, grow thinner and finer and the follicles themselves eventually die. When many of these follicles die and the remaining ones only produce fine strands, you get a bald spot. MPB cannot be cured, however, there are options that slow down the process.
There are other causes of male pattern hair loss if you don't have androgenic alopecia. The causes may be closer to home than you think. We all know that the world's waterways have been contaminated by undesirable chemicals like mercury and lead. These chemicals eventually find themselves in the water that we drink and the food that we eat. If you've loved 'fresh' seafood since you were young and you observe an alarming shedding of your hair today, you might have fallen victim to chemical toxicity. In addition, exposure to commercial dyes, paints and thinners may also be a contributing factor to your hair loss according to independent studies.