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August – National Hair Loss Awareness Month
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and it so happens that Bosley’s 40th Anniversary falls in August as well. There is no better time for men and women who are concerned about hair loss to learn about the hair loss treatment options available to them.
Hair loss affects over 50 million men and 30 million women in the US alone. With the amount of significance our society places on our appearance (hair is a big part!), it is not surprising that billions of dollars are spent on hair loss treatments each year. Some of these treatments work for temporary hair re-growth, some can slow down the progression of hair loss, and some fall under the mostly ineffective “lotions and potions” category.
Some treatment solutions can help slow down the loss of hair, and some can help regrow some hairs with continued and diligent application of the treatment. But the fact is, hair transplantation remains the only permanent hair loss solution for people suffering from hereditary hair loss.
To find the best solution for you, first you have to determine the cause of your hair loss. Hair loss caused by medical conditions can be reversed once the medical condition is treated. Hair loss brought on by stress tends to be temporary as well, and can be treated with the removal of the stress factor. However, the most common type of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, which is hereditary. And because it is genetic, there is no avoiding it.
Androgenetic Alopecia occurs in men and women whose hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Over time, DHT-sensitive hair (usually found on the top and front of the head) becomes weaker, finer, and eventually stops growing. Those who experience advanced hair loss however, typically have healthy hair follicles around the sides of the head. These healthy hairs are resistant to this hormone and survive for a lifetime – this is the basis of surgical hair restoration (a.k.a. hair transplantation). The hair transplantation procedure works by transplanting these DHT- resistant healthy hair follicles from around the sides and back of the head, to the areas where more hair is needed or desired.
Just because it’s National Hair Loss Awareness Month does not mean that people are not affected by hair loss every day. Since 1974, Bosley has performed more hair restoration procedures than any other practice (enough to fill the Dodgers’ Stadium five times over!). Whatever your hair loss type and stage is, Bosley most likely has the solution for you. To learn more about surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions from Bosley, visit www.Bosley.com or call 800-249-6946 to schedule your free and private consultation.