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Why Millennials Seem To Be Experiencing More Hair Loss

Hair loss and balding are something we associate with aging not a younger population, yet more and more millennials say they're experiencing hair loss. When Diana Damian was just 32, she started noticing her hair falling out. At first, she figured it was due to post-pregnancy changes, but then she realized it was something more. "Every time my hair would fall out, every time I'd look in the mirror, every time I'd brush my hair, especially in the shower, globs of hair would just fall down," said Damian. Initially she tried drug store treatments and even looked up do-it-yourself remedies on YouTube. When nothing worked, she turned to a dermatologist Candace Thornton-Spann. "Millennial hair loss is something that I'm seeing quite a bit of in my practice," she said. Dr. Spann said there is no evidence hair loss happens more to millennials than to earlier generations, but she thinks previous generations hid under wigs or just didn't question it. "In this generation, there is no taboo, there is only the drive to seek answers and I think that's probably what's driving the increase in numbers that we're seeing," said Thornton-Spann. There are many known causes of hair loss in young [...]

By | 2017-11-20T17:07:48+00:00 December 10th, 2017|female hair loss, men's hair loss|Comments Off on Why Millennials Seem To Be Experiencing More Hair Loss

What Every Man Should Know About DHT and Hair Loss

Many men think that thinning hair problems is as a result of high testosterone. But this is not always the case. DHT or Dihydrotestosterone does not mean high testosterone—it is only a byproduct of the hormone that all males have. It gets a bit complicated, but here are the basics you need to know, so that you can better understand your body and cope with experiencing hair loss. Baldness does not mean you have high testosterone Both men who have full heads of hair and men whose hair is thinning can have the exact same levels of testosterone. Studies have proven this. We know that males tend to lose hair as they age, and it cannot be all attributed to loss of testosterone. There are two categories of DHT The first one is called Serum DHT (in the blood). This is usually not related at all to pattern hair loss. There are some examples of serum DHT being higher in young men without hair loss. The second type of DHT is called Tissue DHT, which is normally higher in the scalp of men whose hair is thinning. The role of DHT in Hair Loss is Still Up for Debate Ultimately, [...]

By | 2017-11-20T16:50:34+00:00 December 1st, 2017|men's hair loss|Comments Off on What Every Man Should Know About DHT and Hair Loss

The Difference Between Hair Replacement and Wigs

If you are just beginning to look into hair systems and wigs I am sure you are probably asking yourself what the difference is between the two. We hear this question a lot, with people that are not sure if there is a difference between a hair replacement system and wigs. A basic explanation that is given by many hair replacement providers on how thinning hair is concealed is: For over twenty years or more, the term hair replacement has been used to separate itself from wigs. Hair replacement is considered to be a progressive solution to thinning hair and hair loss. Hair Replacement has a few stages. It starts with scalp preparation, a hair system fitting, and a styling session that will involve showing you steps on how to maintain your hair. The whole system is designed to duplicate your hair before you started having hair loss. What Is A Hair Replacement System? Hair replacement since the marketing and commercials since the 1990’s is still makes it sound very complex. Hair systems are most often created from hand woven 100% human hair or synthetic hair. The base that hair is attached to, is often made from different materials but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T16:12:00+00:00 November 20th, 2017|female hair loss, hair replacement san diego, men's hair loss|Comments Off on The Difference Between Hair Replacement and Wigs

What causes male pattern baldness?

There is no mistaking the image you get when you think of a young person. One image that comes to mind is someone with full, thick hair. When it is comes to male hair loss, the scientific community has been at a loss in how to deal with it. Anyone who is losing their hair always seem to ask, is there anything that can be done to give me back my hair? As scientists continue to ponder how to help re-grow hair, there are things you should understand about what has caused your hair loss in the first place. The Causes of Male Pattern Baldness Male pattern baldness is the phrase that is often used to describe baldness. Women can suffer from this as well, only women usually shed hair all over their scalp. For men the cause of hair loss is linked to sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Some individuals have hair follicles are very sensitive to this hormone. The degree of sensitivity levels are generally genetic. This is why male pattern baldness runs in families. If you have ever gone through your family photos you may have noticed a pattern of family members with different degrees of [...]

By | 2017-11-15T14:22:02+00:00 November 15th, 2017|mens hair loss|Comments Off on What causes male pattern baldness?

Hair Loss in Women Over 50

For many women, just turning 50 can be a hard enough reality. Add to that any thinning hair issues and the emotional stress can go off the charts. Before we go into the role that menopause and aging itself has on hair loss, let’s take a look at alopecia. It’s something that can happen to anyone, at anytime after puberty. It is also a common form of hair loss for those over the age of 50. Two Types of Alopecia Over 5 million people are affected by Alopecia areata in the United States. This disease is considered an autoimmune disease. What this means is the human body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, stopping them from growing new hair. The onset of alopecia can include a person’s genetic makeup, pregnancy and stress, or other illnesses. The first sign of alopecia areata is typically a small, round, and/or smooth patches of baldness on the scalp. There are some that experience complete baldness, also known as alopecia totalis. Some may lose hair over their entire body, this is called alopecia universalis. The course of Alopecia is an unpredictable one. Hair may grow back, only to fall out again. Androgenic alopecia refers [...]

By | 2017-10-31T16:41:09+00:00 November 1st, 2017|alopecia areata, female hair loss, hair replacement san diego, hair restoration orange county|Comments Off on Hair Loss in Women Over 50

Female Celebrities Overcame Hair Loss

No matter where you go in the world, people suffer from hair loss. Some of these individuals are the celebrities we see in movies and TV. There are a number of female celebrities that suffer from a variety of female hair loss issues and are able to overcome it. While they may be some of the most beautiful actresses, they all share challenges they had to overcome. Dealing with any amount of hair loss can be overwhelming, and damaging to a person’s self-image. If we take a look at some of these well-known celebrities that not only have to deal with hair loss, but still remained positive and continued to pursue their work, not letting hair loss get the best of them. Naomi Campbell Many may not realize that supermodel Naomi Campbell has suffered from a condition known as traction alopecia for several years now. In 2014, her condition began to be seen in paparazzi photos taken of the model. Her visible hairline was receding. Needless to say the press wasn’t very forgiving of her condition. It has been long speculated that her hair loss is due to the fact that her hair undergoes a lot of stress as she [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:53:52+00:00 October 18th, 2017|female hair loss|Comments Off on Female Celebrities Overcame Hair Loss

The Hair Growth Cycle

When someone hears the term “thin hair” or “thinning hair” they often think it is the same thing, when actually, they are different. While both may appear to be the same, thin hair refers to the thickness of each individual strand of hair. Some people are born with hair that is thin. It can appear to look stringy or flat. Thinning hair is what happens in the beginning stages of hair loss. The thickness of the hair strands decrease, becoming more, and more, fine until eventually the hair follicle disappears. The end result is a bald patch. Thinning hair can happen for several reasons and many of them are the result of nature just taking its course. With the most common reason being genetics. Aging women will often experience thinning hair as they get into their golden years. For some, it can happen at an earlier point in their life. There can be hormonal changes that can be responsible for thinning hair. As an example, menopause or post-pregnancy can often cause thinning hair. During menopause, estrogen levels begin to decrease, and when this happens it can leave hair in a vulnerable state. There is nothing that can shift hormone levels [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:31:54+00:00 October 4th, 2017|hair replacement san diego, hair restoration orange county|Comments Off on The Hair Growth Cycle

Why Am I Bald?

Receding hairlines are something people have been dealing with for centuries. Ceasar would comb his hair forward to hide his hair loss. A full head of hair has always been associated with being young. Those with hair loss at some point always wonder if anything can be done to restore their hair so they can hold onto their youthful look. For must of us, we have 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on our head. Scientists have been studying how to re-grow hair, but there is still a lot of research to be done. The Causes of Baldness Male pattern baldness is one term used to describe baldness issues. Women also can suffer from this as well, usually referred to as female pattern baldness for women. For men with male pattern baldness, usually this is linked to sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Some people have hair follicles that are sensitive to this particular hormone. This sensitivity can be due to their genetics. Male pattern baldness can run in a family’s history. If you are worried whether you might suffer from male pattern baldness, just go through some old family photos and see if members of your family have hair loss. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:48:58+00:00 September 26th, 2017|hair loss treatment|Comments Off on Why Am I Bald?

Scalp Related Hair Loss

Losing your hair is never something that you expect, regardless of the reason. We all know that the chance of us having our hair thin increases as we age, and if you undergo treatments like chemotherapy, that too causes your hair to fall out. If you lose your hair because of a skin condition, what do you do? Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can affect the scalp, and when this happens, it can affect the growth of hair. You don’t hear much talk about how to cope with scalp-related hair issues. For those inflicted with this condition, it is a real problem: one that can be painful and often is so stigmatized that those with it cover up their problem areas out of embarrassment. Hair Loss and Self-Esteem If you are one of the many individuals that live with a skin condition, one of the first steps you should take in dealing with the condition is realizing that you are not alone. Others have your same condition and can understand how you feel. Many people that suffer some sort of hair loss deal with how it affects their self-image. Add to that a skin condition as being the cause [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:53:52+00:00 September 18th, 2017|hair loss treatment|Comments Off on Scalp Related Hair Loss