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What Are the Frequent Causes of Hair Loss in Adults?

What Are the Frequent Causes of Hair Loss in Adults?

Hair loss is common, but it can still be a troubling event for men and women and lead to a lack of confidence.
At Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine in Irvine, CA, Dr. Thomas Lee understands that hair loss can be traumatic and uses the SmartGraft® Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure to help restore patients’ hair in balding areas using their own hair follicles.
Keep reading to find out how hair loss occurs and how Dr. Lee may be able to help you see hair restoration with this cutting-edge technology.
What causes hair loss in adults?
Hair loss can have many causes. Many people experience hair loss as they age, but significant or patchy hair loss can be the result of:
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medications
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Health conditions (such as thyroid disease, diabetes, and anemia)
There are also diseases, such as alopecia areata, that cause the body’s immune system to attack hair follicles.
In men, hair loss is usually a combination of heredity and hormonal activity that cause follicles in the scalp to get smaller over time. Medical conditions and childbirth are common triggers of hair loss in women.

How does SmartGraft's FUE hair transplant work?

SmartGraft is one of the most advanced hair restoration procedures available for getting hair to grow in balding spots. However, it does require that patients have an area on their scalps that is resistant to hair loss.
The SmartGraft procedure works by taking hair follicles from healthy areas on the scalp and implanting them into the balding areas. Since the donor hair is your own, your body is less likely to reject it.

Are hair transplants the best option for restoring hair in adults?

If you haven’t been successful with over-the-counter hair loss treatments or lifestyle changes, a hair transplant may be right for you. Many patients see significant improvement in growth – some up to 80% – within four months of treatment.
The SmartGraft procedure is a unique way of transplanting hair because it’s not as laborious as other FUE techniques. It uses cutting-edge technology instead of a scalpel and requires only a day or two of downtime after the procedure.

Who is not a good candidate for follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration?

It’s important to remember that there’s no guarantee a hair transplant will work, and patients should know that it’s common for hair to continue to thin over time. If you have widespread thinning, large bald patches, scars on the scalp, or hair loss due to chemotherapy, a hair transplant may not be suitable for you.
During the FUE procedure, our doctors extract individual hair follicles from other areas of the body (typically the back of the head, but doctors can also extract hair from the thigh to the chest) and transplant them onto the scalp after creating a small incision. It’s a precise procedure, but the results are among the most natural, and patients can see the best results 3 – 4 months after their procedure, and full growth in nine months.

Reverse hair loss in Irvine, CA

If you’re suffering from hair loss and want to restore your hair to its former glory, Dr. Thomas Lee at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine in Irvine, CA is pleased to offer minimally invasive, quick, and expert hair restoration using the SmartGraft platform.
Schedule a consultation today to find out if this technology is right for you.

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