Androgenic alopecia, most commonly known as male pattern hair loss, is an extremely common issue for many men as they age. In fact, approximately half of all men over the age of 50 are afflicted. Though many happily embrace a hairless future, others choose to fight it in hopes of gaining back the confidence connected to their locks.
A major change has been made in the world of surgical hair restoration — the popular follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, is now to be known as a follicular unit excision procedure.
Why the change now, thirty years after its initial introduction? Is it worth it to push this new terminology onto hair transplant specialists and patients alike? According to the experts in the January 2018 issue of FORUM, the official publication of the International Society of Hair Restoration Specialists (ISHRS), the answer is an emphatic and nearly unanimous yes.
Hair loss is an incredibly common issue for many men worldwide. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, over one-third of men will experience Androgenic Alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness.
Thankfully, there are many safe and reliable options on the market to combat a hairless future, with some being more invasive than others.
Hot tubs, close shaves, and hair restoration surgery all have something in common: they can lead to folliculitis. When hair follicles become inflamed or infected, the result is those annoying little pimple-like bumps that pop up on your skin.
Though the majority of cases are more annoying than dangerous, untreated folliculitis can evolve into bigger problems.
It’s easy to see how a great hair transplant can boost self-confidence and style by reinvigorating bald heads worldwide. However, did you know that studies have shown FUE hair transplants may also relieve, and perhaps even cure those dreaded migraines?
Hair miniaturization is a natural process that occurs in 95% of all hair loss cases. It’s the starting point from which male pattern baldness occurs. Individual follicles and strands continue to shrink over time and eventually become dormant if left untreated.
When a crime occurs, it’s up to investigators to determine who may have committed it. If there are no witnesses or video evidence, it can be very challenging to find the culprit.
For hundreds of years, many crimes went unsolved because if there were no witnesses or compelling evidence, there wasn’t much else to go off of. As modern science improved, new crime-fighting techniques such as DNA and hair analysis are being used to determine if someone had been involved in the committing of a crime.
With the 52nd Superbowl over, are you already missing football? We thought this is the perfect time to discuss NFL hair highlights. Players wear helmets when on the field, so many of them don’t bother with fancy haircuts. However, there are current and ex-NFL players who take pride in their locks. They know that the cameras will eventually catch them in the locker room or out on the town, and they want to make sure that people take notice.
During the “greatest game ever played,” Johnny Unitas rocked the military-esque “high and tight” buzzcut. Over the decades, we’ve seen NFL players with designs shaved into the sides of their head, long flowing dreadlocks, and even neon green mohawks.
The shock and embarrassment of losing your hair can have a detrimental effect upon your self-confidence. When you finally do get up the courage to visit a hair loss surgeon, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask any questions during your consultation, no matter how uncomfortable or embarrassing they may seem. There’s a good chance the surgeon has heard every question regarding hair loss and hair transplants.
We have compiled several frequently asked questions that you might be a bit too embarrassed to ask your hair transplant surgeon.