We’re halfway through 2018 and world of hair restoration has already made impressive strides in the advancing of new technologies, hair growth research, and so much more. From the rise of hair transplant robotics, to promising new hair growth ventures, the Limmer HTC team is excited to share the newest trends with our patients, colleagues, and friends.
When most of us think of the typical person suffering from severe balding, our mind usually imagines a greying, old man losing their hair thanks to genetics and age. Medically known as androgenetic alopecia, this may be the most common form of balding, affecting 80 million people in the U.S., but it’s far from the only way we lose our hair.
We love to look our best, and often it all starts with the hair. What’s a better way to enhance our natural look than with a fantastic, fresh new color? Maybe it’s to cover up those greys, add a little edge, or just change up your everyday appearance. No matter the reason, there’s no denying we’re obsessed with dying our locks.
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.