Since we’re in the height of summer, you’re undoubtedly catching some rays. Most of us know to put on sunscreen to protect our skin from damage and skin cancer. But should you also be protecting your hair from the sun? While the vitamin D you can get from the sun is great for your hair, exposure to the sun’s rays without protection can quickly cause serious damage.
Think you’re destined for a hairless head when you’re older thanks to your mother’s father? Or maybe you think that your stressful job will leave you with permanent hair loss. Since two-thirds of men experience hair loss by the time they are 35 according to American Hair Loss Association, it’s no surprise that myths about balding have sprouted up over time.
We’re here to bust five common male hair loss myths we’ve heard around the office. This way, you’ll better understand what’s causing your hair loss and how you can treat it.
When you think of hair loss, men usually come to mind. You don’t see a lot of women walking around with receding hairlines or shaved heads as a result of hair loss. However, nearly 40% of women experience some form of hair loss by age 60. This hair loss is usually triggered by every woman’s favorite period of life: menopause. Since it’s a lot less socially acceptable for women to show signs of hair loss, balding can be emotionally devastating for many women.
Dr. Krejci, Limmer Hair Transplant Center’s medical director and physician, was recently featured in Cosmetic Town Journal for her expertise in hair transplantation. In the article, she discusses eyebrow and facial hair transplants. These procedures are very similar to standard hair transplant methods. Hair is harvested from the donor area on the back of your scalp and transferred to areas that are experiencing hair loss.
Hairstyles go beyond appearance. Not only do they say something about your personality and taste, but hairstyle trends also act as a reflection of a generation. Trends can give you a good look into what people from a certain time valued as a whole. This is one of the reasons we love hair so much at The Limmer Hair Transplant Center! Let’s take a look at some of the most prevalent trends over the past eight decades.
Most patients don’t elect to have a hair transplant with the idea that they’re going to shave their head soon afterwards. However, sometimes people want or need to wear their hair short after a transplant for one reason or another. Unfortunately, all current hair transplant procedures leave scars, though some are a lot less noticeable than others. Let’s take a look at the two primary transplant procedures so that you know what your scar might look like if you decide to shave your head.
Minoxidil has been a game changer in the realm of hair restoration. In fact, it was the first FDA-approved topical medication for hair growth. Though minoxidil might not sound familiar to you, you’ve probably heard of Rogaine. Minoxidil and Rogaine are actually the same thing, as Rogaine is the brand name for minoxidil. Although Rogaine has been found to effectively treat hair loss, many people have worryingly told us that they see more hair falling out when they start using it. Can Rogaine actually make hair loss worse for some people? Let’s take a look.
Many people get confused between hair plugs and hair transplants, when in fact, hair plugs are a type of hair transplant. Don’t worry if you didn’t know that before. Medical terminology can be somewhat confusing.
Today, hair plugs are considered a seriously outdated type of hair transplant. Even so, for several decades they were the gold standard of hair transplantation. Let’s take a look at the difference between hair plugs and hair transplants now so that you get a better understanding of why modern hair transplants are better.
It’s understandable to want to rush into the operating room the second you find chunks of hair in your brush. Many men begin losing their hair in their early 20s. But getting a hair transplant at that age can lead to your hair looking worse than before. Today, our hair restoration experts discuss the best age to start thinking about a hair transplant so that you can make an informed decision for your hair.