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What causes hair loss?
The primary cause of hair loss in men (androgenetic alopecia) is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes hair to thin over time, eventually to the point of falling out and causing male-pattern baldness. Male-pattern baldness is where the hair thins around the temples and crown of the head. Classes of hair loss in men are illustrated by the Norwood Scale.
Hair loss in women is typically characterized by a general thinning throughout the scalp and usually begins at menopause. Before menopause, DHT is counteracted by estrogen but when these levels drop it’s possible that the
follicles can be affected by DHT.
Female-pattern hair loss is illustrated by the Ludwig Scale with Classes 1-3. Class 1 is the least severe where thinning is on top of the head. A class 3 patient will require more donor hair to obtain full coverage.
Thin or thinning eyebrows can be caused by over-plucking, scars or genetic causes.
Bosley permanent hair restoration is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that is typically complete within 3/4 to one full day. Local anesthesia is used for the hair transplant procedure, which provides patients with the opportunity to read, watch movies, listen to music and even sleep during the procedure.
For more information on Bosley hair transplant surgery and other hair loss treatments, schedule a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor.
Bosley Senior Counselors are thoroughly trained and will answer your general questions on the causes of hair loss, treatment options and a typical range of cost. Only a Bosley physician can determine that you are a candidate for surgical hair restoration and provide you with a definitive answer on cost.