Causes of Hair Loss for Men and Women in Nashville, TN
The primary cause of male-pattern hair loss is the hormone DHT or dihydrotestosterone. DHT causes hair to gradually thin over time eventually resulting in areas of baldness. In men these areas are typically around the crown and temples, which is illustrated by the Norwood Scale.
You’ve probably noticed that men often retain hair on the sides and back of the head even when completely bald on top. This is due to the hair and follicles resistance to DHT. DHT resistant hair and follicles are used in hair transplantation because when transplanted they will essentially continue to grow forever where genetically sensitive hair failed.
The procedure of hair transplantation is relatively simple and is done on an outpatient basis typically taking about a day to complete.
DHT is also a cause of hair loss in women, often occurring around the time of menopause when levels of estrogen begin to fall and no longer effectively counter the effects of DHT.
To learn more about hair transplantation for men and women schedule a consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor. There is a Bosley office conveniently located in Nashville:
Chesapeake Business Center
205 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
During your consultation general information will also be provided on available hair loss treatments that could be part of your complete treatment plan as decided by you and your Bosley physician and a typical range of cost for these treatments will be provided.
Only a Bosley physician can determine your candidacy for hair transplant surgery and provide you with a cost for the procedure that is definitive after assessing your goals.