As a board-certified specialist with more than 25 years’ experience performing hair transplant surgery at my practice in Rochester, New York, I’ve witnessed the evolution of hair restoration techniques first-hand. Technological changes and a better understanding of what causes hair loss have led to surgical and nonsurgical breakthroughs and vastly improved results. The days of hair plugs that looked like a doll’s head are long gone.
But anyone concerned about hair loss who researches the topic on the internet knows that new treatments continue to arise and the field continues to change. Hair loss is one of the most popular topics on the web. People want to know how celebrities with thinning hair seem suddenly to regrow a thick head of hair seemingly overnight.
Statistics from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) estimate 35 million men in the U.S. experience hair loss, including 40% under age 35 with noticeable hair loss. But it’s not only men. The ISHRS says 21 million women in the U.S. also experience hair loss, although the causes are more varied (95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness). This is leading to more research into the causes and treatment of female hair loss.
Through this blog, I’ll keep you informed about the latest developments in hair restoration surgery, including treatments offered at my Rochester practice, along with news involving nonsurgical treatments such as Rogaine® and Propecia®. You’ll also learn about hair loss treatment for women, such as HairMedica Infusion Hair Restore System, a home treatment kit designed to reduce hair loss and stimulate the regrowth of hair follicles.
Stay tuned. We welcome your comments here on the blog, or you can contact our office to learn more about hair loss and treatments or meet with me personally at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration.