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    Male Pattern Hair Loss

    Hair Loss can be stressful and emotional experience for men. ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA or MALE PATTERN BALDNESS affect about 20 percent of white male. It is estimated about 3 million men in Canada and about 35 million men in United States are affected by it.

    Hair Loss can be stressful and emotional experience for men. ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA or MALE PATTERN BALDNESS affect about 20 percent of white male. It is estimated about 3 million men in Canada and about 35 million men in United States are affected by it. Male sex hormones ANDROGENS (TESTOSTERONE, DIHYDROTESTERONE) are the main hormones that produce male-pattern hair loss. The amount of male sex hormones do not need to be greater than normal for baldness to happen. It is the presence of hair loss gene that cause baldness. The hair loss gene can be inherited from either paternal or maternal side. On the other hand, body hair in the pubic and axillary (arm pit) depend on androgen to grow.

    Incidence Of Hair Loss

    In general 20 percent of men in their 20’s have male pattern baldness, 30 percent in their 30’s, 40 percent in their 40’s. Also, men that begin losing there hair in their 20’s will have the most severe hair loss.

    What Can Follicular Unit Extraction Do For Patients?

    Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) makes it possible for men and women suffering from androgenetic alopecia to experience an affordable solution to hair loss treatment.

      • 95% permanent hair growth within 10 months post-op
      • Zero linear scarring
      • Minimal pain
      • Speedy recovery

    Hair Growth Cycle

    In patients with male pattern baldness the percentage of hairs in growth phase (anagen) and duration diminish progressively resulting in shorter and less dense hair pattern. Also, hair that are in resting stage (telogen) are the hairs that are susceptible to loss from daily trauma. This can be simple washing, combing and friction on pillows.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The good thing about hair transplant procedures is that it is designed to provide a permanent solution to patients who are suffering from hair loss. However, the success of the treatment weighs heavily on the care provider. Dr. Colin Hong is a trained and experienced hair transplant surgeon. He is committed to treating hair loss with the latest research and technology to ensure that optimal results are achieved.

    FUE hair transplant procedure gives you natural-looking results with a shorter recovery period. Dr. Colin Hong and his team have many years worth of knowledge and experience and can provide you with a customized transplantation.

    In the few months after the FUE procedure, shedding of your original hair will likely occur before the new hair will start to grow back at the transplanted site. This is normal and is only temporary. You will receive post-operative instructions from your surgeon to ensure optimal healing and care after the surgery. However, if you continue to experience hair loss, the hair at the transplanted site can also be affected.

    Since the entire hair follicle is removed and placed in a new location, it will likely not grow back in the old one. Most cases where there is a re-growth of hair is when hair follicles are not completely removed from your donor area. However, your surgeon will only harvest from areas where the effect of the removal of hair follicles is barely noticeable.

    FUE’s major advantage over other hair transplant procedures is that it does not leave noticeable scars on your scalp. Provided the procedure is performed by a hair transplant specialist, the result will likely be a natural-looking hair restoration without you worrying about any visible scars at all.

    Though FUE is minimally invasive, there may still be a bit of discomfort during the procedure. Usually this occurs during the administration of local anesthesia. However, we will provide measures to reduce this discomfort as much as possible, such as with the use of a mild sedative beforehand.

    Normally, the ideal age for an individual to undergo FUE is when the thinning of hair is not too advanced. There needs to be adequate hair density at the back of the scalp for follicles to be harvested for transplant. With significant hair loss and balding, there may not be enough hair for transplantation.

    Hair follicles collected from the head are ideal for transplantation back to the scalp. This is because the nature of hairs varies through different parts of our body. However, if there are no available hair follicles on the head of the patient, beard and chest hair can be used as a substitute for hair restoration on the area where the patient desires. Please speak with Dr. Hong to see if this is a possibility for you.

    Yes. FUE can be a complex procedure, but with the combination of advanced technology and the skill and expertise of Dr. Hong and his team, the surgery can be very successful. FUE is currently considered one of the most advanced and successful hair loss treatments. Dr. Hong has been performing FUE for many years, and is committed to helping patients regain their confidence.

    One of the main goals of FUE is to provide a permanent solution to individuals who are struggling with hair loss. If the procedure is performed by a qualified hair specialist and post-instructions are followed carefully, the chances of a permanent result will be high.