Hair loss and hair thinning affects millions of people every year and can cause much stress and anguish about one’s appearance. It is related to a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Though this hormone is found in both sexes, men have higher concentration of DHT than women. DHT works by attacking the roots of the hair follicle, damaging it permanently. Ultimately, the end result is the same: hair loss that usually begins at the forehead and center of the scalp in males and sometimes as diffuse thinning in females. Hair restoration in Torrance can restore the hairline and hair loss experienced and reverse the appearance that comes with hair loss.
Hair Loss due to DHT
Science is still unsure as to why DHT attacks hair follicles. What is known is that high levels of DHT typically lead to hair loss. The hormone goes after the hair follicle at the root, destroying its ability to regenerate fully or not at all. Some may find that their hair grows back very fine while others have no hair growth at all.
The process doesn’t happen all at once. Rather, it starts slowly and spreads, as there are fewer working hair follicles during the growth cycle. The most common visual appearance of hair loss is a receding hairline at the center of the scalp that slowly works its way backwards. Some may see the balding pattern start at the crown of the head and watch it come towards the front of the scalp. The end result is the common horseshoe pattern known as male pattern baldness.
How Hair Restoration Gets Around DHT
Hair on certain parts of the head is resistant to attack by DHT, and rarely dies off. These sites, known as donor sites, are typically the source of the replacement hair follicles. Hair is removed from these areas as a few follicles at a time and transplanted to the area that’s devoid of hair. After the transplantation is completed, the scalp heals and the new follicles take root. Over time, the transplanted hairs grow the same as they did when they were located elsewhere on the head.
Everything becomes permanent once the scalp heals and the hair grows in. It’s possible to wash, cut, and style the hair the same as the hair that used to be there. And because the transplanted follicles aren’t sensitive to attacks by DHT, the results are permanent. There is little to no risk of the transplanted hairs experiencing hair loss or thinning.
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