It’s easy to take your full head of hair for granted until it starts to slowly disappear. Hair loss is a frustrating condition that men and women alike experience for a number of different reasons. Fortunately, innovations in cosmetic technology have now made it possible to naturally regrow lost hair.
The most common type of hair loss in women is known as female pattern baldness. It occurs when hair follicles shrink and are unable to produce long, strong hairs. Eventually, hair becomes shorter and finer until it stops growing altogether. Though the hair follicles remain alive, hair loss occurs because the follicles can’t effectively serve their purpose. It is believed that changing hormone levels are responsible for inducing female pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness is an incredibly common condition that impacts men of all ages. It is also caused by changing hormones that force the hair follicles to shrink and stop producing strong, healthy hair. Over time, the trend of thinning hair transitions into hair loss. Most men notice the hairline move backward and form a “U” shape around the side of the head.
The hair grows in a specific life cycle that involves a growth phase, a rest phase, and shedding phase. Traumatic and stressful events like surgery, severe illness, or a car accident can actually shock the hair and freeze its growth cycle. This forces more hair into the shedding phase without the growth phase to match. As a result, hair loss becomes noticeable over the span of three to six months.
A body lacking in essential nutrients cannot maintain all of its normal cycles and responsibilities, including hair growth. This is especially true when the body lacks protein. In an effort to ration the protein that it does receive, the body will stop all hair growth and divert the valuable protein to more critical tasks. Vitamin deficiencies can have the same effect since the body won’t have the power sources it needs to support hair growth.
If you’re struggling with hair loss of your own, Dr. Landon and his team at Landon Plastic Surgery in Tampa and Trinity, Florida have the tools and techniques to restore your full head of hair. Using an innovative hair restoration process known as the ARTAS Robotic System, Dr. Landon is a leading Tampa Plastic Surgeon and can provide a reliable, natural, and permanent solution to hair loss. Call (813) 404-3380 for your consultation today!