Who Should Get a Hair Restoration Procedure?
Most people associate hair restoration with balding, middle-aged men, but hair loss affects more people than you may think. There’s no need to be insecure about your situation if you happen to not belong to this demographic (or if you do, for that matter). Hair loss can result from genetic and/or environmental factors, and in some cases, the cause may not even be known. It always helps to know that you’re not alone, which is why we’ve put together a kind of “master list” outlining just how diverse our patient populations are. We’ll get the obvious out of the way first.
The Usual Suspect: Male Pattern Baldness
Androgenetic alopecia is the technical term for male (or female) pattern baldness, the most prevalent form of hair loss. In most cases, hair loss starts at the hairline and/or the crown of the head. This condition is permanent, so committing to a hair restoration procedure is cost-effective. As mentioned, this patient group is our largest and most faithful, but they aren’t alone.
When Life Happens
This category is very general, and it encompasses huge swaths of the population, young and old, male and female. If you have experienced any of the following life events, traumas, conditions or procedures, you may also experience hair loss:
- Chronic stress
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Moderate to severe injury or illness
- Illicit drug and/or anabolic steroid use
- Rapid weight loss
In some of these instances, hair may regrow to an extent after the stressor has been removed. In others, the problem may be more permanent. It’s always helpful to consult with a hair restoration specialist to review your specific case.
Men undergoing male-to-female transition often require hair restoration to increase volume and/or redesign the hairline for a more feminine aesthetic. Conversely, women in transition can take advantage of hair restoration services to assist with facial hair. As both a plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist, Dr. Wolfeld is especially well-suited to assist transgender patients as they navigate these details.
Eyebrows, Beards, and Scars
That’s right, hair restoration doesn’t necessarily stop at the hairline. Even if you’re not experiencing any issues up top, you can still consult with a hair restoration pro to address patchy beard problems when all other methods have failed. Whether it’s voluminous eyebrows, beard help, or scar minimization that you’re after, Dr. Wolfeld can assist with his unique skill set.