Staying Ahead of Hair Loss with Better Prevention

Receding Hairline

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Often people panic at the sight of their receding hairline. Though hair thinning and hair loss are extremely common problems, no one welcomes the day when the reality of their hair loss sets in. Up to 85% of men and women will report having seen signs of hair loss or balding by the age of 50. Fortunately, various advanced treatment options are available to slow the process of hair loss and recover the receded hairline.

So what causes the hairline to recede? It is believed that the most common cause is the individual genetic predisposition, otherwise known as hereditary baldness, and hormone-related male/female pattern baldness. Stress and lifestyle choices are other common causes of thinning hair, though sometimes these effects are temporary and when nutrition and stress is managed, hair returns. Alopecia, a condition that causes the hair to fall out in patches, as seen in male pattern baldness, develops because of an immune system attack on the hair follicles.

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Growth Factor Therapy

For A Better Solution

Growth factor therapy is an effective treatment option for some patients. Speaking with a certified hair transplant surgeon to assess your unique situation will help you find the root cause of your hair loss – so you can treat it. Let’s have a look at the various growth cycle stages of a strand of hair.

  • Anagen (active phase of growth): During this phase, the hair grows rapidly, pushing the older hair in the follicle out. Most hair follicles on the scalp are at this stage.
  • Catagen is a transitional phase of short duration (2 to 3 weeks) where the growth of the hair stops.
  • Telogen (resting phase): Here the follicle is in the resting phase for several months. During this time, hair strands cannot shed or be pulled out.

Hair Loss Prevention Methods

Apart from hair transplantation for restoration, there are various non-surgical options to help with hair loss prevention. Some of them include the use of medicated shampoos, topical medications, and growth factor therapy.

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Minoxidil, which you may also know as Rogaine, is a medication that can prevent the further loss of hair. It is usually applied twice daily. It works by stimulating blood flow to the scalp and increases the availability of nutrients for growth. It may cause some itching on the scalp. Finasteride, popularly known as Propecia, can also slow down hair loss but has the potential to cause unwanted sexual side effects in males. Both medications need to be taken indefinitely because hair loss resumes once the medication is stopped.

Alternatively, growth factor therapy stimulates the body’s own cells to promote healing and stimulate hair growth. The benefits of this procedure include:

  • A single, easy treatment session once per month
  • 100% natural product produced in the body with no known side effects
  • Minimally invasive, so no surgery is required
  • Can be combined with micro skin needling to target the smaller fragile hair follicles. This is a more efficient and less invasive method of administering factor 4 (growth factor) and does not require invasive subdermal injections. This will strengthen hair follicles and stimulate the growth of hair follicles in their resting phase to promote the growth of new hair.

Hair Loss

If you have signs of hair loss or thinning of your hairline, there are solutions you can use now to prevent further hair loss and keep the hair you have. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson, plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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