Frequently Asked Questions
Does hair loss only affect men?
No. Hair loss affects both men and women.
Does everyone experience some degree of hair loss?
Yes. It is normal to have hair fall out in small amounts as each follicle has a life cycle. Additional causes of hair loss are changes in diet, hormone fluctuation, allergy to products, bodily trauma, illness and medication can all cause loss of hair.
Can wearing a helmet or a hat cause hair loss?
No. While commonly thought as a hair loss culprit, there is no evidence to support that claim.
Can wearing a hat or a helmet cause hair loss?
No. While sometimes considered a hair loss culprit, there is no evidence to support this claim.
Can shampoo, conditioner or other hair products cause hair loss?
Yes. Although uncommon, there have been recent claims against some retail products that have caused hair loss in some consumers.
What is considered normal hair loss?
People typically lose 100-150 follicles each day. Healthy follicles that remain in tact and unimpeded regenerate after the hair has fallen out. A typical person has roughly 150,000 hair follicles on their head.
Can brushing or washing my hair too often cause hair loss?
No. There is no evidence currently to support that claim.
Will transplanted hair eventually fall out?
No. Follicles are harvested from a section on the head where hair is essentially programmed to grow. Once transplanted, it is a permanent solution.
What diseases can make your hair fall out?
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include thyroid disease, alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles), and scalp infections likeringworm. Diseases that cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types oflupus, can result in permanent hair loss because of the scarring.
How long is treatment?
The procedure duration is dictated by the number of follicles being transplanted. A typical treatment lasts between 4 to 6 hours.
How long does it take for my new hair to grow?
Most patients see regrowth in about 4 months time with fuller, more complete growth within 8 to 12 months after treatment.
What is telogen?
Telogen effluvium is a condition where a greater than normal amount of hair falls out. Generally, it is thought to be temporary and hair growth usually recovers.