Aug. 12, 2010
-- On the average, people shed about 100-150 hairs per day. Unfortunately, about one-third of women suffer from androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia or baldness. Female pattern hair loss is seen predominantly over the top and front of the head. In female pattern hair loss, after the hair has shed, the root that grows in its place becomes shorter and shorter. Eventually those hairs become invisible and look like peach fuzz.
Female pattern hair loss can occur due to a number of reasons. It is most commonly seen after menopause and other hormonal changes such as pregnancy or a discontinuation of birth control pills. If women begin to lose a lot of hair throughout their scalp, the female pattern hair loss is due to a change in the normal hair cycle-possibly a short anagen phase or there has been an increase in the number of follicles that enter the telogen phase. Also referred to as telogen effluvium or stress alopecia, a shock to the body’s system can stress the hair’s follicles and create the female pattern hair loss.
Dr. Umar has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology to treat women and their female pattern hair loss. He will begin by running some tests to see what is the ultimate cause of the hair loss, and from there, assess the best treatment available. Becoming more popular, Body Hair Transplant will use SFET to safely remove hair from anywhere else on the body-head, face, legs, etc-and transfer it to the area in need, leaving no scars behind. Having perfected the BHT procedure, Dr. Umar aims to provide his patients with fuller and better hair loss restoration in ways not possible with more traditional hair transplantation. Results seen within approximately 12-18 months, the permanent procedure includes a minimal follow-up and patients are typically released after a year or two. Depending on whether the patient has the appropriate amount of hair and the proper body hair characteristics, he will decide whether to use Body Hair Transplant or other traditional hair transplants.