In our society, hair has a significant aesthetic value. Everywhere you look, you see advertisements for products that will make it richer, fuller and healthier. Hair is a huge part of our appearance and self-image and it can be devastating when it starts to change. For many men, this change can begin in their early 20s, when they start to notice hair falling out and their hairline receding. For women, hair loss usually begins in their 40s, but can start earlier as well.
Whether you have recently experienced hair loss or have been battling it for years, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Brennan has dedicated his career to offering the most advanced hair restoration treatments available, both medical treatment for prevention and surgical treatment for replacement. Our team is passionate about what we do—we want to make you look and feel yourself again!
Did you know?
- In the U.S., hereditary hair loss affects approximately 30 million women and 50 million men.
- 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40.
- Two-thirds of American men report some degree of hair loss and thinning by age 35. At 50+ years old, 85% report a significant degree of hair thinning or hair loss.
- By the time you start to see hair thinning, you have already lost 50% of your hair in that area.
Hair loss can be life altering for men and women. Many people suffer immensely when losing their hair, feeling unattractive and older, and experiencing a loss of self-esteem. Some patients say that it affects their relationships and career and that their doctors don’t seem to understand the emotional trauma they are going through. Oftentimes, by the time they come in for a consult, our patients are tired of using expensive hairpieces and wigs or tired of repeatedly using the fiber products that camouflage their hair loss.
Normal Hair Loss
Everyone loses some hair every day. All the hair follicles on the body cycle between active hair growth and then a period of falling out and resting. Normally, we lose about 100 hairs per day.
Hair is created by hair follicles. When a hair follicle dies, for whatever reason, it can no longer produce a strand of hair. Hair follicles do not regenerate once they are gone, and at that point, hair loss from that follicle is permanent. Your genetic makeup is the major influence on hair health, but other factors include nutrition, medications, stress, and hormonal changes.