Hair Loss Prevention Experts in Orange County, California
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 alopecia or have been battling it for years, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Brennan has dedicated his career to offering hair loss management of the most advanced Hair Transplant Newport Beach 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!
Facts about hair loss – 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 alopecia 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 alopecia.
- 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 alopecia.
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, alopecia 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.