Hereditary Hair Loss Causes and Treatment Options

hereditary hair lossHereditary pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss. Nearly every man and woman will notice hair loss or hair thinning as they age, but this condition is much more noticeable, and affects almost 40 percent of the population. At True & Dorin Medical Group, we frequently see patients at our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and greater NYC who are affected by hereditary hair loss and we offer advanced treatment solutions. Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin can perform a thorough evaluation of your scalp to determine the cause of your hair loss and help you find an appropriate treatment.

What is Hereditary Hair Loss?

Hereditary hair loss is a natural condition that is caused by a combination of hormone levels, age, and genetics. Also called androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness in men, this condition typically begins when the patient is in his or her 20s or 30s and progresses with age. 

Researchers believe that certain hormones may influence hair growth in patients with hereditary pattern baldness. Testosterone and other androgens can disrupt the normal growth cycle of hair, resulting in shorter, thinner hair that is eventually lost. This type of hair loss is generally permanent. However, there are several treatments that have shown satisfying results for patients.

Our compassionate specialists are ready to help you achieve your goals and experience new levels of confidence.

Treatment Options for Hereditary Hair Loss

True & Dorin Medical Group offers several treatment options to help patients restore their hairlines. During a through consultation, one of our doctors can identify the cause of your hair loss and recommend the best treatment for your unique needs. All of our procedures are customized for each patient, taking your specific goals into consideration.

Follicular Unit Transplantation

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a procedure that involves removing a strip of skin from the back of the head and harvesting individual follicular units from the strip to be transplanted into the treatment area. The surrounding hair at the back of the scalp will easily conceal any scars left after the excision.

Follicular Unit Extraction

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is similar to FUT, except that this treatment does not require a strip of skin to be removed. In this procedure, follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area (usually at the back of the head) and prepared to be transplanted into the treatment area. 

Other Options

Our practice is at the forefront of hair restoration and has recently been exploring stem cell therapy for hair loss. In this treatment, the patient's own stem cells are harvested by isolating them from fat cells that are removed through liposuction. These stem cells are then injected into the scalp, which can result in new hair growth. This is still a relatively new procedure, so patients may require more than one treatment to achieve the results that they desire. We also provide several other surgical and nonsurgical solutions to accommodate a range of needs.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have noticed thinning hair and would like to learn more about our treatment options, please contact us through this website or by calling (866) 629-0866 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. Our compassionate specialists are ready to help you achieve your goals and experience new levels of confidence.