Hair Loss in Men

A BEVERLY HILLS TREATMENT

FOR HAIR LOSS IN MEN!

PRP in combination with Nanofat are advanced hair loss treatment that is key in preventing and restoring hair loss in men. Astonishing results have been seen in men with hair loss all without utilizing surgery! We use your own blood concentrates and harvested unwanted fat to stimulate the growth of bulge  and matrix cells located in the hair follicles. This infusion of growth factors and progenitor cells sets off a biochemical cascade to regrow hair due to male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, genetic or stress. These amazing regenerative treatments can be performed painlessly in a comfortable office setting without downtime! You can get back to work or play seamlessly with notice. Don’t hesitate to call 310.734.7333 for your consultation with Dr, McBeth at Beverly Hills DRx today!

ACELL: WHAT IS IT?

This MatriStem technology is used in a wide variety of surgical procedures due to its ability to revitalize and repair damaged tissues. Essentially, a cell is a mix of natural proteins found within the body’s own tissue layers. Due to its organic nature, this medical device is approved by the FDA. When applied to a surgical site or open wound, the substance helps attract growth factors, younger cells and fosters improved levels of hair growth.

PRP: WHAT IS IT?

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated source of platelets derived from the individual patient’s own blood. It contains a myriad of growth factors which revitalize blood supply and local cell growth to help repair and regenerate various damaged and aging tissues of the body. For example, when injected directly into the scalp, it helps to stimulate hair follicles and new blood vessels, in order to promote healthy hair regrowth using one’s own healing powers contains within our blood. It can also be used to rejuvenate signs of aging in the facial skin, treat sexual dysfunction in men, and reduce pain and inflammation of the joints.

NANOFAT: WHAT IS IT?

Everyone typically has some pockets of unwanted fat somewhere on their body. Amazingly, fat turns out to be a fantastic biologic reservoir of cells and growth factors. Nanofat is fat harvested from one’s own body which is resized down to minute particles. This micronized fat tissue contains a vast resource of progenitor cells and stromal vascular components which have the capability to differentiate and change in newly regenerated hair and skin, for example. This means that there is hope for balding thinning scalp hair caused by male pattern baldness and hormones, as we age. We can use our own body’s tissues with the help of modern innovation to turn back the hands of time, regrow hair, and improve self esteem.

Hair loss can be an alarming problem amongst men. According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 85% of men will experience significant hair thinning by the time they reach age 50. Frightfully, some men start to lose their hair before they even turn 21. Up to 95% of the cases reveal, male hair loss is due to male pattern baldness (MPB), a hereditary trait that causes the follicles at the frontal  and crown areas of the scalp to stop growing hair in a predictable spacial pattern.

MPB is not the only cause of hair loss in men. Men’s hair loss can also stem from a variety of other causes ranging from thyroid imbalance to workplace stress. That’s why Dr. McBeth at Beverly Hills DRx, believes it is so important to diagnose every case of alopecia and customize the treatment to match the diagnosis.

Today there is an exciting and new technology for combating hair loss named PRP and NanoFat. It utilizes your own blood components and unwanted fat to stimulate new hair growth without surgeries or significant side effects. Perchance you choose to do nothing, allowing your baldness to progress, and join the more than twenty million other bald American men. Most men adjust to baldness over time, but that isn’t your only option. Most people would rather not go bald and would want to have more hair. Losing a youthful self-image can inhibit self-confidence, but these feelings don’t have to continue with the natural hair restoration options available today. Although it won’t restore the same thick head of hair you had at age sixteen, PRP hair treatments can help restore your hair loss, cover the baldness, and bolster your self-esteem.

At Beverly Hills Drx, we want you to understand all of your options so that you are satisfied with the most natural-looking results possible.  Correcting underlying medical problems and/or decreasing stress are important steps to take before your hair replacement procedure begins. Most importantly, you should consult a physician who specializes in diagnosing the cause of your hair loss and can prescribe a treatment plan that will help restore your hair and your self-esteem.

At the Beverly Hills DRx, every patient is an individual and every treatment plan unique. It is that attention to detail that is tantamount and makes the difference.  Call us today to schedule appointment at 310 734 7333 or click here to make an appointment!

Hair Loss FAQ For Men

The Beverly Hills DRx supplies answers to some of the more frequently asked questions hair loss below. Contact us today for more information.

What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness is a genetic balding pattern, which generally starts in the twenties with a receding of hair in the temples and/or thinning in the vertex or crown. When left untreated, the baldness can pervade from the front top of the scalp back to the crown, leaving a margin of hair around the sides and back of the scalp.

Why do we lose hair?

The most common cause of hair loss for both women and men is genetics. Either the mother, father or both parents can pass on the gene that leads to hair loss. Generally, men are more susceptible to hereditary loss of hair because of they have more testosterone. When testosterone is metabolized to dihydrotestosterone, it acts as a catalyst to activate the hair loss gene. Men and women are susceptible to this condition, which is also called androgenetic alopecia. This means hereditary hair loss due to with androgens (dihydrotestosterone). Additional reasons that hair loss may occur are medical or hormonal problems, autoimmune disorders, medications, rapid weight loss, stress, chemotherapy, or radiation. Scarring scalp conditions, burns, or trauma to the scalp can cause permanent loss of hair.

How do alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, and alopecia unversalis differ?

These hair loss conditions are all autoimmune disorders; the main difference is the extent of hair loss. Alopecia areata is categorized by circular, smooth patches, finite of lost hair. Alopecia totalis is demonstrated by total hair loss on the scalp, and alopecia universalis is resultant in hair loss of the entire body, including scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes.

Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss can be an alarming problem amongst men. According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 85% of men will experience significant hair thinning by the time they reach age 50. Frightfully, some men start to lose their hair before they even turn 21. Up to 95% of the cases reveal, male hair loss is due to male pattern baldness (MPB), a hereditary trait that causes the follicles at the frontal and crown areas of the scalp to stop growing hair in a predictable spacial pattern.MPB is not the only cause of hair loss in men. Men’s hair loss can also stem from a variety of other causes ranging from thyroid imbalance to workplace stress. That’s why Dr. McBeth at Beverly Hills DRx, believes it is so important to diagnose every case of alopecia and customize the treatment to match the diagnosis.

Today there is an exciting and new technology for combating hair loss named PRP. It utilizes your own blood components to stimulate new hair growth without surgeries or significant side effects. Perchance you choose to do nothing, allowing your baldness to progress, and join the more than twenty million other bald American men. Most men adjust to baldness over time, but that isn’t your only option. Most people would rather not go bald and would want to have more hair. Losing a youthful self-image can inhibit self-confidence, but these feelings don’t have to continue with the natural hair restoration options available today. Although it won’t restore the same thick head of hair you had at age sixteen, PRP hair treatments can help restore your hair loss, cover the baldness, and bolster your self-esteem.

At Beverly Hills Drx, we want you to understand all of your options so that you are satisfied with the most natural-looking results possible. Correcting underlying medical problems and/or decreasing stress are important steps to take before your hair replacement procedure begins. Most importantly, you should consult a physician who specializes in diagnosing the cause of your hair loss and can prescribe a treatment plan that will help restore your hair and your self-esteem.

At the Beverly Hills DRx, every patient is an individual and every treatment plan unique. It is that attention to detail that is tantamount and makes the difference. Call us today to schedule appointment at 310 734 7333 or click here to make an appointment!

How is the cause of my hair loss determined?

As highlighted in our previous women’s hair loss blog series, a dermatologist can help you identify the cause of your hair loss. The single most important element in determining hair loss is the doctor’s experience. First, he or she will start by asking a round of questions to better understand your condition. If the cause of hair loss remains unclear, he/she can order or perform tests which may include hair pull test, hair shed/pull collection, scalp biopsy, and blood tests.

Is it better to begin hair restoration as soon as I start losing my hair or should I wait?

The best advice for this difficult question is whenever the balding process begins, that is the best time to start preventive treatments. Unfortunately, baldness is progressive and unpredictable. At Beverly Hills DRx, we specialize at recognizing various diagnostic dilemmas. Generally, it is better to start with preventive, medical, or non-invasive treatments with hope of slowing or reversing the hair loss progression as soon as the problem is noticed.

I’m just starting to bald. How much hair will I lose?

The ultimate extent of hair loss cannot be predicted, even after studying your family history. Because the expression of your genetic makeup is unpredictable, the best forecast is only a guess. Generally, the younger you are when you start to notice baldness (for example in your twenties), the more baldness you can expect to have as you age.

Is male pattern hair loss or baldness different from female pattern loss?

Male and female hair loss patterns mostly differ but, do show some similarities. In female pattern baldness, hair loss most commonly starts in the central top of the scalp while sparing a rim of hair along the frontal hairline. In women, only 12% will show any temporal thinning, while men see temporal thinning in over 80% as one of the initial signs of loss. Like men, the vertex or crown of the scalp in women may thin but, the loss is highly variable. Crown thinning in men or women is considered one of the patterns of hair loss hereditary expressions consistent with the balding gene and metabolism of androgens.

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