1. Hormonal abnormalities. A variety of hormonal problems are known to contribute to hair loss. Too much or too little thyroid hormone is a common cause of generalized thinning or loss of scalp hair. This is usually easily diagnosed with a simple blood test. Elevated testosterone tends to cause loss of scalp hair and promote growth of facial and body hair. High levels of insulin, often found in people with diabetes, can also cause hair loss. In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, there are elevations of both testosterone and insulin.
2. Scalp inflammation. Several inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis, cause patches of hair loss with red and scaly skin underneath. Fungal scalp infections (also called ringworm) and bacterial infections of the hair roots (folliculitis) can also cause similar problems. Patches of hair loss without underlying redness may be due to an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata.
3. Medications. Several medications can contribute to hair loss. Steroids and chemotherapy are among the most common culprits. Some diuretics (like sprinolactone) decrease levels of testosterone, and can reduce body hair, but usually don’t have much effect on scalp hair. (Editor’s note: this version corrects previous sentence, adding “decrease” and deleting “increase.”) If your hair loss seems to correspond to when you started a new medicine (or increased the dose), it’s worth checking with your doctor about a possible connection.
4. Psychologic factors. Stress, anxiety, and depression are surprisingly common causes of thinning scalp hair, and can be especially difficult to recognize and treat. Many people don’t realize how much stress or anxiety they are actually experiencing, and so will tend to minimize their level of stress when considering possible causes of hair loss. The anxiety is then compounded by the hair loss itself, so the problem becomes even worse!
Yes! The Smart FUE hair restoration procedure is done under local anesthesia similar. We give oral anti-anxiety medication such as Valium or Xanax if desired.
The Smart FUE procedure is performed under local anesthesia with little to no discomfort.
The number of grafts each patient needs, depends on their personal hair goals. During the Smart FUE consultation, we will be able to see how many grafts are needed for your Smart FUE procedure.
The Smart FUE procedure will take approximately four to seven hours, depending on the size of the session. During this time, you are more than welcome to take breaks. We also take multiple breaks and provide lunch.
You can wear a hat the day after the Smart FUE procedure. Wash the scalp 2-3 days after the procedure. No heavy lifting for a week. Ten days after the Smart FUE procedure we will inspect the incision and grafting area to make sure the healing process is accomplished.
The same way we cannot predict how many grafts you will need, we cannot predict how much the Smart FUE procedure will cost. BHHR takes pride in customizing treatment plans, and that includes the pricing.
The Smart FUE procedure can be paid with cash, bank check, credit card, or financing plans. We accept Lending Club and Care Credit both offer financing. Zero % percentage financing is also available.