Hair Loss affects:

Men with male pattern baldness

Some women with thinning hair or female pattern thinning

People with areas of scarring from injuries or hair loss after           face lift procedures


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  Some of the causes of hair loss include thyroid disease, high fever, diet, childbirth and certain medications. Androgenetic Alopecia is the term used for the most common form of scalp hair loss, otherwise known as male and female pattern hair loss. It is not caused by clogged hair follicles, frequent shampooing, poor circulation or the use of hats or helmets.

  A combination of male hormones called androgens and heredity are the main contributory factors to male pattern hair loss. Male and female pattern hair loss are genetically inherited from either side of the family and begins to develop after puberty. Hair on the scalp that is genetically affected by DHT (dihydrotestoterone) (generally the front and top of the scalp), starts to shrink until it is lost. Whereas hair at the back and sides of the scalp is permanent because it is not affected by DHT. The hair at the back and sides of the scalp is then transferred to the balding parts because it has a memory to never fall out.

  Dr. Martello offers hair transplant surgery and medical treatments to enhance long-term results of hair restoration. She will work with you to design an individualized plan to fulfill your specific needs.

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