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What are the leading causes of Hair Loss?

Leading Causes of Hair Loss

If you’ve started to notice an increase in stray hairs on your pillow, your comb, or throughout your house, you may be curious about the source of this hair fall and how long it’s been going on.

Although many people panic when they notice the loss of hair, it’s crucial to recognize that it is natural to shed approximately 100-150 hairs per day. However, if the number increases, scalp becomes more visible, or your hairline recedes, you may be dealing with a type of alopecia, common among men in Miami. It’s estimated that two-thirds of men suffer male pattern baldness or hair thinning by the time they reach age 50, and many begin to notice signs as early as their twenties. This frustrating condition is not unique to men, as women are also susceptible to the hereditary hair loss called androgenic alopecia. While hair thinning is common, most men and women who experience it don’t want to accept the progressive loss of their once luscious locks. High value is placed on hair in our beauty and youth-conscious society. For men, thick hair is viewed as a sign of virile masculinity, while it can be a sign of feminine allure for women.


The Role of Testosterone

Testosterone plays a crucial role in baldness; however, it’s not the testosterone itself which causes hair loss, but rather DHT, a derivative of testosterone. 5 alpha reductase (5-AR), is an enzyme that works to convert testosterone to DHT. If levels of 5-AR go up, or additional testosterone is converted, it will lead to an increase of hair fall. Unfortunately, this chain of events leads to permanent and progressive results. Although there’s no cure for the development of baldness, revolutionary breakthroughs in technology now make it possible to stop the progression of hair loss and restore hair growth. We specialize in helping men who suffer from hair loss in Miami restore their hairline and self-esteem using hair restoration surgery. A hair transplant can take hair from a donor site and diffuse its density to cover multiple thinning areas on the scalp, providing results that are incredibly natural and permanent.

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Many people are concerned when they notice an increase in hair fallout, but today’s leading-edge transplant technology offers a permanent solution.

At Miami Hair Transplant Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive treatments designed to permanently restore our patient’s hairlines, while also nourishing and supporting a healthy scalp. During your private consultation, we’ll identify the cause of your hair loss and create a personalized treatment plan.

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Hair Growth Cycle

The stages of hair growth and shedding are explained below to help you understand the process.


The Anagen stage, also referred to as the growth phase, typically lasts between 2 and 7 years. The longer this phase lasts, the thicker and longer hair will grow.


The Catagen stage, or transitional stage, lasts approximately 1-2 weeks. During this time, the hair bulb/root shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.


The Telogen stage is the resting phase and typically lasts 2-3 months. 10-15% of your hair is in this phase at any given time. As its name implies, this phase sees the hair resting in the follicle but showing no sign of growth.


The Exogen stage is the new hair growth phase. On average, individuals shed 100-150 hair per day during this phase, as the old hair falls out to allow for growth of new hair from deep in the follicle.


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So, you think you are losing your hair. What are the first steps to take?

The most common cause of hair loss among men in Miami is androgenic alopecia, a genetic, hormone-induced condition which is progressive and often hereditary.


Androgenic Alopecia:

Although the problem is most prevalent for males, it affects women as well, although in different ways. While men tend to develop bald spots and a horseshoe pattern of hair at the sides and back of the head, women will usually experience diffused hair fall and are troubled by thinning hair or a more visible scalp. In many cases, women notice this change after childbirth or as they begin menopause, due to hormonal changes taking place within their body.

Understandably, most individuals who suffer from androgenic alopecia hope to find a fast, effective solution for their thinning hair. Luckily, as a result of advanced technology, you can now achieve flawless, natural-looking results which are virtually scar-less. However, to achieve this goal, it is crucial to entrust a qualified technician, as only an expert in hair loss for Miami men can deliver high-end results.

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The truth about hair loss

If you’re experiencing an increase in hair fall, you may be curious about its cause. Unfortunately, there are many myths regarding the origins of hair loss, such as the notion that frequently brushing hair or wearing a hat will cause baldness. These claims are incorrect, as the hair that falls out when you pull on, rub, or wash your hair was ready to fall out regardless of whether you wore a hat, or how frequently you brushed your hair. Instead, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a type of androgen hormone, is responsible, as it regulates hair growth and sex drive. A higher androgen level in the hair follicles shortens the growth phase of the cycle which stunts growth, replacing naturally shed hairs with thinner ones.

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Telogen (TE)

After androgenic alopecia, Telogen effluvium (TE) is the second most prevalent form of hair loss affecting our clients. This condition causes hair to appear weaker and occasionally, may result in rapid hair fall and thinning. Though dramatic and troubling, this problem is usually temporary. Multiple factors are responsible for TE, including physical or mental stress caused by traumatic situations, deprivation dieting, surgery, emotional trauma or fear. In addition, some medications, including antidepressants, are believed to be linked to temporary hair loss. Cancer treatments often affect the hair and skin because they contain rapidly growing cells. This results in temporary hair fall out; however, immediate changes are evident when the therapy is discontinued. Vitamin deficiencies may also cause poor hair growth, and many herbal, nutritional supplements are available to promote healthy hair such as Omega A, Iron, Silica, and Biotin. Certain hairstyles including tight braids or hair extensions may also cause hair loss as they put persistent pressure on the hair. This is known as traction alopecia and may or may not be permanent.

To learn more about the various causes of hair loss experienced by men in Miami, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with one of our hair growth specialists at Miami Hair Transplant Clinic. We understand what you’re going through and we have solutions for you. We’ll provide a list of options to encourage thicker, fuller hair growth and to maximize the results of your hair loss treatment.

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What’s the next step?

If you suffer from progressive, genetic alopecia, we have great news!

The remarkable SmartGraft® system is the industry’s leading, advanced hair transplant method which delivers rapid treatment and results in one, comfortable session. While our clients watch TV or listen to their favorite music, they can have their hair density, bald spots or hairline wholly restored. It will take 3-4 months to begin watching new, healthy hair grow in, but advanced FUE technology at the Miami Hair Transplant Clinic ensures an over 90% take rate. That means you can celebrate dramatic change and a renewed boost to your confidence after committing to just a single hair loss treatment.

The incredibly precise method of implantation requires an expert surgeon to direct extremely fine, micro-grafts in a natural pattern, direction, and density at the hairline. No one will know you’ve undergone hair transplant surgery, but they’ll notice your thicker, fuller hair and confident new outlook. Dramatic hair rejuvenation has never been easier with rapid recovery sessions allowing you to return to most regular activity right away.

Our express, minimally invasive procedures make recovery a breeze for busy professionals who don’t wish to miss more than a few days of work. Finally, a permanent and effective hair transplant option that fits your life is available in Miami. When you’re ready to take charge and reclaim your healthy, growing hair, reach out to Miami Transplant Clinic, we’re looking forward to meeting you.

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