The Different Types Of Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant, It’s achieved by grafting – or removing – follicles from the back of the head and implanting them in areas that need it, so what are the different types of hair transplant?

There are two types of hair transplant, either by Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).  The FUT method involves the removal of a strip of scalp from the back of your head and its dissection into individual grafts, while the FUE method involves taking individual follicles from the back of the head one by one.

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Either way, the rest of the process is the same.  Miniscule sites are created in the balding areas of the scalp using fine blades and needles so that the grafts can be inserted in the sites.  The FUE procedure is a bit tedious and may take a few hours, but it’s painless because the area is numbed with a local anesthetic.

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Both types of hair transplant have their advantages.  For example, with the FUT method, larger areas of sparse hair or baldness can be covered in fewer sessions.  With the FUE method, you don’t need to have an entire strip of scalp, there are no cuts, stitches or scars, and the recovery time is much faster, allowing you to return to work within a day or two.

Choosing the right types for hair transplant

Know that you understand the different types of hair transplant, which type is best for you?  That depends on your individual needs. Clients with larger areas of baldness and would like it covered in a single session should opt for the FUT method, while the FUE method is more suitable for clients who:

  • Have smaller areas of thinning or baldness – particularly women.
  • Want to wear a shorter hairstyle.
  • Have an active, sporty lifestyle.
  • Prefer a less invasive procedure without cuts and stitches on the scalp.
  • Want a faster recovery.

In addition to providing an effective solution for pattern baldness, implants can be used to restore hair on other parts of the body including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair and chest hair. They also help fill in scars that are the result of an accident or surgery such as a facelift or a previous hair transplant.

To learn more about the different types of hair transplant and how the right technique can improve your appearance, contact the experts at MAXiM Hair Restoration for a free initial consultation.  Our skilled plastic and hair transplant surgeons artfully create attractive hairlines for both men and women with hair loss every day. 

We also have conveniently located hair restoration centers throughout the U.S. and around the globe – including New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newport Beach, the Washington, DC area, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Manila, Philippines.

Ten Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Cause Hair Loss

Many people don’t know what are the causes of their hair loss. Both men and women can lose their hair.  While most blame it on age, there are some surprising reasons why people experience hair loss. causes of hair loss

Causes of Hair Loss

Here are ten surprising reasons – other than bad luck – why we might lose our hair.

1. Hormones

Hormones are powerful and can cause changes in the body that result in hair loss. Pregnant women or those on birth control pills are both susceptible to hormone changes that can affect change in hair follicles. Menopause will also bring about hormonal shifts when androgen receptors are activated on the scalp and hair falls out.

2. Diabetes

People with diabetes might notice that their hair is thinning or that it is falling out in patches. This is due to a condition that often accompanies diabetes. Alopecia areata causes the immune system to reject and then to attack hair follicles.

3. Thyroid Disorders

An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can cause hair to fall out. The thyroid fails to produce the right amount of hormones, which are critical for growth.

4. Heredity

Your genes are a factor and – surprise! – it’s your mom who carries the male pattern baldness gene in the family. The female version is called androgenetic alopecia, which is noticeable when hair starts to thin along the part line.

5. Autoimmune disease

An overactive immune system targets hair and triggers the fallout.

6. Stress

Our bodies react to stress in various ways and in some cases, the body’s response, especially physical stress, is to slough of hair. Telogen effluvium is the process by which the body experiences such a shock and is fooled into launching into one of its natural life cycle phases:  growth, rest or shedding. A physical trauma will cause your body to shed hair, but as the body recovers, so will the hair.

7. Vitamins

Taking vitamins has a purpose, but taking too many or too few can be dangerous to your health and also to your hair. Vitamin B deficiency, for instance, can cause hair loss. On the other hand, the opposite is also dangerous in regards to taking in too much Vitamin A, as hair loss will be the result.

8. Diet

A severe dietary change can affect your hair, causing it to fall out. Harshly restricting protein and calories, having an eating disorder, or replacing meals with supplements can over time have a negative effect. Reversing the hair loss is possible, with a return to a well-balanced diet.

9. Anemia

Hair loss is a definite sign of anemia brought on by an iron deficiency. When faced with a lack of iron, your body will enter survival mode, rerouting all of its energy into supporting your body’s vital functions.

10. Medications

Medications, especially beta-blockers that treat blood pressure and also blood thinners can have an adverse effect on your hair, causing it to fall out. The same is true of chemotherapy.

If you notice that your hair is thinning or falling out in patches, talk with your doctor about what might be causing the loss. Thinning hair is often a sign of a bigger problem that needs to be addressed, perhaps a chronic illness that requires a diagnosis. In most cases, hair loss is a symptom.

One solution is to take charge of the situation and contact the skilled hair restoration professionals at MAXiM Hair Restoration.  MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who artfully create an attractive hairline for people with hair loss every day.

We have convenient locations throughout the U.S. including New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newport Beach, and the Washington, DC, area, as well as international locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Manila. Chances are there is a MAXiM center near you.  Contact MAXiM today for a free consultation to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant or other hair restoration solution.

Hair Loss: The Emotional Effects

For many people, hair loss is a natural and inevitable symptom of aging. But that doesn’t make it any easier to accept.  The loss of one’s once youthful lush locks can take an emotional, sometimes devastating, psychological and emotional toll.

That’s because practically every society in the world associates a full head of hair with being young, beautiful, virile and healthy. Consequently, the gradual loss or thinning of one’s hair can also lead to a loss of one’s self-esteem and even cause depression or anxiety.

For men, hair loss represents an embarrassing decline in perceived power and virility. Consciously or subconsciously, they feel they aren’t as manly or good-looking as they used to be – or worse, a potential object of ridicule. For women who pride themselves on their beautiful head of hair and equate it with beauty and sensuality, thinning hair can make them feel less desirable.

Of course, this mindset is purely cultural. It’s based on centuries of idolizing men and women – some real and some fictitious — with long, wholesome hair from – legendary figures like Samson and Lady Godiva to icons like Rita Hayworth, Farrah Fawcett, Jennifer Aniston, and the Beatles.

Naturally, there are positive ways to cope with the emotional effects of hair loss. For example, you can remind yourself that as unpleasant as it may be, hair loss is not the end of the world. It may challenge you, but it doesn’t define you.

Neither does hair loss have anything to do with your prowess or sexuality. With or without thinning hair, you’re still the same passionate and desirable person you were before your hair started to thin.

But if the emotional effects of hair loss prove too depressing to ignore, you may benefit by talking about your feelings with a close friend or mental health professional who can help you deal with the problem and find ways to cope.

Another solution is to take charge of the situation and contact the skilled hair restoration professionals at MAXiM Hair Restoration.  MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who artfully create an attractive hairline for people with hair loss every day.  We have convenient locations throughout the U.S. including New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newport Beach, and the Washington, DC area, as well as various international locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Manila, Philippines. Chances are there is a MAXiM center near you.  Contact MAXiM today for a free consultation to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant or other hair restoration solution.

Scalp Exercises That Stimulate Hair Growth

Perhaps thinning hair is genetic in your family, or maybe you had a full head of hair just a few years ago – but if you have thinning hair now, there is hope for hair growth. While there are medical advancements in the field of hair restoration that could restore your lush locks, take the time to try other options. Some experts recommend scalp exercises to stimulate your hair follicles and promote growth.

These exercises don’t require a physical therapist’s recommendation or even supervision or prescription from a doctor. Try these natural, holistic alternatives right in your own home to improve your scalp and hair health.

Scalp Relaxation

Although the word relaxation is in the title of this exercise, it’s truthfully not very relaxing. This method consists of using your interlocked palms, excluding thumbs, to move and stimulate the top layer of your scalp. Do not move your fingers. You can do these scalp movements for 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, for a total of 10 repetitions.

Circular Massage

This is a more traditional method of a scalp massage. By massaging small sections of your scalp – not your hair – at a time, you can concentrate on stimulating your entire head. Make sure to alternate your movements between clockwise and counter-clockwise.  You can do this using your dry hands or by rubbing a little bit of vitamin E oil on your palms and fingers.

Inversion Method

The inversion method essentially takes the traditional circular massage and flips it on its head – literally. The inversion method requires you to bend over so that your scalp is lower than your heart. This position would allow more blood to rush to your head, allowing your follicles to be stimulated more easily. You would then repeat your clockwise and counter-clockwise circular massages in small sections.

Upside Down Washing

Instead of standing under the showerhead and letting the water rain down on you, try flipping your hair over your head and washing it in the sink.  You will be washing follicles that barely see the light day, and your scalp will thank you.  Try using a stimulating shampoo such as one that contains tea tree oil, then massage the shampoo into your hair using the fleshy parts of your fingertips.  Your hair will feel stimulated and amazing and may even look fuller after being washed upside down.

Using a Dermaroller

A dermaroller is a small handheld device that essentially causes micro-injuries to your skin. Using a dermaroller on your scalp may promote growth of your hair follicles by awakening your hair’s natural growth. Once your scalp is “injured” it will try to heal itself, activating the growth process.  Before using a dermaroller, be sure to consult an Aestheticians or your dermatologist; poking tiny holes into your skin may not be the best thing to do if you don’t know what you are doing.

With convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations, Maxim Hair Restoration is here to help you explore your options with regard to hair restoration.  Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant.

The Medical Reasons For Hair Loss

Why me? That’s the question many people ask while looking in the mirror and fretting over lost locks.

Some resign themselves to believing hair loss is a natural part of the aging process. Indeed, the most common cause is a hereditary condition called pattern baldness that usually occurs with aging.

However, there are a number of medical reasons why you’re losing your hair, to include:

Alopecia areata

This is a common autoimmune disease that – among other things – causes scalp infections and patchy hair loss. Alopecia areata occurs when your body’s immune system starts attacking your healthy hair follicles, causing them to become much smaller and slowing down production so radically that hair growth slows down or may stop all together. Depending on the type of alopecia areata you have and its severity, you may experience unpredictable hair loss in different areas of your body off and on for many years.

Hormonal changes

Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems can trigger temporary or permanent hair loss in women. Also, both men and women are susceptible to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a hormone that cause hair follicles to miniaturize, contributing to pattern hair loss.

Hypothyroidism

Millions of people, mostly women, suffer from thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism occurs when your body produces too little thyroid hormone, which is responsible for numerous bodily functions including hair growth. One of the many symptoms of hypothyroidism is that your hair, nails, and skin become more brittle and break off.

Lupus

Lupus is another chronic disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks healthy tissues. It’s a condition affecting about 1.5 million Americans – mostly women during their childbearing years – and it has many symptoms including hair loss. In mild cases, hair loss occurs while shampooing or brushing your hair. In more severe cases, hair is lost in patches and a rash may develop on the scalp.

Chemotherapy

These powerful medications not only attack cancer cells but also other cells in your body, including the cells in your hair roots. Consequently, you lose hair all over your body, not just in your scalp. If there is an upside to undergoing chemotherapy, it’s that your hair can grow back once the treatments are complete.

Certain medications and supplements

Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as anticoagulants (blood thinners), beta blockers and ACE inhibitors (to lower blood pressure), gout medications, vitamin A, antidepressants, male (testosterone) and female hormones, oral contraceptives, and anti-seizure medications.

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania, also called hair-pulling disorder, is a nervous habit that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop. You may or may not realize you are tugging at your hair, and stopping this habit may require therapy or behavior modification.

Whatever is causing your hair loss, MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who artfully create an attractive hairline for our clients every day.  We have convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant.

Is Your Diet Causing Your Hair Loss?

No doubt you’ve heard the expression, you are what you eat. Well, it just might explain why you are losing your hair. In fact, studies show that your diet can be a significant factor in whether or not you retain a healthy head of hair.

Is your diet causing hair loss? Here are the foods that have been found to affect hair loss and the reasons why:

Fried foods

Foods that are high in fat and hydrogenated oils have been known to increase testosterone levels. That can lead to elevated levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is linked to hair loss. Instead of frying, consider baking with breaded coating such as panko.

Refined carbohydrates

Cake, biscuits, and white flour are all high in sugar and low in fiber. Consequently, the nutrients derived from these foods are enable the digestion of the food itself. In other words, there is no benefit from eating these carbs. They limit your body’s ability to deal with stress, thus contributing to hair loss. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates like beans, bananas, and whole meal flour have a high fiber content, which not only helps your digestive system, but also allows your body to deliver necessary nutrients to your hair follicles.

Trans fatty acids

These unhealthy fats found in corn and soybean oil and in foods processed – such as donuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes – increase the production of DHT in your body, which boosts your risk of hair loss. Next time you go out to eat, check for signage in the restaurant saying they don’t use trans-fats, and some jurisdictions, such as Montgomery County, Md., have banned them.

Selenium-rich foods

Selenium is a mineral your body needs because it acts as an antioxidant. However, you can get too much of a good thing if you consume more than 55 micrograms of selenium per day. To avoid selenosis – when there is too much selenium in your blood that could cause hair loss – limit your intake of beef, tuna, turkey, white rice, and white bread.

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

Like trans fatty acids, sugar can increase DHT production. At the same time, sugar-free foods that contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame have been found to cause thinning and hair loss.

Caffeine and alcohol

Both of these in moderation are relatively harmless. However, excessive alcohol consumption can cause liver toxicity, one of the risk factors for hair loss. Also, too much caffeine causes dehydration, another detriment to your hair follicles.

While some foods may contribute to hair loss, others are known to provide the vitamins and minerals needed to promote the hair growth process. The best way to know if your diet is hair-healthy is to consult your doctor or a hair loss specialist.

Whatever is causing your hair loss, MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who artfully create attractive hairline solutions for our clients every day.  We have convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant or other hair restoration treatment.


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The Most Common Reason for Hair Loss

Typically, you can expect to shed about 100 hairs per day without it causing a noticeable thinning of the scalp.  That’s because new hair is usually replacing the hair we have lost.  It’s when this cycle is disrupted, or hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue, that visible hair loss occurs.

Approximately 30% of the adult population – both men and women – suffer some amount of hair loss over the course of their lives.  And by the age of 65, nearly two-thirds of men have lost some or most of their hair.  The big question is, why?  What is the most common reason for hair loss?

Medical Reasons You May Be Losing Your Hair

The most common cause of hair loss is a heredity condition called androgenic alopecia – better known as male- or female-pattern baldness.  It usually develops gradually as we age in the form of a receding hairline and/or bald spots among men and generally thinning hair among women.   Androgenic alopecia is not preventable.

  • Disease – Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus, have been known to increase your risk of hair loss.
  • Hormonal changes and other medical conditions – A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. In males, sometimes hair follicles become sensitive to Dihydrotestosterone, DHT, which is a hormone that produces testosterone that can cause hair to fall out.

Other conditions that can trigger hair loss include alopecia areata (patchy hair loss), trichotillomania (a hair-pulling disorder), and various scalp infections including ringworm.

Non-medical Reasons You Could be Losing Your Hair

Not all hair loss is medically related.  Whether it’s from environmental factors, medication, or habit, here are some more common reasons for hair loss. .

  • Many people undergo a thinning of hair not long after experiencing a physical or emotional trauma.  Typically, though, this kind of hair loss is only temporary.
  • Radiation and chemotherapy. In this case, hair tends to grow back after treatment is complete, but it may not grow back to the degree that it did before or the texture may change.
  • Certain medication. Hair loss is often a side effect of drugs used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
  • Excessive hairstyles and treatments. Certain hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as braids, buns, ponytails, pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia and should be avoided.  Also, permanents and hot oil hair treatments can cause inflammation of hair follicles, which can lead to permanent hair loss if scarring occurs.
  • Burns and injuries. Accidental damage to the scalp can result in temporary or permanent hair loss.  That’s why it’s critical to take necessary precautions – such as wearing a helmet when biking or motorcycle riding – whenever you can, or wear protective headgear when you are engaged in potentially dangerous occupations like welding or working with chemicals.

Whatever is causing your hair loss, MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who artfully create an attractive hairline for our clients every day.  We have convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant.

How Hair Restoration Can Give You Your Confidence Back

Hair is a big part of our identities. It adds personality and flair. It’s one of the first things people notice about you, and a key to how they describe you to others.

That’s exactly why hair loss and baldness can be so devastating, causing a serious decline in confidence, daring, persuasiveness, and self-esteem in men and women.

Hair loss makes us appear older than we are, can impact how we are seen in the world, and also how we view the world (as friendly and receptive to us, or not).

Picture someone you know with male pattern baldness – one of the most common types of hair loss, and an inherited condition. When you first met him, did you have a preconceived opinion about what he would be like, based on his appearance alone? Hair can make all the difference in the world when it comes to first impressions.

That same type of pattern baldness also affects women – and can be even more debilitating because women are under much more pressure to look a certain way, thanks to beauty standards in advertising and media representations. Hair loss certainly does not fit into that image.

But no matter what the reason behind your hair loss, if you’re looking in the mirror with baldness staring back at you, it’s natural to be upset. Our physical imperfections can spur anxiety, frustration, depression, and isolation. And your problems can snowball from there. Embarrassment over a bald spot can cause you to avoid situations you’d otherwise enjoy, causing you to miss out on social opportunities. Instead of living your life to the fullest, you’re hiding from possible ridicule.

Wearing a wig, toupee, or some other temporary solution for hair loss is waste of time and money. Not just because the “fixes” are temporary but because they can lead to even more anxiety about whether your “solution” will be discovered.

So, why opt to suffer? Regain control of your life and do something about your hair loss. If thinning up top or going bald bothers you, there are treatments available to help you feel more confident.

Hair restoration therapies have been offered in the United States since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years. The procedures available today are not your father’s hair loss remedies. And these days, more than one million hair transplant procedures are performed every year.

Isn’t it time you restored your outlook on life? In addition to feeling better about yourself, when hair loss is no longer a worry, you may find you have more energy, are more positive, look a good 10 years younger, and your social life will get a boost, too. What’s not to like?

To learn more about how hair restoration can bring positive change in terms of your confidence, MAXiM Hair Restoration has locations in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newport Beach, California, and the Washington, D.C., area. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a good candidate for a hair loss treatment.

Is Shampoo Causing Your Hair Loss?

When you’re sudsing up your strands, you may think you’re treating your scalp to a regular, necessary routine. Commercials tell us that, too; in fact, the common saying, “lather, rinse, repeat” has become a household saying.

But what if that shampoo and conditioner on the shelf is actually contributingto our pattern baldness problem?

Some believe that many popular hair care products contain a laundry list of ingredients that can exacerbate the thinning of hair. Know what to look for next time you’re shopping, and don’t be afraid to question a company’s marketing efforts. As it turns out, even the shampoos advertising themselves as gentle enough for a baby, can contain these culprits. Take “No More Tears,” the Johnson & Johnson baby staple, for example; although gentle on the eyes, this formula (prior to a recent reformulation) contained a formaldehyde-releasing preservative used to prolong shelf life. While the amounts used weren’t harmful to overall health, they caused an unwanted side effect. They were proven to lead to both hormonal imbalances and sparser scalps. 

Most of us can’t help but love the lather. After all, soap and suds are synonymous with cleanliness.

But in recent years, sulfates have gotten a bad rap; not only for their effects on the environment, but also for their damage to dyed or delicate manes. Sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate – the surfactants you’ll find listed on the labels of most economical shampoos – are responsible for producing those large, lovely bubbles. But, did you know that they can cause damage to the hair follicles and even lead to shedding? According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American College of Toxicology, these ingredients are considered irritants at levels of 2 percent. Take a moment to consider that most drugstore shampoos contain these ingredients in an excess of 20 percent. 

For most, a watery shampoo would be considered cheap or ineffective. To ensure a rich lather and the illusion of high quality, many brands beef up their formulas with sodium chloride. This is the chemical name for table salt. If you’ve ever taken a dunk in the ocean, you’re probably familiar with that crunchy, dry feeling hair strands take on after a dip. Avoid shampoos containing sodium chloride, as they can lead to a parched, itchy scalp (the opposite of what you want when cleansing), plus the potential for hair loss.

Before you consider skipping the suds altogether, contemplate the many viable options out there.

Your hair transplant surgeon or dermatologist can recommend several alternatives that will thicken hair and prevent additional breakage. For starters, skip the 2-in-1s; while they can be a real time-saver, they contain a host of ingredients that stay behind in residue long after you rinse. In turn, this can obstruct the growth of new hair. 

Many brands – including the cost-effective competitors, have hopped aboard the sulfate-free train, introducing lines of paraben- and sulfate-free products to help you grow healthier tresses. If you can, opt for a certified organic shampoo (which is typically tested to ensure purity). Take your hair care a step further by selecting a shampoo that combats breakage, while promoting regrowth. Brands such as ArtNaturals and PureBiology contain a host of ingredients such as biotinkeratin, and DHT blockers to stop thinning, breakage, and hair loss.

Meet with a qualified professional who can access your scalp situation. If you’re practicing good hair care but are still suffering from persistent pattern baldness, you may be a candidate for hair restoration.

The doctors and surgeons at Maxim Hair Restoration have performed thousands of successful hair transplant procedures and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome. See the difference a rejuvenated scalp can make. Visit www.maximhairrestoration.com for more information, and to find the location nearest you.

Hair Loss Can Also Affect Women

Most women hold a special value to their hair, whether it be color, style, volume, etc. It is a symbol for both health and vitality, and it can be a standout way to express individuality. Everyone is unique, and so is their hair. So, when a woman looks down at her brush or the shower drain and sees hair falling out or shedding, noticing the increasing signs of thinning or balding, it is obviously demoralizing and traumatizing.

Especially for a woman, hair loss can be a crisis of vanity and sanity. And it’s not so rare as you might think, where research shows that thirty percent of women tend to report serious hair loss by the age of thirty. By age fifty, this hair loss statistic grows to 50 percent. While there can be several reasons for a woman to experience hair loss, it may come as a small comfort to know that there are also several options to help turn the tide.

We have all seen the hair infomercials (mostly targeting men) and advertisements for Rogaine, with before and after photos. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are the two most common treatments out on the market for treating hair loss. This is because hair loss treatments tend to favor men, which does make sense considering it is more prevalent among men than women.

And many of these medications and treatment options that have been available for men tend to not be as available or effective for women, bringing on the need to compensate and camouflage their hair loss.

Celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, or Pitbull have made a “bald” statement, making baldness look sexy, instead of receiving today’s backlash and negative connotation. For men, it seems that baldness and hair loss is socially acceptable and physically appealing. Although, in the tabloids, until very recently, we had rarely seen female celebrities shave their head and go bald, as baldness still culturally hasn’t become as socially accepted for women.

It is usually uncommon for women to flaunt bald spots or hair thinning, and they can even be hidden behind extensions, wigs, and hair products that make hair thicker and more voluminous. There is definitely a double standard in the way female-pattern baldness is perceived. The notion that men experience more hair loss than women is true, but the way society portrays hair loss for women is not.

So, the obvious truth is that hair loss and baldness can also happen to women, and it is called female-pattern baldness. In fact, up to 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are women.

Before women start looking for a solution to their hair loss in a box from the drugstore or a pill bottle, doctors are encouraging them to look inside their bodies, and see that the reasons for hair loss can be linked to underlying health conditions, aging, hormonal imbalances, stress, and more. So, with most hair-loss treatment methods targeted to men, where or who can women turn to for help?

If you are a woman experiencing hair loss and need treatment, MAXiM Hair Restoration is here to help break the hair loss stereotype. We have locations in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area. Contact MAXiM today for a consultation. With several options to choose from, whether via medication or hair transplant procedure, MAXiM can help women restore their desired image and confidence.