For years, hair loss was thought to be mostly a men’s problem, yet 40% of all hair loss patients are women. Your hair growth can be restored with stem cell therapy and other natural treatments provided by Mark Ghalili, DO, at Regenerative Medicine LA. To learn how the best hair restoration in Los Angeles can promote hair restoration, call the office or book an appointment online.
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What causes hair loss?
Hair follicles cycle through stages of growth and rest. When the follicle enters a resting phase, the existing hair falls out. Before long, the follicle returns to a growth phase and a new hair replaces the lost hair. Many problems can affect the hair follicle, interfere with the growth cycle, and cause hair loss. Emotional stress, medications, nutrient deficiencies, significant weight loss, and at least 30 medical conditions are known to cause hair loss. However, the most common reason for balding is androgenetic alopecia.
How does hair loss happen?
Androgenetic alopecia, also called male- and female-pattern baldness, is an inherited condition that makes hair follicles more sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As a result, DHT shortens the growth phase, which makes hairs grow shorter and thinner. Over time, they stop growing completely. When women develop androgenetic alopecia, they experience diffuse hair thinning all over their scalp. In men, hair loss due to DHT causes distinct balding patterns. Men start losing hair at their temples (called a receding hairline) and on the top of their head. Then the hair loss progresses to include their entire scalp except for a ring of hair along the bottom of the hairline.
How does stem cell therapy cure hair loss?
- Cells have the ability to continuously self-renew and develop the specific cells your body needs to repair and regenerate. They also release a variety of chemicals that promote cellular growth and healing.
- When Dr. Ghalili uses stem cell therapy to inject a concentrated amount of cells into balding areas of your scalp, the cells can stimulate the follicle to grow new hair.
- Studies show that stem cell therapy leads to more hair growth and an increase in hair diameter. Your new hair growth is also strong and resistant to the hair pull test used to evaluate hair loss.
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Doctor Ghalili is amongst the top hair loss doctors in Los Angeles.
Our hair loss clinic is located in West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard operating between the hours of 9-5 Monday through Friday.
How to stop hair loss?
Hair loss must be stopped by the root cause, whether that be hereditary or caused by diet or environmental factors. A healthy well balanced diet with reduction in inflammatory foods is a start. UCLA published a study about hair loss reversal and found several natural supplements which may help stop hair loss.
How to prevent hair loss?
The key is starting early and providing your body with the right nutrients to delay and minimize hair loss. Keeping hormone and thyroid levels in-tune can also play a role. Ensuring there are no vitamin or mineral deficiencies are also important to prevent hair loss.
What causes hair loss in women?
Women, unlike men, do not usually see experience hairlines. Women’s hair tends to thin from either genetic, biological, or even environmental stressors. The HPV vaccine is a common reason why women under the age of 30 experience thinning hair based on our personal experience.
There are several types of hair loss in women.
Androgenetic alopecia affects 30 million in the US annually, this is hereditary but can be minimized with correct nutrient therapy and reducing oxidative stress.
Telogen Effluvium occurs during the Telogen phase which typically lasts 3 months when the new hair follicle is supposed to replace a dead follicle, however this process does not take place. Women may lose up to 500 hairs per day, up from the typical hair loss of around 50 follicles.
What vitamin deficiency causes hair loss?
Certain vitamins such as Vitamin D, Zinc, Biotin, B Vitamins, and Iron may lead to reduction in hair growth and speed up the process of the telogen phase, or the phase where you tend to lose hair follicles.
Can stress cause hair loss?
According to a UCLA published study, stress can induce hair loss by elevating stress hormones like cortisol. When cortisol is present at high levels it has been demonstrated to reduce the synthesis and accelerate the degradation of important skin elements, namely hyaluronan and proteoglycans by approximately 40%.
How can I reverse hair loss from medication?
The offending agent should first be stopped, then functional panels may need to be assessed to determine the etiology of the hair loss.
What medications cause hair loss?
Certain medications may cause hair loss such as retinoids, antidepressants, birth control, antibiotics, antifungals, anti seizure drugs, cholesterol agents, and chemotherapy. Repairing the mitochondria in the hair follicle will be key to reverse the hair loss and stopping the offending agent safely to avoid withdrawals.
How can I stop hair loss and regrow my hair naturally?
Hair loss prevention is possible with new regenerative strategies including Stem Cells, PRP, and topical peptides which science has shown to exponentiate the hair growth process.
Is there a way to prevent hair loss in men?
Steps can be taken to minimize hair loss in men, topical applications of peptides have been proven to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth in scientific published literature.
What does thyroid hair loss look like?
Thyroid hair loss appears as thinning of the hair, you will typically not see temporal baldness with thyroid hair loss. Usually thyroid hair loss is reversible once optimal thyroid hormones levels are intact.