Solutions for Hair Loss in Men

Author: Christine A. Stiles, MD

Hair loss in men is one of the most devastating parts of aging and honestly, it can happen at almost any age.  Approximately 50 million men in the United States are affected by male pattern baldness, androgenic alopecia, according to The National Institute of Health (NIH).  Approximately 95% of these men have a genetic predisposition to lose hair.  The hair follicles in the anterior scalp and crown are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes the follicles to shrink.  As the follicles decrease in size, the growing hairs become finer, thinner, and shorter.  Eventually, the follicle dies and the area becomes bald. Fortunately, the hair follicles of the back of the head are often not as sensitive to the effects of DHT.  When transplanted to the bald areas, the follicles maintain their resistance to DHT and allow for fuller, thicker hair!

Other causes of hair loss include anemia and a thyroid hormone disorder, scalp infections, psoriasis of the scalp, medications such as blood thinners, high doses of vitamin A, and anabolic steroids.  Once the underlying condition is adequately treated, the hair growth usually returns.  However, the hair may appear thinner and have a different texture.

PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) gel is used to stimulate resting hair follicles to enter the active growing phase (anagen), creating fuller hair.  Blood is withdrawn from the patient and a platelet-rich concentrate is isolated from the whole blood.  Platelet contain multiple growth factors to promote hair growth.  PRP is injected into the scalp at one month intervals for 3 months to stimulate hair growth and then every 6 months to maintain the result.  This is a very effective treatment for thinning hair in men, but will not help with areas of true hair loss.

NeoGraft Hair Restoration

The NeoGraft Hair Restoration procedure allows us to harvest individual follicles from the back of the head, prepare them and transplant them to the hairline, anterior scalp and crown.  This method of follicular unit extraction (FUE) offers precise harvesting of each follicle, with minimal trauma to the follicle to ensure a high “take” rate.  According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017, approximately 20,000 hair transplant procedures were performed in the United States.  This is an essential way for men to maintain their self-confidence and remain competitive in the workplace and in society.  Video has become an integral part of modern life.  Whether it is a receding hairline, baggy eyelids, sun damaged facial skin, or a sagging neck, a youthful appearance has never been as important as it is today.  One of our recent patients who is 54 years old summarized the benefits of his efforts at taking care of his skin, body and health in conjunction with the NeoGraft Hair Restoration Procedure.  “Thank you. I owe you and Sasha the credit for my appearance…  I speak on the air in Europe and China quite frequently. It was fun to be on Fox Business. 

The people who prep me for my on-air presentation said I looked so good I didn’t even need make-up!   Thank you for everything!”

For decades, hair loss in men has been a devastating, life altering event for many. Today, that does not have to be the outcome. With the NeoGraft procedure, your best hair days can be ahead of you instead of behind you.

Disclaimer: The content within this site is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or specific medical advice. The products and claims made about specific products and treatments through this article have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult with a NeoGraft Certified Physician or other healthcare professionals regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis.

About Christine A. Stiles, MD

Dr. Christine A. Stiles is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who practices in Frisco and Plano, Texas. She is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the premier associations for plastic surgery in the United States.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in 1988 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Then, she received a Doctorate of Medicine from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Her clinical training included a 3 year residency in pediatric medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (1992-1995) and a 6-year residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1995-2001).

This unique training has influenced her approach to caring for her patients. Men, women, and children who consider having plastic surgery are insecure about their appearance and often lack self-confidence and self-esteem.  Restoring the patient’s self-worth, is as important as rebuilding his or her body.  Understanding each patient’s lifestyle and personal goals is critical to achieving the best results.

Dr. Stiles is committed to offering her patients the latest technology in plastic surgery with proven results.  In listening to her patients who struggle with hair loss, it became clear that there was a great need to help them restore a youthful appearance.  This became a reality, with the introduction of The NeoGraft hair restoration procedure and platelet rich plasma (PRP) gel treatments for hair loss into her practice in 2017.  The NeoGraft procedure gives patients back thicker hair and a youthful hairline, during a single safe procedure with minimal discomfort and no visible scar.

Dr. Stiles is committed to helping her patients lead healthier lives beyond the surgical period.   She has found yoga to be an integral part of her patient’s recovery and her own life.   She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.