Most people lose anywhere between 50 and 100 hairs per day. Although this may seem like a lot, it is completely normal. But about 80 million people in the United States experience above-average hair loss or even thinning from hereditary causes. But there is help for hair loss that works.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the United States will experience hereditary hair loss.
While it may be more socially acceptable, and expected even, for men to experience hair loss, it can still be a difficult experience. Some men have even reported lost work in conjunction with hair loss.
Women experiencing hair loss often report greater hardships than men as it is less socially acceptable and expected for women to have visible hair loss.
Two-thirds of postmenopausal women experience hair thinning or bald spots.
Each hair follicle is a small, pocket-like hole in the skin which grows hair. The normal life cycle of hair consists of three phases: anagen (when hair grows), catagen (when growth slows down), telogen (when old hair falls out and new hair begins to grow from the same follicle). When functioning properly, the hair follicles and their connective tissue are a self-regenerating system.
The average person has 100,000 hair follicles on their scalp
Infomercials and pharmacies are full of creams, lotions, and pills that promise to regrow hair, but they simply do not work. There is no medical data to support their claims. Hair plugs and “broad swath” hair transplants are now things of the past, as they did not provide the results people hoped for and deserved. Thankfully treatment options have improved with modern technology and we are pleased to offer NeoGraft to the greater Chattanooga area with Dr. Gardner at our offices in the Southern Surgical Arts building in both Chattanooga, TN and Calhoun, GA.
Hair regrowth is possible!
NeoGraft is a hair regrowth procedure that actually harvests your own hair follicles and implants them elsewhere. The treatment is minimally invasive, and no stitches or staples are required. NeoGraft causes little to no discomfort and no scalpel is involved. There is virtually no down-time after the treatment and full recovery is usually just a few days.
Do you want help with your hair?
Dr. Gardner is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. He will sit down with you one-on-one to discuss your goals and answer your questions about NeoGraft. If you are near or able to travel to the Chattanooga area, we would be honored to give you a free consultation. Schedule yours today!