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Understanding Hair Loss

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Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. This is because hair is cycling and some hairs are entering the resting, or telogen phase, every day.

If you are losing more than 100 hairs a day or if you are seeing a change in the volume of your hair without loss (often due to “miniaturization of the hair follicle”), you may be experiencing hair loss. Similarly, if you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.

There are many causes of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss or pattern hair loss. About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss. Other names for this type of hair loss are:

  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Female-pattern baldness
  • Androgenetic alopecia

The following list describes some of the many possible causes of hair loss:

Hair Loss Causes

-Hair Disorders such as:

  • Alopecia Areata
  • Scarring Alopecia


-Diseases Such as:

  • Thyroid imbalance
  • Autoimmune
  • Anemia


-Hair Care

  • Traction from tight hair braiding
  • Your hairstyle and even some of the products you use on your hair can cause hair loss

Hair Loss Causes

-Radiation Therapy
-Hormones and Stress
-Dieting and Poor Nutrition

-Medicines including: 

  • Blood thinners
  • High-dose vitamin A
  • Medicines that treat arthritis, depression, gout, heart problems, and high blood pressure
  • Birth control pills: Some women who take the pill see hair loss. Sometimes, the hair loss begins when a woman stops taking the pill. Women who get this hair loss often have hereditary hair loss.
  • Anabolic steroids (steroids taken to build muscle and improve athletic performance) may cause hair loss

-Trichotillomania (a psychological hair-pulling disorder)

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The Basics


Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.

Human hair goes through a natural lifecycle. Most of the time, hair is in the growth phase known as Anagen. Every 2-6 years, your hair will shed and then regrow. The following photos explain this cycle.



Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness.

Female Hair Loss

One of the most distressing physical changes women may experience with advancing age is the thinning and loss of their hair.

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Your follicle knows how to grow because of its genetic code and the stimulation from the environment.

The genetic code is inherited. The genes for hair growth are “polygenetic”, and so this means that there is not one relative in your family tree that you can look to who will predict the fate of your hair. As of today, there is no gene therapy to change your follicles; however, there are many ways to stimulate your follicles. There are topical, injectable, and oral stimulants to help with growth.

An understanding of genetics and environment can help explain when medical therapy is best or when transplant is the best course of action. As an analogy for the non-scientist, imagine your hair as a garden. The plant is the hair shaft and the follicle is the seed. If your garden has many unwell plants, then stimulation with topical, oral, and/or injectable “fertilizer” makes sense. If you have a garden with only a few healthy plants, then you need to plant more seeds. In this setting, a transplant is the best decision. For some, multiple approaches may be more beneficial and even synergistic in growing hair.

The hair on your head is NOT all the same. The hair over the top of the head is the most sensitive to hormonal changes and inflammation. The hair on the back of the head in both men and women is more androgen-insensitive and has a different genetic code. When this hair is transplanted, it retains its genetic code. The follicles from the back of your head grow for life, maintenance-free!


  • Topical
  • Light
  • Oral Pills (Vitamins, Prescriptions)


  • FUT
  • FUE
  • Robot
  • Eyebrow, Beard, Body


Hair Cloning has been proposed for many years as the ultimate treatment for hair loss. Hair transplantation successfully moves hairs from one region of the scalp to balding regions but is not able to increase the total number of hairs available. Cloning is not currently available.


Camouflage, Scarring, plugs, and Fixing bad transplants. If you have had a hair transplant in the past that you are not happy with, it is possible to fix it. A reparative hair transplant procedure can fix the unsatisfactory results.


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Why Choose Dr. Paul?

The most important reason to choose a surgeon is a connection with the artistry. Dr. Benjamin Paul is extremely dedicated to creating natural results that will stand the test of time. Dr. Ben Paul has performed thousands of hair transplants and routinely performs around 200 per year. 

Dr. Ben Paul is your trusted partner in the journey to restore your hair and regain your confidence. With a deep understanding of hair growth, hair loss, and hair cycles, Dr. Paul combines scientific expertise with artistic precision to provide you with natural and lasting results.

The key to successful hair restoration lies in comprehending the intricacies of the hair follicle, which is responsible for hair growth. Dr. Paul recognizes that hair follicles can contain anywhere from one to four hairs, with an average of 2.3 hairs per follicle. This natural grouping allows for tailored solutions, with single-hair follicles carefully placed to restore a natural hairline and multiple-hair follicles strategically positioned for density.

One of Dr. Paul’s remarkable abilities lies in controlling the exit angle of the transplanted hairs, ensuring that they blend seamlessly with your existing hair, resulting in both natural and artistic outcomes.

Understanding the root causes of hair loss is essential for effective treatment. Androgenic alopecia, often referred to as male or female pattern hair loss, is the most prevalent culprit. It’s a genetically predetermined, hormonally influenced condition that progressively leads to hair thinning and loss. While it manifests differently in men and women, with men experiencing receding hairlines and women dealing with widening parts, the root cause is the same: a lack of hair growth and a decrease in hair shaft diameter, known as miniaturization.

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