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About Hair Loss in Huntersville, NC

Hair loss devastates any person’s confidence, but hair loss treatments rarely deliver the desired results. Understanding hair loss can give you the information you need to find the right treatment. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, has put together some information about hair loss for his patients in Charlotte and nearby towns.

Why am I Losing My Hair?

Believe it or not, hair loss can happen at any age and for any range of reasons. Male pattern baldness is the most common reason for hair loss amongst men, but women also have hair loss due to female pattern baldness. Other reasons that you may be losing your hair are:

  • Nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B
  • Hormonal changes
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, lupus, polycystic ovary syndrome and auto-immune disorders
  • Stress
  • Drug and alcohol use, including anabolic steroids
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive levels of vitamin A
  • Over-processing
  • Too little protein or iron in your diet
  • Genetics
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medications, such as blood thinners and antidepressants
  • Emotional disorders, such as trichotillomania
  • Aging

With so many potential causes for your hair loss, a thorough evaluation by Dr. Cook helps you determine if your hair loss is treatable with hair restoration or other medical treatment.

Should I Seek Treatment for my Hair Loss?

If you are experiencing hair loss, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook or your primary care physician. A change in medications, diet or medical treatments may help you retain your hair.

What Should my Physician Explain to me About Hair Loss?

Only certain types of hair loss can be corrected with hair restoration. Having a basic knowledge about hair loss helps you know if hair restoration is the right option for you.

What Can I do About Hair Loss?

Pure Facial Plastic Surgery offers advanced hair transplantation procedures for male and female patients. Dr. Cook uses the best available techniques to harvest healthy hair follicles and soft tissue from your scalp and/or beard area. The grafts are implanted into areas of thinning and baldness. In less than one year, you have healthy, full hair that looks natural.

Do you live in the Charlotte area and have questions about your hair loss? Contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cook.