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Types of Hair Loss & Solutions

Hair Loss from Supplements

hair loss due to supplements

This is a 30 year old patient from India who started taking glutamine and whey protein isolate (WPI) nine months ago. He noticed significant hair loss six months later and came in for consultation. Dr. Shapiro told him to stop taking the glutamine and WPI and placed him on a low anabolic profile and scheduled him for a hair transplant. He will start Help Hair Shake three days after surgery.

Receding Hairline

Receding hairline photoOften the first noticeable indicator of hair loss, for some people, after some initial receding, it seems to stabilize without further significant loss. For others, the receding process continues until the person is quite bald.

The solution is for limited hair transplantation simply to restore the original hairline. For some people this may be sufficient. Because hair restoration at the point of hair loss does not stop hair loss in other areas, additional transplantation may be needed 5-10 years later to fill in lost hair behind the original transplantation site.

Receding hairline photoAnother option is to allow the hair to recede somewhat, and then begin transplantation at a point, behind the original hairline, but not too far back. This looks quite natural and is quite appropriate.

The number of grafts needed depends entirely on the density of hair you wish, and the natural qualities such as color and density of original hair, skin color, etc.

In addition, supplementing hair transplantation with the AFR program can result in a lessening of the natural dormancy period usually following hair transplantion, and thicker, healthier looking hair -- because the nutritional needs of hair are being met.

Bald Spot

Bald spot For some men and women, the first indication of hair loss is thinning hair or loss of hair at the top of the back of the head. This bald spot then widens to encompass more and more of the top of the head.

After transplantation Hair transplantation in the affected area can restore the original look of the head of hair. Because the hair in this location is sometimes longer, and requires fewer grafts to look good, you may be find this type of transplantation to be quite affordable.

As above, the AFR program can result in a lessening of the dormancy period following hair transplant surgery with thicker, healthier looking hair.

Frontal Bald Spot

Bald spot After transplantation Extensive receding hairlines can result in a "full frontal bald area." Receding starts at the temples and gradually continues all the way across the front of the head.

In these photos complete hairline restoration was used with both front of the head hairline restoration and bald spot fill. The combination of a more youthful hairline and a soft natural look took years off this man's apparent age.

As above, the AFR program can result in a lessening of the dormancy period following hair transplant surgery with thicker, healthier looking hair.

Thinning Hair

Thinning hair Thinning hair Women especially seem to have the uncomfortable experience of thinning hair - either at the temples, or at the top back of the head, in both places, or generally, all over. With menopause, pregnancy, or other hormonal changes their hair becomes weaker, damaged, and thinner. Especially at the temples and back of the head in the traditional bald spot, this thinness can become quite apparent and is, of course, most distressing.

In some cases attention to the nutritional requirements of hair alone is sufficient to bring about satisfactory relief. In other, more severe cases, hair transplantation is appropriate.

AFR: An effective adjunct to hair transplantation

AFR In 2010 we discovered how to decrease the dormancy phase (the time it takes for the hair to start growing after a hair transplant, usually 3-6 months).

AFRWe evaluated 115 hair transplant patients who followed this protocol and found that 100% of them had growth starting at 6 weeks to 2 months. AFR works on a simple premise. The rate of hair growth is directly correlated to the quality of nutrition you receive. While some protein-based products (especially for weight training and weight loss) actually contribute to hair loss, a specific nutritional formulation that contributes to hair health and growth, while still being useful for overall nutrition, weight-training and weight-loss considerations can make a big difference.