Male hair loss is more common than one may think; according to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of American men will notice some degree of hair loss by age 35. Although hair loss does not typically indicate an underlying health condition, hair loss can be affected by certain medications and cancer treatments.
Prostate cancer and baldness have also been topics of interest for many males. There have been several scientific studies analyzing the link between baldness and the risk of prostate cancer with conflicting results. However, a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests men with early onset baldness may be at higher risk for developing prostate cancer especially African American men.
The study was conducted between 1998 and 2010 and included 318 men with prostate cancer and 219 similar controls. According to the study, men with any signs of baldness had a 69% greater risk of prostate cancer, and young men with frontal hair loss were 6 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 60 than those without baldness. This is especially relevant for African American men since they have the highest rate of prostate cancer among men in the U.S. and are twice as likely to die from this disease than Caucasian men.
Researchers believe changes in hormone levels, such as dihydrotesterone (DHT) may be linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer and thinning hair follicles. It’s important to note that this study is a small evaluation and continued research is needed to produce more conclusive findings. Although further research is necessary, it’s helpful to be aware of warning signs such as hair loss as they can sometimes reveal an underlying medical issue.
If you are concerned about hair loss, please schedule a consultation with The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research to discuss your hair restoration options. Also be sure to follow the Griffin Center on Facebook and Google+ for the latest hair loss news and information.
The experienced professionals of Skin Medics™ Medical Spa are offering special May savings to help patients feel and look their best. From now through May 31st, 2013, save on Vitalize Peels, Latisse®, and skincare products by Lytera®.
When patients purchase 3 Vitalize Peels for $550, they will receive a FREE Lytera® Brightening System and post-procedure kit. For longer, fuller lashes, take advantage of specially priced 5mL and 3mL Latisse & TNS Essential Serum package for $419.
Patients can also receive 20% off a second Lytera® Brightening System purchase. The Lytera® system includes the SkinMedica® facial cleanser, Lytera® skin brightening complex, Tri-retinol Complex ES®, and daily defense SPF 30+.
Please note the peels must be used by December 31st, 2013 and patients must show original proof of purchase to receive the discount on a second brightening system at a later date.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 404-256-4457 ext. 232
You are probably familiar with the popular boy-band from the nineties, the Backstreet Boys. Although they have not been in the news for the past few years, band member A.J. McLean recently made headline news with his hair transplant surgery results. McLean debuted his new hair on Instagram, a popular social photo sharing site. Despite only being 35 years old, he is a great example of how hair loss can occur at any age and the earlier you begin prevention programs to treat your hair loss, the better the results you can expect. Luckily, the results achieved by McLean are not unique and everyone with balding both male and female should be pleased with their results. You do not have to be a star to qualify for a procedure nor have sold a gold record, regular folks have transplants every day of the month.
A.J. McLean posted pre-surgery photos that depict male-pattern baldness and post-procedure photos. Dr. Griffin has been specializing in hair restoration techniques for over 30 years and frequently sees patients looking for both non-surgical and surgical hair loss options. Like with A.J.’s results, hair restoration technology and techniques have evolved since the earlier years of hair transplant surgery, providing patients with more subtle, natural looking results. Dr. Griffin uses the most advanced hair restoration technology available including NeoGraft for assistance with follicular unit extraction. The strip technique is still favored but with many new modifications and additions including PRP and ECM. During an in-person consultation, Dr. Griffin will examine your hair and discuss your options to determine which technique will provide optimal results.
If you are interested in learning more about the non-surgical hair restoration options including red light therapy or hair transplant surgery, please call our office at 404-256-4369 to schedule an appointment. Also, connect with the Griffin Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest hair loss news and information.
As a board certified dermatologist specializing in hair restoration for over 35 years, Dr. Edmond Griffin has seen numerous patients concerned about hair loss. Men, women, and children can all suffer from hair loss but with advanced technology and hair loss research, there are many hair restoration options available to meet your needs.
For patients who are suffering from hair loss and have not seen the desired results from non-surgical procedures, hair restoration surgery may be the best option. When considering hair transplant surgery, it’s important to find a highly qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon. During a hair transplant consultation, Dr. Griffin will consider multiple factors such as hair density and texture, degree of hair loss, hair color, and your future hair loss pattern before designing a hair transplant surgery specifically for your needs.
Hair transplant surgery involves harvesting healthy hair from the back of the scalp to be transplanted into balding areas. Areas that usually retain hair by genetics are the back and side of the scalp. These areas are called the donor sites, where your hair follicles usually in a strip are removed for hair restoration. These groups of hair follicles are commonly referred to as grafts, and are transplanted into tiny, custom sized incisions into bald areas. Dr. Griffin uses two techniques for hair restoration: microscopic follicular unit grafting and follicular unit extraction (FUE). While both produce natural-looking results, due to many factors Dr. Griffin’s preferred method of harvesting the follicular units is the strip method. For FUE’s Dr. Griffin uses NeoGraft automated hair transplant device during a follicular unit extraction. Either surgical method provides the patient with natural-looking hair growth and virtually undetectable incisions. New hair follicles begin to grow within two to four months after the initial transplant procedure.
The final result of hair transplant surgery depends on multiple factors including the degree of hair loss, original density of donor hair, hair color and curl and texture, the number of hair transplantation procedures, and the number of grafts transplanted during each procedure. During a thorough in-office consultation, Dr. Griffin will discuss a personalized hair restoration plan as well as realistic expectations for your hair transplant surgery including a preventative program after surgery. After all surgeries, patients are encouraged to continue prevention medications which slows or stops the progression of baldness which marches onward with surgery or not.
For more information about hair restoration options at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research, please call our office today. Also connect with The Griffin Center on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair loss research and news.
On Wednesday, April 10th, Cosmetic Day patients can save on facial fillers, laser treatments, cosmetic injectables, and featured skincare products. Patients looking to address crow’s feet and forehead lines can save $50 off their Botox® and Dysport® injections at the event. Patients can also save $150 off their first syringe of dermal fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse® or $100 off one vial of Sculptra®. Other savings at Cosmetic Day include $75 off any one cosmetic laser treatment over $250 and 20% off featured products at Skin Medics™ Medical Spa.
If you are looking to slim down before summer, join DAA providers on Friday, April 12th for a lipo and CoolSculpting® Lunch and Learn Event from 12 to 2 pm. Guests who schedule their appointments at the event can receive 20% off their total quoted price for CoolSculpting® treatment or 20% off physician fees for liposuction. Board certified dermatologist and body contouring expert, Dr. Scott Karempelis will be offering mini-consultations to help determine what procedure is best for you!
The providers of Skin Medics™ Medical Spa are also offering specials for the month of April including savings on Vitalize Peels and Lytera® skincare products. When patients purchase three Vitalize Peels for $550, they will receive a FREE Lytera® Brightening System and Post Procedure Kit. Please see the flyers for detailed events and specials information.