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You have probably seen or at least heard of the hit television series “Mad Men.” Actress January Jones, who portrays a character from the TV show, recently stated her hair is falling out. 35 year old Jones has dyed her hair throughout her career changing back and forth from blonde, brunette and redhead. She suggests that excessive coloring may be the cause of her hair loss. While it may seem to be the coloring that is causing the lost, few studies have been done to prove this with the improved coloring techniques of today. In fact it may be the repeated bleaching of the hair which damages the hair and luckily rarely damages the follicular bulbs. Years ago some dyes were implicated in permanent hair loss, but all those were withdrawn from the American markets and are not seen at the present. She is not the first female celebrity to experience this type of hair loss, as you may have read our blog about Lady Gaga’s hair loss due to repeated chemical dye application.
At the Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, our board certified dermatologists specializing in hair loss, always first identify the cause of hair loss to accurately determine a treatment strategy for our patients. For women, hair loss can be caused by the over-treatment or dying of hair, however, this is usually only temporary if hair coloring is stopped. Women who also wear certain hairstyles such as tight braids and weaves may observe hair loss called traction alopecia which can result in permanent hair loss with prolonged tension on the scalp. The most common cause of women’s hair loss is female pattern baldness(genetic predisposition), but other causes include the aforementioned over treatment and styling of hair as well as hormonal changes, stress, illness, certain medications, childbirth and surgery.
For women experiencing hair loss, there are both non-surgical and surgical options for hair restoration. Topical Minoxidil, more commonly known as Rogaine®, can help prevent further hair loss. Our board certified dermatologists specializing in hair restoration, Drs. Griffin and Curtis, may also suggest other treatments including red light therapy, including LaserCap™ our newest laser hair treatment and certain compound prescriptions or shampoos depending on your unique case. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is also receiving much press regarding its ability to heal scalp inflammation in addition to treating females with patterned loss. For women with severe hair loss, hair restoration surgery may be an option if there is an adequate donor region.
For more information about women’s hair loss or to schedule a consultation, please call our office. Connect with the Griffin Center on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair restoration news and information.
Hair loss can affect a person’s self-image and confidence, but with the advanced hair loss treatments available today, both self-esteem and hair can be restored. Frequently mentioned in Griffin Center blogs, non-surgical hair loss options such as prescription medications including Finasteride and Minoxidil can be very effective treatments.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Edmond Griffin has seen throughout the years these medicines consistently provide effective results for patients. Dedicated to providing his patients with the best care and treatment plan for their unique needs, he stresses the importance of follow-ups to discuss progress and concerns.
Often time patients view Rogaine® and Propecia® as a quick fix, but re-growth is a slow process and consistent and proper medication usage is necessary to maximize results. That’s why Dr. Griffin reviews your hair loss prevention progress, reexamines your prescription needs, and addresses any other concerns you may have during follow-up appointments. With this follow-up consultation, patients have the opportunity to discuss their hair loss treatments with Dr. Griffin. During this appointment, Dr. Griffin can also reevaluate and revise your treatment plan as needed.
If you are interested in learning more about your hair loss options, please call the Griffin Center today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair restoration news and information.
For over 20 years, the providers of The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research have been prescribing medications proven effective against hair loss, including specially compounded topical treatments such as Finasteride solution. With the increase of individualized medicines to meet the needs of a wide range of patients, we will no longer be offering these topical medications in-office.
The Griffin Center will have prescription ordering available on our website by February 2013 and your medications will be delivered to your door by mail. Through this service, we will be able to offer a more extensive variety of hair growing options to our patients. For current patients, we will be able to preserve their exact formulas and will continue to offer these without interruption. As with all medications from a Dermatology Associate of Atlanta provider, a valid prescription is required to place an order.
Patients who currently call our office to place a topical solution ordermay continue to do so if they choose. Since these products are no longer available for pick-up in our office, we will gladly fax your order to a pharmacy for home delivery. The Griffin Center appreciates your continued support and remains committed to providing you the best hair loss care and hair restoration options for your needs.
If you are interested in finding more information about hair loss treatments, please call our office to schedule an appointment. Connect with us on Facebook and Google+ for the latest hair loss news and information.
The Griffin Center for Hair Restoration and Research is excited to announce we will soon be sending electronic newsletters to keep our patients up-to-date on the latest hair restoration news and information. If you are already signed up for the monthly Dermatology Associates of Atlanta newsletter, be sure to also sign up for The Griffin Center’s newsletter as we will be sending out information pertaining specifically to hair loss and restoration. Patients will be able to read about the newest hair loss treatments and technologies available at the Griffin Center.
To sign up, please visit our homepage at griffincenter.com to register. Also if you have recently been to the Griffin Center, don’t forget to complete a short post-experience survey to help us continue to improve our ability to serve you in the future. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the latest dermatological news and information
Hair loss is universal, although men are much more likely to suffer from hair loss, it can also occur in women and children. People from many cultures experience hair loss due to age and genetics. Dr. Edmond Griffin is committed to using the most advanced surgical techniques to provide optimal results for patients. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Griffin is highly skilled in performing hair restoration surgery for a wide-range of patients and has perfected specific techniques for African-American with very curly hair and for women hair loss. Recently, Dr. Ashley Curtis joined Dr. Griffin and shares his high goals for hair loss patients.
Generally, the hair of African- Americans provides good coverage. African- Americans with substantial hair loss may be candidates for hair restoration surgery, because fewer donor hairs are needed to create a fuller look. While increased hair density is an advantage to African-American hair transplant surgery, the curly hair texture of most African-American patients slows the dissection process. It’s important to note that hair restoration surgery should only be trusted to experienced surgeons skilled in working with specific hair types.
Hair transplant for women is specialized due to the unique pattern in which most women bald; fairly evenly from the front toward the crown. Special care is taken to avoid injuring the remaining follicles since women rarely go completely bald like men do. The angles of the hair follicles have to be meticulously followed so the hair will appear natural.
While surgical hair replacement is an option for some patients, other medical hair loss treatments can also prove effective. Non-surgical treatments that have beensuccessful include oral and topical prescription medications and red light therapy.
If you would like to learn more about your hair loss options, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest hair restoration and skincare news.