January 25, 2009 | Filed Under age, hair line, hair loss prevention, what causes hair loss | No Comments
Question: “Dr Jones, My hair loss started when I was 15, now I’m 20 and it’s much worse. My forhead is bigger because of my hairloss. What are the possible causes and treatments for this?
Answer: “I would confidently say this is genetic male pattern balding. You should get your hair mapped out for miniturization to make the diagnosis, afterwards you can possibly consider medications like Propecia. Good Luck, Dr Jones”
January 22, 2009 | Filed Under age, hair loss prevention | No Comments
Question: “Hey, I’m really stressed out. I’m 14 years old and I think my hairs falling out. I saw a doctor and he said I have a healthy head, but I lose about 50 hairs every day in the shower alone, and this morning there was hair all over my pillow. Should I do somthing? What can I do? I don’t want to be bald.”
Answer: “The average person loses 100-150 hairs per day. The hair loss you notice in the shower is probably less than what you lose during the day when you are not washing your hair. It is all normal, don’t get stressed out.”
January 9, 2009 | Filed Under age, hair transplant | No Comments
Question: “I’m a male and I started to loose my hair when I was 18 years old. I am now 78 years old and have horseshoe shaped baldness. I hate being bald. Is a transplant an option for me? thank you”
Answer: ” I have performed several transplants for men in their 70’s and 80’s. They get great results, so if it is on your mind I recommend considering it. If you would like further information you should contact me, I could send you some photos of older men who have had transplants.”
January 6, 2009 | Filed Under age, hair line, hair transplant | No Comments
Question: “At what point in a man’s life would you consider the effects of male pattern baldness to be in remission? I realize that we loose hair everyday, but from what I’m inferring from reading the commentary on your site is that you don’t recommend transplants to males younger than 25 because they may continue to experience the effects of the balding process.
As a 46 year old male would it be safe to say that the effect of DHT on hair loss is over for me? What is the average age of your hair transplant recipients?
Thanks for the insight Dr. Jones.”
Answer: “Hair loss continues throughout a person’s life if they have the balding gene. Balding usually slows down when you reach your 40’s and 50’s. I don’t like transplanting younger males as much because they have higher expectations as far as density goes, often unrealistic expectations to be honest. The age of my transplant patients varies from 25 to 75.
Dr. Robert Jones”
November 23, 2008 | Filed Under age, female hair loss, hair transplant | No Comments
Question:”I have a balding condition on my temples. It’s inherited since my mum and two of her three her sisters have it. I am 34 years old and black. I am very self conscious of it so I wear head scarves many times, Is there a way that this can be reversed or is there something missing in my diet? I would really appretiate any advice you can offer?”
Answer:”Your balding is very unlikely from your diet, more likely hereditary. You can have a hair transplant for this, visit your closest hair restoration surgeon. You can also send me a few photos with your contact attached and I will gladly call you with recommendations,
Dr. Robert Jones”
November 21, 2008 | Filed Under Hair Transplant Physicians, age, hair loss prevention, hair transplant | No Comments
Question: I think I have a really low density in my donor site, perhaps too low. What is the lowest donor density a person, who is in their late twenties, have in order to have a successful transplant?
Answer: I would need to make sure that the person should not have Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, which would reflect a depleted donor area in a young man (1-2% of the male population). Then, the size of the balding area, where we want to perform the transplant, and the pattern that the balding will take would have to be maintained and be balanced in a well defined master plan. You must always consider the worst possible case scenario when transplanting in younger patients who will most likely continue to lose hair. A good doctor will be able to make a judgment on the value of the donor density.
November 20, 2008 | Filed Under age, drugs, hair line, hair loss prevention, hair transplant | No Comments
Question: I am a 25 year old male, and I think I am a Norwood III Vertex. Most of the balding is at the crown, but now the front is getting thin as well. My father is completely bald, Norwood 6 I guess. I am afraid of ending up with the same head as my Dad. I have been on Rogaine and Propecia since I was 20. They may be slowing down the balding process, but it is still gradually worsening.
At what point should I consider getting a Hair Transplant?
Answer: At the age of 25, you could consider a transplant to restore the corners of your hairline. Most important is a good doctor with who you can develop a plan for the work you will have done over the years. A transplant in the crown loss in someone of your age with your pattern, is most likely a bad decision. Despite your dicomfort, it seems that Propecia has worked relatively well for you. You could put the corners back and expect that Propecia will do a good job to preserve theat hair for your youthful years. Sticking to a well thought plan should help you avoid having the head of your father. I do not usually recommend hair transplants in men under 25, but if you approach the procedure how I have described it, you are an exception to the rule. Good Luck Dr. Robert Jones.
November 18, 2008 | Filed Under Dr Jones Instant Hair, age, drugs, hair transplant | No Comments
Question: ‘I am a 62 yr old male and my hair has been receding for some time. I had a heart attack recently and my hair loss has accelerated since that trauma. So thus my question, Does trauma such as a heart attack increase hair loss and, if so, what can be done to fight the hair loss?’
Answer: ‘Of the causes of hair loss in men Genetic inheritance and male hormones are the two most important (time and stress arethe other significant causes). Genetic hair loss occurs before the individual reaches 35 years of age, and it usually slows down with time. Beginning to lose hair after the age of 45 does occur, but these are very rare cases.
Your heart attack caused stress and, along with alate genetic expression was probably the cause of your hair loss. I have seen this occur in genetically prone men with various stress inducers, be it illness or divorce.
I would probably recommend that you start on the drug Propecia, because continued hair loss is possible. Propecia may slow or stop the hair loss and it might even reverse it. THe drug works differently with every individual. If it does not do the trick, then a hair transplant would be the next option. In the meantime I would recomend my Instant Hair Thickening Fibers, available from my site, www.drrobertjones.com. This product is wonderful as a topical aid to those who are in the process of fighting their hairloss and are looking for help aesthetically in the mean time. Good Luck, Dr. Robert Jones’
November 17, 2008 | Filed Under age, hair loss prevention, what causes hair loss | No Comments
Question: I am 20 yrs old. My father is pretty bald, but didnt start losing his hair until he was 37. How do I know if I will be going bald and what can I do to keep my hair healthy and hopefully not go bald like my father?
Answer: Well, to answer your first question directl - new developments in genetics research regarding the genes that cause balding have led to the creation of a test that will notify you if you have the genetic composition that will lead to balding. It is quite a breakthrough, I offer this test at my clinic as are more and more doctors around the world. You can find out indepth information regarding the stuidy and how to get a test on my website, www.drrobertjones.com. So if you find out that you do have the genetic make-up that will lead to baldness you can tehn make choices, drug, and lifestyle, so to minimize the hair-loss that will occur in the coming years. Good Luc, Dr Robert Jones
November 14, 2008 | Filed Under Dr Jones Instant Hair, Uncategorized, age, drugs, hair line, hair loss prevention | No Comments
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Question: “Dr. Jones, I’m 29 years old and I’m balding…well not terribly but enough that I’m pretty self-concious and it’s becoming too much. What are my options to stop my hair loss and make myself feel like this isn’t the end of the world?”
Answer: “I think many people are in your position, and there are answers. You should start on propecia immediately. Otherwise there is a product that is perfect for your situation. Instant Hair Thickening Fibers, available from my website, is a product that I myself and many of my patients use daily. THey are a wool fiber that you apply to your thinning areas. The fibers bond statically to your hair and will stay in through wind and rain. They look incredibly natural and will wash out when you shower. Look to my site for further information, www.drrobertjones.com, good luck. Dr. Robert Jones”