According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 80 million adult American men and women are experiencing hair loss or thinning. As National Hair Loss Awareness Month kicks off in August, Hair Club, the leading provider of proven hair loss solutions across North America, is sharing important information that those suffering from hair loss and their loved ones should know.
“Typically, hair loss is an issue few people want to discuss—and when they research the topic, there is so much misinformation out there,” said Lee Zoppa, Hair Club’s Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. “We’re here to let everyone suffering from hair loss know that they’re not alone and we can help. Our proven solutions work for men and women of all ages and ethnicities, no matter their hair type or level of hair loss.”
For more than 40 years, Hair Club has helped more than 600,000 men and women restore their hair. In addition to offering a variety of surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions, the company also employs more than 1,100 licensed cosmetologists and hair loss experts who provide a personalized support network for each client.
A FEW FOLLICLE FACTS
What causes hair loss?
While there are many contributing factors to hair loss, it’s usually hereditary (androgenetic alopecia) and progressive. Genetics cause the hair growth cycle to shorten and the shrinking, or miniaturization, of the hair follicle. This leads to thinner and thinner hairs being produced, resulting in overall thinning.
What are the different types of hair loss?
While the main cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, other types of hair loss conditions can occur. These include alopecia areata (spotty bald patches), alopecia totalis (losing all hair on the head) and traction alopecia, which results from tight braids or other hairstyles that constantly pull on the roots of the hair. Hair Club’s website has more information about these and other hair loss conditions.
Can hair loss be prevented?
Unfortunately, androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldnessand female pattern baldness, is a genetic condition that cannot be prevented. While there is no cure, there are proven hair loss solutions available today to help men and women feel confident about their appearance.
Men’s Hair Loss
Male pattern baldness is a very common condition. As many as 85% of men will experience male pattern baldness with noticeable thinning by the age of 50. Some men may even begin to lose their hair before they turn 21. Signs of this condition typically include a receding hairline beginning at the temples or thinning near the crown.
Women’s Hair Loss
While hair loss affects tens of millions of women in the U.S., many suffer in silence. Female hair loss is typically more diffuse with overall thinning and it may also include a widening of the part. Hair loss in women occurs most frequently on the top of the head. Over time, hair loss progresses and eventually leads to increased scalp exposure. It doesn’t usually follow a predictable pattern like men’s hair loss does.
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
Hair Club offers proven hair loss solutions for men and women, including non-surgical and surgical options as well as exclusive products and services.
Exclusive to Hair Club, Xtrands® is a non-invasive, volumizing solution that adds and fullness and density to thinning hair. Xtrands is ideal for men and women in the early stages of hair loss with either diffused thinning or pronounced thinning around the part.
Xtrands is not an adhesive attachment and will not cover up existing hair. Instead, multiple strands of precision hair are locked onto individual, growing “host” hairs near the root. Precision hairs are bound together in groupings of 2-4 and will separate when shampooed—allowing for an immediate increase in density.
Xtrands+® is our most popular non-surgical hair loss solution and offers men and women with moderate to advanced hair loss the opportunity to dramatically transform their appearance. This customized solution allows clients to recreate the look and feel of their own hair regardless of age, hair texture or level of hair loss. For nearly four decades, thousands of people across North America have taken advantage of this solution to restore their hair. Faster and less expensive than surgery, men can get their hair back in as little as four weeks and women in as little as six weeks.
Follicular Unit Transplantion (FUT):
FUT is a surgical hair restoration technique that gives clients permanent, natural results. The technique includes extracting a strip of skin containing multiple follicular units from the client’s donor area, usually at the back of the head. The strip is then dissected into individual follicular units, or grafts, for transplantation to thinning areas. This outpatient procedure is performed by the affiliated physicians at Bosley Medical Group.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is an advanced surgical hair restoration technique. The procedure involves extracting one hair follicle at a time and is less invasive than other surgical techniques. FUE leaves no linear scar and offers potentially faster healing time, making this permanent hair replacement option more and more popular. This outpatient procedure is performed by the affiliated physicians at Bosley Medical Group.
Products and Services
EXT Extreme Hair Therapy®:
EXT® is a combination of at-home products and in-center services that improve the look and feel of your hair. The program includes FDA-approved minoxidil, which is clinically proven to slow the progression of hair loss and regrow some hair. EXT also offers digital progress tracking using the latest technology and exclusive salon services like relaxing scalp treatments to stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
Laser Hair Therapy:
Hair Club is proud to offer cutting-edge, innovative laser technology to help clients win the battle against hair loss. Low-level laser (light) therapy, also known as LLLT, stimulates cellular activity in the hair follicles to help slow or minimize further hair loss. This advanced technology is safe, effective and easy to use.
Discover which customizable solution is right for your specific hair loss needs. Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our hair loss experts today.