According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100-125 strands of hair per day. However, with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss does not cause noticeable thinning. Noticeable thinning is detectable usually when about 50% of hair in an area has been lost.
Hair loss is surprisingly very common. It affects up to at least 50% of women in their lifetime, with an estimated 30+ million women affected by hair loss in the United States alone. While there are many reasons for female hair loss, the most common type of hair loss in women is androgenic alopecia and this tendency can be inherited from either parent.
For men, by the age of thirty-five, two-thirds will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. 95% of male pattern hair loss is due to androgenic alopecia.
Trauma, stress, pollution, genetics, diet, hormones, skin disorders, aging, trichotillomania, major surgery, medication, endocrine conditions that affect thyroid function, iron deficiency, systemic diseases like lupus, scarring, chemical processing, and even wearing certain hairstyles can all contribute to hair loss.
Yes. Yes. and Yes. Take the taboo out of your do! Taboos around openly treating hair loss and wearing hair are quickly evaporating, thanks largely to greater experimentation, advancement in science and efficacy of treatments, transparency among celebrities, and social media sharing, as well as improvements in product and application technology.
These options include various products and procedures that specifically address hair loss. From specially formulated hair and scalp care products, cosmetic camouflage fibers and sprays, topicals like TrichoGel and Minoxidil, to advanced regenerative technology such as the Alma TED and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), to therapeutic scalp treatments including Ozone and Compression Therapy, and Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) to name a few. Also, all manner of hair additions that run the gamut from fully bonded custom systems to clip-in ready-to-wear options.
According to the American Hair Loss Council, a hair addition is any external hair-bearing device added to existing hair or scalp to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair. For example, hair extensions, hairpieces, toupees, toppers, partial hair, and full prostheses, integration systems, and weaves. These devices may consist of human hair, synthetic fiber, or a combination of both. These non-surgical hair replacement options are also referred to as hair systems or hair enhancements.
Partial and full hair additions are attached in a variety of ways to the existing hair or directly to the scalp skin. Some attachment methods, such as clips, can be put on and removed by the wearer while others are of a more semi-permanent nature secured with some type of bonding agent or apparatus and thus require a maintenance visit to the salon to be removed, serviced, and reattached by your hair loss specialist.
Attachments to the hair are dependent upon and attached to existing hair. There are a variety of ways this can be done. From special bonding adhesives, to clips to micro links, to weaves, to beads, all of which are semi-permanent and require routine salon maintenance visits.
If performed correctly on healthy hair and serviced accordingly, attachments will not cause hair loss. Keep in mind that the selection of the hair system and attachment method best suited for your hair must be taken into consideration.
Attachments made directly to the scalp skin include a variety of adhesives such as two-sided tapes and liquid adhesives. These adhesives are specifically formulated for on-skin bonding and they come in varying strengths and formulations.
All adhesives are safe and formulated specifically for skin bonding, however, it is always best to have a patch test done to determine if there are any allergies or sensitivities to adhesives.
Yes, going to the salon for regular maintenance is normal and necessary.
It's important to emphasize the significance of regular maintenance visits when wearing a bonded system. These visits are essential for maintaining scalp and hair health, with one key reason being that, as hair grows, the attachment sites move away from the scalp, causing the hair system to become loose. This shifting weight can lead to discomfort, irritation, and it not fitting properly. Typically, a maintenance visit is recommended every 4 weeks, but frequency may vary based on individual hair growth rates.
Proper care and hygiene must be maintained when wearing a hair addition for extended periods of time. It is essential to clean the scalp and hair on a regular basis using the recommended products for healthy extended wear.
Some insurances may cover all or a portion of the costs associated with hair system(s), you are urged to check your policy to determine that.
A well planned synergistic combination like Hair Fact can be continued safely for as long as you wish, it will only add to support cellular wellbeing and provide balanced anti-oxidants to tackle toxins and oxidative stress.
Absolutely. In honor of sensitive concerns, all work is done in a private room. Therefore, our hair loss consultations and all studio bookings are by appointment only.
We offer a wide array of hair loss solutions that vary in price. The solution plan for one client will not be the same as for another. Therefore, it is important to have a consultation to discuss what options may be available for you and then the best course of action can be determined.
Alma TED is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment. When used with a topical hair care formula, it promotes improved blood flow to the scalp which results in thicker, stronger hair.
Alma TED is an ultrasound-based system that leverages acoustic sound waves to promote improved blood flow to the treatment area.
Individuals that are suffering from hair loss or that want to improve the overall thickness and appearance of their hair.
During your consultation, your provider will assess your hair to personalize a treatment plan for you. Best results are typically seen after 3 treatments, spaced 1 month apart. Although noticeable improvements may be seen after 2 weeks.
This will vary based on your personalized treatment plan recommended by your provider. Average treatment time takes 20-25 minutes.
The Alma TED is a pain-free treatment. You can expect to feel a warm sensation from the device and a maybe ringing sound through the course of the treatment, but there is no pain involved. No needles, no discomfort. No trauma to the scalp.
No recovery time necessary. You just cannot wash your hair for 24 hours after the treatment. No color processing of the hair for at least 3 days after treatment.
Most people report that SMP does not hurt. Clients report that it feels more like a little scratch or that someone is lightly pulling their hair. They also report some areas being more sensitive than other areas, this is normal. Since the microneedles are very tiny the pigment is placed just .2mm – .3mm beneath the surface of the skin, the pain (if any) is minimal. The level of discomfort ultimately rests with your level of pain tolerance.
The easy answer is 4-6 years before you need a touch-up. However, there are several factors that may affect how long your SMP will last such as, following proper healing protocols, excessive sun exposure, and scalp care.
It usually takes 2-3 sessions of at least 2 hours each session, it all depends on the area to be covered.
The specially formulated pigment used for SMP does not fade or lighten to reveal undertones such as blue or green. It is a carbon-based pigment that stays true to color and tonal value. It will need a touch-up after 4-6 years, due to normal wear and exposure.
Yes. SMP can be an ideal option to camouflage any visible scarring especially from previous hair transplant procedures, like FUT and FUE. It can make scalp scars virtually undetectable.
In most cases, insurance does not cover the scalp micropigmentation cost. But if you’ve had previous treatments from another provider (such as for burns or cuts) that were covered by insurance, consult with your insurance about possible coverage.