Hair Loss FAQ's

What causes hair loss? Hair loss causes?

There are a number of things that can cause excessive hair loss. It can be related to genetics, a major illness, stress, or hormone imbalances. Hair loss may occur in males or females.

Are there treatments for hair loss? Hair loss treatments?

Depending on the type of hair loss, treatments are available. It is important for the doctor to determine what is causing your hair loss so that an appropriate treatment plan can be administered.

What is DHT?

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced from the male hormone testosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT is thought to be the hormone most responsible for male pattern baldness. DHT has a very high affinity for the androgen receptor and is estimated to be five to ten times more potent than testosterone.

How long will it take to see results from any hair loss treatment?

Results should appear in two to three months, although sometimes it takes longer. The best results are seen after the two-year mark because hair follicles undergo a relatively long dormancy period in between hair growth cycles. Since it takes several growth cycles for the hair to get thicker, stronger and longer, it takes time to see the full results. A Los Angeles hair loss doctor can better help you understand which treatment options may work well for you.

How many office visits are needed to complete the hair loss treatment and how long do the visits take?

The number of visits depends on the patient’s personal hair restoration objectives. For non-surgical treatments, we recommend that patients come in monthly for the first five months. At the end of this time period, Dr. Dubow will reassess your situation and determine a future treatment plan. For surgical hair restoration, most people only require one surgery. However each case is different, so it is difficult to assess how many treatments you will need without meeting with you in person.

Results are usually seen within three to six months, although sometimes it may take longer. Most rethickening is seen between the one to two year mark.

What is the best hair loss treatment?

Each patient’s needs are different; therefore there is not one best hair loss treatment. After assessing your individual situation, Dr. Dubow will create a hair loss treatment plan that is best suited to your particular needs.