Hair restoration in Toronto is a very precise field, and there is no single procedure that will address every patient and create optimal results. Added to this is the fact that everyone has a unique face—the way the hairline frames the face must be tailored to your specific face structure, otherwise the outcome will look unnatural and a little strange. With Dr. Asaria being among the best hair loss specialist Toronto has to offer there is no unnatural or “transplanted” appearance because he takes the time required for perfection.
While an in-depth consultation with Dr. Asaria is required to plan out the best procedure for you, a quick look at the Norwood classification of male pattern baldness will be the foundation on which the rest of your treatment is built. This classification was developed by Dr. O’tar Norwood in 1975 and it is the most widely utilized classification by all doctors in the field of hair restoration.
This chart does not cover all types of hair loss but the most common. Take a look and see which class you might fall into.
Usually a candidate for hair restoration falls at class 3 or beyond. As stated, this chart doesn’t cover all hair loss conditions. Different conditions include thinning hair, hair loss in seemingly random spots on the scalp, female hair loss and others. In his years of experience Dr. Asaria has come across them all and addressed each to great success.
Female Hair Loss
Thinning hair is not just a problem for men. It is estimated that 40% of women experience temporary or long-term hair loss. Women experience hair loss in a different way. It is more common for women to experience thinning hair all over the scalp with the greatest loss along the part line. It is very uncommon for women to have a receding hairline. Consequently, women often do not notice hair loss until there has been a significant thinning.
Female pattern hair loss is measured using either the Savin scale or the Ludwig scale. These scales are similar, with the Savin scale measuring overall thinning as well as charting the pattern of hair loss. If you or a female loved one is experiencing female pattern hair loss, contact Dr. Asaria to receive some of the best results from female hair restoration Toronto patients can depend on.
Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss can be a symptom of nutritional deficiencies or underlying illness in both men and women. Often hair growth returns when the nutritional deficiencies or diseases are addressed.
Some triggers of hair loss in women are:
- Hormone imbalances caused by pregnancy and menopause
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid issues
- Side effects of medication
If hair loss is a concern, one of the first diagnostic steps is to test for thyroid deficiency as well as hormone imbalances. Because hair loss can come from a combination of issues, successful treatment begins with consulting a hair loss specialist. Toronto head and neck surgeon, Dr. Jamil Asaria, has helped scores of women suffering from the stress caused by unrelenting thinning hair. He works closely with other medical specialties as necessary to ensure the cause is treated thus boosting the effectiveness of hair restoration treatment.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
This condition causes hormonal imbalances which cause thinning hair but may also cause acne and weight gain. Women with PCOS often have hair growth occurring on the face and body due to the over production of androgens – hormones most commonly associated with males.
Pregnancy and Menopause
During pregnancy high levels of female hormones cause the hair to appear thicker because very little hair is shed during this time. When hormone levels return to normal, hair loss can be dramatic. Hair will usually grow back once the hormones are stable but in some women, hair does not recover its former volume.
During menopause, loss of female hormones often causes a gradual thinning of the hair. Thinning hair can also be a result of genetic heritage in both men and women. To add to the problem, thyroid imbalances during menopause are common further increasing the hormonal imbalance.
As a top hair loss specialist, Dr. Asaria stays up to date on all research and advances in diagnosing and treating hormone based hair loss as well as cutting edge techniques in hair restoration.
Thyroid deficiencies are often the cause of hair loss
The thyroid produces hormones that regulate many body functions. If this gland is overactive or under active it can disrupt the hair growth cycle causing the hair to thin. Often there are other clues that the thyroid is malfunctioning such as eczema, weight gain (or loss) and dry skin.
Side effects of medication
Birth control pills can cause hair loss due to the hormones that suppress ovulation. Women with a family history of hair loss may experience this more often and more dramatically. Hair loss may also be caused by medication prescribed for high blood pressure, arthritis, and heart disease. Working with a hair loss specialist is crucial in cases where medication may be contributing to hair loss. Dr. Asaria works closely with his patient’s primary care physicians to ensure there is a coordinated plan for treating hair loss with underlying medical conditions.
Consult a hair loss specialist
Consulting a hair restoration physician is the best defense against ongoing hair loss. Dr. Asaria is a board-certified head and neck surgeon who can orchestrate the multi-faceted diagnosis and treatment for hair loss. He will answer any and all questions about the procedures ranging from technological advancements like PRP hair restoration to the difference between FUT and FUE hair transplant. He is among the top hair loss specialist Toronto has available and is dedicated to helping his patients regain their self-confidence through hair restoration.