Male Pattern Baldness in Nashville, TN
Some 40 million men in the United States suffer from male pattern baldness, but for all of them, solutions are available to address the problem. Thanks to significant advancements in hair restoration techniques and procedures, such as mini and micro-grafting technology, hair loss may now be easily treated and managed. Located in Brentwood, New Life Physicians, led by regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor, treats male pattern baldness for men who live in and around Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss among men. It typically begins at the top of the head and is typically caused by hereditary factors causing a sensitivity on the scalp to androgen or male sex hormones.
Are There Other Types of Baldness?
Male androgenic alopecia and hereditary alopecia both refer to male pattern baldness, and in fact, this is the most common form of baldness in men. Nonetheless, other types of hair loss may be influenced by such factors as a nutritional problem, illness or medication, and even environmental conditions. These types of hair loss are usually temporary and may be reversed and eradicated by treating the underlying problem.
How Does New Life Physicians Treat Male Pattern Baldness?
New Life Physicians is proud to provide state-of-the-art ACell + PRP Injection Therapy to preserve and thicken hair in patients who are genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness. The ACell + PRP injection procedure takes only 90 minutes and is a minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery, requiring very little recovery or downtime. While prescription medications or topical applications must be used as part of a daily regime, ACell + PRP Therapy does not require daily upkeep.
How Does ACell + PRP Injection Therapy Work?
An ACell+PRP treatment takes about 90 minutes to complete. First, a blood sample is drawn, then processed to produce the PRP. A local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area completely. If you wish, a sedative may be administered to keep you totally comfortable, but you must have someone drive you home after the procedure if you choose this option. The ACell and PRP are combined and then injected over the full scalp or in localized treatment areas, such as the eyebrows or beard.
How Is Male Pattern Baldness Classified?
The Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification System has become the professional standard used by most doctors to classify male pattern baldness. This method of classification includes seven categories of baldness, with numerous sub-categories that doctors use to identify patterns of androgenic alopecia. Here are the general rules along with illustrations:
Type I: Minimal hairline recession.
Type II: Noticeable, typically symmetrical recessions of the hairline on both sides of the temples.
Type III: Hair loss characterized by a deeply receding hairline near the temples.
Type III Vertex: A combination of receding hairline at the temples with a bald spot at the top of the head.
Type IV: Hairline recession near the temples is significantly more pronounced than with Type III, and the thinning or bald spot at the top of the head is also more pronounced. These areas are typically separated by a tract of normal-density hair running across the head and along both sides of the scalp. Type IV hair loss is characterized by greater hair loss at the top of the head than Type III Vertex.
Type V: Hair on the front of the head is receding, and the distinction between the temples is less apparent. The circular patch of baldness on the top of the head is still separated by a strip of normal dense hair that runs from the front of the head to the temples, but it’s not as distinct. When viewed from above, Types IV, V, and VII are all characterized by hair growth on the back of the head that creates a horseshoe shape.
Type VI: The band of hair stretching across the top front of the head has dwindled down to sparse, thin growth. A greater amount of hair loss connects the hair at the front temple region and the top of the head.
Type VII: This represents the highest degree of hair loss and is characterized by a thin, sparse strip of hair on the sides and back of the head. The nape of the neck presents some hair growth that forms a half-circle around the ears.
What Should I Do Next?
Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. In only 30 to 45 minutes, Dr. Moor will answer all your questions. She will go over your medical history to evaluate the causes of hair loss and rule out any underlying health problems that may be contributing to your hair loss. She will also closely examine your scalp to determine whether a restorative hair growth treatment would be right for you.
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for ACell-PRP Hair Restoration Treatment, Dr. Moor will explain how many procedures will be required to achieve the density of hair coverage you desire.
She will clearly explain every stage of the procedure, as well as alternative treatments that are available to you and risks/benefits that can accompany the procedure.
What Is the Cost of Hair Restoration for Male Pattern Baldness in Nashville?
Costs vary with each patient because no two cases are exactly alike, and the treatment is highly personalized. Many factors affect the cost of your treatment, including the number of injections needed, type of procedure and how many microneedling sessions that you require. Additionally, Dr. Moor may recommend the Theradome Laser Helmet to provide additional benefit. New Life Physicians keeps hair restoration procedures available and affordable for all patients by providing easy financing options, as well as accepting cash, major credit cards, and personal checks as payment options.
Located in Brentwood, Dr. Moor specializes in hair loss solutions for men in Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee by performing hair transplantation for male pattern baldness. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of hair restoration, Dr. Moor will accommodate your needs. Please contact us today!