Genetic Hair Restoration

Written by Charles Peacock
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One question that always comes up when people are thinking about hair loss is whether or not genetics are actually involved. We constantly hear competing theories as to if and how baldness is passed down. Some people say it's through your mother's side, others say it's through your father's side. Some even say it skips a generation. So what's the truth of the matter?

Baldness: the Genetic Factor

Most cases of hair loss are in fact the result of genetics. Where people go wrong is in assuming that only the father or mother can pass down hair loss genes. In fact, genetic hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia, or ALA) can be passed down from either the father or the mother. The bad news is, since androgenetic alopecia is genetic, there's nothing you can do to stop its onset.

The other problem with genetic hair loss is that there is no way to know if it's going to affect you until you actually start going bald. The good news is that there are things you can to do slow your receding hairline. You can even have a simple surgery performed to transplant hair on regions of the scalp that have gone bald.

Hair restoration surgery is an increasingly popular option for people who suffer from genetic hair loss. The surgery involves removing active hair follicles from parts of your scalp that are still growing hair and moving them to bald areas. The only problem with hair restoration surgery is that it still doesn't stop your hair loss, so if you are genetically programmed to go completely bald, you eventually still will.

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