Hair Loss Treatment Specialist

Rehab Wellness

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine & Medical Spa located in West Hollywood, CA & Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

Losing your hair prematurely can seriously affect your confidence and self-esteem, but a hair transplant could give you back a full head of hair. If your hair is thinning, Katrina Babcock, DO, and her aesthetics team at Rehab Wellness in West Hollywood and Thousand Oaks, California, can help with the Capily SmartGraft device. Find out more about how you can reverse hair loss with this state-of-the-art treatment by calling Rehab Wellness today, or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Hair Loss Treatment

What causes hair loss?

Everyone loses some hair each day, averaging around 100 hairs. It sounds like a lot, but because there are so many new hairs coming through in various stages of growth, it doesn’t make your hair look thin.

Problem hair loss occurs when the growth cycle of your hair gets disrupted, or the hair follicles sustain some form of damage. Men typically inherit male-pattern baldness, and many men have receding hairlines or loss of hair from their crown like their fathers. Women can suffer from female-pattern baldness, but it’s far less common.

Medical conditions can also cause hair loss, including:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Menopause
  • Thyroid problems
  • Ringworm
  • Trichotillomania

Radiation therapy can also cause hair loss, as well as medications for several diseases such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Heart problems
  • Gout
  • High blood pressure

Some people lose their hair after experiencing a shock or traumatic event, and even some hair treatments can cause hair loss. This is normally only temporary, but if the hair follicles form scars -- for example during a hot oil treatment -- the hair loss could be permanent.

How can I prevent hair loss?

Hair loss can be prevented or slowed by taking good care of your hair. Tips for healthy hair include:

  • Avoid frequent washing
  • Use mild shampoo
  • Avoid harsh styling products
  • Don’t brush wet hair
  • Don’t use heat
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take B-complex vitamin biotin

Massaging your scalp regularly can also stimulate new hair growth. Massage increases blood flow to your scalp and activates hair follicles. Regular exercise that increases blood flow can also help.

What hair loss treatments are available?

The first treatments Dr. Babcock is likely to recommend for hair loss are topical remedies that prevent the activity of a chemical called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is what causes male and female pattern baldness by preventing hair follicles from producing new hair.

Products have been available for several decades to address this cause of hair loss, and Dr. Babcock can discuss which of them might be helpful in your case. However, they don’t work for everyone. If you aren’t seeing new hair growth after using topical preparations for the prescribed period, a hair transplant might be the next step to consider.

What is a hair transplant?

When you lose hair from your head, you’ve usually still got plenty of body hair. A hair transplant involves taking strands of hair from a part of your body that has a plentiful supply and inserting them into your scalp. Areas most often used to harvest hair are the chest, back, and face.

Dr. Babcock uses the Capily SmartGraft device, an advanced, minimally invasive hair restoration technology that’s suitable for both men and women. A simple membership sign up process with Capily Institute is the first step in restoring your lost hair. Using real hairs taken from your body gives you a natural-looking, full head of hair. You can receive your hair transplant in Dr. Babcock’s office with just a local anesthetic on your scalp to avoid any slight discomfort.

The procedure may need to be repeated several times in order to ensure the best results, and each procedure may last five to six hours. After the graft process is complete, your natural hair starts to grow in as a result, with full growth occurring roughly 12 to 14 months after the procedure. Most people will not even notice that you had the transplant until they notice your full and natural head of hair months later.

Find out more about the benefits of the Capily SmartGraft device by calling Rehab Wellness today or book using the online tool.