Hair Transplant and Hair Loss in Women, News Segment ABC

Hair Transplant and Hair Loss in Women, News Segment ABC

A woman shares her experience of shedding her wig after a hair transplant with Dr. Samuel M. Lam of Plano, Texas. Although hair loss remains principally a problem that plagues the male gender, women are not immune from this affliction. In fact, women typically lose 100 to 125 hairs per day and may exhibit noticeable thinning as they mature. Unlike men who lose hair, female hair loss may not be as socially acceptable. Typically, a global thinning occurs with the most dramatic loss around the top of the head. However, women can also show another type of hair loss that occurs in the frontal hairline or just along the temporal hair-bearing area. Although many external factors may influence hair loss, inherited genetic factors in women remain a principal reason for hair loss in the general population. Typically, hair loss begins to be noticeable in the late twenties and accelerates after the onset of menopause, as imbalance of male to female hormone levels may preside. Dr. Lam graduated as Valedictorian from Cistercian Preparatory School and completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, both with honors. He trained for six years in head and neck surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City and then completed a prestigious fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in which he refined his technique for hair restoration. Dr. Lam has written over 100 scientific articles and book chapters as well as three major medical textbooks. He has written numerous scientific articles on hair restoration in distinguished journals like Dermatologic Surgery as well as a textbook on hair transplantation, Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation, published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Dr. Lam’s textbook on hair restoration covers state-of-the-art follicular grafting techniques as well as medical management for hair loss and has been a national and international bestseller to teach surgeons his advanced techniques. His articles on hair restoration have been translated into French and Spanish, and his textbook has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese