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    Understanding Hair Loss

    Understanding Hair LossModern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides state of the art aesthetic treatments for both women and men. Hair restoration is one of the key treatments provided at MBody, including invasive as well as non-invasive treatment approaches.
    MBody receives patients for hair loss and other treatments from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.

    Hair Life Cycle

    The head of an average adult contains about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. Hair loss is a natural phenomenon, and a person loses up to 100 hairs per day. At any given point of time, about 90 percent of the hair on the scalp is growing. Each hair follicle has its own lifecycle that is impacted due to heredity, disease, aging, and other factors. The three main phases of this lifecycle are as follows:

    • Anagen: This is the active stage of hair growth that may last for around two to six years.
    • Catagen: This is the transitional stage of hair growth that may last for about two to three weeks.
    • Telogen: This is the resting stage that will last for about two to three months.

    Once the Telogen phase ends, the hair is shed and becomes replaced by a new hair, and the growth cycle restarts. Aging, genetics, and other factors may cause the slowdown in the rate of hair growth. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center provides advanced hair transplant as well as non-invasive solutions for hair loss to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas.

    Types of Hair Loss

    Hair loss can be broadly classified into the following types:

    • Involutional Alopecia: This is a natural condition where hair thinning occurs with age. Hair follicles increasingly go into the resting stage, and the number of remaining hairs continues to reduce.
    • Androgenic Alopecia: This genetic condition may affect both men and women, and is also known as male and female pattern baldness. Men experience a receding hairline and gradual loss of hair from the frontal scalp and crown. Women experience a general thinning of hair across the scalp.
    • Alopecia Areata: This condition usually causes patchy loss of hair in children and young adults. In some cases, the condition may result in total baldness.
    • Alopecia Universalis: This condition may cause loss of all hair, including body hair.
    • Telogen Effluvium: Changes in the hair growth cycle may cause temporary hair thinning and this temporary hair thinning over the scalp occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning.

    Hair Loss Causes

    Causes of hair loss may vary from one individual to another. Some of the common factors that may trigger hair loss in men and women include hormonal imbalances, genetic profile, stress, illness, childbirth, certain medications, autoimmune disease, unbalanced diet, and burns or injuries.

    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin  and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit 

    Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.

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