Alopecia areata refers to the rapid loss of hair on one’s scalp, resulting in patchy, sporadic bald spots. Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary condition with a more gradual process of hair loss, but it can begin to show up as early as puberty in both men and women, and is sometimes referred to as male or female pattern baldness. Alopecia is highly common and will most likely affect you or someone you love, which is why board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Nikko offers some of the most advanced hair restoration procedures to both men and women. This allows them to achieve their cosmetic goals and return to a more enriched life as quickly as just a few days after the treatment. Schedule a consultation at The Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX, if you suspect you have alopecia or another hair disorder.
Causes of Alopecia
Alopecia areata is caused when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, leading to rapid loss of hair. Similarly, androgenetic alopecia results from inheriting hair follicles that are sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of the testosterone hormone. The hair follicles begin to come under attack and react negatively with the DHT, resulting in damaged or scarred follicles. In both cases, the hair re-growth cycle is stopped and hair loss occurs.
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"Thank you to Dr.Nikko and all his beautiful staff for making my first experience with their aesthetician Michelle very easy and comfortable! I was very nervous going in for this procedure but realized at the end it was a piece of cake, I had CELLUTONE done to my lower thighs and also a little bit of BOTOX with his PA Crystal that is by the way also such a doll! I give them a 5 Star for being so awesome!"- T.E. / Google / Jun 28, 2018
"Excellent Doctor and Staff - From the moment I first walked into the office until the day of my final treatment, my experience was first-class! Dr. Nikko and his staff are all very professional, attentive and pay attention to every detail. The staff is caring and knowledgeable and willing to take as much time as needed to answer all questions. I will definitely continue to use Dr. Nikko’s office for all future cosmetic a..."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2018
"My experience with Dr. Nikko and his staff has been exemplary. Dr. Nikko really takes the time to listen and is very attentive. I also had several procedures with Michelle and she is amazing. She is careful to explain the procedure and expectations and was very accommodating with my hectic schedule. I can't say enough about Michelle and the staff. In addition to the top knotch service, results have also been great!"- L.R. / Google / Jun 07, 2018
"Dr. Nikko and his staff are the AWESOME! I've recently had skin tightening and a facial done by Michelle Nolen who is the BEST esthetician that I've had the pleasure of meeting. Michelle is kind, honest, gentle, patient, personable, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. For all those reasons and more, I would recommend Michelle for all of your skin care needs. I promise you won't be disappointed."- L.M. / Google / Jun 07, 2018
Depending on the extent and severity of the hair loss, different options are available. For less extensive alopecia cases, nonsurgical PRP therapy uses the patient's extracted growth factors to encourage the re-growth of damaged hair follicles. However, if a nonsurgical treatment is not effective, such as follicle unit extraction (FUE), hair transplant surgery can be performed. Dr. Nikko offers a minimally invasive FUE treatment with the SmartGraft robotic hair restoration system that effectively extracts usable hair follicles and carefully places them where the damaged or dormant ones were, covering the balding areas and offering a quick recovery time of only a few days. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how you can overcome your hair loss.