The majority of birth control medications that are available today work by altering the levels of certain hormones in the body. When normal hormonal balance is interrupted, it can cause a number of side effects, including hair loss. Some oral contraceptives can trigger the production of androgen, which can result in male pattern hair loss. At True & Dorin Medical Group, Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin are here to help if you have suffered hair loss due to birth control. During a detailed consultation, they can determine the best way to help you restore your hairline and your confidence.
Hormone-based Birth Control Drugs
There are many different types of oral contraceptives that are available to patients. The majority of birth control pills contain synthetic versions of the hormones estrogen and progestin. An excess amount of these hormones can help prevent pregnancy by causing eggs to release early and making implantation more difficult. However, these hormones can also trigger the production of other chemicals that can affect your hair growth.
Hormones Affecting Hair Growth
When birth control medications cause the body to produce more androgen, it can affect hair growth. Androgen signals hair follicles to stop growing and enter into the resting phase. Hair follicles typically shed hair strands that are in the resting phase, leading to the appearance of thinning hair.
Hair restoration can provide a powerful boost in confidence and self-esteem, and we look forward to helping you experience these benefits.
Hair Restoration Treatment Options
Our doctors can help you determine the cause of your hair loss during a thorough consultation and evaluation. They can make recommendations for the best course of treatment to restore your hairline with beautiful results.
Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a procedure that involves harvesting individual hair follicles from a donor area (often on the back of the head) and places them into the treatment area. Each follicular unit contains about three hairs, and when placed artistically by one of our hairline design specialists, can restore the appearance of thick, healthy hair.
Follicular Unit Transplantation
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is another treatment that involves harvesting donor hair follicles. In this procedure, a small strip of skin is excised from the back of the head, and the resulting scar is easily concealed by the surrounding hair. The follicular units are then harvested form the strip and used to restore the hairline.
At True & Dorin Medical Group, our doctors can help you find the best restorative solution for your hair loss. In addition to FUE and FUT, we offer many surgical and non-surgical solutions that can help you achieve your goals.
Schedule a Hairline Consultation
If you have suffered hair loss after taking birth control medication, please contact our office through our website or by calling (866) 629-0866. Hair transplantation can provide a powerful boost in confidence and self-esteem, and we look forward to helping you experience these benefits.