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Millennials and Gen Z Losing Their Hair Earlier?

Although hair loss has been associated with aging, it’s impact and effects are being seen at a much earlier age. 

We regularly have men and women in their 20s and 30s schedule a consultation with us. 

Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, and Gen Z, those born in the 2000s, are noticing that they are beginning to lose their hair much earlier than their older siblings. What could be the cause for the premature receding hairline? Of course genetics can always play a big role in hair loss, but let’s take a look at a few other possibilities.

What Is Your Diet Like?

Your diet can directly impact the health of your hair. 

A lack of protein in the diet has been shown to promote hair loss. Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin, which is why biotin supplements are often marketed for hair growth. By this time, the deficiency may have already affected your hair health.

A poor diet, with a lack of the right nutrients (including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, iron and protein) may slow down hair growth and potentially cause hair loss. With the more popular adoption of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, particularly among millennials, an individual may not be getting enough protein and iron (which meat is a great source of) and could be a factor in hair loss. 

Eating a balanced diet and including supplements of iron and protein is important for healthy hair.

How Are You Styling Your Hair?

Many of the popular hairstyles among millennials could be a contributing factor to hair loss. 

Excessive bleaching and coloring of your hair can cause hair breakage. Styles such as high ponytails, tight braids (cornrows) and man-buns, can also cause your hair to break and lead to hair loss.

Early Prevention Methods

Signs of hair loss, especially in millennials, can often be stopped! You can do this by lowering your emotional stress, eating a balanced dit and being aware of the stress your hairstyle can be putting on your hair. If, after altering your lifestyle to a healthier one, you are still losing your hair, a PRP therapy session or hair transplant might be the best solution. Hair transplants are no longer uncommon or taboo – recent social media star Mike Majlak and others in their 20s and 30s have started their hair restoration journey with ease.

Our gold standard, the FUE method, is a minimally invasive procedure in which hair follicles are taken from the back of your head and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head.

Feel like you are prematurely losing your hair? If you’re ready to regain your confidence and get a fuller, healthier head of hair, contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Yazdan. 

Unlike many other cosmetic clinics, Modena Hair Institute is solely committed to the surgical and medical treatment of male and female hair loss. Dr. Yazdan informs every patient that only with the facts can you make an intelligent decision about your hair loss and its treatment.

30s Male Hair Transplant + Testimonial

A new entry has just been added to Modena’s male hair loss success stories!

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 32 – Follicles: 1,988 – Sex: Male

For this patient, we did a complete frontal zone and hairline reconstruction. Every graft was personally harvested by Dr. Amir Yazdan. The patient is in his early 30s, lives in Las Vegas and is an aspiring musician. He came to Modena Hair Institute and Dr. Yazdan  to help enhance his look to help with his career.

The patient wears his hair short so it was essential Dr. Yazdan use a very calibrated small punch during the FUE procedure to minimize scarring and maximize a natural look.

“From my first contact with the Modena Hair Institute I was impressed by the candor, follow-up and professionalism of Dr. Yazdan and the staff. When I arrived for my treatment, I first met with Dr. Yazdan for an hour to discuss my goals and expectations for both the procedure and the long term plan. The plan was to create and maintain a hairline that would look natural 20 years down the line. Dr. Yazdan was confident that my expectations were realistic, he answered any and all questions and I walked out of his office knowing I had made the right choice. On the day of the surgery Dr. Yazdan restored my hairline and my confidence. My hair looks amazing now and I couldn’t be happier.”

The Pinnacle of Hair Restoration

Are all hair restoration clinics the same? There are many fantastic providers to choose from, so what makes Modena Hair Institute the right choice for you? We encourage our patients to look around and see what is available. We are confident in our ability to serve hair loss sufferers like no one else. It’s important to research the various hair restoration practices and look at all the factors, not simply price. Dr. Amir Yazdan is a world leader in hair restoration and our clinic is a unique destination for those seeking the very best for their hair.
Specialized Expertise
There are thousands of hair restoration doctors and practitioners in the US alone. Some are cosmetic surgeons, some are plastic surgeons, others are aesthetic specialists. Some practices do the procedures themselves and some let technicians run the entire procedure. We know these things go on and we are on a mission to elevate the entire conversation. Hair transplantation is all we do, and it is all we will ever do. We’re masters at manual transplantation – no machines, technical operators or gimmicks. All of our procedures are led by the expert artistic eye of board-certified Dr. Amir Yazdan. We don’t do nose jobs or breast augmentation. We don’t do teeth whitening or tummy tucks. We do one thing and we do it exceptionally. We help you regain the confidence and robust image you have of yourself through hair restoration. That’s it. It is our mission and our obsession. We’ve seen the change it has made in our patients lives and we are determined to not only remove the stigma from hair restoration, but to continue to push the envelope of what’s possible.
State of the Art Method
Our medical director, Amir Yazdan, M.D., is a pioneer of the shaveless FUE. This is a very special type of hair transplant that leaves the surrounding hair mostly intact. Dr. Yazdan works around the existing hair to remove single follicular units. The hair follicles are then transplanted individually to the thinning or balding areas of the temple or crown. If done by a master hair restoration specialist, this method leaves no visible linear scar.
When every strand counts, shaving parts of your scalp for a procedure can be a deal-breaker. Some other procedures take a strip of scalp from the back of the head (FUT procedure). These other procedures leave a linear scar and larger shaved areas. While this procedure has its place, we believe that shaveless FUE is the current gold standard in hair transplantation, as it is most inviting to newer patients and hair loss sufferers. The patients who come to our practice for an FUE transplant routinely go back to work a few days later with no visible surgical remnants. This cannot be said of many other practices and procedures.
Elite Certification and Honors
Dr. Yazdan is board-certified, a long-standing member of the prestigious International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is recommended by The American Hair Loss Association (AHLA). He is also a member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and is the only such member practicing in the Orange County and Las Vegas areas. Members of the IAHRS are deeply vetted for professional conduct. Members are held to the highest standards of consumer safety and satisfaction. He has served as an expert consultant at prestigious hair transplant seminars and workshops in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Once you start looking at real credentials, the field of potential providers for your next hair restoration really begins to narrow.
Dr. Yazdan has also made numerous appearances on television and in the media, including: Dr. Phil, The Doctors, The Bald Truth, OC Register, Mogul Insider. His experience, knowledge and skill earned him seats at the 2019 FUE Europe Congress in Manchester, England and the 2018 ISHRS 26thWorld Congress in Hollywood, California, among other distinguished congregations.
Tailored Patient Care
Modena Hair Institute is designed with one person in mind, people fighting hair loss. We care passionately about our patients. Hair restoration, if done well and by the right specialist, has the potential to change a person’s life. That journey begins the moment you walk in our front door. We’d love for you to come by for a tour or free consultation. You will meet with Dr. Amir Yazdan, himself. He will give you a medical evaluation and show you what is possible.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Can I Lose My Hair After a Hair Transplant?

hair loss after transplant
Many potential hair transplant patients wonder about the possibility of hair loss following a hair transplant. Specifically, whether their transplanted hair will remain permanently implanted and secure in their scalp.

The answer to this all-too-important concern is: it depends on the caliber and expertise of the surgeon.

If the transplant was performed by an experienced board-certified hair restoration specialist, the chances of post-surgical hair loss is exceedingly rare. Apart from shock loss, which will be discussed later, post-surgical hair loss can occur due to poorly executed surgical work. If the operating surgeon is not using the most advanced surgical techniques, such as a small needle and blade, or creates poor and misaligned recipient sites, then the chances of follicular injury and impermanence run high.

There are many reports of patients from overseas clinics or local clinics using robotics and untrained technicians that show botched scalps and implants with excessive tissue and graft damage.
When you partner with a board-certified hair transplant specialist using state-of-the-art hand-held devices (with very small punch sizes, .7-8mm), scalp incisions will be virtually scar less and invisible to naked eye. More specifically, such a trained surgeon will take care to never damage transplanted follicle and the surrounding tissue.

Apart from poor surgical work, which can result in permanent hair loss and a falling out or deterioration of transplanted hair, patients may experience shock loss. Shock loss is common and effects the native hairs surrounding the area of the transplant (not the newly transplanted grafts). There are many underlying causes for shock loss but ultimately the hair loss is caused by the hair follicles becoming ‘shocked’ or ‘traumatized’ by the surgical event. Any type of invasive procedure or drastic change in environment can cause a shock or trauma reaction in the body. In the case of shock loss, the hair follicles become shocked and fall out.

There are two types of shock loss – temporary and permanent. Temporary shock loss means the hairs are likely to come back during the next hair growth cycle, after a brief recovery time for the hairs. Permanent shock loss means the hairs are not likely to come back. This is often the case when the hairs were very weak prior to surgery, and were likely to fall out soon on their own regardless.
If you’d like to learn more about hair transplantation and see if you’re a candidate, give us call today.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

5 Months after an FUE and I see very little hair growth. Did it fail?

hair growth after FUE
Name: Collin
Question: At the beginning of May this year I underwent an FUE procedure involving roughly 1600 implanted grafts. I was told by my doctor that full results don’t appear until well into the 12-month mark, but I’m barely able to see any growth now, at the 5-month mark. Should I not at least see half the growth since I’m at the halfway mark? Compared to other hair transplant testimonials, mine looks very unpromising at this point. Did my scalp just not accept the implanted grafts? Any help is appreciated, thank you.
Answer: There is no need to panic, although most patients will see about 50% growth after 6-7 months, we’ve treated patients who take up to 8-9 months or more to show real signs of hair growth. Each hair has its own unique cycle of growth, and depending on the timing and state of the cycle, it will take more or less time to grow in.
It is usually the case that around month three, patients will see the first signs of hair growth, although much of the area may still appear thin. Around month six is when a fuller follicular picture can be seen, and the transplanted grafts will begin to mature. Some patients do experience delayed growth, and this is need not be due to any shock loss or surgical mishandling.
Every patient has different experiences and reactions to surgical procedures, as all hair and skin types vary, but there is typically more than 10% growth at the 5 months mark. We highly recommend that you be patient and wait another three or four months to watch the growth patterns. If no more growth is forthcoming in those months then we recommend that you consult with a board-certified hair restoration surgeon (preferably the one who performed your procedure) and have them monitor your follicular progress.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.