40% of men over the age of 35 will have beginning hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness. It usually starts with a receding hairline at the front, followed by thinning hair mid-scalp. Hair loss can be the result of several factors including heredity and genetics, hormone imbalances, aging or a compromised immune system.
As we age, our natural and ongoing hair growth cycle can slow down. New hair is prevented from growing once our healthy hair follicles become dead or damaged. Older hair follicles tend to shrink and stop responding to the growth signals, leaving thinning or balding areas on the scalp. With traditional hair transplant techniques, hair follicles are redistributed from one area of the scalp to another during a surgical procedure to fill in thinning or balding areas.