Baltimore hair transplant patients come in for a consultation before the actual procedure. I'd like to take you down the road of a typical consultation, procedure, and follow-up. For starters, patients come in for a consultation. This involves finding out when they started to lose hair and why. I also review the history and physical to make sure the person is a good candidate for the actual hair transplant procedure. Patient usually ask me, "What is causing my hair loss?" The answer to this is that most of the time the cause is genetic. The gene for hair loss can come from the mother's side or the father's side. Genetic hair loss is the most common reason why patients come in for a Baltimore hair transplant procedure. Stress is also a very common cause of hair loss. Divorce, job loss, or other life stressing events can cause hair loss. However, the good thing about this is that hair loss caused by stress usually resolves once the stressor is gone. Other less common causes of hair loss include chemotherapy drugs and other rare medications. As the first part in the hair transplant series, I also want to touch base on the history of the actual procedure. Hair transplants have been around for a very long time, but the technique has progressed significantly. This has gone from the plugs to the strip method to the follicular unit extraction method. As of now, the strip method and follicular unit extraction (FUE) methods are in current use. Visit with your local Maryland hair transplant expert to see if a hair transplant is right for you!