About T.K. Shiao, M.D.
Dr. Tseng-Kuo (TK) Shiao, M.D. is an experienced Overland Park Hair Restoration Doctor and the medical director of Dr. TK Hair Clinic. Dr. TK Hair Clinic is located at 8600 West 95th Street in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City.
Dr. TK’s office is inside of the Valley View Medical Building. His father, Dr. I-sen Shiao, is also a Hair Restoration Doctor and they have worked on many research projects together.
TK Shiao, M.D. received his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Since that time, he has committed to completing a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education each year.
Dr. TK recently received recognition from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for his ongoing commitment to learning. He has been a Fellow in this organization for the past 12 years.
He has also published material about various hair restoration techniques in medical journals and presented lectures numerous times at the ISHRS annual meeting. In 2015, Dr. TK invented 4D Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which greatly improved the FUE surgical hair restoration procedure for patients.
Psychological Effects of Hair Loss
We subconsciously make judgments about others dozens of times per day, whether they are accurate or not. While people with a full head of healthy hair are typically viewed as youthful, energetic, and attractive, the opposite is true for those who are balding. Studies actually show that bald men or those with thinning hair receive fewer job offers and promotions than those who have all of their hair. The effects of hair loss can be even worse for women. When others view a woman as sick, unattractive, or old, her self-esteem can plummet. Overland Park Hair Restoration Dr. Tk understands your frustration and offers surgical and non-surgical procedures that will restore your hair and your confidence.
Why Do Men and Women Lose Their Hair?
Men typically lose hair due to male pattern baldness. Although this is a hereditary condition, not everyone who inherits the genetic tendency towards baldness will lose his hair. That is what makes future baldness hard to predict. Androgen, which is a male sex hormone, plays a large role in hair loss. With male pattern baldness, it’s typical to lose hair on the top of the scalp and at the crown first with hair on the sides and in the back being most resistant to balding. During the FUT and FUE hair transplant surgeries, Dr. Tk extracts hair follicles from these areas and transfers them to the balding areas. The cause of female pattern hair loss is much more difficult to determine.
Possible Causes of Hair Loss in Men and Women:
- A genetic component
- An endocrine disorder
- The effects of continually pulling the hair back into a ponytail or years of styling it
- A psychiatric disorder called trichotillomania
- The effects of chemotherapy or a specific illness
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an appropriate treatment for women in most cases, although TK Shiao, M.D. may recommend a surgical procedure for severe hair loss.
Contact Dr. Tk’s office today to schedule a personal consultation. He conducts each intake appointment himself without imposing any restriction on the length of the session. As a professional and caring Overland Park Hair Restoration Doctor, the most important thing to TK Shiao, M.D. is that he answers all of your questions. He wants you to feel completely confident with your hair restoration decision.