Be honest- are you starting to notice a receding hairline, overall thinning of your hair or bald spots? Do you panic as you see an increasing number of hairs in the sink or shower? Although hair loss in men and women is very common, it can still cause distress and negative self-esteem! Some hair loss is normal- we lose 50-100 hairs a day. However, noticeable, abnormal hair loss can happen and affect all ages in men and women, not just those who are aging.
There are many different types of hair loss and the causes and treatments can vary. Medical conditions that can cause hair loss can include anemia, thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and poor gut health just to name a few! Other factors including weight loss, stress level and hormonal changes such as childbirth, hysterectomy, menopause, birth control pills and too much testosterone all can contribute to hair loss.
Since there are multiple factors that contribute to hair loss, your consultation should be done by an expert in the field. Labs can be ordered to make sure that you do not suffer some of the medical conditions listed above. Find a provider that is an expert in evaluating and treating any underlying disorders so as to optimize your health and your hair!
Some people see their hair re-grow without doing anything while others need treatment for their hair to re-grow. Some treatment options include specially formulated shampoos, conditioners, and foams to promote healthy hair growth. There is also a favorite supplement among dermatologists that is physician-formulated that helps by increasing hair growth, by lowering the hormone in our body that is linked to thinning hair and by increasing the strength and moisture of our hair. Steroid injections/topical steroids are sometimes appropriate for short term use, and there are also other ingredients that can be compounded together and applied to the scalp to increase hair growth. One particular treatment gaining a lot of popularity and yielding great results when properly executed is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. PRP contains growth factors and is from the patient’s own blood. PRP stimulates the body to grow new, healthy cells and encourages faster healing and rejuvenated tissue by releasing growth factors.
If you are noticing hair thinning, loss, or a bald spot, don’t freak! It is more common than you think, and thanks to modern hair science, you have more options than ever before to get full, healthy! Don’t wait; schedule a hair restoration consultation and get growing!