Hair Loss Awareness Month: Causes and Treatment Options
Hair loss is a part of the natural hair cycle. In fact, losing 50 to 100 hairs a day is totally normal and not cause for concern. However, when you begin to see noticeable hair loss, when hair begins to fall out in clumps, or you get to a point where you are afraid to touch your hair in case you cause more hair loss, you may need to seek treatment options.
There can be a variety of reasons for your hair to fall out that can affect which treatment you should seek for the greatest hair restoration. Let’s take a look at two of the most common reasons for hair loss and what can be done to treat them.
Physiological or emotional stress from childbirth, events in your life, or illness can all put strain on your body that can dampen its ability to grow or maintain hair. Even repeated stress from hair treatments can affect the body’s ability to keep hair.
Typically, the prescription in these cases is to allow time to heal your body and to practice stress management techniques.
Exercise, eating a nutritious diet, and getting rest may help your hair return. If you undergo harsh hair treatments, stopping them for a time may be needed. If these changes do not help and your hair loss continues, make sure you see a doctor.
Otherwise known as male or female pattern baldness, this type of hair loss is the most common in the world, affecting over 80 million Americans alone.
Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition, meaning that, unlike some of the other causes here, dietary or lifestyle changes may not do much against it.
Common signs of androgenic alopecia are a widening part in women and a receding hairline, typically starting at the temples, for men. However, an individual experiencing androgenic alopecia may face hair loss on the scalp in different ways.
Treatment can be robust, from hair transplantation to prescription medicine that seeks to both halt hair loss and restore hair density and volume. One popular method that has fewer adverse side effects than transplantation or oral medicine is injections.
These injections utilize your blood to create a solution that prompts a healing response, increasing the production of vital biological machinery to increase follicle production and density as well as aid in scalp health.
Restore Your Hair at the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center in Dallas
Despite these most common reasons, hair loss can have a variety of causes. Working with professionals who are not only capable but extensively knowledgeable can allow you to receive the best treatment for your individual situation.
At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest medical innovations and advancements in order to bring you the best treatments possible.
Our doctors are board-certified with decades of combined experience. They and our team would be honored to help you like we have done for so many. If you’re seeking treatment for hair loss, contact the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center at 972-661-2729 today to schedule an appointment.