Hair is very important for an overall youthful appearance. Hair frames our face, is our crowning glory, and it adds to our feeling of vitality and confidence. Learn about hair loss and what you can do about it.
WHAT IS HAIR LOSS?
Hair loss can be very subtle at the beginning. It typically presents as a decrease in hair growth that cannot keep up with routine hair loss. There is a decrease in hair follicle size that manifests as thinning of the hair. As the condition progresses to its end stage, a person is left partially or fully bald.
WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS?
Unfortunately, hair loss is an all too common occurrence and can be due to several factors. The most common cause (about 98%) of hair loss in men is due to genetic male pattern baldness that is related to production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). At a certain stage in life that may occur early for some, genes trigger metabolic and hormonal changes that increase the effect of DHT on hair follicles causing hair loss. The other 2 percent come from factors such as: physical/emotional stress, mechanical hair stress, medical conditions, medications, and nutritional deficiencies.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS?
Avoiding stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is sufficient for some people to avoid or minimize hair loss. For others, a proper medical evaluation is needed to determine the cause of hair loss and requires active treatment.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HAIR LOSS?
For early stage hair loss (Thinning stage) the following treatments are available (click a link to learn more about each one)
Platelet rich plasma
Low intensity laser therapy
For late stage hair loss (Bald spots), the most effective treatment is Surgical (Hair Transplant). This is why intervention at the early stage is highly recommended
Book a consultation with Dr. Grace Candelario now to determine the cause of your hair loss and what you can do about it.
Dr Grace believes maintaining your scalp and hair health is important. Call us today to schedule an appointment to grow and protect yourself from further hair loss.