We all love our hair! We love to grow it, dye it, cut it, curl it, straighten it, braid it, twist it, flip it…we’re sort of obsessed.
That’s why it’s ever so upsetting when we lose our hair — when it comes out, breaks or just doesn’t seem to grow the way it once did.
We experience it by seeing more hairs in the sink or on our clothes, we know it when our ponytail is smaller, when you can see your scalp more easily, or when the hairline appears to be moving back and the hairs along the edges are more sparse.
We understand. We ALL go through it – this is why and this is how to fix it.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Hair Loss?
There are many types of hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia. Fortunately, most of them are mild and slowly progressive, but some are more aggressive and even irreversible.
By far, the two most common causes of hair loss that I see are female and male-patterned hair loss and stress-related hair loss.
Yes — vitamin deficiencies, diet, thyroid issues, and internal diseases can cause hair loss, but they are just not that common. More than likely, your hair loss is related to the ways that your hormones affect your hair follicles and normal age-related thinning of hair. Sometimes you can’t tell on your own what the cause may be and sometimes it can even be a combination of factors.
The best way to determine the reason for your hair loss is to come in for a consultation. Call (770) 464-6000 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment, during which we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your #hairgoals.
How Do I Treat Hair Loss?
For my patients who are dealing with stress or age-related hair loss, it is nearly impossible to completely eliminate stress from your life or slow down the natural aging process. However, I have developed a system to combat these factors that slows down the hair loss process AND re-grows hair. I usually recommend a three-pronged approach to hair restoration.
1. Take Supplements: You would be right to be wary of the hair growth supplements you can find at the drugstore. When you make an appointment with Steele Dermatology, we will be able to recommend clinical-grade supplements that have been proven to work.
2. Use Topicals: In addition to treating the issue from the inside with supplements, it is helpful to treat the issue from the outside with topicals, i.e. products your rub into your scalp. Following your consultation, we will be able to recommend specific clinically-proven hair restoration products.
3. Get PRP Hair Restoration Treatments: This procedure has emerged as the best non-invasive hair growth solution available today. It involves injecting your own blood into areas of hair loss in order to stimulate growth in these hair follicles. These before and after pictures from our patients are proof that this treatment delivers seriously impressive results!
Whether you’re experiencing permanent hair loss from aging or temporary hair loss from stress, the 3-part regimen above will help you keep the hair you have and grow new hair.
With stress-related hair loss, you can expect your hair to grow back naturally once your stress levels are reduced. You can implement proven stress reduction techniques, such as exercise and meditation, into your daily routine to help prevent this form of hair loss.
Age-related hair loss is both permanent and progressive, so your treatment needs to be more aggressive. In these cases, the PRP Hair Restoration treatment is a life saver!
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
Historically, if you wanted more hair your only option was to get a hair transplant.
Not only was this a costly and invasive procedure, the results were often considered too “obvious” — to the point where many would prefer to just lose their hair!
Luckily, this is not the case anymore. The PRP Hair Restoration procedure involves absolutely no downtime and takes less than one hour per session.
How it Works: During the procedure, a sample of your own blood is taken and placed in a centrifuge so we can isolate the platelets. After applying a numbing cream to your scalp, we inject the Platelet Rich Plasma into the areas of hair loss. This stimulates the base of the follicles, which then begin to grow new, longer, and thicker hair.
What Are Some Less Common Reasons for Hair Loss?
While stress and aging are the most common causes, there are other reasons why you might be experiencing hair loss.
There are some types of hair loss that are pathological, i.e. not related to normal physiological processes like aging or hormones. When your scalp is itchy or tender, that is a sign that there is something seriously wrong that may lead to permanent hair loss.
Although we’re not always sure exactly why such types of hair loss start, it is likely from a hairstyle that is too tight or a chemical that is damaging to the scalp.
Pathological hair loss requires a multi-step treatment plan to first eliminate the inflammation, then start the process or re-growing hair whenever possible.
The hair restoration process is the same as the one for stress and age-related hair loss, with the addition of this preliminary step:
- Take Prescription Anti-Inflammatories
- Take Supplements
- Use Topicals
- Get PRP Hair Restoration Treatments
Losing Hair? Don’t Lose Hope!
No matter the cause of your hair loss, we can help put you on the path to hair restoration!
Call (770) 464-6000 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment with us.
After a formal evaluation, we will be able to diagnose the cause of your hair loss and develop a customized treatment plan. You’ll be loving your hair again before you know it!
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