Help! What’s Causing my Hair Loss?
Losing hair can be an emotional experience for anyone. At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, hair loss doesn’t need to be permanent. We provide NeoGraft to help patients obtain natural results and minimal downtime. But first, let’s discuss why you are experiencing hair loss in the first place.
Genetics are typically the cause of hair loss. The hair loss gene can be passed down from the mother’s or the father’s side of the family. If both of your parents have dealt with hair loss, you are more likely to deal with it yourself. 30 million women in the U.S deal with hair loss. Symptoms of hair loss include a thinning at the hairline, thinning behind the bangs, or a widening part. Hair loss can start as early as your 20s.
Excessive shedding, also known as telogen effluvium, can occur when your body experiences extreme stress. Keep in mind that it is completely normal to lose anywhere from 50-100 hairs per day. Other possible causes of excessive shedding include: surgery, medication change, child birth, a high fever, flu, anemia, or extreme psychological stress.
Women with telogen effluvium will start to notice hair loss a few months after a particularly stressful event. Diet can also influence hair loss. For instance, a lack of protein or extreme weight loss can cause excessive shedding. In most cases, the passage of time is the only cure. You’ll need to change your medication, improve your diet, or wait for the stressful event to pass.
If you have problems with your thyroid gland, hair loss may result. Hypothyroidism (too little hormone) can cause hair to be brittle and break off. Hyperthyroidism (too much hormone) and speed up hair loss.
Arrange a consultation
If you suffer from hair loss, call Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center to determine if NeoGraft is right for you. You can reach our office in Pinole (East Bay) at (510) 724-828 or Larkspur (North Bay) at (415) 461-5755.