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Are you seeing the signs of hair loss?
Is it getting worse day by day?
Panicking and stressing about it will make it extra worse, literally.
It’s not late to take care of it.
But who wants permanent baldness?
Acting before that even happens can help you prevent it.
Let’s make it a little easy for you with everything that you need to know about hair loss from symptoms to hair loss treatment.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- Hair Loss: What is it?
- Symptoms of Hair Loss
- Cause of Hair Loss
- Hair Loss Treatments
- A Word from Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics…
Hair Loss: What is it?
Can you guess how much hair we lose in a day?
Well, the average healthy person loses up to 100 hair strands per day.
But, the body hair growth cycle continues and leads to the regrowth of hair after they shed.
Where does it go wrong then?
A disruption in this growth cycle occurs and if fewer or no strands grow back, it is defined as Alopecia or hair loss in simpler terms.
You find a good amount of hair strands in your hairbrush, right?
It feels like the end of the world, but it’s not.
Finding a few strands of hair in a hairbrush is not necessarily hair loss.
Note that, hair loss and hair fall are two different things.
Hair loss can affect any part of the body, but it is most common on the scalp.
Approximately 90% of a person’s scalp hair is growing at any given time.
Your scalp is made up of hair follicles.
Each follicle anchors a hair strand into your skin.
These follicles have their life cycle, the three phases of it are:
- Anagen – hair growth is active for two to eight years on average.
- Catagen – hair growth is transitional lasting up to 2 to 3 weeks.
- Telogen – hair sheds and is replaced by new hair at the end of the resting phase, which lasts two to three months; the growing cycle then begins again.
This life cycle is impacted by a range of factors such as age, disease, or genetics.
And, this exact reason leads to hair loss.
It can appear in various ways and on the basis of that hair loss has different types.
Types of hair loss
- Androgenic alopecia- Hereditary hair loss and baldness (pattern of receding hairline in males and hair thinning in females).
- Alopecia areata- Hair follicles are attacked by your own immune system in this autoimmune disorder.
- Telogen effluvium- Rapid hair shedding in a short period of time due to physical or emotional stress.
- Anagen effluvium- Rapid hair loss due to medical treatment and its radiations. For example, chemotherapy.
- Tinea capitis- A fungal infection also called ‘ringworm of the scalp’ affects the scalp and the hair shaft.
- Traction alopecia- Excessive tension in hair can damage hair follicles and make them weak, resulting in hair loss.
So, what does hair loss look like in the initial stage?
Now that you have a clear idea of the types of hair loss, let’s get to know your problem.
And, to get to know your problem, discussing its symptoms is important.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
1. Gradual receding of hairline
This is the most prevalent type of hair loss and affects people. It affects you as you grow older.
Mostly common in men.
If your hairline appears to be higher than usual, it could be an indication of thinning hair.
2. Broadening Part
The parting between the hair starts to look broad
This happens due to hair thinning and usually affects women.
3. Bald patches
These patches start appearing on the head leading to severe hair loss.
The scalp may cause itchiness or discomfort before the hair falls out.
The size and range of these patches can grow over a period of time.
4. Hair loosening
Emotional or physical shock and stress can cause your hair to loosen suddenly and fall.
It can be temporary or permanent.
We still advise you to be cautious about it rather than ignore it.
5. Hair loss all over the body
Hair loss can occur as a result of some medical diseases and treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer.
The hair normally regrows on its own.
6. Underlying skin conditions
Several skin conditions can lead to extreme hair loss as your immune system can falsely and mistakenly attack hair follicles.
It can lead to pain and itchiness on your scalp.
When to See a Dermatologist?
Is your persistent hair loss worrying you a little too much?
Well, there you get your answer.
Consulting a dermatologist can help you before permanent baldness.
Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics will guide you through the right course of actions you need to manage hair loss.
If you notice some sudden hair loss while combing or washing your hair, it might require some urgent medical attention.
Unsure of what is causing your hair loss?
We’ve made a list to solve this mystery just for you.
How Long Does the Effect of BOTOX Last?
The effect of the toxins wears off between the period of three to six months after the therapy.
As a result, the wrinkles return and you might have to go for another BOTOX treatment.
Keep in mind that results differ from person to person.
So your dermatologist will schedule your next session based on your findings and aesthetic goals.
Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics assists you and helps you know when and how often you should undergo the treatment.
Causes of Hair Loss
An inherited condition that occurs with aging and is the most common cause of hair loss.
In men, it appears as a receding hairline and bald spots, whereas in women, it appears as thinning hair on the crown of the head.
2. Changes in hormones
Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid disorders are just a few of the factors that can cause permanent or temporary hair loss.
3. Mental health
After physical or mental stress, many people notice a general thinning of their hair several months later.
Hair loss of this nature is just transient.
4. Supplements and medications
Certain medicines, such as those used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, heart issues, gout, and high blood pressure, can cause hair loss as a side effect.
5. Treatments and Hairstyles
Tight excessive hair-styling puts strain on the follicles by pulling them like pigtails or cornrows, which can lead to hair loss.
Hair loss can also be caused by hot-oil hair treatments and permanents.
If it escalates too much and develops scarring, hair loss can be permanent.
6. Nutritional deficiencies
There are many nutritional deficiencies that could cause hair loss, iron, and protein are the most common of them.
These deficiencies can affect hair growth and hair structure as well.
So, if you are healthy, your hair is healthy.
7. Scalp fungal infections
Fungal infections on the scalp like scalp ringworm can cause severe hair loss as well as redness, itching, and scaly dry texture.
These factors play a big role in your hair loss.
They can be successfully addressed and treated.
The fundamental to effective treatment is determining what is causing the hair loss in the first place.
Let’s move on to the treatment for hair loss.
You have been waiting to read this, right?
No waiting anymore, we’ll jump right into it.
Hair Loss Treatments
Treatments differ from problem to problem.
The dermatologist analyzes it thoroughly and determines which treatment suits your hair loss problem.
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs like gels, topical creams, foams, or solutions that are applied directly to the scalp.
Minoxidil is a common component found in most products.
It acts as a catalyst and prolongs your hair’s growing phase.
Finasteride (Propecia), a prescription medicine, helps with male pattern baldness.
2. Hair transplant
During a hair transplant, your doctor gently pulls strands of hair from the thickest part of your scalp.
After that, the supplier implants those strands into your scalp, where your hair is the thinnest.
Patients with hereditary baldness often lose hair on the top of their heads, this method proves to work well for them.
3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Your doctor separates the plasma from your blood after drawing it.
The platelet-rich plasma(PRP) is then injected into your scalp.
Hair loss can be slowed and new hair growth can be encouraged with PRP treatment.
4. Laser Therapy
A low-level laser device has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) as a treatment for genetic hair loss in men and women.
It has been found in a few modest studies to boost hair density.
A Word from Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics Ahmedabad…
Hair loss can be challenging to face, physically as well as mentally.
Fortunately, the technology has come to a point that can be used effectively to treat it.
But, an effective treatment is impossible without a good diagnosis.
Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics believes in accurate diagnosis and best standards of practice for your hair care.
Don’t let hair loss hold you back from your well-being.
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