It might start with a few extra hairs on the pillow, or a whole lot of hair in the hairbrush during the morning care routine. Those first few strands of hair loss turn into mounting clumps, and panic sets in. Is that a normal amount? Is it alright? Or am I going bald?
As we grow older, we expect to lose a certain amount of hair. Receding hairlines are associated with middle age and older, and is often thought to be just part of the aging process. When you are still young however, seeing a receding hair line can be a big shock. Hair loss at a young age can make us feel older than we actually are, on top of ruining our self confidence, and impacting how we live our lives.
The number of women seeking help for hair loss has doubled in the past 10 years. The Journal of Investigating Dermatology says that stressful lifestyles are the underlying cause. Stress can cause temporary hair loss, and there is an increase in this type of hair loss among women between the ages of 18 and 40.
Seeing a brush full of hair every morning can be an unnerving experience. It can be hard, sometimes, to come to grips with hair loss, and it may feel like there are limited options on how to handle it. If you're worried about going under the knife, but also worried about your rapidly disappearing hair, there is another option that may be right for you.
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a new hair replacement procedure that has been taking the world by storm. The reason why this process stands above all other hair restoration solutions is due to a combination of things: 1) it’s natural, 2) it doesn’t require any post-treatment medication, and 3) it is quick and relatively simple. PRP is, as you might have guessed, based off of the blood’s platelets—yours, in particular.
Hair loss is inevitable, all men should expect balding to some degree once they reach the age of 40. The panic is normal, but some misconceptions exasperate things by making men paranoid about things that are just not true. These are mostly old wives’ tales that have been passed down without any serious scrutiny or scientific basis.
It’s not a rare occurrence for a patient to come to our clinic who has never had a hair loss problem, and there is no history of hair loss in their family. But, suddenly, the patient finds hair falling out at a steady rate. During our thorough history-taking, we learn that the patient is being treated for an illness with a specific medication. It is often within a few weeks of starting the new meds that the patient notices the hair fall-out.