Over 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss. It can manifest itself in several ways, and several factors can contribute to it. Most hair loss is not preventable, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. With a variety of solutions currently available, hair loss progression can be slowed or even reversed in some cases. Most people think hair loss is only about seeing bald spots or thinning hair. However, hair loss is anything but simple and can have many causes.
Hair Loss Explained
Hair loss occurs when the hair growth and shedding cycle are disrupted, or scar tissue replaces a damaged hair follicle. It can affect any part of your body, but for this blog, the focus will be the scalp. It is most commonly found in men and can be temporary or permanent. Symptoms can include gradual thinning on top of the head, circular or patchy bald spots, sudden loosening of the hair, and patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.
Genetics is the most common cause of hair loss. Other reasons include hormonal changes, medical conditions (alopecia areata, diabetes, and lupus cause hair loss), medications and supplements, stressful events, radiation therapy, and specific hair treatments and styles.
Even though you cannot prevent most types of hair loss, there are steps you can take to avoid the additional loss of hair. A few examples are:
- Avoid hairstyles that pull the hair tight, such as buns and ponytails.
- When washing or brushing, treat your hair gently by reducing the amount of pulling.
- Avoid harsh hair treatments such as rollers, perms, and hot oil.
- Avoid constantly rubbing, pulling, or twisting your hair.
Nutrafol: Hair Loss Solution
Alamo Heights Dermatology now offers Nutrafol, featured in People, Esquire, GC, Forbes. This 2018 Esquire Grooming Award winning treatment is a drug-free hair health solution that has equal benefits for both men and women. The ingredients in Nutrafol help address the key factors that contribute to hair loss by improving the overall health of those who take it. Increased hair growth and fullness, and improvement in hair strength and appearance are a few of the reported results. In addition to improving hair quantity and quality, Nutrafol has been shown to reduce stress and fatigue, enhance sleep, focus, and concentration.
If you are ready to take the next steps in improving your overall hair health, there is no better spot than Alamo Heights Dermatology. Our expert support staff and board-certified dermatologists are ready to help discover the right solution for you. To learn more about Nutrafol or one of our other hair loss treatment solutions, call (210) 255-8447 or visit our website.