Hair loss continues to be a top concern for many adults in the U.S. With 80 million people facing hair loss annually, it continues to be a concern that many want to discuss. The Dermatology Center of Indiana is here to help. As you plan your trip into our office, consider the seven main cause for hair loss.
Hereditary hair loss can affect both men and women. Hair loss usually runs in the female side of the family so if your grandmother or aunt or other female family member have experience hair loss, you may as well. This type of hair loss can usually be permanent.
Conditions such as lupus or hypothyroidism can cause hair loss, as well as polycystic ovary syndrome and even pregnancy. Sometime the treatments for certain medical conditions such as cancer can cause patients to lose their hair. These types of hair loss are usually temporary but if scarring on the follicle occurs, there may be permanent loss.
Dramatic Weight Loss
Due to the lack of vitamins that may occur during a dramatic weight loss, an individual may have temporary hair loss. Hair will usually grow back once they return to a stable weight.
Much like dramatic weight loss, restrictive diet or calorie intake may cause the body to get unbalanced and start to lose hair. Any different diet that could cause a deficiency in vitamins could cause hair loss.
Frequently brushing hair, especially curly hair, can cause breakage. In addition to brushing, damaging actions such as using heat tools or chemicals (perms, straighteners, and coloring) can cause breakage and loss. To prevent this, use chemicals in your hair infrequently and make sure to detangle hair before brushing. Only comb dry hair. Unless there is scarring, it is very likely that any hair lost due to styling will grow back naturally.
Styling hair in certain tight styles such as ponytails, buns, and braids can cause hair loss, specifically around the hairline. While it is possible hair will grow back, if the style is worn frequently and starting at a young age, the loss may be permanent.
Extreme stress reactions can cause hair to fall out. This can be from emotional or physical stress. After a major trauma, such as car accident or surgery, patients have reported hair loss as far as 6 months after the incident. This hair loss could be permanent or temporary.
The good news is that you have options! The Dermatology Center of Indiana uses the technology of NeoGraft™ that is the first of its kind. The procedure is minimally invasive and is not painful. Contact The Dermatology Center of Indiana today to schedule your appointment to discuss all the treatment options available to you today!
The Dermatology Center of Indiana services Plainfield, Zionsville, Indianapolis, and Carmel along with many other cities throughout Indiana. Join us today in one of our locations where you are always welcome!