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  • Writer's pictureDarlene Walchuk

Causes and Misconceptions of Hair Loss

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

In this post, we will answer some questions about the causes of hair loss and some misconceptions.

What are some of the causes of hair loss?

There are many causes of hair loss in men and women. It is normal for people to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, but the most common cause is hereditary hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia. Hormonal changes such as thyroid conditions, nutritional deficiencies, menopause, and pregnancy may also affect hair loss.

Other causes are:

~Autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, scleroderma and lupus
~Infections like ringworm on the scalp
~Radiation treatment and
~Inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
~Individuals with trichotillomania pull their hair out,
~Tight ponytails or hair braids can cause hair loss.

Major physical and emotional stressors such as weight loss or death in the family can lead to a shedding phase of hair called telogen effluvium.

How can hair loss affect everyday life?

Depending on the cause of the hair loss, it may or may not be able to regrow, and this can be very challenging to one’s self-esteem, emotional health, and confidence. This can definitely play a negative role in daily activities and interactions.

Misconceptions of hair loss

There is a simple one-size-fits-all treatment is a common misconception. The reality is that there are many causes and treatments for each one. Seeing a dermatologist can help identify the cause of your hair loss and what treatments will help.

Wearing hats and excessive shampooing also does not cause hair loss. Everyday stress may not cause hair loss; however, major stressful events, such as a death in the family or rapid weight loss, can cause hair loss.

What are the treatment options?

Viviscal Professional dietary supplements nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth from within, supplying nutrients to the hair follicle to prolong the growth cycle, promoting existing hair growth. LEARN MORE
Hair Revitalizer Meso® Hair Booster. Thanks to its innovative formula, a mix between calcium pantothenate and pyridoxine, hair vitality and growth are stimulated. Biotin favours cell growth; it fights both hair loss and greying.

A Non-Surgical Solution we use at Secret Faces is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP); commonly used in hair restoration is “autologous,” meaning that it is derived from the patient’s own blood. PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hair. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald, areas would be the best candidates.

You see the results, such as hair loss slowed down and less shedding. Hair regains softness and brightness, and hair grows back thicker and fuller.

Contact Darlene for a consultation, and she will be able to guide you in the right direction for your personal needs.
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