Is persistent hair loss becoming a nightmare for you? Is a receding hairline affecting your overall look and confidence? You are not alone.
Hair loss affects approximately 80 million Americans. Typically, most people lose 100 hair strands a day. However, new strands grow quickly to replace the lost ones, and therefore, you won’t notice much difference. But when fewer or no hair strands grow back and you notice thinning areas, then you are likely to have alopecia.
Causes of Hair Loss
For effective treatment, it is first important to accurately diagnose the cause of hair loss. Here are some factors that may cause hair loss in men and women:
- Genetics account for nearly 95% of all alopecia cases in the country
- Often medications, minerals, and vitamins used for the treatment of heart problems, high blood pressure, depression, etc., may cause hair loss
- Radiation or chemotherapy treatment in cancer patients is known to cause significant hair loss
- Birth control pills or iron deficiency may also result in hair loss
- Certain illnesses such as severe infection, flu, thyroid, or ringworm of the scalp may cause temporary hair loss
In addition to the above, stress, poor diet, or childbirth can cause hair loss temporarily due to hormonal changes that occur in the body.
Ways to Prevent Hair Loss
Discussed here are a few ways you can prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair growth:
- It is crucial to include more protein in your diet. Doctors suggest consuming 40-60 grams of protein a day. This can help stop hair loss and promote healthy regrowth. Legumes and greens, lean meat, poultry, eggs, Greek yogurt, etc. are rich in protein and should be included in your daily diet.
- Vitamin or iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of hair loss. Taking certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, C, D, and E can help promote hair growth. Also, consider including iron and zinc in your daily diet or taking them as supplements.
Consult dermatologists for hair loss prevention medications. There are some common medications that may help alleviate the symptoms of hereditary baldness. However, make sure you consult a dermatologist before you use such medications to prevent hair loss and allow new hair to grow.
Cosmetic Treatments For Hair Loss
If the above hair loss prevention solutions are not delivering effective results or you are suffering from permanent hair loss, you may consider getting cosmetic treatments. Discussed here are some widely popular cosmetic treatments for hair loss.
1. Laser Therapy
If you do not want to take medications every day to treat hair loss, then laser therapy may be a good option. A low dosage of laser therapy may help address various hair loss conditions such as heredity, chemotherapy, alopecia areata, etc.
One of the best laser treatments for alopecia is Sunetics. It uses Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) that helps stimulate the growth of hair follicles, helping them regrow naturally into a thick, healthy hair. The FDA-approved technology promotes healthy hair growth, with no potential side effects, no pain, no surgery, or no medications.
Sunetics laser therapy is applied directly to the scalp, which is then absorbed by the hair follicles. This helps improve blood circulation to the follicles and boost their nutrient absorption. Over time, the follicles will start to repair and grow into a full-sized healthy hair.
2. Corticosteroid Injections
In this type of hair loss treatment, your dermatologist will inject corticosteroids into the areas of receding hairline. It is most suitable for people having a few patches of alopecia areata. The injections are administered every 4-8 weeks as required, and you can expect new hair to grow within 12 weeks.
3. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)
This is an effective and safe hair loss treatment, wherein the cosmetic surgeon will draw your blood in small amounts and place it into a machine. The blood is then separated into parts. One part of the blood, containing plasma, is then injected into the thinning area. The entire process takes around 10 minutes and typically, does not have any downtime.
You will need to return at least once a month every 3 months for the injections.
4. Hair Transplant
If you are looking for a more permanent and effective hair loss solution, then hair transplantation can be an ideal option. It is suitable for addressing the conditions of pattern baldness or receding hairline.
The Bottom Line
A nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle, and self-care – along with the above treatment solutions – play an integral role in preventing and treating hair loss.
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