Thinning hair and hair loss are conditions that affect millions of men and women of all ages. Symptoms can range from mild hair thinning to total baldness and occur for many different reasons. Stress, diet, medications, medical illness, as well as hereditary factors, may all play a role in hair loss.
What is the Difference between Normal Hair Shedding and Hair Loss?
The shedding of hair is a normal process, with most people losing around 50 to 100 scalp hairs each day. With over 100,000 hair follicles on the human scalp, the loss of 50 to 100 strands is barely noticeable and not a cause for alarm. When you wash your hair thoroughly, loose hairs that are already disconnected from your scalp congregate near the drain may look like a lot but is typically a sign of normal hair shedding.
If you are noticing unusually large amounts of hair in brushes, on clothing, or in the drains of sinks and tubs, this may be an indicator that you are in the early stages of a hair loss condition. You may begin to notice that your hair is becoming thinner and has less volume, that your part is wider and that your hairline has changed, or that one or more bald patches have appeared.
Determining the Cause of Your Hair Loss
If you detect signs of hair loss, it is critical to determine the cause because the condition is likely to worsen, and your hair will not grow until the reason for your hair loss is determined and stopped. Whether the hair loss is due to an environmental factor such as medication or stress or caused by genetics, hair loss will usually continue without professional diagnosis and proper treatment.
How severe and how long hair loss lasts depends on the cause. In some cases, hair loss occurs over several weeks or months but grows back over the next several months. When hair loss is caused by environmental factors like medications or hair care products, hair growth usually returns to normal once the drug or the product used is stopped.
Early diagnosis and treatment are essential in preventing possible permanent hair loss regardless of the cause. While both male and female pattern baldness tends to get worse over time, there are effective treatments available that can lessen and even reverse the hair loss.
Contact New Look Institute
A consultation with the hair loss specialists at New Look Institute can help you to determine the cause of your hair loss. At your initial consultation, we will conduct an in-depth interview to thoroughly explore factors that may be leading to your hair loss as well as a physical examination of your hair and scalp.
Our highly trained staff of hair loss specialists will diagnose the cause of your hair loss based on medical history, the medications you take, your nutritional status, hairdressing habits, and a physical examination of your hair and scalp. Based on this analysis, our staff can recommend the best course of action and available treatments to help stop and reverse your hair loss.
At New Look Institute, we customize a personal solution designed to help you to achieve a healthy scalp and hair. In addition to lifestyle recommendations, we offer the most sophisticated and advanced hair loss treatment and regrowth technology available. Different remedies may involve dietary changes, topical therapies, clinically-formulated trichology shampoos, and conditioners, and laser hair therapy.
Our skilled, professional staff has the knowledge and expertise necessary to determine the cause of your hair loss. We understand what it is like to deal with this issue and have the compassion to help. To learn more about the causes of hair loss and the available treatments, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.