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Getting Help with Postpartum Hair Loss
March 11 2021

Getting Help with Postpartum Hair Loss

Your body goes through incredible changes during pregnancy (and a lot of them). Many lucky women experience thicker, stronger, shinier strands of hair while pregnant. These luscious strands may continue after the baby is born, but many experience postpartum hair loss. While this is understandably frustrating, there is no need to panic! Postpartum hair loss is a temporary condition. The best news is that you can easily get help while waiting for your natural hair to grow back. Here's what you need to know about seeking help for postpartum hair loss and your treatment options.

What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?

Levels of estrogen and progesterone skyrocket during pregnancy, which causes strands of hair to remain in the growth phase. After birth, your hormones level out. The increased estrogen levels are no longer available to sustain the continuous growth phase that you experienced during pregnancy. Estrogen amounts returning to normal can cause your hair to fall out in large quantities. Some women do not experience noticeable postpartum hair loss at all. For others, it can start immediately after birth and peak at about 4 months postpartum.

It may look like you are losing an abnormally large amount of hair, but the truth is that you are only losing the hair you would have normally lost over the past 9 months. In essence, you are only making up for lost time!

What Can You Do About It?

Even if you do not do anything about it, your hair will grow back on its own. However, this can take months and sometimes up to a year. Chances are that you do not want to wait this long to enjoy a full head of hair again, and you do not have to. Seeking professional help from the leading hair restoration studio in San Jose is the first step. New Look Institute offers a variety of options for women experiencing postpartum hair loss.

Laser Hair Growth Therapy

Using FDA approved low levels of laser lights, this type of treatment stimulates blood flow to the follicles, which in turn stimulates hair growth. The resulting hair grows back even healthier than before!

Topical Regrowth and Thickening Treatments

Our line of topical regrowth and thickening treatments are designed to infuse nutrients into the scalp while promoting natural hair growth. This type of treatment is commonly used in combination with laser hair growth therapy for maximum effect.

Custom Wigs

Our top-of-the-line custom wigs are perfect for instantly enjoying a full head of hair while protecting the scalp as your new hair grows in. Precise measurements of your scalp are taken to ensure a comfortable and natural fit. Choose to replicate your natural look or go bold with a whole new look!

Extensions and Toppers

Extensions and toppers are a great option if you are experiencing thinning and just need added volume in certain areas. Our hairstylists use non-damaging application techniques, so there is no need to worry about ruining your existing hair.

Choose the Most Trusted Hair Restoration Studio with Your Postpartum Hair Needs

New Look Institute has a vast amount of experience treating women with postpartum hair loss. First, your hairstylist will conduct a thorough hair and scalp analysis to rule out any underlying scalp conditions that may be contributing to hair loss. Next, we will walk you through all of your loss solutions that match your goals and budget. There's no need to live with postpartum hair loss. Contact us today to schedule your free hair loss analysis and take the first step to a full head of hair!