Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing excessive hair loss, also called alopecia. There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth or with menopause. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases, such as thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and autoimmune diseases, can contribute to this demoralizing condition.
Medications, vitamin A excess, vitamin/protein deficiency, extreme weight loss and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, can also cause hair loss. Pulling on your hair or overstyling it with products and dyes are additional causes. As a matter of fact, 60% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 60. Surprisingly, 80% of women have noticeable hair loss by the age of 60.
The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss. About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss. Anyone troubled by hair loss should see a dermatologist or hair specialist.
If contributing factors and diseases are excluded and your physician feels there is no reversible cause for your hair loss, we can help. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to increase the thickness of thinning hair and decrease the rate of loss significantly. This in-office procedure is combined with a hair cream and very powerful laser cap to give you results.
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