What can cause sudden hair loss?
The most common causes of hair loss are hormonal changes in child-birth or after surgery involving general anesthesia, cancer chemotherapy, and HRT (hormonal replacement therapy). Still, lesser-known causes can be the start of new medications such as antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, birth control pills, anticoagulants, and statins.
The hormones that usually cause it s are testosterone with HRT and hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Lab tests, a physical, and an accurate medical history can reveal these issues, and help our team at Savannah Hair Restoration better treat them.
Stress and nutritional deficiencies
Anorexics are a perfect example of the latter. Typically, people lose 50-100 hairs per day. Stress and nutritional deficiencies can increase this hair loss by 300%. This increased shedding occurs about three months after the event.
Tension on the hair, such as braids or tight ponytails, commonly causes permanent hair thining.
How do I know if I am permanently losing my hair?
Men: There is hair loss in the crown, or the hairline is receding. However, losing 100 hairs per day is normal.
Generally, a receding hairline and baldness result from a combination of family history and aging. Hair loss can start slow and increase with age.
Women: Thinning on top is the first sign of female pattern baldness—a noticeable decrease in hair volume. Loss of fifty percent of hair will look thinner, and baldness becomes visible.
Approximately one in five people in the United States will experience hair loss or thinning by age 35 in men and 50 in women.
What can we do to slow this hair loss?
We offer pills, shampoos, and sprays at our hair clinic in Savananh that can show some decrease in hair loss and, in combination, may show an increase in hair density. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has shown promise in various ways, from slowing hair loss to increasing density significantly. PRP is particularly beneficial in women. Some of our patients, however, are non-responders. PRP involves using your blood to isolate the platelets with their growth factors and injecting them into the scalp with a tiny needle. Patients need virtually no recovery time following PRP injections.
Ultimately, one may choose a hair transplant procedure. Performed by our experienced and skilled Savannah team will yield the best and most natural result. Modern hair transplants use one hair per graft for the hairline and 2-4 hairs per graft for the top and crown for more density. The grafted hairs must be correctly placed. Our Savannah team does this with the strip or FUE( NeoGraft) method. The difference is in how one procures the grafts. Your hair specialist will discuss the benefits of the different techniques.
A hair transplant does not prevent your existing non-grafted hair from thinning. The other methods, e.g., PRP, sprays, pills, etc., may still be beneficial to continue having maximum hair density through the future years.
Visit our gallery to see male and female patients’ hair rejuvenation results. The first step to beginning your journey to hair rejuvenation is booking your hair loss evaluation. Fill out the form below or call us directly by calling 912-348-4263!
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