Age Groups and Hair Loss

Does ages have a nig impact on hair loss?

Some people consider hair loss to be a condition that only affects older men. But hair loss doesn’t just affect men and it doesn’t just target one age group. Plenty of younger people lose their hair for various reasons. And even those who do lose a significant amount of hair when they’re younger, see different patterns of hair loss as they age. At RHRLI, we consult with all different types of patients from all different types of age groups and each group has different issues related to hair loss. We want to tell you about age groups and hair loss and tell you about our permanent solution to thinning hair.

RHRLI Has a Cutting Edge Solution to Hair Loss

That solution is called the ARTAS® System which is a hair transplant procedure that employs robotic technology to combat hair loss. The ARTAS® robotic arm looks for healthy donor hair and then transplants it to areas on the scalp where it’s needed with cutting edge precision. You’ll see the results in a healthy new head of hair. But you may have questions about how age relates to hair loss.

When Does Hair Loss Occur?

Many people wonder when they should grow concerned about losing hair and the answer is that it can happen at any age. Dr. Alan Bauman, a Florida-based hair restoration surgeon, told HuffPost that he believes for men, hair loss can correlate to your age.

“Hair loss can occur twenty percent in your 20s, 30 percent in your 30s and so on, including anytime after puberty,” he says. The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia which is more commonly known as male or female pattern hair loss. According to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50, approximately 85 percent of men have significantly thinning hair.

Very often, hair loss among women doesn’t receive the attention it should and many may not realize that up to 40 percent of American women experience hair loss, according to HuffPost. Hair loss tends to become noticeable at middle age as close to 50 percent of women experience thinning hair or hair loss. It can become more pronounced with menopause.

“Your hormones have been supporting your hair growth,” Wilma F. Bergfeld, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic told HuffPost. “When estrogen dips, the hair begins to change.”

Hair Loss for Younger Patients

As we mentioned, hair loss can occur at any point in life. Certain conditions can even cause children to lose hair. According to AHLA, conditions that cause hair loss include Tinea Capitis, which is ringworm of the scalp; Alopecia Areata, a sudden form of hair loss believed to be related to the body’s immune system attacking hair follicles; Telogen Effluvium, a condition that disrupts the normal cycle of hair growth and increases hair loss; or trauma, such as a tight hairstyle pulling on your scalp or something like a chemical burn.

RHRLI Can Give You a Healthy Head of Hair

Some hair loss conditions are temporary and some are permanent. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your hair loss, RHRLI is the only hair restoration center on Long Island that has ARTAS. To get started on the road to healthier hair, contact us today.

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