No one wants to experience hair loss but the sooner you start addressing it, the better the results you can have. If you start to notice thinning hair, a widening hair part or signs of a receding hairline, here are nine steps you can take to slow your hair loss.
- Have a Medical Evaluation
- Lower Your Stress Levels
- Treat Your Hair Right
- Low-level Laser Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Corticosteroid Treatments
While most hair loss is genetic, other conditions can also lead to thinning hair. If you start to show signs of any kind of hair loss, mention it to your doctor or dermatologist so you can be screened for conditions that might have hair loss as a side effect.
Stress-related hair loss is possible, including a stress-induced autoimmune condition that can lead to thinning hair. Stress might also speed up genetic/hormone-induced hair loss. At the worst, you’ll feel better from the lower stress.
It’s sadly easy to have a diet lacking key nutrients for a healthy scalp and head. Not getting enough protein, which can be an issue for vegans if they’re not careful, can be one dietary issue since hair contains protein. Nutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, and zinc all play a role in healthy hair. Anemia can lead to hair loss, so iron counters that. Zinc and biotin can help certain metabolic issues that can lead to brittle, thin hair.
Styles that pull too hard on your scalp can lead to traction alopecia or hair loss due to physical damage to the follicles from constant pulling. Repeated chemical processing of any kind can damage your hair leading to breakage.
Also known as red light therapy, low-level laser therapy can stimulate hair follicles to decrease hair loss.
Another way to stimulate the scalp for hair growth is by taking a blood sample from the patient, processing it to enhance the platelet levels, and then injecting them into the scalp.
If your thinning hair is caused by inflammation from autoimmune disorders, corticosteroid injections can help decrease the inflammation that harms hair follicles.
Also known as Propecia, finasteride is a medication that decreases the formation of the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which leads to hair loss.
Also known as Rogaine, this treatment is available over the counter now. Available as a foam or gel, you apply it directly to your scalp every day to increase blood flow to hair follicles. Minoxidil creates fuller hair and more hair during the growth phase that is less susceptible to thinning so long as you’re using the product as directed.
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If you are experiencing hair loss, call RHRLI for a free consultation. Dr. Baiju Gohil’s many years of experience as a hair restoration surgeon and my state-of-the-art facility using the ARTAS® means that you will have an outstanding experience. Here at RHRLI, we’ve done over 400 successful hair transplant procedures, we are consistently one of the highest volume ARTAS practices in the country, and we have achieved the platinum status award as a center of clinical excellence for the ARTAS® robotic hair restoration procedure. Set up an appointment at RHRLI by contacting us today.