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Healthy Scalp

How to Maintain a Healthy Scalp for Optimal Hair Growth

Healthy Scalp If you want to plant a beautiful, healthy, and lush garden, you won’t get very far if the soil is bad, if you don’t water the plants, or are otherwise inattentive. The same goes for your hair. If your scalp is unhealthy, that can have a direct impact on hair growth. And if you are already experiencing hair loss, taking good care of your scalp can help slow that shedding and keep what hair you have healthy and growing.

Here are six ways you can maintain a healthy scalp for optimal hair growth:

  1. Pump up the protein. Hair will not grow without sufficient protein in your body. Eggs, fish, and beef are great sources of protein, as are beans, lentils, and soy.
  2. Chill out. Stress can lead to physical problems, including weight loss, weight gain and hair loss. Overproduction of stress hormones promotes adrenal fatigue, which occurs from the overproduction of cortisol in the body. That overproduction leads to the underproduction of hormones like aldosterone and androgens, resulting in thinning or balding hair. Find a way to alleviate stress that works best for you.
  3. Get some sleep. Sufficient sleep is an essential part of overall health, as our bodies expend a lot of energy every day and need time to recharge so the body can function as it is supposed to. One function is repairing and regenerating hair follicles. A lack of sleep keeps that from happening, causing hair to stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it otherwise would.
  4. Eat Healthily. To stop and prevent hair loss, be sure to maintain a well-rounded diet rich in protein, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin A, and other important nutrients.
  5. Keep the water flowing. Going back to that garden analogy, water is as important to healthy hair as it is to healthy plants and flowers. Hair is one of the first parts of the body to show the effects of water, vitamin, and mineral deficiency. Hair shafts are made up of approximately 25 percent water, and lack of moisture causes the shaft to weaken. Make a conscious effort to push fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day – to keep your thirsty hair from drying out.
  6. Keep the UV rays out. Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. Too much sun can turn your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to breaks and splits. Additionally, sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. Protect your scalp with scalp sunscreen or a hat, especially in the summer.

 

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

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How to Prevent Sunburn on Your Scalp

scalp folliculitisSummer’s here, and the time is right for being out in the South Florida sunshine. We are lucky in that sunny days are abundant throughout the year here, but during summertime, the sun’s rays are stronger and more intense. When combined with increased time spent outside, this means increased potential for serious skin damage, including sunburn. And no part of your body is closer to those harsh UV rays than the top of your head. In fact, exposed and unprotected skin on your scalp can suffer damage in as little as 15 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scalp sunburn can be painful. If that sunburn is severe or deep enough, the inflammation that results can also lead to telogen effluvium, a condition that causes temporary hair loss. That’s the last thing someone with thinning hair wants, but it is people with thinning hair or a bald scalp who are most vulnerable to scalp sunburn.

Fortunately, with a little care and preparation, you can protect your scalp and prevent sunburn on your scalp throughout the warm and sunny summer months. It’s as easy as going to your medicine cabinet or closet.

Use Scalp Sunscreen

Even those folks who slather their face, torso, arms, and legs with sunscreen every time they go out in the sun can forget about showing the same TLC to their scalp.

In addition to the sprays and lotions, you use to protect your body, make sure you also have sunscreen on hand that is specifically designed to protect your scalp and hair. There are numerous sunscreen products that fit the bill, specifically oils with UVA/UVB protection incorporated that won’t leave you with greasy strands full of thick, white sunscreen. These also protect the hair itself from the sun, which can fade color when it oxidizes.

To protect your scalp, you’ll want to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun and after every two hours of spending time outside. If you go swimming or are perspiring a lot, you will need to reapply the sunscreen that has been diluted or washed away by that moisture. For full-on protection, wear a stylish sunhat or baseball cap when enjoying the outdoors, which protects both skin and hair follicles simultaneously.

Wear a Hat

Put a lid on it. Wearing baseball caps, wide-brimmed hats, or any head covering that completely keeps the scalp out of the sun is a great way to maximize your time in the sun with minimal effort. If hats aren’t your thing, make sure that you find yourself plenty of shade under an umbrella or canopy to keep those dangerous rays off of your scalp.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

During summer and throughout the year, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami if you are ready to do something about your hair loss. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

Newest Trends in Body Hair Transplantation (BHT)

Is Your Hair Healthy Enough for a Hair Transplant?

Is Your Hair Healthy Enough for a Hair Transplant?There are many things about hair transplants which make them different from other transplant procedures, such as those for livers, kidneys, or hearts. Perhaps the biggest distinction is that in organ transplants, the donor and recipient are two different people. In hair transplant surgery, the hair to be transplanted comes from the same patient.

Just as a donated organ needs to be healthy and compatible in order for it to be transplanted successfully, hair which is to be transplanted to thinning or bald areas of the scalp needs to be healthy as well. If the volume, strength, or texture of donor hair is insufficient, hair transplant surgery is likely not the best option for addressing hair loss.

The Donor Area

For hair transplant surgery, such as Follicular Unit Excision (FUE), the donor area is found on the back and sides of the scalp where permanent hair growth remains unaffected by male pattern baldness. Since this hair is permanently growing, it makes it ideal for transplantation as it will continue to grow in its new home.

Problems With Donor Hair

But not all donor areas are equal and not all hair follicles are equally suited for effective transplantation. There are several characteristics of a patient’s hair which may make them unsuited for transplant surgery:

  • Hair replacement candidates must have healthy hair growth in the donor area at the back of the head. This is usually the case where male pattern baldness is the cause of hair loss. But other forms of hair loss, such as Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, do not leave behind robust donor areas, as the hair loss is spread throughout the scalp. In such cases, there is simply no effective way to harvest enough grafts for a transplant.
  • Transplanted hair is being asked to do a big job: concealing bare areas of the scalp so that they now appear covered in robust, healthy-looking hair. However, some hair is not up to the task. Very fine and straight hair does not cover as much real estate as curly, thick hair does and thus may require an inadvisable number of grafts.
  • If your scalp has any significant dermatological issues, it may not be in the shape it needs to be to receive and grow hair in the recipient areas.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

The only way to know whether or not hair transplant surgery is a viable option for you is to meet with an experienced hair transplant surgeon who can fully evaluate your current condition, determine the cause of your hair loss, and advise you of the best course of treatment.

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

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What Your Scalp and Hair Says About You

Hair If, as they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul, then your scalp and hair can be a mirror reflecting your health. Your hair follicles and the skin on your scalp change as you age, as do many other aspects of your health. What you see going on up top may be the result of changes or other issues going on inside your body. So, what does your hair and scalp say about you?

Often, changes in your hair such as hair loss say very little beyond the fact that your genes or other factors are causing you to lose your hair. Other times, it may be an indication that you have other medical concerns which you should investigate and address.

  • Is dandruff annoying or embarrassing? Yes. Is it a cause for worry or a sign of something more serious? Probably not. Dandruff is simply a visible sign that the skin cells of the scalp are producing new cells faster than normal. This results in excessive shedding of dead skin cells, which fall from the scalp as dandruff flakes. Dandruff can be related to treatable conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, stress, seborrheic dermatitis, or vitamin B deficiency. However, to date, there is no clinical evidence that dandruff is a symptom or cause of hair loss or any other serious conditions.
  • Shedding hair. Even folks with full, robust heads of hair shed hair regularly. Our scalps shed anywhere from 50 to 100 strands per day. As such, noticing hair in your drain isn’t inherently a cause for alarm. You can perform a “hair-pull” test to get an indication (though not conclusive) about whether the amount of hair you are shedding is a sign of a hair loss problem.
  • Graying hair. While anemia, thyroid issues, vitamin B12 deficiency, and vitiligo can cause premature graying, your salt-and-pepper hair is more likely the result of genetics rather than a poor reflection of your health.
  • Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. The consequences of sunburn and overexposure to UV rays include not only short-term pain but long-term skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer. Too much sun can also turn your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to breaks and splits. Additionally, sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. A deep or severe enough sunburn can lead to inflammation which in turn can lead to a short-term hair loss condition called telogen effluvium.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

Understanding Scarring Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia in WomenOver 95 percent of hair loss cases are caused by androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans annually. But it isn’t the only form of alopecia. While far less common, scarring alopecia also causes hair loss, though for different reasons and in different ways. Also known as cicatricial alopecia, this condition is actually a collection of hair loss problems which are responsible for an estimated three percent of hair loss cases around the world.

What is Scarring Alopecia?

Scarring alopecias are most often the result of inflammation caused by such things as fungal infections, chemicals such as those found in hair relaxers, mechanical traction, and inflammatory disorders which include discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, dissecting cellulitis, tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, alopecia mucinosa, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and acne keloidalis.

The inflammation which is the culprit behind this hair loss condition destroys hair follicles, stem cells, and the sebaceous gland below the surface of the scalp. The destruction of these crucial elements of healthy hair growth is often permanent and hairs destroyed by scarring alopecia usually do not grow back.

What Are the Signs of Scarring Alopecia?

Most people suffering from scarring alopecia will first notice small patches of hair loss which slowly expand over time. Sometimes, though, the hair loss may progress more rapidly and be accompanied by uncomfortable or painful symptoms such as burning and severe itching.

The areas of hair loss caused by scarring alopecia may have “ragged” edges and while the affected area may sometimes appear smooth and devoid of pores, it is not uncommon for those bald patches to have redness, scaling, increased or decreased pigmentation, or raised blisters with fluids or pus.

Diagnosis and Treatment

As noted, scarring alopecia is a relatively rare hair loss condition. Since the active destruction of hair follicles happens below the surface of the skin, a scalp biopsy is often necessary to arrive at a correct diagnosis.

If caught early enough, aggressive treatment by experienced hair loss professionals can stop the progression of the condition and minimize any further damage. The specific treatment recommended by your doctor will largely depend on which form of the condition you ae suffering from. Even without treatment, the symptoms and progression of scarring alopecia almost always stop eventually. Once some time has passed after the condition has been resolved, hair transplant surgery can restore hair to the bald areas left behind.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami for Your Personal Hair Loss Consultation

The first step in discovering why you are losing your hair and what you can do about it is to schedule a hair loss consultation. We invite you to schedule an evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Hair Transplants During Your 20’s

Hair Transplants During Your 20’s

Hair Transplants During Your 20’sHair loss can become a concern no matter what your age. Many people may first notice a receding hairline or thinning hair in their late teens and early 20s. Living with noticeable hair loss at a relatively early age can be particularly traumatic, causing young people to feel old before their time.

If you are in your 20s and are worried about hair loss, you may be exploring ways to address the problem, including a surgical hair transplant. Medication, lifestyle changes, and other non-invasive treatments can be effective at combating hair loss in younger adults. But whether a transplant is advisable depends on the reasons behind the hair loss, and it may, in fact, be a less desirable option that it would be if they had a few more years under their belt.

Hair Loss Patterns May Not Be Known

There are a few reasons hair transplants for those in their 20s present unique issues. The primary reason for caution is because it may be difficult at that stage to know how the hair loss pattern will progress and ultimately manifest itself.

The hair loss process may not be complete at this stage. While a transplant might be effective at addressing existing problem areas, the possibility that hair loss may become an issue elsewhere can result in an “island” of transplanted hair bordered by new thinning or balding areas. Similarly, a transplant focused on lowering the hairline can become awkward and unnatural in appearance if the hair above the transplant area begins to thin or fall out.

You Get What You Pay For

Another issue faced by young adults that may make a transplant unadvisable is less physical and more financial. Always remember that hair transplant surgery is, in fact, surgery. That means only a highly trained, supremely skilled, and extremely experienced hair transplant physician should perform your procedure.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of clinics or supposed hair loss specialists who may offer “cut-rate” prices reflective of the quality of work they perform. Young people may not yet have the financial resources for a hair transplant done right. Waiting until you can have your surgery performed by a top-notch surgeon may be worth more than subjecting yourself to a substandard operation which will leave you disappointed or needing corrective surgery in the future.

Take the First Step: Schedule a Consultation With the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Today

All of that said, hair transplant surgery may be a viable option for someone still in their 20s if the hair loss is particularly advanced. The only way to know which hair loss treatment is best for your individual situation is to schedule an evaluation with a hair loss physician who can diagnose the cause and progression of your hair loss and work with you to develop the optimal treatment plan.

Schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

How to Prepare for a Scalp Biopsy

How to Prepare for a Scalp Biopsy

How to Prepare for a Scalp BiopsyYou can’t treat a problem unless you know what the problem is. When it comes to hair loss, understanding the reasons behind thinning or shedding hair is a critical part of the process. By determining the cause of hair loss, we can develop and implement the most effective treatment program tailored to each patient’s unique characteristics. Our hair loss evaluations involve comprehensive examination and testing to get to the root of the issue. In some cases, a scalp biopsy may be recommended as part of this phase in the hair restoration journey.

What is a Scalp Biopsy?

A scalp biopsy involves extracting one or two small specimens of scalp tissue and follicles for analysis. The specimens are about the size of a pencil eraser. A discrete area of the scalp is cleaned, the hair in the area is trimmed, and a local anesthesia is administered in the area. Once the specimens are removed, the small scar is closed with stitches which will be removed a couple of weeks after the biopsy is performed. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes. The specimens are then submitted to a skin pathologist with special expertise in diagnosing hair loss problems.

Why are Scalp Biopsies Performed?

When hair loss appears to be caused by a follicle scarring process, a scalp biopsy is necessary to establish a diagnosis. A biopsy can be used to make or confirm a diagnosis of alopecia and can also yield important information in cases of unexplained hair loss or when the potential for regrowth is in question.

How to Prepare for a Scalp Biopsy

If your hair loss physician recommends a scalp biopsy as part of your hair loss evaluation, you’ll have to take care of some things beforehand to minimize risks and discomfort and to maximize the accuracy and usefulness of the biopsy.

In addition to following your doctor’s specific directions, you will likely have to do the following in advance of your biopsy:

  • Give your physician a complete medical history and answer all of his or her questions. Make sure you discuss any illnesses, allergies, and medications, as well as your lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking that could play a role in elements of the biopsy like scarring and administration of anesthesia.
  • You’ll be given a blood test to check for any other issues which could be instructive as to the reasons behind your hair loss.
  • Do not put any styling or other products in your hair the day of your biopsy.
  • Immediately prior to the procedure, hair will be trimmed from the area specimens will be taken from, and the area will then be cleaned.

Since this short procedure is performed with only a local anesthetic, you will be able to leave the clinic soon after it is completed and should be able to drive as well.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami for Your Personal Hair Loss Consultation

Not all patients require a scalp biopsy to determine the cause of hair loss and to choose the best treatment options. But the first step in discovering why you are losing your hair and what you can do about it is to schedule a hair loss consultation. We invite you to schedule an evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

HypoThermosol

HypoThermosol vs. Saline in Hair Transplantation

HypoThermosolHair follicles are made up of living cells. Like all cells, those with hair follicles grow, live, die, and regenerate. In hair restoration surgery, living, healthy follicles from your donor area are transplanted into thinning areas. But that doesn’t happen instantly.

During the procedure, some time may pass between the time a follicle is removed and the time it is transplanted. This is a crucial juncture, as the cells in the grafts and soon-to-be-transplanted follicles need to be preserved during their time away from your scalp. Think of how organs such as hearts or kidneys need to be carefully preserved before they are transplanted into a recipient.

Why is Follicle Preservation So Important?

When hair follicle tissues are removed from the body even for a short time, there are many potential detrimental consequences. A lack of nutrients such as glucose and oxygen can render the cells unable to generate the fuel needed to maintain normal vitality.

During the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures we perform at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our surgeons use high-resolution digital imaging and their exceptional skills to identify and remove grafts with extraordinary precision. The goal is not only to harvest follicles with the best chance of growing in the transplanted area but also to leave most of the donor area hair in place so that it retains its natural appearance.

Given that goal, we want to remove as few grafts as possible to get the desired result. We also want to ensure that the highest percentage of grafts survive and grow. If removed follicles are not preserved in the most effective manner possible, they could lose their viability, leaving even fewer follicles available for transplantation.

Keeping hair follicle cells from dying during that gap between removal and transplantation involves storing the hair in a preservative solution. There are two types of solutions hair transplant surgeons can use to accomplish this: saline or HypoThermosol.

Why We Use HypoThermosol Instead of Saline

Saline solution is the traditional way that extracted tissue strips and follicles were stored during hair transplantation procedures. Such ‘isotonic solutions’ were originally designed to support cells at normal body temperatures. But hair follicles to be transplanted are routinely stored in a cold, hypothermic state (typically 2-8 °C), just as transplant organs are kept in cold temperatures.  The cold provides beneficial, protective effects on the cells and tissues of the graft.

HypoThermosol, on the other hand, was designed specifically to be more effective at colder temperatures. Studies have shown that the formulation of HypoThermosol can extend the storage interval for grafts and follicles, while maintaining follicle viability and in some cases, even promoting faster engraftment of transplanted follicles

That’s why we use a HypoThermosol + ATP solution in our hair transplant surgeries to provide the highest possible survival rate of the grafts and follicles we remove until they are ready for transplantation. It is part of our ongoing commitment to using the most advanced techniques in hair restoration to help our patients achieve optimal results.

Unmatched Experience and Unparalleled Results in Hair Restoration

At the Hair Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

Vitamin D For Your Hair.

You Need More Vitamin D. So Does Your Hair.

Vitamin D For Your Hair. Vitamin D is a critical nutrient. It bolsters our immune system and wards off illness. It is vital for bone health. Some research suggests that insufficient amounts of vitamin D contribute to depression, heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin D also plays an important role in the strength and growth of hair, and a lack of this nutrient has been linked to alopecia, also known as spot baldness.

Our primary source of vitamin D is the sun (which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”). We can also get vitamin D from foods rich in the nutrient, such as fish, fish liver oil, eggs, and dairy, as well as through supplements.

New Study Suggests Global Vitamin D Problem

While we have known about the importance of vitamin D for a while, a new study is raising alarms about widespread vitamin D deficiency around the world. “The Big Vitamin D Mistake,” a paper by Finnish researchers, argues that current recommended levels of vitamin D are too low, and that “actions are urgently needed to protect the global population from vitamin D deficiency.”

The Vitamin D Council agrees and says that “the current recommendations for vitamin D supplementation (600-800 IU) are far too low to help the majority of individuals to reach healthy vitamin D levels. That is why we recommend supplementing with between 5,000-10,000 IU per day in order to achieve healthy vitamin D levels (40-80 ng/ml).”

Vitamin D and Hair Loss

The key to resilient, strong hair less prone to falling out lies in the follicles. When hair follicles become traumatized, damaged, or otherwise inactive, the growth of new hair stops and pattern baldness begins.

Research suggests that vitamin D, along with the receptors in the skin that bind to the nutrient, plays a significant role in promoting healthy follicles and hair growth while a lack of the vitamin may lead directly to hair loss. A 2014 study published in Molecular Endocrinology found that hair regrew in mice two weeks after introducing vitamin D receptors. Other studies also have made the connection between hair loss and vitamin D.

While we are not yet at the point where we have developed a Vitamin D-based “cure” for baldness, we are definitely at the point where we can say that healthy levels of vitamin D help promote the strength of your hair and reduce the chances of significant hair loss.

Make sure you consult with your physician before making any significant changes to your diet or your vitamin D levels, as too much vitamin D can create other health problems, such as calcium accumulation in the blood which may cause weakness or problems with the kidneys.

Whether as an adjunct to hair restoration treatments or just as part of a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet rich in key nutrients such as vitamin D can help boost hair growth in addition to improving your overall health and sense of well-being.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, dietary improvements alone may not stop hair loss or restore your hair to the fullness it once had. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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Scalp Sunscreen: The Easiest Way to Protect and Hydrate Your Scalp

Scalp SunscreenEvery inch of skin on your body is vulnerable to sunburn if exposed to the sun’s harsh rays for extended periods of time. This includes your scalp. Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. The consequences of sunburn and overexposure to UV rays include not only short-term pain but long-term skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer.

Understand that a sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. A deep or severe enough sunburn can lead to inflammation which in turn can lead to a short-term hair loss condition called telogen effluvium.

But while you may be very good about slathering that SPF70 sunscreen all over your arms, legs, face, and torso, it can be easy to forget about protecting the skin on top of your head as well as your hair. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposed and unprotected skin on your scalp can suffer damage in as little as 15 minutes. If you are planning on spending time in the sun, scalp sunscreen can be the easiest way to protect and hydrate your scalp.

There are numerous sunscreen products that are specifically designed to be applied to the hair and scalp. Consider oils with UVA/UVB protection incorporated so you don’t end up with greasy strands full of thick, white sunscreen. These also protect the hair itself from the sun, which can fade color when it oxidizes.

To protect your scalp, you’ll want to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun and after every two hours of spending time outside. If you go swimming or are perspiring a lot, you will need to reapply the sunscreen that has been diluted or washed away by that moisture. For full-on protection, wear a stylish sunhat or baseball cap when enjoying the outdoors, which protects both skin and hair follicles simultaneously.

Here in South Florida, sun exposure and the potential for skin damage is a year-round issue. The changes in the seasons also present several other challenges for those worried about hair loss or who are currently experiencing hair loss issues. Seasonal hair loss is a common problem. Fortunately, there are ways to combat winter hair shedding, control hair loss in the summer, and protect your hair during the spring and autumn.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

No matter what the season, if you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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