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The Big Picture: What’s Really Causing Hair Loss?

The Big Picture- What’s Really Causing Hair LossWhen treating hair loss, understanding the root cause of the issue is the first step towards finding treatment. Getting to the root of the problem enables physicians to offer treatments that are both safe and effective. Sometimes, hair loss can be caused by environmental stress or other behavioral problems that the patient can learn to proactively manage. For this reason, understanding why hair loss occurs is empowering for the patient as well.

If you are experiencing hair loss symptoms, we invite you to explore the following resources on the Miami Hair Blog to learn more about your condition. Please note: These resources are not meant to provide specific medical diagnoses or treatment recommendations. All readers are urged to schedule an appointment with a licensed and experienced medical professional to properly diagnose their condition and find effective treatment.

Understanding Pattern Baldness

Sometimes, hair loss occurs in a somewhat recognizable and predictable pattern. Two common examples are receding hairlines and thin or bald areas at the rear of the scalp, at the crown.

Men who recognize these symptoms may learn more about the progression of their condition by referring to the Norwood Classification for male pattern baldness.

Women who recognize these symptoms may learn more by referring to the Ludwig Classification for female pattern baldness.

Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress may cause a change in the biochemistry of the hair follicle, according to reports from the American Hair Loss Association (i). This change can prematurely send hair into a resting phase, or Telogen phase. Hair may cease to grow entirely, depending on the severity and duration of the experienced stress, as well as the way in which the individual recovers from the incident. This type of hair loss is particularly common among women and may be heightened, in part, by hormonal fluctuations.

To learn more, visit our guide on Telogen Effluvium.

Prescription Medications and Hair Loss

Prescription medications may effectively treat a number of serious health conditions. Medicines can have side effects, however. Hair loss is a common issue for individuals who take a variety of medications, including oral contraceptives, thyroid prescriptions, and more.

To learn more, readers are invited to visit our guide, Can Prescription Medications Cause Hair Loss?.

Hair Loss and Teenagers

Though pattern baldness is typically associated with older gentleman, hair loss is also a common condition for many boys and girls in their teenage years of development. Teenagers are perhaps most susceptible to the cruel way in which hair loss can negatively affect self-esteem, confidence, and social life, making it vital for parents and teens to understand more about the most common reasons hair loss may occur.

Read more about the Top 7 Causes of Hair Loss in Teenagers.

Evaluations at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami

Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provide the best chance of restoring hair to its naturally full, resilient, and beautiful state. To learn more about a hair loss evaluation, schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our team represents South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, registered nurses, and technicians, each of whom hold your pursuit of a fuller head of hair in the highest regard.

Readers may also call our Institute at 305.925.0222 to speak directly with a member of our team.

Sources:

(i) “Effluviums.” American Hair Loss Association..

Hair Reconstruction

Hair ReconstructionHair reconstruction generally involves one of two approaches to rebuilding the natural appearance of hair.  The first approach is surgical and involves transplanting individual hairs from a donor area to the restoration area (the area experiencing thinning or balding).  A second type of hair reconstruction is non-surgical.  Non-surgical hair reconstruction may involve utilizing prescription hair loss medications, low level laser therapy devices, or general lifestyle changes to naturally spur the growth of hair.  It is important to note that not all individuals are candidates for surgical hair reconstruction procedures.  This cannot be determined, however, until the individual seeks the professional consultation of a hair transplant surgeon.

Hair Reconstruction: Am I a Candidate?

At this point, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for hair reconstruction.  The simple answer is “yes,” because there are a variety of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options available.  On a more complex level, however, you may find that the unique condition of your hair may limit treatment options in some way.  You may find that you are not a candidate for a surgical hair transplant procedure, for example.  Or, you may prefer to avoid prescription hair loss medications and instead focus on making lifestyle changes that may promote natural hair growth.

Most often, hair loss is unique in the way it affects the individual.  To better understand your hair loss and the treatment options that are available to you, follow the 4 steps below:

Step 1: Discovering Hair Loss

If you found this article online, you are most likely in the Discovering Hair Loss phase.  Perhaps you have noticed visible signs of thinning, balding, or shedding.  Or, maybe your are simply educating yourself so you may take proactive preventative measures to keep your hair looking its absolute best for long into the future.  In either case, we welcome you to our website and invite you to visit the Hair Transplant Blog homepage for additional information on hair loss, hair reconstruction procedures, images from before and after procedures, and much more.

Step 2: Consult a Professional for an Evaluation

Now that you know more about the prevalence of hair loss, you are ready for the Consultation Phase.  At this point, there is no substitute for the professional opinion of a licensed and experienced surgeon.  We welcome you to schedule an appointment for a hair loss evaluation with the Hair Transplant Institute.  Our clinic proudly represents South Florida’s top hair transplant surgeons, and our facility is staffed with caring individuals who provide an unparalleled level of service.

Step 3: Obtain a Hair Loss Diagnosis

During your evaluation, our Institute’s lead surgeons, Dr. Nusbaum and , will work towards providing a full and accurate diagnosis of the cause for your hair loss.  To learn more about the advanced hair loss diagnosis methods performed by the Hair Transplant Institute, please visit our Hair Loss Evaluation page.

Step 4:  Choose a Hair Reconstruction Method

After scheduling an appointment and receiving a diagnosis, Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose will help you choose a safe and effective means of treating your hair loss in a way that will deliver the results you desire.  The Hair Transplant Institute provides a diverse array of leading treatment options ranging from surgical transplants to non-surgical low level laser treatments.  We understand the profound ways in which hair loss may affect both personal and social life, and we are committed to helping you find a hair reconstruction method that will have you looking and feeling great, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

For more information, please call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami toll free at 1-877-443-9070.

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