Balding usually occurs in men once they hit their fifties, but it can also start earlier depending on your genes. Loss of hair can cause you to lose your self-confidence, consequently affecting your social relationships. Luckily, the specialists at Honest Hair Restoration offer alopecia consultation & medical management in Lakewood Ranch to help restore your natural hair.
What is balding?
Balding refers to the permanent or temporary progressive loss of your hair on your scalp or other parts of your body. Loss of hair usually occurs due to specific genes, but you may also lose your hair due to stress, diseases, or medications. Before losing your hair, you may notice some patches on your head and extreme thinning of your hair. You may also develop a receding hairline, medically known as androgenetic alopecia, male-pattern baldness. Women can also develop androgenetic alopecia, but it often begins with a widening hair-part. In addition to androgenetic alopecia, the following condition may also contribute to baldness:
- Traction alopecia
- Anagen effluvium
- Telogen effluvm
- Tinea capitis
- Alopecia areata
Some people also think that frequent shampooing, wearing wigs, dandruff, and wearing hats also causes balding, which has no scientific proof. Losing hair can cause a significant blow to your self-confidence regardless of your gender or age. Dr. Maag evaluates your alopecia and explores different solutions for your predicament.
What factors contribute to balding?
Several factors can contribute to your hair loss, apart from genetic female or male-pattern baldness. During your visit to Honest Hair Restoration, Dr. Maag and his team perform a comprehensive physical exam and review your medical and family history. They may also ask about your habits and the medications you may be taking. Some of the factors that may contribute to hair loss include:
- Frequent tight hairstyles like cornrows
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Hormone imbalances
- Too much stress
- Habits of pulling out your hair
- Ringworm of the scalp
- Specific medications
- Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy
- Inadequate protein in your meals
- Nutrient deficiencies
It may not be possible to prevent genetic balding, but limiting heat damage and eating a balanced diet can slow down the balding process.
Is it possible to regrow hair after balding?
You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Maag and discuss the available har replacement options and other options that can help you restore your natural hair. During your consultation, he may recommend several hair restoration treatments such as:
- Low-level laser therapy
- Exosomal hair restoration
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
- Prescription oral medications
- NeoGraft assisted ProGrowth combination FUE and hair transplants
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) scalp injections
You may need to undergo several of these treatments before identifying the one that produces excellent results. Treatments like PRP scalp injections and laser therapy promote hair regrowth by stimulating dead hair follicles. Treatments like hair transplantation and FUE involve transferring healthy follicles to the areas of your scalp where there is hair loss.
Call Dr. Maag or schedule an online appointment today for treatment for more information about balding.