Hair loss is often associated with men and premature balding. However, women also suffer from hair loss and hair thinning.
In order to properly deal with your hair loss, you need to visit a hair loss specialist. Not only will they give you hair loss treatments, but they will also discuss the causes of hair loss.
If you are dealing with hair loss and not sure what the next steps are, keep on reading.
Determine What is Causing Hair Loss
Not all hair loss is the same.
While it is normal to lose hair daily and to notice hair thinning with age, premature hair loss is a cause for concern.
Younger women who have hormonal balances such as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can experience hair loss. Luckily with hormonal hair loss, you can treat this by treating the hormonal imbalance.
Another cause of hair loss could be due to thyroid problems. Whether you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, this could be the root cause of your hair loss.
Surprisingly, hair loss could be a side effect of your medication.
While chemotherapy is notoriously known for hair loss, medications such as birth control pills, anti-depressants, and weight loss pills can cause hair loss. If you are taking medications, it’s important to take a look at that side effects list.
Lastly, sometimes it’s just genetics.
If someone in your family has dealt with hair loss or hair thinning, it is most likely passed down genetically.
Types of Hair Loss Specialists
Now that we know what can cause hair loss, it’s important to know your options.
If you believe that your hair loss is due to an underlying issue such as PCOS, you can schedule an appointment with your primary doctor to discuss treatments options.
However, if you’ve already been to the doctor and there are no underlying conditions then the next option is to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Dermatologists can offer in-home treatments such as Rogaine which you apply to your scalp directly. They also offer services such as micro-needling or injections to stimulate hair growth.
A plastic surgeon can offer services such as minimally invasive hair transplants. If you are hesitant about surgery, they can even offer scalp camo options which are used for individuals with hair thinning who just want to make it less noticeable.
Ask for Recommendations
If you an unsure about which path you want to take, it’s always useful to ask for recommendations and to look at reviews.
Not every hair loss solution will be the right for you. By scheduling an appointment with a hair loss specialist and seeing what treatment options are available for you, you can start reading online reviews or asking people you know.
Look to see what people are saying about their treatments, has it lasted for 20 years, or do they regret the experience? By reading people’s experiences, you can more confidently determine which route you want to take.
Hair Loss Specialist Overview
If you are tired of being embarrassed about your hair loss, schedule an appointment with a hair loss specialist to view your options. Hair loss may not be preventable, but it can be managed.
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