One of the most common problems that dermatologists diagnose and treat, the medical term for hair loss is alopecia. Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. It can be caused because of heredity, hormonal imbalance, medical conditions, or a natural process of aging. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it’s known to be more common in men. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp.
What Causes Hair Loss?
The most common cause of baldness is hereditary hair loss with age. Few people prefer to let their hair loss run its route untreated and unhidden. While others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, accessories, and scarves. Still, others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss or rebuild growth. Your hair care or hairstyles that pull your hair could also be causing hair loss. Some people who are otherwise healthy develop alopecia areata, a condition that can cause hair loss anywhere on their body.
With so many reasons that we see our hair falling out, it can be challenging and confusing to figure out why your hair is falling out. The key to getting results is knowing the true cause of your hair loss. If you urge to do something about it, knowing the cause should be seriously looked into, hair loss can be successfully treated, or action can be taken to prevent further hair loss.
Treatments for Hair Loss
1. Minoxidil (Rogaine): Minoxidil tends to be more effective when used along with another treatment for hair loss. Many people see some regrowth when using minoxidil, but it takes time to see results, usually about 3 to 6 months. You will need to keep using it every day to see the results and once you stop applying it, you may start experiencing hair loss again. Minoxidil can help early hair loss and it cannot regrow an entire head of hair.
2. Micro-needling: A micro-needling device contains hundreds of tiny needles. Micro-needling may work better if you use it along with another hair loss treatment. You can buy one of these devices without a prescription but consult a dermatologist first. They can help you understand if it’s safe for you, and they can recommend a specific micro-needling device.
3. Hair transplant: This kind of surgery can give you positive and lasting results. A surgeon removes individual hairs or a lane of skin with hairs from a single part of your scalp and transplants them to thinning or balding areas. The surgery is performed in 4 to 8 hours and you need to consult a dermatologist to find out if this treatment is suitable for you.
Seek Professional Help Now !!
You don’t have to wait! The sooner you address the symptoms and causes of hair loss, the more likely it is that treatments could help you regrow hair. Speak to our medical professionals at Cleo Skin Clinic today to start your journey to a fuller and perfect head of hair.