Common Causes for Hair Loss in Men and Women
For many people, having a full, healthy head of hair is an important part of their appearance and self-confidence. Hair loss can happen to almost anyone, regardless of age or gender, and may even lead to emotional distress. Fortunately, our professionals at Spyglass Dermatology can provide results. For example, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy naturally stimulates hair growth and promotes a better hairline.
Below, Dr. Ryan Schuering and his team of trained providers explain the most common causes of hair loss and how our innovative treatments work in Stuart and Tequesta, FL. We know that hair loss is a sensitive topic, and we are committed to providing personalized care and support.
How does hair loss occur?
Hair loss can happen for a number of different reasons, including:
- Male and female pattern baldness: This is an inherited issue, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Men usually get a receding hairline, and women typically experience thinning on the top of the head.
- Telogen effluvium: Sometimes, the growth phase of a follicle is disrupted due to trauma or stress on the body. This condition causes large amounts of hair to fall out in a short period.
- Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata happens when the immune system attacks the follicle. Small round patches of hair loss or full baldness may result.
Placing too much strain on the follicles is another common cause of hair loss. Harsh hair care practices like tight hairstyles, using hot tools frequently, and chemical treatments are known to damage the hair.
How does PRP work for hair restoration?
Platelet-rich plasma is a naturally occurring substance in your blood that has growth factors and proteins essential for tissue repair and regeneration. PRP therapy involves drawing your own blood and separating the platelets through centrifugation. The growth factors in PRP can stimulate dormant hair follicles.
Spyglass Dermatology can offer a consultation to determine if PRP is a suitable way to manage hair loss. During this appointment, one of our team members will discuss your medical history and examine your scalp. Once you are cleared for treatment in Stuart or Tequesta, FL, we will schedule your first PRP therapy session. On the day of the procedure, we will draw some blood from your arm and process it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. We then administer the PRP to your scalp.
Can I combine PRP with other treatments?
Yes, PRP can be combined with other hair restoration methods such as nutritional supplementation, dietary modifications, and specially compounded hair growth medicines. Low-level laser therapy is another popular method. This noninvasive option delivers laser energy to the scalp to promote cell activity and circulation.
When can I expect results?
Results vary, but most patients experience improved hair growth and thickness within several months of treatment. Some people require multiple sessions with our staff to achieve their desired outcomes.
Patients should know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding harsh styling practices can also maintain their outcomes. We can provide personalized recommendations for long-term care.
Restore your hair
Don't let hair loss hold you back. Contact Spyglass Dermatology to learn more about hair restoration. Dr. Ryan Schuering and his staff of trained providers are here to help you feel confident and beautiful from the inside out. Book your hair assessment and take the first step toward healthier, fuller hair in Stuart or Tequesta, FL.