For many people, their hair is a huge part of their identity and losing it can seriously affect their confidence. The condition is known as alopecia, but most people refer to it as hair loss or balding. Men and women can both suffer from hair loss, and it can have a variety of different causes. If you struggle with alopecia and don’t know where to turn, don’t worry, our team of professionals at Metro Dermatology is here to help.
We make good use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments to stimulate tissue generation and repair, giving people back their luscious locks. The PRP treatments are non-surgical, and they use your own blood to stimulate collagen and growth. PRP can also be used for facial rejuvenation.
It can be challenging figuring out why you are losing your hair, but identifying the cause is the first step on the road to treatment. Here are a few surprising things that may be causing your hair loss:
Research shows that if you are a man, you are prone to balding if you have a bald father. While hair loss in women is not as dramatic as in men, they can still experience it, especially in the form of thinning hair. If you have hair loss in your genes there’s not much you can do on your own to stop it; you have to see a professional.
Some medication, while good for treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, might have side effects that trigger hair loss. This is because they cause hormonal imbalances in your body, meaning growth no longer occurs the way it should. If you aren’t able to stop taking the medication causing hair loss, you may have to receive PRP injections.
Stress can be the hidden psychological cause of many physical ailments and hair loss is one of them. If you’re going through a particularly difficult period in your life, you might notice your hair falling out. Although easier said than done, it’s really important to take good care of your mental health as chronic stress can lead to more permanent physical changes.
Too much hair styling causes you to lose more hair than normal in the long run. Though you might enjoy trying out new exciting hairstyles, it is not recommended to continually expose your hair to heat and chemical products. Make sure you always use products designed to protect your hair from heat and be sure to treat your hair every once in a while to a high-quality restorative mask.
The good news is that it’s possible to halt or even reverse your hair loss, even if making lifestyle changes hasn’t made a difference. If you have started losing hair or simply want to learn more about PRP for hair restoration, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experts at Metro Dermatology can address any concerns you might have and offer quality PRP hair treatment NY residents rely upon and trust. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!