Why Am I Losing My Hair?

Why Am I Losing My Hair?

If you are losing your hair, two things may encourage you.

One: You are not alone. More than 80% of men and almost half of women will experience some type of significant hair loss during their lifetime. You are most definitely not on your own as you deal with hair loss — it’s a common ailment.

Two: You are not without options to treat your hair loss and restore hair growth. At Skin Med Spa in Downers Grove, Illinois, our expert team offers several viable hair restoration solutions.

Read on to find out what may be causing your hair loss and what you can do about it.

What causes hair loss?

A normal scalp includes in the neighborhood of 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. Most healthy people lose up to 100 hairs a day just in the normal cycle of hair growth, and new hair grows to take the place of what you lose.

When your hair loss occurs at a greater frequency than your hair growth, you’re experiencing alopecia, the medical term for hair loss. This can happen because of a variety of causes. Obvious cases included medical treatments such as chemotherapy, but other causes include genetics, an unusual amount of stress, hairstyles that pull your hair tightly (like tight braids or ponytails), hormone changes, and nutritional deficiencies.

To determine a specific cause for why you are losing hair, your doctor may order blood tests, examine your scalp closely, and get a detailed medical history, including any possible triggering events.

What is hair restoration?

Depending on why you’re losing your hair, hair restoration may be possible to help you regrow your hair. At Skin Med Spa, our team focuses not on surgical options such as a hair transplant, but on natural treatments that address the root causes of your hair loss. The goal is to reactivate your dormant hair follicles so that your hair can grow back thicker, fuller, and healthier than ever, restoring your confidence at the same time.

What treatments can help?

Depending on your specific situation, we address your metabolism, your environment, nutritional deficiencies, and even hormone imbalance. Two treatments we offer are PRP therapy and Nutrafol vitamin supplements. 

PRP is platelet-rich plasma. Your doctor will extract PRP from your own blood and then inject it into the area you’re targeting for hair growth. PRP is rich in growth factors and triggers your body’s ability to stimulate growth of new skin cells and new hair. 

Nutrafol vitamin supplements are full of ingredients that help your body stimulate new hair growth as well. The supplements help balance your hormones, optimize your nutrition, and support your overall wellness. Using these in combination with PRP therapy may provide even better results for you.

Our team at Skin Med Spa is happy to meet with you to determine what treatments may work best for your individual situation. Just call our office, or fill out the request form on our site, and we’ll be in touch to schedule your appointment. Remember: You aren’t alone, and we can help!

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