Hair loss is common in both men and women for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, hair loss is something that can be extremely embarrassing for people and can cause them to feel hopeless. Men and women could suffer from hair loss due to genetic reasons or it often time occurs with age. Hair loss is essentially inevitable for some people and up until recently there weren’t any real options for initiating hair growth. Hair loss shouldn’t be something that you have to live with, which is why we offer hair loss treatments in Fullerton that can help you look and feel like yourself again!
Men’s Hair Loss
Like mentioned previously, men can suffer from hair loss due to genetic reasons. The most common reason men suffer from hair loss is due to pattern hair loss also known as androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia occurs when there is an overproduction of the DHT hormone. Therefore, your body isn’t able to keep up with how fast you are shedding hair. As the hair loss progresses it will begin to form an M pattern and eventually form a ring around the back of the head. Additionally, male hair loss can also be caused by medical prescriptions. However, on the bright side, adjusting your medications can help with the regrowth process. On rare cases, there are men who suffer from alopecia universalis and alopecia totalis. These autoimmune disorders cause the body to attack the hair follicle which prevents hair growth from happening.
Women’s Hair Loss
Women experience hair loss daily. It is estimated that women shed 50 to 100 hairs per day. This is normal since shedding hair is part of a natural head balance. Some hairs fall out while others begin to grow. If hair doesn’t grow back in an area that hair was shed, then this is when hair loss occurs. Women experience female-pattern hair loss and it affects at least 30 million women in the U.S. Women who are prone to hair loss include women over 40, women who have just given birth, women who have undergone chemotherapy, or women who use harsh chemicals on their hair. Additionally, certain hair styles can lead to hair loss such as tight braids or tight ponytails. Major weight loss could also be a trigger for hair loss since it is an extreme shock to the body. As stated previously, there are a variety of reasons to which why men and women experience hair loss. If your hair loss makes you uncomfortable you should know that there are options available that can help the regrowth process of your hair.
When you visit Exceptional Dermatology Care in Fullerton, our dermatologists can take a look at your scalp and help you determine what might be causing your hair loss. Then, we can work with you to develop a fully customized solution—allowing you to look and feel like yourself again.
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