Does your hair seem thinner? Noticing more hair in the shower drain or on your pillow in the mornings? Hair loss is an issue that can affect practically anyone and has many potential causes. For some, prolonged hair loss can be traced to medical issues or stress, but most cases are simply hereditary — for both males and females. 

Regardless of its root cause or severity, hair loss affects millions of people each year, and can be an extremely stressful condition that takes a toll on a person’s confidence and overall look.

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be caused by several factors, one being genetics. Other factors of hair loss can include:

  • Stress
  • Age
  • Medical conditions
  • Particular medications
  • Changes in hormone
  • Immune System Irregularities
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Hairstyles (tight braids or tight ponytails)

Signs of hair loss can show up in many different forms. You may notice:

  • Gradual thinning of the hair on your head
  • A bald spot that grows slowly
  • A receding hairline
  • A widening part
  • Thinner ponytails

If you’re experiencing any of the above, there are a number of treatments available that may help you regain your hair’s thickness and volume.

Treatments for Hair Loss

Depending on your degree of hair loss and other factors, your dermatology could provide with treatments such as the following:

  • Rogaine
  • Corticosteroids
  • Hair transplant
  • Scalp reduction
  • Scalp expansion
  • Scalp flaps
  • Propecia (men only)
  • Oral contraceptives (women only)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Clinical Trials

Hair Loss Prevention

If hair loss is something you struggle with or concerned about, there are several precautions you can take to prevent it from speeding up which includes:

  • Massage instead of scrub when shampooing hair
  • Use conditioner
  • Avoid hair blowers or hot combs
  • For straight hair, avoid combing when damp
  • For curly hair, comb the when damp
  • Avoid hair dryers or hot combs
  • Avoid tight hairstyles like ponytails or braids
  • Avoid weaves or extensions
  • Avoid dying or perming your hair
  • Use wide-tooth combs

Hair Loss Treatment at Image Renu Dermatology

Treatment for hair loss will depend on the cause and severity of the hair loss and thinning. In many cases, medications and in-office procedures can help stop hair loss and often trigger regrowth as well. 

Each case of hair loss is different, and Image Renu Dermatology can help! If you’re experiencing hair loss, our team would love to assess your situation and create a treatment plan that will restore your hair’s thickness and fullness.

Get Back Your Thicker, Fuller Hair

Contact us today to set up your appointment with our team and learn more about the various hair loss treatments we offer.