Steps You Can take to Minimize Hair Loss and Restore Hair Growth
Have you noticed that your daily hair loss is increasing? Are you concerned about your hair loss? Whether hair loss is a new concern or an ongoing condition, you are not alone.
How Much Hair Loss Is Considered To Be Normal?
An estimated 50 to 100 hair strands are shed daily by the average person (just in case you are counting 😊). Up to 140 to 150 hair strands shed on a daily basis may be. normal. Hair loss (alopecia) is one of the most common medical and cosmetic dermatological conditions treated by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rebecca Baxt who is specially trained to diagnose and treat hair diseases and hair loss.
According to a 2020 hair loss survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, “the number of people seeking proven medical and surgical treatments for hair loss grew 13% from 2016 to 2019. Specifically, 1,401,589 non-surgical hair loss patients were treated in 2019 (a 13% increase from 2016).”
What Are The Reasons For Hair Loss?
Excessive hair loss is usually the result of one of several factors, including:
- Some medical conditions and medications
- Aggressive dieting or inadequate nutrients in your diet
- Hair care (e.g., harsh hair care products, chemicals, over-use of hair extensions, pulling hair tight)
Aging is the one of the most common causes of hair loss. As we age, women’s hormone levels change (perimenopause and menopause) and hair follicle size also diminishes, which together contributes to hair loss. With respect to men, hair loss is also due to aging and is most noticeable in the temple and crown or a balding in the center of the head. However, younger men and women can suffer with hair loss that can be successfully treated.
Click here for more reasons and descriptions of several types of hair loss.
What Is The First Step In Treating Hair Loss?
The first step in treating hair loss is diagnosing the cause of hair loss which can be complicated as there are many variables to consider. To accurately diagnose hair loss and prescribe an effective treatment, a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is required. Dr. Rebecca Baxt begins with an extensive health history to identify the potential causes of your specific hair loss problem. The next step is to examine your scalp and hair. If necessary, an in-office scalp biopsy can be performed to pinpoint the exact nature of your hair loss condition.
What Hair Loss Restoration Services Are Available?
If you have tried over-the-counter medication, such as, Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and at home laser caps or combs with limited or no results, it is time to consult with Dr. Rebecca Baxt. After your consultation and examination, she will recommend an appropriate and effective course of treatment. At BAXT CosMedical®, proven hair loss services include:
- Medical Treatment Injections of corticosteroids can help your hair regrow. Dr. Baxt injects this prescription medication into the bald (or thinning) areas, if indicated. These injections are usually given every 4 to 8 weeks as needed.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Through the use of an FDA-cleared medical device, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your own blood cells to stimulate hair growth. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and placing the blood into a centrifuge that separates it into parts. Once the centrifuge process is complete, the separated plasma, with lots of growth factor in itis injected into the area with hair loss.
The procedure takes approximately one hour and typically there is no downtime. Patients will need to return once a month for 4 to 5 months and then there is ongoing maintenance for a few times a year.
Want To Learn More About Hair Loss?
If you want to learn more about hair loss, read these related blogs:
- COVID-19 and Hair Loss… Say It Isn’t So! Is the virus making your hair fall out?
- Top 5 Reasons for Hair Loss
- Losing Your Hair? Here’s How to Hold on to It. Dr. Rebecca Baxt interviewed on hair loss. Sisters, AARP
Consult An Expert
If you are frustrated with your hair loss and have tried popular over-the-counter treatments, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rebecca Baxt. It all begins with an expert diagnosis!