Starting to worry about hair loss?

Long, short, bouncy, sleek -- for most women and men, hair is far more than a bundle of fiber. It's an expression of style and personality. Research also suggests hair and self-image are closely intertwined. If an occasional "bad hair day" can make a woman or man feel bad, hair loss can be a distressing sight to face every morning in the mirror.

Finding the Roots of Hair Loss

Hair loss in women can be triggered by about 30 different medical conditions, as well as several lifestyle factors. Sometimes no specific cause can be found. As a starting point, hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid problems and hormone imbalances. In many cases, hair will grow back once the cause is addressed.

Hair loss Facts:

  • 1/3 to ½ of all people approximately have noticeable hair loss in their lifetime.
  • In the US alone that’s over 100-150 million people
  • 97% of all male hair loss is Male Pattern Baldness
  • 70% of all female hair loss is Female Pattern Baldness. The rest of the loss is due to (From most common to least) hormones, thyroid, anemia, over processed hair, chemicals and pollutants in the air and food. Some masking themselves as estrogen.
  • 50% of all women by middle age have noticeable hair loss.

Are You Experiencing These Types of Hair Loss (Alopecia) or Scalp Disorders?

 

Alopecia

+Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness.

The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness. Androgenetic alopecia in men has been associated with several other medical conditions including coronary heart disease and enlargement of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland in males that is located below the bladder. Additionally, prostate cancer, disorders of insulin resistance (such as diabetes and obesity), and high blood pressure (hypertension) have been related to androgenetic alopecia. In women, androgenetic alopecia is associated with an increased risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by a hormonal imbalance that can lead to irregular menstruation, acne, excess body hair (hirsutism), and weight gain.

+Alopecia Areata

Is highly unpredictable, can be caused by Auto-Immune disease. Medical science believes that the affected area is attacked by a person own immune system, this can progress to Alopecia totalis, universalis Alopecia or cicatrical alopecia.

 

+Trichotillomania
Is a type of impulse control disorder?  People with these disorders know that they can do damage by acting on the impulses, but they cannot stop themselves. They may pull out their hair when they’re stressed as a way to try to soothe themselves.

+Traction Alopecia

Is a form of Alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing their hair in a particularly tight ponytails, weaves, or braids. It is also seen occasionally in long-haired people who use barrettes to keep hair out of their faces. Traction alopecia is recession of the hairline due to chronic traction, or hair pulling, and is characterized by a fringe along the marginal hairline.

Scalp Disorders

+Dandruff

Dandruff is simply a buildup of shedding dead skin. We don’t know the cause, but it may be due to a fungus on the skin.

You can’t catch dandruff from someone else, and it isn't dangerous, but it can be itchy and a bother. Luckily, there’s no redness or scabbing of the scalp. There’s no cure, but it’s fairly easy to control by washing your hair and using our Therapeutic hair and scalp system XTC.

+Seborrhea dermatitis

Dandruff is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. In more severe cases, you’ll see a reddening of the scalp and a lot of oil. The result is a greasy look and feel. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s common in those with oily skin or hair, acne or psoriasis.

+Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicle, the sac that contains the root of the hair. It's usually caused by bacteria (usually staphylococcus) that find their way into the hair follicles from a nearby infection. The follicles also can be irritated from shaving, makeup, or clothing. Some people get folliculitis after taking a dip in a hot tub.

+Cradle Cap

This form of seborrheic dermatitis affects infants, typically in the first 6 months. It causes greasy, yellowish scales or crusts on the scalp. Although it may frighten parents, Cradle Cap is not a sign of a more serious infection, and it will usually clear up by the baby's first birthday.

For treatment, try rubbing your baby's scalp softly with Jojoba or coconut oil to loosen the scales. After a few minutes, wash your baby’s hair with a gentle baby shampoo. Then brush the scalp very gently with a soft brush to loosen the flakes. If a regular shampoo isn't working, ask your pediatrician about a medicated one.

+Head lice

Lice are an unpleasant but all-too-common part of childhood. More than 12 million Americans get them every year, and most are between the ages of 3 and 11. Once lice find their way into a school or summer camp, they spread quickly as children share combs, brushes, and hats. Lice are wingless insects about the size of a sesame seed. They feed on blood, and the females lay their eggs on the hair close to the scalp. Although they don't cause serious illness, they are something that children -- and their parents -- would rather live without. Having lice doesn’t mean a child is dirty, as they can pop up in anyone’s hair.

+Ring worm

To kill the fungus, you must treat ringworm on the scalp with medication taken by mouth. Treatment may take up to 12 weeks. Using an all-natural antifungal shampoo may help reduce the risk of spreading the infection to family members and classmates. It's important for anyone who has ringworm to avoid sharing personal items like combs, hats, and towels. If your child is taking an antifungal medicine, he’s safe to go to school. And you don’t have to cut his hair.

+Psoriasis

This skin condition can show up anywhere, but often happens on the scalp. It causes the body to make too many new skin cells. This buildup can form thick, crusted scales that can feel itchy or sore. You usually treat psoriasis with steroid creams or ointments. Shampoos with tar or salicylic acid may also be helpful. Ultraviolet light therapy (shining UV light on the skin to slow the growth of skin cells) is another option. Severe cases may need medication taken by mouth or in an injection.

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Products and Services Available for Restoring Your Natural Hair

Cost is a key factor for most people considering hair restoration. When evaluating a hair loss treatment, it's important to note that the cost is as individual as the patient's hair loss.

We invite you to take advantage of our private, in-person consultation. Our hair loss specialist will provide you a personalized report on your hair loss options, as well as the cost of your scalp analysis and procedure. We offer multiple payment options to make it affordable for everyone. Remember, to some this a lifetime commitment.

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