Hair loss in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond is highly common. Many adults expect some thinning and shedding to occur with age, although individual cases largely depend on genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. However, some people experience hair loss much earlier on in life – even during those critical teenage years when self-perception and scrutiny are at all-time highs. More than the emotional impact, hair loss at an early age might be a warning sign of something more serious, such as an undiagnosed illness.
Hair loss is a natural process. In fact, the average human being loses anywhere between 50 and 100 strands a day. Since hair is constantly undergoing regrowth, strands seen in the shower drain or in the teeth of your hair brush may be completely normal, and could actually indicate you're about to experience fuller hair. However, when you start to see excessive shedding that is visually apparent on your scalp, it’s time to take action. Consider the following six factors that can contribute to hair loss unrelated to genetics or medical conditions.
Men and women often wonder how to stop hair fall. Excessive thinning and shedding—often perceived as “hair fall”—can be just as worrisome as pattern baldness. For many, the ideaof losing hair can be just as harmful to confidence and self esteem as full blown androgenetic alopecia. In this article, we examine the characteristics of excessive hair fall and the treatments that are available to stop the progression of hair loss while creating conditions for thicker and fuller looking hair.
When it comes to treating hair loss, there is no shortage of companies claiming to have the secret to fuller and thicker looking hair. From vitamin supplements to messy topical foams, pharmacies and websites are well stocked with products that often times over-promise and under-deliver. According to Capillus physician, Dr. Yates, hair loss sufferers are wise to choose a treatment that is backed by scientific research. Those options include Rogaine®, Propecia®, PRP and low level laser therapy. "If you turn on the TV or look in a magazine, there are a bazillion products out there that will supposedly grow your hair," Dr. Yates states in an interview published by Business Insider. "But the fact remains those are probably the only four things that I know of that have some scientific basis." One thing each of these hair loss treatments has in common is a focus on the hair follicle. Whereas keratin shampoos and hair growth supplements are marketed as “nourishing” to the hair itself, these 4 treatment options focus on helping hair follicles support a natural growth cycle. That’s a better approach, since hair cannot grow if a follicle becomes damaged, goes dormant, or otherwise stops producing hair. When choosing among the 4 options listed by Dr. Yates, many patients find laser therapy to be the most convenient. Whereas Rogaine® foam requires twice daily application (directly to the scalp) and Propecia® has been outted for long term sexual side effects among some of the men who take it, laser therapy provides a simpler solution that is safe, proven, and effective. In clinical trials, patients using Capillus® laser technology saw a 51% increase in hair count, without tedious Rogaine® applications or the risk of side effects (source: ClinicalTrials.gov).
Celebrity fitness trainer and TV host, Heidi Powell, wears Capillus272 Pro for hair treatment. Celebrities are becoming more outspoken about treating thinning hair. Perhaps one reason is due to improvements in technologies and treatment options. With each passing year, the shame and embarrassment of thinning hair seems to fade as treatment options garner more and more positive attention from the media, hair loss sufferers, and the general public. Below are just a few examples of celebrities who have openly shared their struggles with hair loss, encouraging others to take up the fight against receding hairlines and balding crowns. Manchester United star forward, Wayne Rooney, is famous for having shared before and after photos to millions of Twitter followers while openly discussing his journey toward a fuller head of hair. In the United States, NFL star Wes Welker openly endorses hair restoration with Dr. Robert Leonard, an authorized member of the Capillus® Physicians Network in Boston, Massachusetts. And when it comes to getting a hair transplant that’s worthy of the red carpet, leading physicians recommend the use of laser therapy to stop the progression of hair loss both before and after the procedure. “When you have a hair transplant, it is equally important to put the brakes on hair loss,” explains Dr. Bernard Nusbaum. An ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeon, Dr. Nusbaum has performed more than 10,000 separate hair transplant procedures and is highly regarded as an expert in the international hair restoration community. “We recommend a complement to hair transplant surgery, and Capillus® products are an excellent option."