What Causes Hair Loss and How Can I Stop it?

Hair loss is an extremely common condition affecting millions of men and women. In fact, an estimated 80 million Americans have hereditary hair loss. The causes of hair loss vary, but one thing is true: hair loss can be a frustrating and embarrassing affliction.

Everyone loses hair. It’s a natural part of the hair growth process. But if you lose more than 100 hairs daily, you might be suffering from hair loss. Thinning hair and bald patches are signs of hair loss, and suffering hair loss can significantly impact your self-confidence.

If you’re self-conscious about your hair loss, it’s time to do something about it. Let Franklin Rose, MD, and our team at Utopia Med Spa help you understand the cause of your hair loss and give you options for hair restoration. 

Understanding the causes of hair loss

The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is hereditary hair thinning. If you have a family history of hair loss, your chances of experiencing hair loss as you grow older are higher.

In men, hereditary hair loss often first appears as a receding hairline. Bald patches can develop on the top or back of your head. Women generally maintain their hairlines but begin noticing thinning hair. A woman with hereditary hair loss often notices a widening part first.

Other causes of hair loss include underlying health conditions, illness, and pregnancy. Medications to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure and other health issues can lead to hair loss. Thyroid disease is a common cause of hair loss in women, as is pregnancy and postpartum drop in estrogen levels.

Sometimes, people suffer hair loss due to nonmedical causes. Wearing tight ponytails or cornrows can pull hair out or lead to breakage. Using heat tools like flat irons and blow dryers can also make your hair fragile and cause hair loss.

Depending on the cause of your hair loss, addressing the cause can stop the hair loss. For example, people suffering hair loss as a side effect of thyroid disease often find that hair loss stops once they begin managing their thyroid condition.

How to stop embarrassing hair loss

For people suffering from hereditary hair loss or hair loss that doesn’t stop on its own, medical treatment to stop hair loss is available.

At Utopia Med Spa, we offer the latest in hair restoration technology: microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP works to restore hair growth by stimulating inactive hair follicles to grow and thicken hair. 

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment for anti-aging, hair loss, and more. During the microneedling procedure, Dr. Rose guides a device with tiny sterile needles over your skin. The needles pierce the surface of your skin, creating controlled micro-wounds across the treatment area. 

To fight hair loss applies PRP to the skin along with microneedling treatment. PRP is a solution that’s made from a sample of your own blood. It’s spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, and it contains natural growth factors that re-energize dormant hair follicles and stimulate stem cells responsible for hair growth.

Combining microneedling with PRP enhances the benefits of using PRP to stimulate hair growth. Our team can help you determine if microneedling with PRP is a good option for you. With a comprehensive exam, we’ll make a recommendation for the number of treatment sessions that’s right for you.

After microneedling with PRP, you can expect to see results develop between three and six months, with optimal results appearing around month nine. 

You don’t have to accept hair loss. Find out more about how to stop hair loss by calling our office or requesting a consultation online today.