Hair loss can be a disconcerting experience and can often lead to self-esteem and self-confidence issues. For women especially, hair tends to be an integral part of their beauty. According to StatisticBrain.com around 60%of those who experienced hair loss said they would rather have more hair than money or friends. Hair is a surprisingly important aspect of our physical selves that we often take for granted. If you think you're alone in suffering from hair loss, know that there are actually over 21 million women in the United States who are going through some kind of hair loss.
Hair loss can be caused by any number of things. For some, hair loss may be genetic. For others, it's simply one of the effects of aging. 40% of women experience some kind of hair loss by the time they're 40 years old.
Getting too much of some nutrients or getting too few of the right nutrients, and even some medication can also contribute to hair loss. About a tenth of women between the ages of 20 and 49 have anemia, caused by an iron deficiency, which can be a significant source of hair loss. Fortunately, this is easily treatable. The American Academy of Dermatology’s research has found that overdoing supplements that have Vitamin A can also trigger hair loss. The daily value for adults and children who are four years or older is 5,000 International Units per day. Many supplements can have as much as 10,000 IU's.
If you're not getting enough nutrients -- or getting too many -- a visit to your doctor may be able to sort that out and you can either reduce the amount you're ingesting or start being more proactive about the nutrients you need for healthy hair. Some shampoos, rinses, or other hair treatments may also help with healthy hair and growth.
Around 90% of hair loss is actually genetic and can be treated with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, minoxidil, and other medications. Hair transplant surgery is also quite popular, with almost 400,000 procedures done in the United States in 2014. Another method that's growing in popularity is that of hair rejuvenation therapy.
Hair rejuvenation therapy boosts hair follicles at a molecular level by repairing the hair follicles internally, strengthening and invigorating weak follicles, and nourishing and promoting the growth of new hair. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) are two ways to help promote hair rejuvenation. There is even an at home device you can use for LLLT called a Laser Cap.
Whether you've been experiencing hair loss for some time now or your battle is just beginning, Medi Tresse can help. Call us at 800-840-HAIR for a free consultation. At Medi Tresse, we offer only non-surgical treatments that are clinically proven to treat female hair loss.