Can hair loss treatments restore all the hair I have lost?
Depending on the type of hair loss, complete restoration is possible. For instance, in alopecia areata and traction alopecia, those areas can fill in completely with treatment. In androgenic alopecia, it is possible to restore most of the hair loss if restoration treatment is started early. If treatment is started after many years of gradual thinning, it is unlikely that complete restoration is possible. However, further hair loss can be slowed down or stopped, and the majority of women will have some regrowth of hair.
What happens if I decide to stop treatment?
It is very likely that hair loss will resume and hair that did regrow during treatment will likely fall out if hair loss treatment is halted.
Does shampooing my hair every day cause hair loss?
No. Shampooing does not cause hair loss, but it does strip the hair of its natural oils and may dry out hair and make it brittle.
Will I go bald?
While hair thinning is very common in women, it is extremely rare for a woman to go “bald” like a man. Our goal is to prevent hair loss from ever getting to that point.
Is it really possible for a woman to start losing hair as a teenager?
Sadly, yes. The youngest woman we have seen was a 15 year old girl who had already lost about 50% of her hair. The younger the woman, the more important it is to start regrowth and restoration treatment as soon as possible.
Is it always necessary to have blood tests?
It is unlikely that a simple iron or vitamin deficiency or even hypo or hyperthyroidism will cause significant hair loss, but while undergoing treatment it is essential to make sure that there is nothing else that would contribute to further hair loss or prevent treatment from being successful. This is why lab tests are always recommended.
Can certain diets cause hair loss?
Rapid weight loss and “crash” diets can cause hair to shed excessively. Hair relies on protein and good nutrition to grow. Vegan and vegetarian diets can lack some of the important vitamins, particularly the B vitamins. Nutrition is extremely important for healthy hair. That is why we do recommend a supplement while undergoing hair restoration treatments.
Does hair loss get worse during menopause?
Yes it can. Many women find that hair thinning is more noticeable after going through menopause. Hormones play a big role in hair health and growth in women. Some women notice when they come off their hormone therapy that their hair sheds more. Any change in hormones can affect hair growth in women. This is also true during pregnancy when hair can thicken and then shed after childbirth.
Does any hair loss treatment for thin hair work better than others?
There are no studies published which compare the different treatments available today. Minoxidil, laser therapy, PRP, and Tricomin products all work differently to help hair to grow. That is why we recommend utilizing all the treatments available. As with many medical problems, it may take several types of treatment to get the best result.
Do any of the hair restoration treatments have any side effects? Are they safe?
All medical treatments may have some side effects. All of the recommended treatments at Medi Tresse are scientifically tested and have been found to have no serious side effects. Any skin or scalp treatments can cause localized itching or mild irritation, but all potential side effects will be discussed with you before starting treatment.
How much does your treatment cost?
We offer a wide array of hair loss treatments that vary greatly in price. The treatment plan for one patient will not be the same for another. Therefore, it is important to come in for a consultation to discuss what options may be available for you and then you can determine what services or products are best for you.