Telogen Effluvium

Understanding How It Looks and How To Treat It.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, Telogen Effluvium is the second most common form of hair loss. While Telogen Effluvium is common, the good news is that it is usually reversible and complete regrowth occurs in about a year. However, it is extremely important to treat the Telogen Effluvium and try to determine the cause.
Telogen Effluvium usually presents as a diffuse hair loss, meaning coming from all parts of the scalp. Most commonly a woman will see increased shedding of hair. While it is normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day, during a Telogen Effluvium episode you can notice more excessive shedding. The telogen phase of the hair cycle is the resting phase, which is when shedding normally occurs, however, during a Telogen Effluvium either the telogen phase is extended or an abnormal number of hairs enter this phase. This can be caused by pregnancy, rapid weight loss, protein deficiency, emotional stress, physical illness, surgery, trauma, and some medications. Fortunately, it is usually reversible and complete regrowth occurs in about 1-2 years.

Treating Telogen Effluvium is really a two-step process. The first step is determining what is causing the “shock” to your hair. It is possible there was a singular insult like surgery, however, with more chronic issues like stress or medications, you will need to stop the injury to truly treat your Telogen Effluvium. The second step is to treat the hair loss to try and strengthen and rejuvenate your hair.

It is essential that women start treatment as soon as they notice excessive hair shedding or thinning. By the time the scalp is visible through the hair, almost 50% of the density in that area has been lost.

Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium

Increased shedding

Typically people will naturally lose about 50 – 100 hairs each day.

In fact, we need to shed old hair to make way for new healthy growth. However, excess shedding can lead to thinning and ultimately hair loss.
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  • Before

    After

    Patient Profile

    Age: 58

    Symptoms: Thinning in crown

    Causes: Androgenic Alopecia & Telogen Effluvium Due to Stress

    Treatment: Low Level Laser Therapy & Minoxidil
    Individual Results May Vary
  • Before

    After

    Patient Profile

    Age: 30

    Symptoms: Aggressive Loss at Hair Line and Temples

    Causes: Telogen Effluvium Due To Post-Partum

    Treatment: Low Level Laser Therapy
    Individual Results May Vary

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What is Telogen Effluvium and am I Experiencing it?

According to the American Hair Loss Association, Telogen Effluvium is the second most common form of hair loss. While Telogen Effluvium is common, the good news is that it is usually reversible and complete regrowth occurs in about a year. However, it is extremely important to treat the Telogen Effluvium and try to determine the cause.

Postpartum Hair Loss

Most women that have a baby experience some amount of shedding postpartum. With all my children, it seemed like as soon as I hit the three-month mark, I was finding my hairs everywhere in my house. While it is common, it does not make it any less shocking or impactful when it happens. So why does it happen?

Is Seasonal Shedding Real and Does it Happen in the Summer?

Over the past few weeks we have heard from a number of patients regarding concerns that they are seeing an increase in shedding. It seems like we see an increase in complaints of shedding every year beginning in July and August and lasting through September and October. This begs the question, is seasonal shedding real, and if so, what can we do about it?

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