Happy New Year’s and on to 2021! With the challenges that were presented to us this past year, I think we all get a pass for not keeping our 2020 New Year’s resolutions.  While the difficulties of this pandemic are not over, as the calendar flips to 2021, it does so with a great sense of hope for all of us.  With that, we wanted to offer everyone, regardless of where you are on your hair rejuvenation journey, a New Year’s resolution for the health of your hair.

Get on a hair loss supplement. 

If we learned anything in 2020 about hair loss, it is how much stress and external factors affect our hair.  Due to the increased stress of 2020, not only did we see an increase in complaints in excessive shedding from our patients, but there was significant news coverage related to this topic as this was seen everywhere.  A good hair loss supplement routine not only makes your hair healthier but can help minimize the impact when these stressful events occur.

If your last appointment with us was prior to this pandemic, schedule a follow up. 

The pandemic has now been going on for over 10 months.  It is recommended that you be seen every 6 to 12 months, just like going to the dentist.  As we have seen, a lot can change during that time and it is so important to follow up so that we can track your progress and make sure that no adjustments are needed to your treatment plan.  While we have significant safety protocols in place for the safety of our staff and patients, we know not everyone is comfortable coming in for an appointment right now.  In that case, we really recommend a video appointment so that we can at least check in and see how things are going.

If your treatment was interrupted or you stopped treatment, get back on that treatment plan.

As our lives were interrupted and put-on pause for various reasons during the pandemic, many patients had their treatment interrupted or stopped following their treatment plan.  It is important to remember that it is never to late to restart your treatments.  Whether you are overdue for an Optimal Platelet Concentration Therapy Booster or stopped using your laser cap, now is the time to get back on track.  If you have had any changes in your medical history (i.e., new medications) certainly let us know so that we can make sure that the treatment plan is still appropriate for you.

If you are currently following your treatment plan, keep at it!

If you started a treatment this past year or have been treating your hair loss for a while, keep at it! I am sure there have been some ups and downs, but you are doing all the right things, and being consistent with your treatments will give you the best chance for a successful outcome.  I know we all want immediate results, but it can sometimes take up to 12 months to see results so do not get discouraged and do not stop your treatments.

If you have never been seen by a hair loss specialist, schedule a consultation.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to be seen by a hair loss specialist as soon as you notice signs of hair loss.  The most common forms of hair loss are progressive, which means that without proper treatment the hair loss will continue.  It is important to remember that this does not mean you will go bald like men do, as women lose their hair differently than men.  It just means that the hair loss will get worse without treatment.  Female hair loss is quite complex with a variety of causes and it really takes a specialist to be able to diagnose the cause and determine an appropriate treatment plan.

Wherever you are on your hair rejuvenation journey, just know that the team at Medi Tresse is here to support you and help you keep your hair health New Year’s resolution.  Do not hesitate to reach out to our offices and have a safe and healthy 2021.

Posted by Your Medi Tresse Team