How Important is Early Detection of Hair Loss?

hair loss restoration mclean virginiaIf the volume of your hair seems to be changing and your forehead is starting to look higher, it may be time to seek help from a hair loss and hair restoration professional. There are several reasons why you should do this but the most obvious one is that the hair loss may be an indication of an underlying medical condition. If there is something medically wrong catching it early means there is more chance of treating it.

Even if your hair loss is caused by excessive stress or genetic for an example, the sooner you start treatment then the better your chances are for success. Self-examination is the perfect way to control your hair loss before it becomes worse. Here are some signs that you can look for:

• Your hairline seems to be receding. (Compare it to a photo taken a few years ago to see if you notice a difference.)
• Your natural part looks wider than it has in the past.
• You’re finding more hair than usual in your hairbrush or in the drain.
• Your hair’s texture has changed for no apparent reason.
• You’ve noticed that your hair isn’t as shiny as it’s been in the past.

Understanding Alopecia Areata

There is a condition called Alopecia Areata that can cause hair loss that falls out in patches. There are times when this condition will resolve itself within a year or so but this is not always the case. The condition is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles. Currently, there are several treatments that have proven effective in reversing Alopecia Areata.

Other Things May Contribute to Hair Loss in Men & Women

There are other factors that can lead to hair loss outside of genetics an immune disorder, like certain medications or medical treatments, extreme stress, habitually wearing hairstyles that pull the hair tightly, styling with heat or processing (coloring, straightening, perms). There are also hormonal changes like those a woman may go through when she is pregnant, as can a poor diet and habits that are unhealthy like smoking. There are scalp conditions that can also cause hair loss that includes oily dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) — a condition that causes scaly, yellowish dandruff-like flakes that cling to the scalp.

Hair Loss: There is No “One Size Fits All” Solution

Often you may see ads for hair loss treatment products. You need to remember that each one of us is unique and the causes of hair loss can vary from person to person. A hair loss professional can examine your scalp and by asking some questions they can determine the best treatment plan for you and your type of hair loss that is specifically tailored to your specific needs.

PAI Medical Hair Restoration | McLean, Virginia

At PAI Medical Hair Restoration in McLean, Virginia, we are very proud to provide each of our clients with the latest advances in technology for clinically proven hair loss prevention and hair restoration solutions. PAI Medical Hair Restoration is a recognized leader in multi-therapeutic hair loss treatments, hair transplants and hair restoration for men and women suffering from Alopecia, balding and thinning hair.