October 18, 2017

Hair Loss Prevention

Hair loss, or alopecia, can be caused by a variety of different reasons.

The most common reason for hair loss is heredity. If hair loss runs in your family, your chances of experiencing hair loss are much greater than those without the genetic history. And contrary to some beliefs, heredity is factor regardless of whether the hair loss is on your mother’s side or your father’s side of the family.  Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to prevent hair loss if it runs in your family.

However, there are also many other reasons for hair loss that have nothing to do with heredity. So if you are a Miami resident with hair loss that is not hereditary, there are steps you can take to stop hair loss or prevent it from becoming any worse.

How To Prevent Hair Loss

  • Avoid hairstyles that contribute to hair loss. Traction alopecia, or hair loss due to hairstyles that apply excessive pulling on the hair, is one of the most easily preventable forms of hair loss. If you notice that your hair is beginning to thin, don’t wear your hair in a ponytail, pigtails, cornrows or any other style that will result in your hair being pulled.
  • Don’t pull your hair. This tip may seem obvious, but hair pulling is a common cause of hair loss and can become habitual for some people. If you compulsively pull at your hair, ask your doctor for suggestions on how to stop this habit altogether.
  • Consider the affects of hormones. If you’re wondering what causes hair loss at certain points in a person’s life, hormonal changes are many times to blame. For men, that means puberty, and that is a time when many young men notice some amount of hair loss. For women, that could mean pregnancy, childbirth or menopause. If you notice a significant amount of hair thinning or hair loss during one of these periods in your life, talk to your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Have your thyroid levels tested. Thyroid hair loss is quite common. If you have either an under- or over-active thyroid, you could experience hair loss or thinning of the hair.
  • Watch your medications. Many times medicine can cause hair loss or thinning. This is particularly true for medicines that treat high blood pressure, heart problems, arthritis, cancer and depression. If you are taking medicine for any one of these conditions and notice hair loss or thinning, ask your doctor if there is an alternative medicine that you can try.
  • Consider other symptoms you might be experiencing in addition to hair loss.Other medical conditions can cause hair loss, such as autoimmune diseases, skin disorders or scalp infections. If you notice that other symptoms are accompanying your hair loss, discuss these symptoms with your doctor.
  • Avoid too much physical or emotional trauma. Whether it’s the aftermath of an automobile accident, a seriously high fever or the death of a loved one, trauma can cause hair loss. While it’s not always possible to avoid these traumatic events in our lives, keep this in mind if you notice hair loss while you’re dealing with a traumatic event.

When Hair Loss Prevention Doesn’t Work

If you’ve tried your best to follow these tips and still experience hair thinning or hair loss, it may be time to consider a permanent solution to the problem. The FUE method of hair transplant performed with the NeoGraft Automated System is a revolutionary new procedure that has changed the lives of many people around the world. Now, the board-certified physicians at the NeoGenesis Hair Institute have brought this cutting-edge technology to the people of the Miami area.

Don’t be disappointed if you’ve tried to stop hair loss and couldn’t. Instead, let our skilled surgeons help you to solve the problem quickly, safely, permanently and for a surprisingly affordable price. The FUE method leaves no unsightly scars, can be done with a local anesthetic and the recovery time is a fraction of what it used to be with other outdated methods. Hair loss prevention is always a wonderful goal, but if it hasn’t worked for you, contact us today for a free estimate.