Hair Loss Information
Hair Loss which is also known, as Alopecia can affect both your scalp and your whole body, it can be a temporary issue or sadly a permanent issue.
Hair Loss can be caused by several things including, Heredity, Body Changes including Hormonal, Medical Conditions, Stress or just simply it can come as part of the ageing process. Anyone can start losing the hair on their head from as young as 16. Whilst Hair Thinning and Hair Loss are more common in men, Female Hair Thinning and even Hair Loss are becoming more and more prevalent in women, usually from non-hereditary reasons.
Becoming Bald normally refers to serious hair loss from the back and front of the scalp. Hereditary hair loss can commence from as young as late 20s or early 30s and become very noticeable from the late 30s onwards. As you get older Hereditary Baldness or Hair Loss becomes the most common cause of Baldness. Some people choose not to act on their loss of hair and just live with it, not taking advantage of the multitudes of different successful treatments available such as LLLT, Low Level Laser Treatment, or Hair Transplantation etc. and choose to simply ignore it. On the other hand many people choose to have there hair loss covered up with either Spray on Hair, Makeup, Wigs, or Cover up Hair Styles. Or if they are lucky enough to have still existing live follicles, perhaps in a dormant state, they could choose the successful Home Use iGrow Low Level Laser Treatment Helmet as it has achieved, after submitting to the US FDA, the successful results achieved from Multi-Site, Independent, Clinical Hair Re Growth Trials, for both men and women, their approval for the iGrow LLLT System as a reliable Hair Regrowth Treatment, for both men and women.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
Hair Thinning and Hair Loss, resulting eventually in Baldness, can come to you in so many ways, depending on what is causing the problem and how long the issue has been going on for. Hair loss can come to you right away, or gradually build up and affect your scalp, or in rare cases your whole body.
Symptoms and signs of Hair loss:
- Slowly thinning on the top of your scalp: This is the most common type of Hair loss affecting millions of people as they get older. Men often beginning to recede at the Frontal hairline on the forehead, Women usually have a widening of the part in their hair. Common Hair Loss in older women would start to see a reduced hairline which is called Fibrosing Alopecia which is common in elderly women. Again, if you are lucky enough to have enough live hair follicles, iGrow Laser could help.
- Bald spots also known as Alopecia areata: People sadly lose their hair is patchy stages or circular bald spots on the scalp. Your skin could possibly become irritated causing it to be itchy or slightly painful before your hair slowly starts to fall out which of course starts your Hair Loss.
- The sudden loss of your hair: Something no one wants to experience, having a huge loss of hair, all of a sudden. Being emotional drained or physically in shock can cause your follicles to eject the hair and become very weak. You maybe washing or brushing your hair when suddenly you get a hand full of your own hair. This type of hair loss is usually temporary but also could be a medical condition which we would advise you to see a Trichologist or your Dr right away and explain your unfortunate Hair Loss situation.
- Full Body Hair loss from top to toe: This type of Hair Loss is usually a medical condition and requires medical treatment.
When is the right time to see your Doctor or Trichologist?
We recommend you see your Dr or Trichologist if you are feeling down and distressed by the amount of hair loss you are experiencing. For Men who are losing their hair from the middle this would mainly be caused by hereditary baldness and sadly has no cure, once again the iGrow Laser should be able to reverse this. For women who have a receding hair line (Fibrosing Alopecia) please talk to your Trichologist or Doctor about getting treatment as early as possible, before your Hair loss becomes permanent.
What causes Hair Loss in the day?
People typically lose 50 to 100 hairs a day every day. This cannot be seen, as new hair is already taking its place at the same time.
Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
- Family history (heredity).The most common cause of hair loss in millions of people is a hereditary condition that happens as you get older. This condition is called androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male-pattern baldness, and female-pattern baldness. It usually causes a receding hairline and bald patches in men and thinning hair along the crown of the scalp in women.
- Hormonal changes and medical conditions.A selection of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss sadly, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata, which is immune system related, and causes patchy hair loss which if untreated can cause permanent Hair Loss.