Hair shedding – Don’t panic. While any loss or thinning of the hair can be very stressful it is not all doom and gloom and there is help at hand to manage the causes and treat the effects.
When the body is exposed to excessive stress, which can be felt in many forms, from illness, infection and surgery, to nutritional imbalance or psychological distress, the hair growth cycle is disrupted. This leads to abnormal shedding of hair known as Telogen Effluvium.
Normal daily hair shedding sees 50-150 hairs lost, and this usually goes completely unnoticed. In a person with Telogen Effluvium, there is an abnormal increase in the proportion of hair follicles in the resting phase of the hair cycle (known as telogen), which leads to excessive shedding and thinning of hair. This condition is self-limiting which means once the underlying cause of the stress is addressed and removed, hair growth should return to normal over a period of 6 – 12 months.
While this return of natural hair growth is good news, for many this time period seems like a lifetime which is where we step in to help. At Aesthetic Options we offer treatments that assist in speeding up the process to get your hair growing faster. These include platelet therapies, peptide mesotherapy, micro-needling, carboxytherapy and topical medications.
So if you are struggling with hair shedding – don’t panic, simply contact Aesthetic Options and our hair restoration expert will gladly assist.