Have you ever wondered what are the reasons and causes of hair loss? Hormones are a big contributing factor in hair loss and hair thinning. Things such as abnormal levels of androgens (male hormones normally produced by both men and women) often contribute to hair loss
- Genes, from both male and female parents, may influence a person’s predisposition to male or female pattern baldness. Chances are if there is a history of premature balding or thinning hair on either your father’s or mother’s side of the family, you yourself may face the same challenges.
- Stress, illnesses, and childbirth can also cause temporary hair loss. Some fungal infections such as ringworm and psoriasis can also cause hair loss.
- Drugs and medications including chemotherapy drugs used in cancer treatment, blood thinners, beta-adrenergic blockers used to control blood pressure, and even birth control pills have been known to cause hair loss os varying degrees.
- Burns, injuries, and even x-rays can cause temporary hair loss. In such cases, normal hair growth usually returns once the injury heals unless a scar is produced. Then, hair will never regrow.
- Autoimmune diseases may cause may cause alopecia areata. In alopecia areata, the immune system revs up for unknown reasons and affects the hair follicles. In most people with alopecia areata, the hair grows back, although it may temporarily be very fine and possibly a lighter color before normal coloration and thickness return.
- Cosmetic procedures, such as shampooing too often, perms, bleaching, and dyeing hair can contribute to overall hair thinning by making hair weak and brittle. Tight braiding, using rollers or hot curlers, and running hair picks through tight curls can also damage and break hair. However, these procedures don’t cause baldness. In most instances, hair grows back normally if the source of the problem is removed. Still, severe damage to the hair or scalp sometimes causes permanent bald patches.
- Medical conditions such as Thyroid Disease, lupus, diabetes, anemia (iron deficiency), and eating disorders can cause hair loss. Most times, when the underlying condition is treated, the hair will return unless there is scarring as in some forms of lupus, lichen planus or follicular disorders.
- A diet that is lacking in protein, calories and some minerals can also cause temporary hair loss
Currently, the most realistic and permanent solution for hair loss and balding is scalp micro pigmentation. In this procedure, a pigment is precisely implanted into the dermal layer of the scalp which replicates native hair follicles on a hyper-realistic level. Alpha Micropigmentation is a scalp micro pigmentation clinic located in Las Vegas, NV. Their technicians are highly trained and experienced in working with clients that have balding and hair thinning of all types. Contact them today for a free consultation to inquire how they can help you!