Detecting and Treating Hair Loss Association, hair loss afflicts over 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. and consumers spend over $3.5 billion per year on treatments – much of which is often wasted. But the good news is, thanks to advancements made in both treatment regimens and improved technologies for both men and women, hair loss is certainly a treatable condition.
A common mistake with detecting hair loss is to rely on the “mirror test” before taking action. That is, most people wait until their hair loss becomes readily noticeable – perhaps it’s diffuse thinning up top for men and women, or a receding hairline. However, relying on this type of visual cue puts you at a disadvantage because by the time hair loss is visible half of your hair in that area may be already gone.
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Some people think that a better way to check for early signs of hair loss is to examine how much hair is being shed each day. This also can by tricky because a typical healthy head of hair will lose approximately 100 hair strands per day due to the natural cycling of hair follicles on and off. If you’re noticing an excessive number of hairs on the pillow in the morning, at the bottom of the shower or in the comb, you may be in the active stages of hereditary hair loss. What’s tricky about that? Well, excessive shedding doesn’t always mean you have male or female pattern hair loss–it could be a sign of an underlying health problem or even a scalp issue, which results in temporary shedding of hair called telogen effluvium.
Further, patients put themselves at another disadvantage when they tell themselves that their hair loss has stopped. Studies show us that left untreated, hair loss will always get worse over time even though visually it appears to have stopped.
For these reasons, it is important to schedule a visit with an experienced, board-certified hair restoration physician when these symptoms are observed. He or she will be able to run the proper tests to determine the true cause of your hair loss, determine what types of treatments might be needed and run tests to help predict the likelihood of future hair loss.
Taking Action Against Hair Loss and Recovery: An advanced hair loss measurement tool known as HairCheck accurately determines the amount and quality of hair growing in a given area of the scalp. This is an effective way to gauge the severity of the your hair loss early on, and how well you are responding to restorative treatments in the critical time before the results are noticeable to the naked eye.
Tips on Finding a Hair Restoration Physician
A Hair Restoration Physician is a doctor who specializes exclusively in the medical diagnosis, treatment and tracking of hair loss and its treatment.
Look for physicians who are board-certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), accepted members of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS), recommended by the American long-distance phone consultation OR an in-person, in-office consultation with Dr. Bauman. You can also Ask Dr. Bauman a Question or simply call Bauman Medical Group toll-free 844-GET-HAIR or +1-561-394-0024
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary