While permanent hair loss is a common occurrence for men, temporary hair fall is more common. These two conditions may seem the same, but they require different types of care. How do you know if what you’re experiencing is hair loss or hair fall?
The experts at Balance Hair Restoration can help you learn the difference and when you need to seek treatment. The earlier you start hair restoration treatment, the more effective it will be. Schedule your consultation when you start to see changes in your hair.
The Difference in Hair Loss Types
Everyone loses, on average, between 50 to 100 hairs each day. Hair fall, or hair shedding, is when hair reaches the end of its natural lifespan, called the telogen effluvium stage. We lose hair to make room for new growth. However, hair loss occurs when we see more than 100 lost hairs a day and a slowdown in replacement growth.
Male-pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss, characterized by significant thinning on the top and sides of the head. Typical causes include aging and genetics. Unfortunately, without treatment, male-pattern hair loss is permanent.
Increased hair fall, or hair shedding, is when too many hairs reach the telogen effluvium stage at once. This type of hair loss is often temporary and occurs during times of extreme stress, including:
Hair Fall Treatments
The first step in treating hair fall is to determine its cause. Once you’ve identified and addressed the cause, most people see hair regrowth within six to nine months. If significant stress has caused your hair fall, it should stop after you find healthy ways to cope.
It’s essential to keep an eye on excessive hair fall to determine when it’s time to seek solutions.
Over-the-counter hair loss treatments, like minoxidil, can help prevent hair loss and may improve hair density. Exercise some patience, as this product takes several months before you can tell if it’s working. If it is helping your hair loss, you’ll need to continue using it indefinitely.
When hair loss becomes extensive, hair transplant surgery is often the answer. At Balance Hair Restoration, Dr. Pramit Malhotra uses follicular unit extraction, a less invasive and more effective technique. With long-hair FUE, there’s no need to shave your whole head.
The donor area is on the back of your scalp, and longer hair can often conceal it. Dr. Malhotra then implants these hair grafts in areas where you need more fullness.
Schedule Your Consultation With Balance Hair Restoration
Double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair loss specialist Dr. Malhotra and his expert team at Balance Hair Restoration understand the importance of your hair. Partner with Ann Arbor’s best hair loss solution providers by contacting us today or call (734) 913-5100 to learn more!