Hair Loss Treatments
You are not alone…
Over 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35 and 65% by age 60. In the United States alone, hair loss affects about 40 million men and 20 million women. On the average, the human head has about 100,000 hair follicles. Each follicle can grow about 20 individual hairs in a person’s lifetime. Most people lose about 50 – 100 strands a day. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins as new hair from the same follicle replaces the shed hair. Hair loss occurs when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of re-growth; when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when the hair falls out in patches.
Patterns of Hair Loss
Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness) – represents about 90% of all hair loss due to hormone Testosterone
Telogen Effluvium – occurs 2 to 4 months after childbirth or from acute illness, crash dieting, physical and emotional stress.
Alopecia Areata – involves hair loss in one of more round spots on the scalp, caused by an abnormality in the immune system.