Have you started to feel like your hairbrush and shower drain are collecting more hair than it should? Does it feel like your hair is not as full as it once was? Hair loss and thinning are common but frustrating experiences impacting the appearance and lusciousness of hair. Explore common causes and potential treatment options during a consultation with us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA!
What Is Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a condition referring to an elevated experience of hair falling out. The average person loses up to 100 strands of hair each day, and this is considered normal and healthy. While this may not make an impact on the appearance of hair, losing any more than that may impact the appearance or integrity of hair.
Hair loss may result in extreme thinning of hair in specific areas. It may lead to noticeably thinner patches of hair. In some cases, it may result in baldness.
What Causes Hair Loss and Thinning?
Hair loss and thinning may be the result of a variety of experiences. One of the biggest and most often thought of culprits is the natural aging process. Shifting and declining hormone levels may negatively impact fullness of hair. Additionally, the health and functionality of hair follicles declines, making it difficult for hair to grow as well as it once did.
Other causes of hair loss and thinning may include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Certain hairstyles (i.e. cuts, coloring, or styling habits)
- Cosmetic habits (i.e. how hair is washed)
- Medical conditions
Although hair loss is often associated with older individuals, it may impact anyone of any age at any time. It is important to monitor your hair for any changes and possible causes for concern.
Is Treatment an Option?
Hair loss and thinning can be frustrating, but there are treatment options available. Common options include prescription medications and topical treatments. It is important to keep in mind the results achieved will vary for each person and treatment option.
A consultation with our professionals can help determine if you may be able to benefit from one of these treatments. It is important to keep in mind the cause of the hair loss may impact the effectiveness of or candidacy for treatment. Our staff will work with you to develop your unique, customized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Concerned and frustrated that your hair is not as full as it once was? Contact us today at Nunnally Dermatology and schedule your consultation to learn more about resources available regarding hair loss and thinning. Dr. Donna Nunnally and her staff of professionals proudly serve you from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Discover your options to achieve the hair you desire!