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Hair Loss Causes & Treatments
While hair loss is a natural result of aging, there are reasons to worry when your hairline starts to slowly disappear. Millions of dollars are spent each year on hair loss treatments, no matter at what age or level of hair loss. Unfortunately, men suffering from male pattern baldness or who are genetically pre-disposed to suffer hair loss will inevitably go bald. But you shouldn’t feel helpless about your receding hairline, as there are hair loss treatments and remedies available today that can slow down the balding process and restore your hair. In any case, it is important to act sooner rather than later; the longer one waits, the more complicated and expensive the treatment or solution will be.
One study on hair loss claims that around two-thirds of American men are likely to have thinning hair by the time they turn 35. In most cases, the onset of the problem is initially observed in one’s twenties. The earlier the hair thinning, the more likely the individual will be bald by the time they are in their 40s.
Toupees or hairpieces are an option, though generally not a popular one, considering the chances of embarrassing moments of ‘slips’ and ‘misses’. In addition, hair systems can be very uncomfortable and can require more maintenance and upkeep than most people are willing to commit to, not to mention the time it takes to put them on properly so they look natural.
For all those who are looking for other options but settling for hairpieces, Bosley Medical suggests the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the cause of hair loss
The cause of baldness and hair loss varies for each person, and heredity plays a pivotal role. Also, an underlying illness left untreated, medications, vitamin deficiencies or just high stress levels can lead to hair loss.
Step 2: Take action
Nobody turns bald in a day. While the process of hair loss is gradual, the intensity of the problem increases if the problem is ignored. Contact a skilled hair loss physician to determine the cause of your hair loss and explore your options. The sooner you act the better your results will be.
Step 3: Limit use of chemical products or hair tools.
While our dependence on hair products and solutions cannot be avoided, it is best to use mild products and limit the use of hair products and styling tools whenever possible. Using products that stress your scalp like hair strengtheners and hair dyes, or gadgets like flat irons or hair-dryers on a daily basis can make your hair more prone to breakage, and damage your roots.
Bosley has been the world’s most experienced hair restoration expert since 1974. For more info on Bosley and the services we offer, request a free information kit or you can call us at: 1-800-985-6405.