What is hair loss?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, hair loss is one of the most common types of disorders that dermatologists diagnose and treat. It is medically known as alopecia. It can have an impact on your scalp only or your whole body. This issue is more common in adults, but it can also be seen in children. It can start to develop over time, or it can occur abruptly, and it can either be temporary or permanent.
On average, an individual can lose between 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. So, yes, it is normal to occur daily. This happens because we continuously shed old hair and grow new hair. However, this is not considered a sign of alopecia. On the other hand, a bald spot, a receding hairline, or overall thinning are all signs of losing hair.
Your hair might be falling out due to any of the following reasons:
- Hereditary factors.
- A high fever.
- Extreme weight loss.
- Poor nutrition.
- Undergone an operation.
- During pregnancy.
- After giving birth.
- Hair that is tied too tight.
- Some medical conditions, such as alopecia areata, thyroid disease, or scalp infections.
Seeing as there are many different causes for the hair to fall, it can be difficult to determine why you’re shedding. Therefore, if you would like to treat it, then you need to find out what is triggering it in the first place. Modern-day technology allows us to treat alopecia successfully as well as prevent further shedding. To get the desired results, it is best to find out what is causing the issue. Hence, you should consult with a highly skilled dermatologist so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.
At Novomed, we use the HHT machine to treat hair shedding and increase density. This form of treatment can be used on both females and males. It helps in the following ways:
- The blood circulation is accelerated which helps improve the production of collagen fibers and also promotes metabolism.
- Regulates oil secretion.
- Modulates the follicles.
- Scalp’s health is improved.
- Hair quality is improved.
- Nutrient absorption is promoted.
The doctor will use this form of treatment for people whose shedding is due to:
- Excess endocrine.
- Pathogenic and nerve problems.
- Postpartum hair shedding.
- Alopecia areata.
There are some amazing benefits of laser therapy for hair fall, including:
- It is non-invasive.
- It can improve your hair’s strength.
- There are no side effects.
- It complements the use of Minoxidil.
- The treatment process is painless and comfortable.
- It offers remarkable results.
You should consider the following before opting for the treatment:
- It can be time-consuming.
- It can be expensive.
- It is possible that the treatment won’t work in every case, depending on the severity of hair fall.
Before proceeding with the treatment, it is best to inform your doctor about any medications that you are currently on, you should also provide them with a briefing about your medical history so that they can guide you accordingly.
Weigh the pros and cons and consult with a medical professional
If you are interested in avoiding further loss and you’d like to potentially reverse it, then you might want to consider laser therapy as an option. To make a well-advised decision regarding the appropriate treatment for your case, it would be best to consult with one of our board-certified dermatologists so that they can help you make the right decision.
Keep in mind that rapid alopecia can be a sign of an underlying condition. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you start experiencing sudden hair loss. For more information or bookings, contact us on 800NOVO or chat with us online.