If you are losing your hair, you are not alone. Almost 2/3 of men will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, representing almost 95% of all hair loss in men. However, it is only one of many reasons, including: Alopecia areata: Generally assumed to be an autoimmune disorder. Causes “patchy” hair loss, and quite often small circular areas in different areas of the scalp. Alopecia Areata information. Alopecia totalis: Complete hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata). Alopecia universalis: This is hair loss on the entire body, (also known as an advanced form of alopecia areata). Traction alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc. Telogen effiuvium: Hair loss Caused by physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females. Anagen effiuvium: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle. Trichotillomania: (TTM), or “trich” as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches. Chemotherapy: One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy hair loss may occur on several parts of the body from the scalp, face, and underarms. At Christoffels we have first-hand experience and are able to assist our clients who are dealing with hair loss as a result of chemotherapy.
Cholesterol-lowering medications and blood pressure medications are among the many drugs that can cause hair loss in men. If you talk to an experienced professional, such as those at Christoffels Hair Restoration, we’ll be able to determine whether or not your hair loss is being exacerbated by drugs.
If your hair loss is caused by hair care or styling habits, medications, stress, or diet, there are preventative steps you can take. This would involve altering your habits (eating healthier foods or relaxing your hairstyle.) If your hair loss is caused by genetics or a medical condition, this is where Christoffels Hair Restoration can help. We have years of experience and numerous options to help you recover your hair, whether it is through prevention, replacement, transplant or alternate means.
There are many options available depending on the amount of your hair loss, and the reason for your hair loss. Also, your expectations play a big factor in your options. We recommend that you contact a hair loss professional like Christoffels Hair Restoration and schedule a private consultation
and scalp evaluation to review the options that will work best for you. Some options that may be discussed include a low level laser light program to stop, or slow down hair loss, other treatment programs to slow down hair loss, that sometimes even causes hair to go. Or you may be better served with a non-surgical hair solution, or hair transplantation.