As we age, hair loss is expected. However, some may lose more hair than others, many even experiencing hair loss at an early age. The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness, but other causes exist. Below are some of those causes, all of which may make you want to consider thinning hair treatment.
An excess of the androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the cause of 95% of male pattern baldness. It causes hair loss by killing hair follicles, preventing them from receiving essential nutrients.
A hair loss treatment for DHT can range from over-the-counter ointments to prescription medication.
Alopecia areata is a hereditary condition that can be caused by stress or viral infections. This is the result of an immune disorder and causes hair to fall out in patches. The frequency can vary between being a one-time occurrence to happening frequently. If you notice signs of alopecia areata, it is recommended that you call your doctor immediately.
Hair Loss in Women
Women can also suffer from hair loss and require treatment as frequently as men. Some of the causes in women include hormonal imbalances and tumors that affect the ovaries and adrenal glands. That’s why it is important for women suffering from hair loss to seek medical treatment immediately, in order to rule out the possibility that the cause is a serious medical condition.
A lower level of estrogen is another cause of hair loss in women; it may also be a side effect of use of birth control pills.
Solutions for Receding Hair in Men and Women
There are a number of thinning hair treatment options available to both men and women. For instance, medications such as Minoxidil and steroid injections are two options available to patients who would prefer to treat their hair loss with non-surgical methods. Transplants are also an option and one of the best hairline restoration methods available. With a transplant, hair is taken from another part of the scalp and placed on the afflicted area.
If a patient is uncomfortable with going under the knife, hair systems are available. Using a combination of natural and synthetic hair, a hair system is virtually indistinguishable from your natural hair. This method can cost slightly more than a hair transplant, but if you are looking for a hair loss treatment that is non-invasive and doesn’t involve drugs, this is a viable option.
At the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, we provide the best hair loss and hairline restoration treatment methods in Toronto. Whether you are looking for a hair transplant as a thinning hair treatment or you prefer a hair system to treat your hair loss, we offer a number of options at an affordable price. We also offer clinical treatments for a number of hair and scalp conditions, such as dandruff and itchy, dry scalp. Contact the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists for more information
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