Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Annandale, VA
Hair loss affects at least 80 million Americans. While hair loss is a frustrating issue, it doesn’t have to be permanent. the team at CareLife Style offers compassionate care and cutting-edge treatments for hair loss in the Fairfax, Virginia, office. Click on the online scheduling link or call the office to arrange your appointment today.
Hair Loss Q & A
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss can happen for many reasons, and more than one factor may contribute in some cases. Some of the most common causes of hair loss are:
- Hormone changes
- Some types of medication
- Radiation therapy
- Persistently wearing tied back or tight hairstyles
- A traumatic incident
No matter why hair loss occurs, taking action as soon as it starts gives you the best chance of hair restoration.
What are the symptoms of hair loss?
Hair loss isn't always obvious right away, so it's smart to watch out for the smaller and more gradual indicators that you're losing hair. These include:
- More hair in your brush and comb
- Looping rubber bands an extra time to secure your hair
- More visible scalp
- Your part looks wider
- Larger-looking forehead
Another symptom to watch for is thinning eyebrows, as the eyebrows usually follow the same trend as the hair on your head.
How is hair loss treated?
There are many different options for hair loss treatment, from topical solutions to hair transplant surgery. CareLife Style uses a non-surgical treatment method that can encourage you to regrow hair: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
This treatment uses your blood as a source of platelets, which have a very high concentration of growth factors. These growth factors are proteins that stimulate healing, which is why medical specialists use PRP as a regenerative medicine treatment.
PRP can bring on the healing of many soft tissue injuries, such as sports injuries and even age-related tissue wear-and-tear. This remarkable technology can also help you regrow your hair. When injected into your scalp or when used as part of a scalp microneedling treatment, the PRP essentially awakens dormant hair follicles.
The PRP can also lend new strength and thickness to your existing hair, ultimately creating a thicker head of hair overall.
To maximize results from this type of hair loss treatment, you may need a series of treatments. CareLife Style may also recommend lifestyle changes to help you maintain your results long-term.
Learn more about how you can fight hair loss by calling CareLife Style or clicking on the online appointment maker tool.