Why Do We Lose Our Hair?

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More than 80 million men, women and children in the United States experience hair loss. The causes of hair loss vary depending upon a number of factors, such as: genetics, aging, illness, cancer treatment, and medical disorders. Androgenic Alopecia is the most common cause of baldness and hair loss in men and women. Hair loss can also be associated with distress or lifestyle, such as: childbirth, smoking, and exposure to chemicals, hair extensions and tight ponytails.

Hair loss can reduce quality of life and lead to anxiety and depression in many people. But there are many remedies available, but you need to first determine the cause of your hair loss. Your treatment options may be medicinal, cosmetic or surgical.

In order to best determine the cause of your hair loss, you need to speak with a Dermatologist (the board-certified medical specialist in skin care and hair loss). Your consultation with your hair restoration doctor (not a sales rep or technician) is critical. Hair Transplants are not always the answer to the various forms of hair loss. An honest discussion of goals, expectations and hair loss treatments with your hair loss physician will give you the realistic options available so that you achieve optimal results.