Whether you are experiencing a mild case of hair loss or something more severe, it is important to work with a professional clinic that will provide you with hair loss treatments, such as laser hair therapy, that work. Identifying the type of hair loss that you are suffering from, such as male or female pattern baldness, hair loss that is related to a medical condition or treatment, hereditary or stress related issues, is the first and most important step toward finding a cure. Asking the question, “Why is my hair falling out?” is a natural one, so it is essential to the success of your treatment to find a clinic that will provide you with the answers that you need.
Early Identification: Symptoms of Hair Loss
If you aren’t sure whether or not you need hair loss treatments, just visit your local New Bedford hair loss clinic at South Coast Hair Options. Our team of highly trained and skilled technicians will work with you to identify the reasons why you are losing hair and will provide you with a variety of specific treatments and options to help you feel like yourself again. Knowing what to look for and when to come in for treatment can expedite the process and provide you with early identification and treatment.
Some of the symptoms our clients come in with include:
- finding hair on your pillow in the morning
- getting more hair in the hairbrush or comb
- seeing air in the bathtub or shower drain
- noticing your hairline beginning to recede
- catching more scalp showing through in the mirror
Sudden Hair Loss: A Common Occurrence
Believe it or not, we also get a lot of clients who come in and tell us that there weren’t any early warning symptoms, such as finding hair on the pillow or noticing a hairline begin to recede. In fact, many of our patients will come in and tell us that they just woke up one morning and noticed the loss or that someone else noticed it and told them about it. This prompts patients to come in and frantically ask us, “Why is my hair falling out?” For some the change may be so gradual at first that it is not even noticeable until one day it can’t be denied any longer. Some clients don’t even realize that hair loss has happened until they see it in a photo or a video.
This is why it can be beneficial to come in to your New Bedford hair loss clinic at South Coast Hair Options before you have noticeable hair loss. Hair loss treatments can be provided even before anyone notices that you are losing your hair. If hair loss runs in your family or if you have been stressed lately, receiving treatment for a medical condition or are just concerned that you might need laser hair therapy, stop by for an initial evaluation. A close examination of your scalp might be able to provide you with the information you need to make changes that will avoid you having to receive expensive or major hair loss treatments in the future.
The Hair Growth Cycle & You
Everyone’s hair grows in what is known as a three-stage growth cycle. Active growth is the first stage, which is known as the “anagen” phase. The second stage is the “catagen” phase and the third is a resting phase known as “telogen” – each phase in the three-stage cycle is important to the overall health and appearance of your hair. Every individual hair follicle on your head goes through these three phases of the hair growth cycle. Most of your hair is currently in the “anagen” or active growth phase. The middle phase is the shortest of all the phases and lasts about two to three weeks, while the resting cycle, the “telogen,” is when brand new growth from a new “anagen” stage begins to push the old hair out of the follicle to make way for a new hair.
Most full grown adults will have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head, losing approximately 100 of these last phase, “telogen” hairs and beginning the first phase of “anagen” growth for 100 new hairs each day. As we get older, a larger percentage of last phase hairs increases with less new hair beginning to grow. Thinning hair is just a natural part of growing older, however early hair loss, patterned hair loss and other types of hair loss are different and can, in most cases, be treated with proven hair loss treatments at your New Bedford hair loss clinic.
South Coast Hair Options Can Help
If your hair has started to thin, you have noticed bald spots or if you are just concerned about hereditary hair loss and want to do something about it before you start asking, “Why is my hair falling out?”, come to South Coast Hair Options in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Different hair loss treatments are provided based upon the underlying causes of your hair loss, such as laser hair therapy and other proven treatments. Give us a call at 508-995-7085 and set an appointment for a FREE consultation today!