When Should I Start Getting Help with My Hair Loss?

When Should I Start Getting Help with My Hair Loss?

Millions of American men and women experience some hair loss during their lives. If your hair is beginning to thin or your hairline is receding, one of the most important things you can do to stop further hair loss is seeking help from a specialist.

Hair loss signs and symptoms can start at any age, with some men experiencing early symptoms in their teens or early 20s. However, regardless of your age when hair loss begins, the sooner you take action and seek treatment, the greater the opportunity to keep your hair.

Fortunately, today there are effective treatments available for nearly any type of hair loss. A hair loss specialist can help identify possible causes of your hair loss and work with you to customize a treatment plan that minimizes further loss. While you may not be sure if you should see a specialist, there are several benefits to consulting with a professional.

The Benefits of Consulting With a Hair Loss Specialist

Hair loss occurs for a variety of reasons. For example, genetics, a stressful work environment, lifestyle choices, serious injury, or a traumatic event can all lead to hair loss. Additionally, medical conditions, certain medications, and a diet lacking in essential vitamins and minerals can cause changes in your hair that can lead to hair loss.

Hair specialists are trained to identify the root cause of your hair loss and any contributing factors. A skilled hair loss specialist can quickly tell you why you are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss and provide you with effective solutions to treat your condition.

While most hair loss has a genetic component, there are many causes, and a hair loss specialist might recommend one of several tests to help determine the root cause.

  • Blood tests may be required to test for medical conditions, such as thyroid disease, which can cause thinning hair and hair loss.
  • A scalp biopsy is sometimes ordered to identify skin conditions that can lead to hair loss.
  • If your hair loss is genetic, a hair loss specialist might schedule a blood test to check your levels of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that causes hair loss.

Should You See a Hair Loss Specialist?

Consulting with a hair loss specialist isn't essential. However, if you notice some common signs of hair loss and want a professional opinion backed up by science, visit a hair loss specialist.

Simply put, you should see a hair loss specialist at the first sign of thinning hair or a receding hairline. A hair loss specialist can provide treatment options to help stop the hair loss process and promote the growth of your hair. Additionally, a hair loss specialist can offer guidance on choosing a hair restoration system to restore your natural, full head of hair.

Since hair loss occurs over time, it's easy to miss early warnings. One of the easiest ways to detect changes in your hair is to compare several photos spanning a few years. If you can see a noticeable difference in the volume and thickness of your hair or your hairline, it's worth taking the time to consult with a professional.

Visiting a hair loss specialist can also be beneficial even if you don't have signs of thinning hair or hair loss. Even if your hair loss is hereditary, there are steps you can take to ensure that you keep your thick, full, natural hair. Visiting a specialist before you experience hair loss enables you to have a plan in place if and when you experience hair loss and can help prevent the process from starting.

Visit the Experts at New Image

Consulting with our hair loss specialists at New Image is a quick, easy way to learn what's causing your hair loss and what you can do about it. Whether your hair loss is genetic, caused by diet, stress, or a medical condition, our team of experts has the solution. Contact us today and schedule your FREE initial consultation to learn more about what you can do to help your hair.

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