Types of Hair Loss
Telogen Effluvium: The telogen stage, also known as the resting stage is when part of your hair (approximately 15%) does not grow while the remaining 85% does. This type of hair loss causes a higher percentage of your hair to remain at its resting stage. T.E. thins out the hair and can be found equally between men and women.
Alopecia Areata: Also known as spot baldness is a disease which causes the hair to fall out in some or all areas of the body. Balding usually occurs in distinctive circular patterns.
Involutional Alopecia: Hair thinning/loss due to aging
Tiniea Capitis: Hair loss due to fungal infection (scalp ringworm)
Androgenetic Alopecia: This is one of the most common forms of hair loss. This form of alopecia affects the top of the scalp, over time causing hair loss in the shape of a horseshoe. Men are most likely to suffer from this form of alopecia.
Causes of Hair Loss
Heredity: One of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women. Men may notice balding spots, whereas females will notice thinning hair.
Hormonal Changes: Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems can all cause a drastic change in hormones.
Medical Conditions: Alopecia, scalp infections, and trichotillomania are all known medical conditions contributing to hair loss.
Medications: A side effect due to prescribed medications for certain medical conditions can cause hair loss.
Radiation: Radiation treatments to the scalp may affect how your hair grows back.
Stress: Stressful periods in your life may be responsible for your hair loss or thinning.
How Microneedling Stimulates Hair Growth
Microneedling is one of the most popular facial trends today but what most people don’t know is the significant difference microneedling can have on hair growth. To begin the microneedling process the scalp must be thoroughly cleansed. Then a medical grade numbing agent is applied, once the scalp is numb the esthetician will clean off the numbing solution and begin the microneedling. Microneedling causes microscopic wounds the the scalp, this process jump starts the body’s natural healing process which in turn stimulates new hair growth. Minoxidil is also applied to enhance results. This is a minimally invasive and safe treatment with no down time!