How to Slow Hair Loss

Most men and women will agree, there’s nothing fun about hair loss. Hair loss can be a gradual effect of aging and genetics, or it can be due to a skin condition, disease, or injury. If you’re experiencing unwanted hair loss and wondering what you might do to slow this process, here are a few helpful solutions.

Manage Stress

Stress really takes a toll on the body in a multitude of ways. High stress levels can contribute to high blood pressure, chest pain, problems sleeping, weight gain and your hair’s ability to grow in a healthy manner. By managing your stress levels, you can help stop hair loss, or at the very least, slow down the process of hair loss.

Revise Your Nutrition

Proper nutrition is one of those efforts that offer countless benefits, including boosting your scalp’s ability to stimulate healthy hair growth. By eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as walnuts and salmon, and foods that have plenty of protein and iron, you’re giving your body necessary nutrients for hair growth.

Check Your Prescriptions

Many medications have undesirable side effects, including hair loss or thinning of hair. If you’re experiencing hair loss, you may want to check your medications to see if there’s a chance that they’re contributing to your condition.

Hair Transplants

Hair restoration technology and modern hair transplant procedures, such as those provided at the Skin & Vein Center by Dr. Seiger, are some of the most effective methods for combating hair loss. These hair transplant grafting procedures offer permanent solutions when other efforts simply haven’t panned out and the hair loss is becoming more evident.

This procedure is usually painless, as it is performed with a local anesthetic, and significant results will start to appear in about 12 weeks following the hair transplant procedure. Some mild discomfort may be present after the anesthetic wears off, but patients can usually return to their normal routines within 24 hours.

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

The Skin & Vein Center also offers Platelet Rich Plasma therapy as a hair restoration treatment option. PRP treatments are non-surgical options which can help to stimulate the hair follicles to grow new hair and reduce hair loss. The stem cells and other growth factors in the platelet rich serum help to rejuvenate tissue, encourage new cell growth and promote healing. This option is especial appealing to those who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure of any kind.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can prevent hair loss, contact our office today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.

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