Oh no, my hair is thinning……what do I do?

Some of my younger patients are probably thinking that this isn’t going to apply to them (yet), but remember hair thinning/hair loss can affect the younger generation. Many people wait until they develop severe hair loss and then look for options. Well that is actually the incorrect way to treat this issue. Hair follicles actually die. Yes, it’s true! So it is vital to start treatment when the hair starts to thin and not wait until you have lost a significant amount of hair.

What causes hair thinning? Stress, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, age, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, medication, etc……

Stress actually puts the hair follicles into a “resting state” (sleep) so the hair follicles stop growing new hair.

Genetics- there is a gene (20p11 gene) that has been found to be a cause of hair thinning.

Nutritional deficiencies- B12, riboflavin, biotin, and folate. At Higher Self Aesthetics, we do this lab work for you.

Age- as the hair follicles age, the stem cells have a hard time growing new hair.

Autoimmune disease such as Alopecia.

Thyroid disease- An irregular thyroid actually throws the hair follicles into the “resting state” (sleep) which causes more hair loss. At Higher Self Aesthetics, we do this lab work for you.

Medications- antidepressants, birth control pills, anticonvulsants, antibiotics, cholesterol, beta blockers, vitamin A, etc…….all have the possibility of thinning your hair. At Higher Self Aesthetics, we will review your medications to see if this is the cause.

What is the treatment for thinning hair? Everyone knows that a hair transplant is one surgical option, but why do that when you can fix this issue before it gets to that. At Higher Self Aesthetics, we have 3 treatment options.

1. PRP- we take the plasma from your blood and inject the PRP into your hair follicles.

2. PRP with medical microneedling- we use a medical grade pen that pushes the PRP into your hair follicles.

3. De/Rive- a liquid medication that is put onto your scalp.

Hope you enjoyed your insight in aesthetic medicine with Higher Self Aesthetics.