In recent years there has been an increase in hair loss. Genetic pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss and it is generally permanent. However, there are other less common factors that could cause damage to hair shaft or the scalp and cause temporary cause of hair loss. Some of the contributing factors may be scalp disorders that cause dryness of the scalp or it could be environmental factors. As a result of excessive dryness, the hair shafts or the scalp can become extremely dry and cause the hair to break easily. This can cause a temporary loss of hair which may return if the scalp and hair are treated and the cause for dryness is removed.
The environment and how the hair is treated plays a big role in the condition of one's scalp and hair. Excessive sun light exposure can cause hair loss and hair damage, as well as excessive wetting especially in salt water. Chemical processing of hair can cause the hair shaft damage that weathers hair. Weathered hair that appears frizzy, parched and unmanageable can be caused by hair damaging environmental factors and cosmetic procedures that interfere with normal structural break down of the hair. Furthermore, constant friction caused by hard combing, braiding, and corn rowing is significant causes of weathering. weathering affects the hair shaft but not the hair follicle and can cause temporary hair loss. Temporary hair loss can lead into permanent hair loss if the behavior pattern continues.
Another condition that causes dryness of the scalp is Psoriasis. This condition appears with thick silvery scales on the scalp with erythematous border. The hair shafts are dry and may break very easily. There is increased shedding of telegen hair and reduction of hair density. The hair loss associated with this condition is generally reversible when treated.. You should see a hair loss specialist or a dermatologist to get treatment. For treatment the scalp should be cleansed with medicated shampoos such as Tar shampoo on daily basis. The keratolytic substance should be left on the area over night, then fluorinated topical corticosteroid lotion and also oral ketoconozol can be used. These treatments should be done under supervision of a doctor or a specialist. Once the hair loss beings, it is important to find the cause of the increased shedding and see a hair restoration specialist to get proper hair treatments for your hair loss.
Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy and follow a routine that help the overall health of the body and hair. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy. If hair loss is related to the dryness of scalp from environment or scalp disorders then the shedding may be temporary. In these cases, Dr. Meshkin will give advises related to proper hair treatment and some medical regiment routines which may help.
To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.