The link between age and hair loss
It’s probably not a surprise to hear there’s a link between age and hair loss. Most people know that as we age, we also lose hair. But why is that?
There’s still a lot we don’t know about hair loss. What we do know, is that as we age, the rate at which our hair grows decreases. Additionally, hair naturally thins with age. This is because more hairs enter the resting phase causing hair to grow less as well as less hairs to grow, giving an overall thinner feel and appearance.
Some men experience hair loss as early as their teens and 20s, while women typically experience hair loss around age 40. According to the AHLA, 2/3 of men experience hair loss by age 35 and over 4/5 of men experience hair loss by age 50.
Many other factors contribute to hair loss such as hormones, genes, stress, illness, and medical conditions. Unfortunately, as we age, our risk for these issues increases.
Although we can’t halt the aging process, we can fight back against hair loss. In order to protect and maintain your hair, it’s very important you don’t miss the first signs of hair loss.
According to Dr. Yazdan, the best way to fight hair loss is to prevent it and treat it right away. Utilizing medical management and alternative methods of hair restoration, you can keep the hair you have, protecting its health and maintaining the density, feel, and look. During a consultation with an experienced and certified hair restoration surgeon, you can assess your options in preventing hair loss.
Medical management options range from finasteride, minoxidil, and nizoral shampoo. Alternative methods include PRP treatment, laser therapy, and injections. If you’d like to learn more about what treatment options you’re a candidate for, give us a call today.