When you look in the mirror or run your hands through your hair, are you starting to notice some changes? Maybe it is not as thick as it once was or you see that your hair line is starting to recede. As these changes occur, your self-esteem starts to suffer, leading you to seek out a hair loss specialist in Chicago. To begin restoring thick locks, the cause of the issue must first be addressed.
Why Am I Losing My Hair?
Hair loss is a common complaint among men as they age. In fact, the American Hair Loss Association reports that two-thirds of men will notice some loss before the age of 35. However, men are not the only ones to suffer from this problem as 40% of hair loss occurs in women by the age of 50. No matter age or gender, the issue can be the result of one or more underlying factors.
Family History: Pattern baldness is often a hereditary condition that can affect both men and women. This can not only take the appearance of baldness, but can also result in the hair becoming softer, shorter, or finer.
Hormonal Changes: As you age, changes to your hormones can also cause your hair to begin falling out. Often, this can be due to pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause, but can also be the result of thyroid issues. It can also be due to medications that cause imbalances in the hormones, which can be temporary if the medication is stopped.
Medications: Certain medications, like those that are used for cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, or arthritis can negatively impact your hair growth.
Stress: In some cases, a very stressful event can lead to thinning of the hair, such as one that causes physical or emotional shock. This is often temporary, especially when associated with high fever, surgery, or excessive weight gain.
Hairstyles and Treatments: Everyone likes to look their best, but excessive hairstyling or treatments can lead to hair loss. Wearing it tightly pulled back or coloring it often can cause the issue to occur.
Replenish a Full Head of Hair
If you have started to notice that your hair is thinning, you can benefit from hair restoration in Chicago. This is a procedure that takes groupings of hairs from the back of your head and placing them in your problem areas. This provides a natural look without having to undergo an invasive procedure. This is effective for treating an array of issues, like baldness, a receding hair line, and traumatic hair loss.
Restore Your Confidence Today
If you are ready to restore your confidence with a full head of hair, it is time to see if hair restoration is right for you.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic surgeries, including hair restoration. If you have any questions regarding hair loss and your treatment solutions, contact Precision Hair Restoration today to discuss your options.