Have you recently noticed that your hair is becoming thinner? Is more hair falling out when your wash or brush it? You may feel confused as to why it is happening. If you had been feeling stressed during the previous months, it could be the cause of the problem. When hair loss is due to stress, it is known as telogen effluvium, which can last for several months. Although it may seem like you have no option but to live with the insecurities of thinning hair until after the issue subsides, your doctor can help to restore your confidence and appearance with a hair restoration treatment.
Why is My Hair Falling Out?
Telogen effluvium is one of the most common causes for hair loss. Although it can occur in anyone, women often suffer from it more often than men. It usually occurs about three to four months after experiencing physical or emotional stress, such as the loss of a loved one or illness.
Your hair has natural growing cycles. When it is in the active growing stage, it is known as the anagen phase, which can last for as long as three years. During the telogen phase, your hair growth is resting, which generally takes about three to four months. It is during this time when hair loss due to stress can occur. Telogen effluvium results when more hairs than usual are released into the resting phase of growth.
A variety of emotional and physical stressors can cause this to occur, such as:
- Death of a loved one
- Abrupt weight loss
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Surgery or illness
- Hormonal changes
Will My Hair Grow Back?
Generally, after the stressor subsides, your hair will begin to grow again but this can take several months to occur. It in fact, it is not unusual for it to take an average of six months or more until you notice that your hair has become thicker.
Do I Have Another Option?
With it taking several months for your hair to return to its usual thickness, this can mean living with insecurities about your appearance for quite some time. To help you restore your confidence, your doctor provides hair restoration treatments.
Many have come to prefer NeoGraft because it is a minimally invasive procedure. The FDA-approved treatment harvests hairs from the back of the head where it is thickest and transplants it to the areas that need to be treated. When compared to other hair restoration solutions, NeoGraft is less invasive while producing quicker, natural-looking results.
Restore Your Confidence Today!
If you are suffering from hair loss due to stress, do not let it cause additional anxiety due to the change in your appearance. Restore your confidence with thicker hair by visiting your doctor today for an effective treatment.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in an array of cosmetic procedures, as well as hair restoration treatments. If you are suffering from hair loss, contact us today to discuss your options to regain fuller, thicker hair with NeoGraft.