Telogen effluvium hair loss is a common type of hair loss that can affect both men and women. It is characterized by excessive hair shedding, often due to some form of stress or trauma to the scalp. In fact, we lose between 50 and 100 hairs from our scalps every day typically.
What Are the Causes of Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss?
While there is no definitive cause of telogen effluvium hair loss, it can be caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, childbirth, major surgery, severe illness, crash dieting, and thyroid disorders. Symptoms include thinning hair at the crown of the head and excessive hair shedding.
How Is Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss Diagnosed and Treated?
Telogen effluvium hair loss is typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history and physical examination. Treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause but may include topical or oral medications, nutritional supplements, and hair restoration surgery.
There are a number of medications that can be effective in treating telogen effluvium hair loss, including minoxidil ( Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia). These medications are available over the counter or by prescription, respectively. Additionally, hair restoration surgery may be recommended for severe cases of telogen effluvium hair loss. Hair restoration surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of hair loss. There are a number of different hair restoration surgeries available, including hair transplants, hair grafting, and hairline-lowering procedures.
Hair transplant surgery is the most common type of hair restoration surgery and involves the transplantation of hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another. Hair grafting is a similar procedure that involves the transplantation of hair follicles from one part of the body to another. Hairline-lowering procedures are used to lower the height of the hairline. Each of these procedures has its own risks and benefits and should be discussed with a qualified provider before making a decision. Check with your doctor to see if these might be options for you.
If you are experiencing hair loss, consult a hair restoration professional to see what treatments are available for you. We can help you treat your hair loss and prevent it from getting worse. Please give us a call today.