Hair loss is a major concern for many people, especially young people. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon for people to experience hair loss at a younger age than their parents or grandparents did. So, the question arises, are young people experiencing faster hair loss?
Dr. Barad shares that various factors impact hair loss. And, while various research studies conclude that young adults are losing their hair faster than previous generations, research also shows that millennials are taking a more proactive approach in combating the signs of aging compared to past generations.
Millennials Hair Loss FAQ
Thus, the biggest question on the minds of those struggling with hair loss is: what’s the cause and the solution? Below we dive into some of the questions that we are often asked when it comes to hair loss in younger adults.
What Causes Hair Loss at a Young Age?
A variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, and lifestyle habits can cause hair loss at a young age. Stress can also be a contributing factor to hair loss in young people. Other possible causes include poor nutrition, medical conditions like alopecia areata or trichotillomania, and certain medications.
What’s the Average Age of Hair Loss or at What Age Does Hair Loss Start?
Hair loss can start as early as the teenage years. While it’s unlikely that a teen will experience complete baldness, some may notice thinning or patchy areas of hair loss. By age 35, about two-thirds of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss, and by age 50 approximately 80 percent of men will have significantly thinning hair. Women typically experience thinning of the hair in their 30s and 40s, but it’s usually less drastic than that experienced by men.
Does Puberty Cause Hair Loss?
With puberty comes many changes – including the possibility of hair loss. It’s a natural part of growing up, but that doesn’t make it any less distressing for those who are experiencing it. Hair loss in teens and young adults can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and quality of life. Fortunately, there are treatments available.
What Can Be Done to Prevent Hair Loss?
When experiencing early-onset hair loss, it’s important to speak with a doctor or dermatologist to determine the cause. Once the cause is determined, some steps can be taken to slow or prevent further hair loss or restore hair. Treatments may include topical medications, oral medications, hair transplantation, PRP, or exosome therapies.
Millennials More Proactive in Combating Signs of Aging
Millennials are taking a proactive approach to combating the signs of aging, and exosome therapy is an increasingly popular option. As well as hair loss, exosomes can also be used to reduce wrinkles, boost skin hydration levels, and improve overall complexion.
The Ultimate Hair Loss Solution: Exosome Hair Therapy
Exosome therapy used at the Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center is a new cutting-edge treatment for hair loss that uses exosomes derived from placental stem cells to stimulate the growth of new healthy hair. Exosomes are tiny vesicles released by stem cells that contain powerful regenerative properties. There is no DNA in these vesicles, so disease cannot be transmitted.
Exosome therapy can help promote new hair growth and reduce inflammation when applied to the scalp. This treatment is still in its early stages, but has already proven to be effective at treating male-pattern baldness, female hair thinning, as well as other forms of hair loss.
As with all hair loss treatments, early intervention is most effective in prevention of hair loss, retention of hair and preserving and enhancing hair health.
Additional Hair Loss Solutions
Several other therapies work synergistically with exosome therapy:
1. Minoxidil is a topical treatment that is available over-the-counter and can be applied directly to the scalp. It has been shown to be effective in slowing down or stopping hair loss, as well as promoting hair growth in some cases.
Women may be able to take an oral low dose of this medication.
2. Finasteride is an oral medication that is available only by prescription. It works by blocking the production of a hormone called DHT, which is known to contribute to hair loss in men. Finasteride has been shown to be effective in slowing down hair loss and promoting hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.
This drug cannot be used by women.
3. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive treatment that involves using a device that emits low-level laser light to stimulate hair follicles. LLLT has been shown to be effective in promoting hair growth and increasing hair density.
4. Kerafactor / KeraLase therapy uses a Thulium laser to create channels via which follicle stimulating growth factors can be delivered to help support the health of the follicle and its ability to grow healthy hair. This therapy is similar to the way exosomes are delivered into the scalp.
Home regimens support the results of the in-office treatments.
5. Nutrafol supplements and topical serum can support the health of the follicle using nutraceuticals.
Effectiveness of these treatments can vary depending on the individual and their genetics, their lifestyle, and the severity of their hair loss. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any hair loss treatment in order to determine the best course of action based on individual needs and medical history.
Schedule Your Hair Loss Consultation with Dr. Barad
Combat hair loss with confidence! Whether you’re in the Pittsburgh area or beyond, Aesthetic Skin and Laser Center offers a variety of treatments to restore your healthy head of hair. Don’t hesitate – request an appointment today and get personalized advice from Dr. Barad and her experienced staff.