The Doctors: Female Hair Loss?
A woman wrote into The Doctors with a problem. Growing up, she had really thick hair and she hated it because it was so thick. About 15 years ago, she started losing a lot of hair. It was coming out in clumps and she’d have to empty her brush constantly. She was under a lot of stress and she thought that was part of it. The hair at her temple, in particular, was thinning.
The Doctors: Male Hair Loss Vs Female Hair Loss
There’s a big difference between the way men and women lose their hair. With men, the hair starts to be lost in the back of the head and at the temples. The two areas eventually meet in the middle. However, with women, it tends to happen in the scalp and sometimes at the temple. Dr. Jennifer Ashton said that she sees this a lot in her practice and it’s very sad.
The Doctors: Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton said that day to day stress shouldn’t make you lose a lot of hair. “We’d all be pretty much bald if that were the case,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton joked.
The Doctors: What Causes Hair Loss?
There are a number of factors that go into hair loss, including hormonal issues, thyroid problems, vitamin deficiencies, and things you actually do yourself to your hair, such as styling and dyeing. If you gently pull on your hair and see a few strands, up to about ten, that’s normal. To lose 150 strands of hair a day is normal. But when you see big clumps of hair coming out, that’s when you should see a dermatologist or a hair specialist.
The Doctors: Portable Laser Cap For Hair Growth
Hair restoration specialist Dr. Alan Bauman shared a new laser cap that is portable and helps to stimulate hair growth. These laser caps can be worn underneath a baseball cap or a floppy hat. You can wear it while walking your dog, watching TV, driving in your car, or wherever you want to wear it.
Everyone in their teenage years starts out with a thick, full head of hair. Because of heredity and other factors, over time their hair follicles shrink and wither, miniaturizing the hairs. These lasers shoot into the hair follicles, allowing them to become thicker and stronger. Each laser cap treatment lasts only 30 minutes. But what if you forget to take it off? Dr. Bauman laughed at this question, which I thought was a bit unprofessional. He said if you left it on, you’d have a lot of hair. Bad news.