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Common Hair Loss Causes

Updated: Feb 26

hair loss raleigh, nc

For many people, hair loss happens gradually as they age.

  • It is estimated that 85% of all men will experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50; 25% of those men's hair loss begins before they are 21.

  • 55% of all women will experience hair loss to some extent in their lifetime.

This can look like thinning hair, bald spots around the crown of the head, and a receding hairline. For both sexes, hair loss can be embarrassing and detrimental to their self-confidence.

Common causes of hair loss include:

  • Different forms of alopecia

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Poor diet

  • Lack of nutrients like biotin, zinc, and iron

  • Stress

The Pull Test The basic test for hair loss is called the pull test. This is where you run your fingers through your hair and gently pull up. If there are more than 10 hairs between your fingers then chances are your hair follicles are degenerating.

What do the studies on PRP show?

In a recent study where male patients were given PRP treatments for their hair loss, they all began the process of losing a mean total of 10 hairs in a pull test. After their fourth treatment, they saw a reduction to just 3 hairs lost in a pull test - a normal number for someone with normal follicular health. This is one of many studies that show PRP can have pronounced effects on hair loss and can even restore its growth and density in as few as 3-4 treatments.

Schedule an appointment with The PRP Center in Raleigh, NC to start treatment with our board certified physician assistant - a leading expert on platelet-rich plasma treatments for hair loss in men and women.

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