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Myths About Hair Loss


Top 6 Myths about Hair Loss

Hair loss is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Eighty-five percent of men have significantly thinning hair by the age of 50 and 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40, according to the American Hair Loss Association. And although this impacts millions of people, there is a lot of misinformation – from what causes alopecia (the medical term for male or female pattern baldness) to prevention to restoration. Below are the top myths that have circulated about thinning hair density (remember, these aren’t true!).

1. Hair loss treatments can’t look natural 

This is completely false. In fact, treating hair loss is actually pretty simple. With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, you can improve your hair density without surgery or any side effects. PRP treatments involve a simple injection of your own platelets into your scalp. As platelets contain healing growth factors, it signals your tissue to regenerate and multiply. 

PRP will help increase hair density because it: 

  • Increases hair thickness
  • Triggers and maintains the hair growth phase
  • Decreases hair loss
  • Controls the hair growth cycle

2. Baldness comes from the mother’s side

As with any genetic trait, hair loss depends on your genes from both sides of the family. You’ll likely experience a mix of what happened to your parents. 

3. Stress causes hair loss

This is mostly a myth, although there is some truth to it. Stress can impact hair growth. But actual balding is unlikely, unless you’re under extreme stress from events such as giving birth, a car crash, or the death of someone close. And remember, even if you lose some hair during high stress times, this is often temporary.

 

4. You can prevent hair loss

Hair loss is mostly a genetic trait. You can take some preventative measures by not damaging your hair with excessive heat or styling. But for the most part, it’s not something that can be prevented completely. Although if you start experiencing hair loss, it can be treated. PRP is a great option that can turn the clock back on your hair. 

Related: Get Rid of Hair Loss and Restore Your Youthful Look 

5. Hair loss happens with age

Genetically, it can actually happen at any time. From your teens to your twenties to your sixties. According to the American Hair Loss Association, approximately 25 percent of men who suffer from alopecia begin the process before they reach 21.

6. Wearing a hat damages your hair

Little things like this don’t really have much impact on your hair. We’ll say it louder for the people in the back: hair loss is a genetic issue and little things like wearing a hat has little impact. But treatment is an option.

Generally speaking, alopecia is a hereditary issue that isn’t impacted by outside forces. And although serious disease and medication can cause hair loss, it’s mostly a genetic trait. However, there are some amazing treatments on the market today that can restore your youthful look and help you gain confidence again.

If you’re tired of suffering from hair loss, then find out if PRP treatment is for you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation for evaluation by Dr. Chung. 

We will tailor a personal treatment plan especially for you! Call Us at (808) 949-8346.