In today’s era of social media addiction, when the highest importance is placed on capturing the perfect selfie, hair loss at a young age can wreak havoc on a young person’s fragile self-esteem. Losing hair at any age can be stressful, suffering from hair loss as an adolescent or young adult can severely impact self-esteem and confidence. The stress caused by the loss can in turn fuel more loss.
At the first signs of hair loss in young people, Trichologists (hair loss experts) recommend a proper assessment and diagnosis. Hair loss at a young age isn’t common, therefore seeking a proper diagnosis at the first signs of a problem is key. A correct diagnosis and early intervention can allow for the loss to be stabilised. Depending on the diagnosis, the patients’ age, circumstances and medical history, various treatment options can be considered.
The Rise In Young Patients With Hair Loss
Female and male pattern baldness – the types of baldness linked to hereditary or genetic causes – continue to be the most frequent contributors to hair loss, however there has been a notable rise in the number of teenagers and people in their twenties seeking treatment for hair loss.
The rise in loss of hair among the younger generation can be attributed to a multitude of issues, including the lack of nutrients in processed food, extreme diets, supplements, hormonal imbalances, stress, anxiety, medications, vitamin and mineral deficiency and autoimmune diseases, among others.
How To Get The Right Treatment
Dr Google is typically the first stop for young adults seeking hair loss solutions, but in terms of factual information for their particular condition, it offers little more than confusion and more stress. We recommend those who are concerned about their hair loss consult with a hair restoration expert who can perform a detailed scalp analysis and medical history evaluation to diagnose the loss and recommend management strategies and treatment options.
Understandably, young people want their hair loss to stop and get their hair back as soon as possible, but having realistic expectations is important. In the majority of adolescent cases, a hair transplant procedure is not the right option initially. A hair restoration expert will be able to discuss what hair restoration treatments are right for the individual. Often, a combination of therapies results in the best outcome for young people. Genetic hair loss is progressive, therefore, understanding your type of hair loss and having a life-long strategy plan will optimise hair restoration results.
DHI have over 48 years hair restoration experience and 75 clinics globally. The DHI Medical Group has the largest and most experienced team in hair restoration.
Book Your Consultation
For a correct diagnosis for your hair loss, the first step is to book a consultation with a DHI hair restoration expert. During your private consultation, you will receive personalised information for your hair loss and the opportunity to discuss various treatment options, customised to your particular condition.
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