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.