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Is My Hair Loss Temporary or Progressive?

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Hair loss can happen to both men and women at any stage of life. When, where, and why it happens, however, will often give clues as to whether the situation will be a lasting one. Sometimes hair loss is a temporary experience that will pass with time. In other instances, the hair loss may be permanent, even progressive. Our extensively trained hair loss surgeons can help you address the causes of your hair loss, whether the condition is determined to be a short- or long-term issue. At Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, we utilize the most advanced techniques and technologies available to provide optimal results with greater comfort than ever before.

The most common cause of permanent hair loss in men and women is hereditary hair loss, also known as male pattern and female pattern baldness. This can appear as a receding hairline or hair thinning in specific areas (such as on the crown or at the part). Fortunately, we offer numerous non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help stop this process and to restore hair. Permanent hair loss also can occur due to an autoimmune disorder, which may present similarly to hereditary hair loss, as patchy hair loss, or as generalized thinning across the scalp.

Temporary hair loss can sometimes look like permanent hair loss at first glance. Usually, though, temporary hair loss will begin suddenly and often can be attributed to a change in behavior or to beginning a new medication. Birth control pills, antidepressants, cancer treatments, diet pills, and some other drugs can have this effect. Hair loss typically ends once the medication is finished or the behavior stops. Pregnancy, and other factors that lead to hormone fluctuations, may also cause temporary hair loss.

If you’re noticing hair loss, the best way to find out whether it’s temporary or permanent will be to speak an experienced physician like Dr. Leonard or Dr. Lopresti. With a thorough evaluation, we can help you identify the cause and find the best possible solution.