Dealing with Hair Loss at Young Age

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Dealing with Hair Loss at Young Age

When we think of hair loss, we usually imagine someone in their later years. Many people don’t know that you can begin losing your hair at a young age, even in your teenage years!

I decided to research more about hair loss at a young age for myself. Keep reading to see what   I found!

Can You Really Lose Hair at a Young Age?

Unfortunately, it is possible for young people to experience hair thinning. One blog post I found told the story of a boy as young as 10 years old going to the dermatologist for a bald spot appearing on the crown of his head. Of course, most people experiencing hair loss at a young age experience it during their early twenties.

No matter where it happens, hair loss in young people is caused by a variety of different reasons.

Causes of Hair Loss at a Young Age

I came across a ton of different reasons why young people may be losing their hair. Check them out below:

  • Extreme hormonal changes
  • Genetic History
  • Stress
  • Disease and illness
  • Medicine or medical treatments (such as chemotherapy)
  • Extended pressure on the hair (from hats, hair bands, or certain hairstyles)
  • Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
  • Autoimmune Disorders (such as alopecia areata)

Make a visit to your dermatologist to better pinpoint the exact cause of your hair loss.

Treating Hair Loss at a Young Age

Finding out exactly what is causing your hair loss is the first step in figuring out what treatment plan to pursue. Your doctor may suggest the following:

  • Medicine
  • Topical Treatments
  • Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoos
  • Scalp micropigmentation from companies like Scottsdale Hairlines (fills in hairline)
  • Hair transplant

Again, speak with your doctor to find the best course of treatment for you!

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