Three hair loss conditions that can result from short- and long-term stress are alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and trichotillomania.
One of the most common stress-related hair loss conditions is alopecia areata. Vinci Hair Clinic’s experts explain that alopecia areata happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. This causes the sufferer’s hair to fall out in small round patches. Many people find that their hair eventually grows back by itself. Unfortunately, for a small percentage of sufferers, the hair loss is permanent. New hair growth can be stimulated using treatments like minoxidil or PRP therapy.
For those with advanced alopecia, an alternative solution is using micro scalp pigmentation to hide the areas of baldness.
Telogen effluvium is a condition where hair enters the resting stage before it should, causing rapid shedding. Vinci Hair Clinic says that it tends to develop after severe or extended periods of stress. Generally, the hair will grow back by itself after the stress ends. However, there are treatments that can be used to support regrowth. These include minoxidil, dietary supplements (such as Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line) and using an LLLT laser cap.
Trichotillomania is a disorder which causes the sufferer to repeatedly pull out their own facial, body or scalp hair, causing bald patches. It is often triggered by psychological strain or unresolved worries. Over time, the follicles may become too damaged to regrow. People who have trichotillomania often find it difficult to stop pulling their hair without professional help. When the condition is under control, the resulting bald patches can be treated with a suitable hair restoration solution.
If you are concerned that you might be suffering from stress-related hair loss, get expert advice. Vinci Hair Clinic can diagnose your condition and help you to find the right hair restoration treatment for your needs.