According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly an estimated 80 million Americans experience some level of hair loss. Therefore, National Hair Loss Awareness Month effectively shifts the focus on prevention and effective treatments to reduce these startling (and treatable) statistics. Internationally recognized hair loss expert, Dr.Alan J. Bauman, aka the “Boca Hair Doc,” is our go-to guide for prevention and treatment. According to Dr. Bauman, awareness and early action are essential in maintaining the health and longevity of our hair. “It is vital to know hair loss is no longer inevitable, it’s OPTIONAL,” he reassures. “Patients are always relieved to learn that hair loss IS a TREATABLE condition.”
- A common mistake with detecting hair loss is to rely on the “mirror test” before taking action. This type of visual assessment puts you at a disadvantage because by the time hair loss is visible half of your hair in that area may be already gone. Research shows that most people who have undergone treatment for hair loss wish they started sooner.
- HairCheck: New measurement and evaluation tools abound. Hair Restoration Physicians MDs can help accurately diagnose, measure and monitor your condition.
- A family history of hair loss, over-styling and use of harsh chemicals, illness, stress, certain medications, smoking and poor diet can all impact hair health and influence hair loss. Experts advise eliminating as many hair loss risk factors as possible. (more…)