4 Signs of Early Balding and How to Fix It

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It’s commonly thought that balding is something that comes with old age, however, the truth is that many people experience some type of hair loss early on and this can happen as early as after puberty. Many times, sudden hair loss can even signify an underlying medical condition. Identifying the signs of early balding can be useful to help gauge whether you should seek medical treatment for hair loss.

Although this is a natural part of life, there are ways to slow the progression of hair loss and even ways to stimulate hair regrowth. Early intervention is important to prevent extensive hair loss early on, helping you keep your beautiful waves for longer.

Signs of early balding

Daily hair loss is normal, with about 50-100 strands falling out each day, however, these are some tell-tale signs of early balding you should watch out for:

Thinning Hair

Thinning hair typically starts at the temples or crown, before progressing further. Genetic factors do influence the shape of the hairline however, and this doesn’t always mean that you are balding. Temporary hair loss can also occur due to lifestyle factors. If you’re experiencing a high amount of stress, over-treating your hair, or lacking nutrients, this can happen. Underlying medical conditions and medication can also cause thinning hair as a side effect.

Receding Hairline

Genetic traits can cause a receding hairline with age. If your family members’ hairlines have receded at a younger age, chances are yours will too. After puberty however, it is normal for men’s hairline to raise as they mature, and this doesn’t always develop into early balding.

Woman who experience receding hairlines are often dealing with hormonal changes, most commonly during menopause. Treatments like bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help restore hormonal balance and produce stronger hair growth.

Excessive hair loss

Normal hair shedding causes about 50-10 hair strands daily and isn’t something to be worried about. If you notice hair clumping, patches of bald spots, or a large amount of hair falling out, you may be suffering from an underlying medical condition. This is commonly associated with malnutrition, lupus, or thyroid problems and seeking medical care is important. If you are otherwise healthy, then you may be experiencing genetic balding.

Bald Spots

Noticeable bald spots with a quick progression are not as commonly seen as other patterns of balding, however, this can signify alopecia – an autoimmune disease that damages your hair follicles and causes large patches of hair to fall out. This can develop at any stage in life, however, is typically seen in in people under 30. Alopecia does not always cause permanent hair loss; however, it is possible.

What can I do to treat hair loss?

If you are worried about thinning or balding hair, finding a hair loss treatment that is right for you can help restore hair thickness and even replace lost hair in bald areas.

PRP hair restoration

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can be used to restore and maintain healthy hair growth! This is done by harvesting the plasma from your blood and using its natural healing properties to stimulate inactive hair follicles. Increased blood flow and blood circulation also work to deliver nutrients to your scalp.

This increases the thickness of your hair shaft and helps to reduce thinning and balding of your hair.

SmartGraft 

The SmartGraft hair restoration procedure is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that restores natural-looking hair to balding areas. The best part about the treatment is the results are permanent. The procedure uses only small amounts of donor hair from the back or sides of the head. As a result, there is less recovery time than with other methods of hair restoration.

If you have hereditary hair loss, this treatment is especially effective at restoring a receding hairline that comes with male-pattern baldness.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) 

Hormonal changes are likely the culprit for those experiencing female pattern hair loss, especially with age. Bio-identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) is done by inserting rice grain-sized pellets in the love handles to restore your level of hormones to optimal levels. Women often experience hair thinning during and after menopause. BHRT also relieves the other symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as low libido, mood, and energy.

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