Is Balding a Normal Part of Aging?

Hair loss can look different for different people. Maybe you notice your part is gradually getting wider. Or, maybe you’ve noticed that tell-tale bald spot on the crown of your head. Regardless of how hair loss presents itself, you might wonder if age is the culprit and what you can do about it.

We know thinning hair and balding can damage your self-esteem at any age. Here at Rénove Medical Spa, Dr. Afia Naqvi and our skilled team of providers are on a mission to restore your confidence — and your hair with PRP therapy.

In the meantime, continue reading this article to explore the common causes of balding. 

Shedding or balding? What’s normal?

It’s normal to lose hair every day. In fact, losing up to 50 strands of hair a day is normal. Hair shedding is okay because your hair grows in cycles. New hair replaces the ones that shed during the telogen phase. However, if you lose hair quicker than new hair grows, you might spot signs of baldness: thinning hair, receding hairlines, or even bald patches. 

Can aging cause hair loss?

Yes, the natural aging process can contribute to hair loss. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) explains that age-related hair loss occurs because the hair follicle eventually slows down — and when shedding occurs quicker than new hair can grow, you’ll start to notice the first signs of hair loss.

While aging can contribute to hair loss, it’s far from the only cause. Other common causes include:

Depending on what is causing your hair loss, you’ll see different patterns and speeds of hair loss. For example, if you take a medication that causes hair loss, you might quickly lose your hair. On the other hand, you might notice a much slower balding progression if you have male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness.

What can you do about hair loss?

The first step is restoring your hair and determining the cause. For example, hair loss caused by an underlying medical condition (like thyroid dysfunction or tinea capitis) usually resolves when the initial condition resolves. 

Androgenic alopecia — the official term for female pattern baldness or male pattern baldness — can be treated with PRP hair restoration. This is one of the most common causes of hair loss. 

PRP hair restoration

Recall that androgenic alopecia is characterized by hair follicles that slow down, leading to thinning hair (women) and receding hairlines (men). PRP hair restoration targets those follicles.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a serum made from your own blood that is rich in growth factors, and it stimulates your hair follicles to stay active. The procedure doesn’t involve any plugs or surgical procedures or transplants. Instead, the PRP is administered into your scalp. Research shows this is an effective treatment for androgenic alopecia.

Restore your confidence with PRP hair restoration

Say goodbye to thinning hair. PRP therapy is all-natural and non-surgical, which means you can get back to your normal routine fast. To learn more about PRP hair restoration or find out if it’s right for you, give our Kingwood, Texas spa a call at 346-200-8481. 

Don’t forget: you can also visit us online to request an appointment.

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