Research shows that nearly 35 million men and approximately 21 million women are affected by hair loss or thinning hair in the United States. Data suggests that as many as 85% of men and 40% of women will experience hair loss or thinning hair by the age of 50. Thinning hair and hair loss affects nearly one in five Americans, and while a higher percentage of men are affected by the problem, the issue occurs in both men and women regardless of their age.
As men age, the probability that they will encounter some hair thinning or loss increases significantly, with almost half of all men having some noticeable hair loss by their late-forties and early-fifties. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of men experience visible hair loss by the age of 35, wand increasing to 65 percent by the age of 60. Data for women suggests that approximately 40 percent of women experience hair loss by age 40, and by age 60, nearly 80 percent of American women are affected by thinning hair or hair loss.
For many individuals, hair loss is hereditary and caused by a genetic component, but other factors can cause or contribute to the issue. Chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, hypertension, and depression, as well as factors like a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, aging, and hormonal imbalance, can all affect hair and scalp health.
What is Trichology?
Trichology is the field of dermatology that studies the structure, function, and diseases of the human hair, hair follicles, and scalp. Maintaining a healthy scalp and hair follicles is essential to healthy hair. Hair has two distinct components, the follicle itself, which resides in the skin, and the shaft, which is what is visible above the scalp. The base of the hair follicle holds hair into the skin, and blood vessels nourish the cells and deliver the hormones that modify the structure and growth of our hair throughout our lives.
A trichologist specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp disorders and conditions. In addition to thinning hair and hair loss issues, a trichologist is an expert on scalp acne, hair texture problems, dry or oily scalp, or any other scalp or hair condition.
Why Should You See a Trichologist For Hair Loss?
At LH Hair, our staff is committed to using the latest research and technology available for the prevention of hair loss. Our trichology staff at LH Hair is the first in North Carolina and South Carolina to be certified to offer the Capilia Head First Hair Loss Prevention Program. The Capilia Head First program is designed to pamper your hair and scalp, improving scalp health and encouraging new hair regrowth.
At the initial consultation, our staff at LH Hair will ask questions about health issues, prescription and over the counter drugs, lifestyle, and other critical information. Then using a microscopic camera, we will carefully examine your scalp and hair follicles to determine the best mix of products for your first treatment and develop a treatment timeline.
After your initial consultation and treatment, our technician will re-examine your scalp and hair follicles with the microscopic camera and record the immediate improvement of your scalp condition by with before and after pictures. Our certified trichologist will recommend a treatment plan utilizing clinical-strength trichological solutions that can repair the scalp and stimulate new hair growth.
Contact LH Hair For a Consultation
Our professional staff of trichologists at LH Hair evaluates each client's hair loss issues based on genetic factors and environmental conditions, as well as personal history and lifestyle. After a consultation and careful assessment of all the information, our trichologist will identify some of the factors contributing to hair loss, suggest individualized treatments, give nutritional advice, and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of the hair and scalp.
Hair plays a vital part in who we are, and hair loss can affect your quality of life and play a role in how you feel about yourself. At LH Hair, your hair is as important to us as it is to you. We are proud to consistently offer the most advanced industry technology and the highest quality hair products available to help you achieve and maintain the look you desire.