We all know that hair loss is a very common problem. In fact, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), an estimated 35 million men and 21 million women are experiencing some degree of hair loss at this very moment. At The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, we have been helping men and women deal with their hair loss for more than forty years, and during that time many of our patients have wondered whether there was anything that they can do to help keep their hair as full as possible. While we do offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments that can help, we also know that there are several common hair care practices that can damage the hair follicles and potentially exacerbate hair loss.
Both of the board certified dermatologists at The Griffin Center, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis, regularly film educational YouTube videos to answer some of the questions that are commonly posed by our patients. In this installment, Dr. Curtis discusses some of the most common hair care practices and styling techniques, and explains how tight hairstyles, excessive heat, and harsh chemical shampoos can all potentially contribute to hair loss. She also provides valuable recommendations about how you can best avoid, or at least minimize, its impact.
Fortunately, the kind of damage caused by these various hair care practices is frequently reversible. During a comprehensive hair loss consultation we can fully diagnose the underlying causes that are contributing to your hair loss and then work together to develop a customized treatment plan, which may include anything from specially formulated vitamins and prescription compounds, to advanced preventative measures like platelet rich plasma and red light laser therapy, to full hair transplantation surgery. At The Griffin Center we believe that every patient is unique and that a successful treatment requires finding the specific approach that is right for you. If you are suffering from hair loss and would like to learn what we can do, please contact The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research to schedule an appointment, or read about us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to get the latest news or answers to your questions about hair restoration and research.