Most of the time hair loss treatment is something that is done by adults. But the facts reveal that in some cases with both males and females, hair loss can begin in the teenage years. Obviously, this can greatly damage a teens self-image and confidence. In that spirit we are going to look at some of the reasons why teens could lose their hair and what options are available that can help.
Prescription Medicine and Teen Hair Loss
Antibiotics are often prescribed for common teen issues. The problem is this can kickstart hair loss. Some of the most popular medicine that treats depression acne has the same side-effect. The good news is that in the majority of cases, once the medicine is stopped hair will begin to grow again.
Hair Loss and an Unhealthy Diet
Americans are well-known for their poor diets, and teenagers on average eat even worse than adults. On top of the fast food, teens also experiment with things like crash diets more recklessly, which can also trigger hair loss. Either of these poor eating habits being practiced for long will create nutrient deficiencies, and this often turns into hair loss. Healthy eating is the front-line solution, followed by possibly taking dietary supplements, or special hair growth vitamins, to help any nutritional defiencies that could still exist.
Hair Loss from Stress
Stress is not age or gender specific. In fact, many teens have higher stress levels than their parents. In the teenage years, stress can be caused by social factors, peer pressure, schoolwork, to name a few. Hair loss from stress is usually reversible when the teenager’s stress levels go back to normal.
Trichotillomania is psychological disorder where a teen is compulsive about pulling out their own hair. This require consultation and counseling to resolve this issue from a professional therapist who has experience in the area.
Unnaturally tight hairstyles create stress on the hair follicles, which results in hair loss. This called traction alopecia. The way around this is to stop the practices that is causing the hair loss.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune malfunction that causes round patches of hair loss on the scalp. This internal issues have been reported to effect 1 in 100 children. It most often resolves itself in a short time.
Androgenic Alopecia is a hair loss condition that is brought on from body’s own genetics. This can occur at in the teenage years usually around puberty. The earlier it is diagnosed the better the chances are of treating it.
Hair loss is one of the first signs of juvenile diabetes. Checking blood sugar levels if hair loss or weight gain is noticed is recommended to determine if diabetes is causing the hair loss.
Toronto Hair Loss Treatments
Two popular hair loss therapies in Toronto are PRP injections or a non-invasive AAPE stem cell therapy. Our Hair Loss Clinic offers AAPE which we feel is the superior choice, both in effectiveness, and in it being more comfortable than having scalp injections, which most find unpleasant. AAPE (Adipose-derived stem cells Proteins Extracts) is a mixture of refined growth factors extracted from human adipose to promote hair growth and scalp health using outstanding ingredients approved by US FDA and CFDA. AAPE is even available if the person has had PRP injections in the past. For more details please visit: https://hairlossclinic.ca/aape-stem-cell-hair-loss-therapy/