Hair Loss and Treatments

Hair Loss treatments at Chicago's Nima Skin Institute

We spend a lot of time and money dealing with our hair. And, when we start to lose it, it affects not only how we look but also how we feel about ourselves. 

Why Hair Loss

Everyone sheds hair every day. It’s normal to lose around 100-200 strands of hair a day. Drug therapies, such as chemotherapy, often cause abnormal hair loss. But in those circumstances, hair grows back, though sometimes with unexpected changes such as curls and/or color changes. But what about where hair loss is permanent? Here, genetics is usually the most common culprit.

  • In men, you’ll probably see a gradual receding hairline until only a ring of hair remains on the sides and back of the scalp. 
  • In women, more diffuse hair loss occurs as hair thins all over the scalp.

Of course, there are other factors that are known causes of hair loss. Stress and shock on the body and your health— such as drastic change in diet, prolonged illnesses, pregnancy, anemia, and vitamin deficiencies — can result in sudden hair shedding. The good news is that, for most people, their hair grows back when the illness or stress goes away. There are other less well understood types of hair loss as well in which treatment is difficult. 

Hair Loss Treatment

Treatment for hair loss is based on the underlying cause and is difficult to achieve in some types of hair loss, especially those that involve scarring of the hair follicles. 

PRP for the genetic Type of Hair Loss

This is an option for both men and women who suffer from the genetic type of hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia.  This cosmetic therapy for hair loss uses the patient’s own platelets that contain growth factors to help stimulate hair growth.

You’re not alone

Concerned about thinning hair? Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment.