treatment for hair loss
Stress Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss can be caused by a number of conditions, including stress. Due to the unpredictability of the condition, it can also be difficult to find a stress hair loss treatment that works for you.
How does stress cause hair loss?
Whilst there is no definitive proof that stress causes hair loss, we know that stress begins in the brain and spreads to other parts of the body, so it makes sense that the hair on your head could be affected by stress. When you’re stressed, your body produces cortisol, which interacts with hormones and can cause your hair follicles to go into a phase of resting. This makes your hair more susceptible to damage and can also cause your head to itch, making you scratch and cause more hair to fall out.
There are two main types of hair loss that are associated with stress:
Telogen effluvium – this occurs when your brain signals the follicles on your scalp to stop growing hair. This commonly affects women and is usually localised to the top of the scalp.
Trichotillomania – this is a stress-related disorder that caused pulling and picking hair on the scalp or other areas of the body. Many people suffering this do not realise that they’re doing it. Pulling on the scalp cause inflammation and damage which will prevent hair growing back.
There are also other secondary stress related causes of hair loss, which include rubbing the scalp, roughly running fingers through hair and scratching.
Will my stress-related hair loss be permanent?
Stress-related hair loss is often temporary, but in some cases can be permanent. If you’ve suffered permanent hair loss and are self-conscious about it, scalp micropigmentation can help.
How can I treat hair loss cause by stress?
To begin with, you will need to reduce the amount of stress that you have in your life. This may be through self-help, or treatment with a professional.
Unsightly patches of hair loss can be treated with scalp micropigmentation. This will help to disguise the patches by matching with your natural hair colour.
How we can help
We’ve had some great results with scalp micropigmentation for stress related hair loss, take a look at our gallery for before and after photos.
If you have lost hair through stress and considering scalp micropigmentation, try our FAQs or get in touch with us today. We’re happy to have a no obligation conversation to answer any questions you have.