Are You Losing Your Hair?
You may have recently noticed excess hair in the drain of your shower. Maybe there is more hair on your brush than usual. There may even be hair on your pillow when you wake up in the morning.
There are other signs of hair loss as well. Perhaps you can’t make robust ponytails anymore or you can wrap a hair band three times around the ponytail instead of the usual two.
And there are men who never realize they are losing hair because the bald spot is on the back of their head. Nobody is going to tell him that he is losing his hair. Besides, nobody notices because he wears a baseball cap all of the time.
The sad truth is that millions of men and women in the United States are suffering from hair loss and most of them feel as though there is nothing they can do about it. Hair loss is devastating to men and women and can have a negative impact on your well-being no matter what your age.
Well, it’s time for you to do something about it.
Understanding Hair Loss
As hair is shed at the end of the growth cycle, some degree of hair loss is accepted as totally normal.
On average, you can expect your hair to grow about six inches a year. And while most mammals experience predictable cycles of hair loss and hair growth, humans experience random cycles of hair growth and hair loss. The number of hairs we lose and gain during these cycles also varies.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Age and Genetics - hair loss is a genetics issue so check with family members to see if you might suffer from hair loss as well. As you age, you also stand a chance of hair loss. The general rule is that 30 percent of men in their 30s will suffer some form of hair loss. This figure jumps to 40 percent of men in their 40s will suffer hair loss.
The rule changes for women. About 30 percent of women under the age of 50 will experience hair loss and half of the women over the age of 50 will suffer hair loss.
How Does Laser Hair Growth Work?
Nobody knows for sure exactly how laser treatments work to stimulate hair growth, but the theory is that it encourages cell stimulation. Early studies conducted on the 1960s found that wounded mice that were treated with lasers enjoyed rapid healing.
Modern specialists in the field of hair growth feel as though the increased circulation is what encourages the hair follicles to produce hair growth. But the reasons why laser growth therapy works don’t really matter to those who are enjoying hair growth.