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Telogen Effluvium

Affecting both men and women, telogen effluvium is debatably the second most common form of hair loss addressed by doctors, with the first being male pattern balding. Though the condition isn’t fully understood—not unlike many balding conditions—telogen effluvium is best defined by its scattered presentation and its eventual reversal. While some other forms of hair loss manifest in concentrated parts of the scalp, telogen effluvium appears as a diffuse thinning all over the scalp—though certain areas can lose more hair than others. The crown of the head, for instance, tends to lose slightly more hair than the sides or the back of the scalp. If there is good news, it’s that the hairline is usually not impacted, and having telogen effluvium will not cause total and permanent hair loss.

How it works

Telogen Effluvium

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To understand telogen effluvium, it’s best to first have a working idea of how a “normal” head of hair works. The average person has 120,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on his or her head and sheds an average of 100 hairs each day. These hairs are shed following a resting period of three to four months, which begins after the several-years-long growth cycle is complete. At any given time, different hairs are in different stages of the growth cycle, but if you suffer from telogen effluvium, a disproportionate number of hair follicles shift suddenly into the resting stage. This usually results in the shedding of a large number of hairs within a short period of time.

Common Causes: 

  • Dieting and Weight Loss
  • Medications
  • Child Birth
  • Illness/Virus/COVID-19
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Accident or surgery
  • Stress
Results

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HPI has been life transforming. Cindy and Summer are knowledgeable, kind and make sure I walk out of every appointment feeling and looking my best. Thank you, HPI
Christy Farrell

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I am very pleased with the hair growth from the treatment done at HPI. They are very professional and dedicated to getting the best treatment possible.
Pablo Juarez

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M.P.B.

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HPI has been phenomenal to me since the first day I walked in. They are kind. They are flexible. They go above and beyond to meet my needs. I recommend to everyone!
Mark Steinbrenner

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I had a great experience at HPI Hair Partners. Kimberly provided multiple options for treating my hair loss and I saw significant hair regrowth. The staff were also very kind and friendly. I would recommend HPI Hair Partners to family and friends.
Lois Kirk

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Kimberly is absolutely wonderful! She is so incredibly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy! She helped us get to the bottom of our 3 year olds hair loss and we are so thankful for her and her team!
Natalie Lechleiter
My experience at HPI has been nothing short of wonderful! Not only have I seen great physical results from the various treatments, but I have been encouraged & supported by the entire HPI staff since Day 1! So thankful my family & I found this space!
Mikey Delbert
I am only 20 years old but have been struggling with hair loss for the past few years. I came to HPI about 6 months ago and they have helped my feel more confident that my hair will grow back. It is a commitment and takes a lot of time for you to see results but the workers here give me hope. Kimberly is very encouraging and has helped me not feel as alone in this process. It is hard for anyone to look around and feel like no one else is struggling with hair loss, but especially when you are this young. I would be lying if I said I was not very insecure knowing that ther people can see my bald spots, but knowing there is hope that I can have hair that covers my head encourages me to follow the eating, schedules, and time that HPI plans out for me.
A.R.
Excellent! I am suffering hair loss and would not have a hair left on my head if I hadn't found HPI. Kimberly was able to stop my hair from falling out in less than 30 days and now I am in recovery mode - my hair is filling in and growing back. I am so thankful for HPIHair Partners!
B.N.
I have been so grateful to HPI and their efficient and patient staff. I live about two hours away and they do a wonderful job of working with me through mail, phone and email to make sure that all my needs are met with kindness and sensitivity. I don’t know what I would have done without HPI!
R.S.
I've had a great results with the microneedling treatments and hair products at HPI. My hair is thicker and have new growth which makes it easier to style and looks much better (even if gets wet or is windy). Should have started it sooner but it's never too late to improve the health, look, and feel of your hair. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and flexible and will help you customize treatments that suit your schedule and budget. I consulted with 2 other hair restoration businesses in the area and found HPI to offer the most options and professional services while making the experience pleasant and comfortable.
M. N.
HPI is such a special place and I only have wonderful things to say about them. I have struggled with trichotillomania most of my life, and as a result, I would have bald spots throughout my hair. I have always been self-conscious about my hair and never wanted to go to a salon because I was so embarrassed of the condition of my hair . HPI was the first and only place I have found that I feel comfortable going to and I always walk out feeling confident. I am forever grateful for HPI and I am happy to report my hair is growing and looking great!
All staff is very professional and they provide great customer service! They are very knowledgeable and explain in detail the different services and help you in deciding which treatment would be best for your needs. The receptionist is very kind in helping you purchase products or schedule your appointments. They truly care about their clients!
I tried (like I suppose most others) everything to regrow my hair. I tried over-the-counter solutions, went to a dermatologist, then a plastic surgeon learning about hair transplants. I'm so glad I also talked to HPI Hair. I was amazed at the before and after photos and the ‘no pressure’ and no hurry to decide that day way of doing business. Now a few months later I am still so pleased. My ‘new hair’ is wonderful! It is easy to take care of and if I meet someone for the first time they cannot tell it is not my natural hair! I have seen friends who ask about it and all I get are compliments. Most say I look ten or twenty years younger! I know I have much more self confidence and I am very happy.
I have been undergoing the laser therapy treatments for approximately four months. During that time, I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality and texture of my hair. Overall it feels more full, and it is not as frizzy as it used to be. Also, I no longer lose hair like I did before beginning the treatment, in the shower, or in my brush. I have been very pleased with the results, and would definitely recommend the laser therapy to anyone.
S.H
I have a testimonial to tell. I was having a treatment last week. This other patient sitting across from me asked me about my hair. She thought I had not lost it. I told her I had lost it over a month ago. She had no clue I was wearing a wig. I have come across several people who are very surprised when they find out I am wearing a wig. It looks so real. I am grateful I found (HPI) and had the opportunity to use (their) services.
C.P.
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Why choose HPIHair?

The treatment for telogen effluvium depends on the cause. Most cases of telogen effluvium, if addressed early, can be turned around sooner than later with aggressive treatment. Aggressive and persistent cases may respond well to treatment. Early diagnosis with proper blood lab results can help slow the shed along with speeding up the new growth of anagen (new) hair.

Treatment options:

The professionals at HPIHair Partners develop an individual plan for each client depending on the depth of the hair loss, the conditions and your need to restore your hair. Treatment options can consist of topical treatments, supplements, scalp stimulation treatments, low-level laser therapy, scalp microneedling with growth factors. 

blog series: what is telogen effluvium?

Written by: Ashley Neuweg MSN, APRN, FNP-C

WHAT IS TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM? AN OVERVIEW

Telogen effluvium (TE) is one of the most commonly diagnosed hair loss conditions among dermatologists. TE is described as a form of non-scarring alopecia, which is characterized by temporary diffuse hair loss. Diffuse hair loss is seen throughout a large area of the scalp with symmetrical thinning.

In the majority of cases, TE is sudden and acute. Acute TE is defined by shedding of less than 50% of the hair on the scalp for less than six months. Shedding that occurs greater than six months…read more

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