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.
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, a proper blood work up can help slow the shed along with speeding up the new growth of anagen (new) hair.
A customized plan is developed for each and every 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 photo therapy, scalp micro needling and growth factor stimulation.