How is the pandemic and COVID-19 affecting your hair loss?

Are you seeing…
  • More hair in the shower?
  • More hair in your comb/brush?
  • More hair on your pillow?
  • More hair EVERYWHERE except on your head where the hair belongs!

Telogen Effluvium (T.E.)
Commonly known as, shedding or the exiting of the hair strand/shaft from the hair follicle.

Affecting both men and women, telogen effluvium (T.E.) 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—T.E. is best defined by its scattered presentation. While some other forms of hair loss manifest in concentrated parts of the scalp, T.E. appears as a diffuse thinning all over the scalp—though certain areas can lose more hair than others. The crown and top of the head, for instance, tend 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 T.E. will not cause total and permanent hair loss.


Causes of Hair Loss

  • Deteriorating health
  • Stress triggers
  • Covid-19
  • Childbirth
  • Medications
  • Vaccinations
  • Keto extreme dieting
  • Crash dieting
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Physical trauma, such as a car accident or surgery

Treatment for TE-related Hair Loss

The treatment for T.E. depends on the cause. Most cases of telogen effluvium are extremely concerning and scary! When your hair sheds in handfuls and your scalp becomes more visible we become very concerned, and rightfully so. Treatment options range greatly depending on the severity, age, lifestyle, and overall health. We recommend beginning with our Alopecia Dx consultation which includes blood test, deep-dive trichology scalp exam, and consultation with our hair loss team. This process allows for recommending a treatment regimen customized for you.

Treatment Options can include:

*A multi-therapeutic approach will always be your best option to help your scalp and hair return to normal.


The good news is within 6-18 months T.E. can completely reverse course and your hair will begin growing normally! Schedule your consultation today!

Your Consultation – YOUR Way!

Hair loss treatment is something that can radically transform your life. If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to make an appointment to discuss the available options for hair & scalp analysis to find out which procedure(s) might be right for you.

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Video Consultation

Start with a complementary evaluation from home! Our video consultations take as little as 15 minutes and can be scheduled in the privacy of your own space! We can’t wait to meet you!

Trichology Hair & Scalp Analysis
+ Lab Testing

We have worked to develop a consultation package that gets to the root of the cause, quickly! Our team will create a custom, personalized plan for you.

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