Women’s Hair Loss Treatments for Telogen Effluvium
“TE” – short for Telogen effluvium – is the second most common form of hair loss in women. It is a frustrating and often embarrassing condition in which there is a decline in the number of hair follicles that are actually growing hair. The result is bald or thinning spots and/or “wispy” thin hair.
Many women live in silence with “TE” erroneously believing that it can’t be treated – or that it is a normal part of aging. Other women simply try to cover or hide their hair loss because they are too ashamed to seek help.
But, fortunately, this does not have to be the case! Many cases of Telogen Effluvium hair loss can be effectively and naturally treated.
In this article the women’s health and anti-aging experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ explain what causes TE, and discuss the revolutionary, natural, non-surgical women’s hair loss treatments we have available.
What is Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss in Women?
Human hair grows in a continuous cyclic pattern of growth and rest phases: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen. The “telogen” phase is the resting phase of hair growth that lasts around three months. About 10 to 15 percent of hairs are in the telogen phase at any given time. Whilst the old hair shaft is resting in this phase, a new hair begins the growth phase.
But, in woman with TE the number of follicles actively growing hairs significantly lowers during the telogen phase, so the volume of hairs on the head becomes thinner.
Depending on the underlying cause of the TE hair loss it may or may not be permanent. But Telogen Effluvium hair loss can sometimes last for a year, several years, or more.
Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
Telogen effluvium can typically be recognized by a reduction in the number of hairs on the top of the scalp. But the thinning hair may be in just one single area, or all over the head.
However, if you notice a receding hairline, that is almost never due to TE. Additionally, TE rarely causes a person to lose all of their hair in an area to create a completely bald spot. Unfortunately, though, in severe cases of Telogen Effluvium hair on other areas of the body may fall out, too – including eyebrows or pubic hair.
What Causes Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
There are actually many factors that can trigger Telogen Effluvium hair loss.
Environmental influences, such as exposure to toxins or heavy metals, can cause a woman’s hair follicles to go into the prolonged resting state of TE. Additionally, injury or illness – including blood loss, surgery, or infection – have been known to initiate TE hair loss.
Certain medications including antidepressants, anti-hypertensive drugs and oral contraceptives, may also cause or contribute to Telogen Effluvium hair loss.
Changes or declines in hormone levels are probably the most common cause of Telogen effluvium hair loss in women. For this reason, TE is actually quite common in both pregnancy and during menopause. Pregnancy TE hair loss can last for 6 months to a year after childbirth. But the hair loss of menopausal hormone imbalance can last far longer.
Recent research has also suggested that Telogen Effluvium hair loss can be the result of a vitamin or nutritional deficiency.
Treatments for Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
PRP Hair Loss Treatment for Telogen Effluvium
Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ offers three highly effective, non-surgical, 100% natural hair restoration treatments that can help combat TE to regrow hair: “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP), hormone replacement therapy, and nutritional balancing.
A new, state-of-the-art hair loss treatment called “PRP” (Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment) has proven effective at threating many cases of women’s TE hair loss. The women’s health, hormone and anti-aging experts at Tutera Medical are some of only a few doctors in the entire Scottsdale area to offer this innovative and highly effective treatment for TE hair loss.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) TE hair loss treatments involves a routine blood draw from the patient in our Scottsdale office. The blood is then centrifuged to extract only the plasma which contains concentrated “growth factors” at several times the amount found in whole blood. This plasma is then injected back into the areas of thinning hair, where the concentrated growth factors stimulate the dormant hair follicles to start producing hair again.
Hormone Therapy for Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
Our hormone experts can thoroughly test the patient’s blood to reveal any underlying hormone imbalances. They can then prescribe 100% natural, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to bring the hormones back into balance, to help arrest hair lost due to an excess of male hormones and/or a deficiency of female hormones.
In addition to helping restore hair growth, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can alleviate other symptoms of hormone imbalance such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, weight gain, increased belly fat, osteoporosis, headaches and more.
Women’s Hair Loss Supplement for Telogen Effluvium
Tutera Medical also offers the nationally recognized SottoPelle Hair Repair Supplement, which has been featured in several national publications. SottoPelle Hair Repair Supplement was awarded Prime Women Magazine’s “Best Menopause Relief Products”.
This revolutionary supplement supplies essential nutrients to support healthy hair growth at the deepest cellular level. The main ingredient, Saw Palmetto, helps keep the hair growth cycle intact. And d-Biotin, Zinc and Selenium stimulate scalp health, inhibits hair loss and encourage new hair growth
Women’s Hair Loss Treatment for Telogen Effluvium | Scottsdale
Schedule a consultation with the women’s health and hormone experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ and take the first step to understanding the cause of your hair loss – so that the most effective hair restoration plan can be put in place for you!
Scottsdale Women’s Hair Loss Treatments: 480-874-1515