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When Should You Call a Hair Loss Professional?

A shocking number of men and women will experience hair loss as they age. More than eight out of ten men will experience some sort of hair thinning or loss in their lifetime, usually in the form of male pattern baldness. This same genetic disorder also causes hair thinning in women, too. At Eldorado, we hear the story over and over. Men and women comb their hair in the morning or after the shower and notice they are shedding more hair than usual. So when do you come to the experts at Eldorado? Here are three ways of knowing it’s time to get professional help.

You’re losing more hair than normal.

This hair loss is pretty easy to ignore or believe is just temporary. And hair loss is something that happens naturally as we age. The American Academy of Dermatology says that it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day. As is the case with many of our clients in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, men and women start noticing they are losing a lot of hair. Some clients actually count the number of hairs they lose.

But you can usually tell if clumps of hair are coming out, or if you have bald spots. As soon as you think you are noticing more hair loss, get a free consultation from Eldorado. The sooner you get help, the more options you have for finding a solution to your hair loss.

Your hair isn’t growing back.

While it’s totally normal to lose hair, usually our hair grows back. For clients suffering from androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness, a combination of genes lead to bald patches. This condition causes hair to thin, fall out, and not grow back.

For some clients, a temporary medical condition or medication can also lead to hair loss. Medications that can lead to hair loss include those that treat depression, heart conditions, thyroid problems, diabetes, and even acne. Often times, these medicines are necessary for the health of our client. We work with each person who comes to Eldorado individually. We take into consideration your overall health in the decision about what hair loss solution is the best for you.

You’ve tried the lotions and potions, and realize they don’t work.

Some clients come to us after they’ve realized they are experiencing hair loss, but don’t think they need a professional yet. Instead, they buy shampoos, pills, or scalp creams that promise hair growth or lush, thick hair in weeks or months. Americans spend an average of $176 million dollars on hair growth products.

While some of these products, like midroxinil, actually do work, many products do not. If you’ve finally realized that these hair growth products are not all they say they are, it’s time for a professional. At Eldorado, we work with you to figure out what you’ve already tried, and what solution will finally give you the hair that you want.