You’re not alone. Hair Loss due to Stress in the Pandemic is happening in both Women and Men.
If recent hair loss has you confused, you’re not imagining it. Many women and men have encountered hair loss due to the ongoing stress caused by the pandemic and the intense blanket of uncertainty. The past year has seen an increase in concerns over hair falling out, bald spots, and baldness, which isn’t uncommon due to stress. Feelings of anxiety have triggered this stress-induced hair loss and has some women questioning whether or not this is a “thing” or not. Well, for some it is.
Why Is My Hair Falling Out?
Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse, often acute hair shedding. It usually happens 3 months after a triggering event and is usually self-limiting, lasting for about 6 months. Although not permanent, TE can have a serious impact on your self-image, self-confidence, a sense of lowered quality of life, and limited social interaction resulting in isolation. Because femininity, sexuality, attractiveness, identity, and personality are symbolically linked to a woman’s hair rather than in men, women are typically more likely to seek help for this condition.
Treatment for Hair Loss in Raleigh
Although we can’t cure the stress, we don’t want the massive hair balls on your brush to have you feeling defeated. We’ve seen an increased interest in procedures such as PRF injections for the scalp. PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin, uses your body’s own stem cells to stimulate collagen production, tissue regeneration, and hair regrowth. During a PRF injection treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge.This process separates the platelet-rich fibrin from the rest of the blood. The PRF is then applied via injection to the scalp where hair loss has been experienced. This treatment uses the body’s own stem cells to generate new hair growth and thicken hair.
We don’t want to add to your anxiety. If you’re feeling nervous or anxious about the treatment we offer Pro-Nox with PRF for hair regrowth. Pro-Nox is self-administered nitrous oxide that relieves anxiety associated with the treatment. You can ask one of our nurse practitioners about Pro-Nox during your PRF consultation to learn more. At Blue Water Spa, only experienced and highly trained nursing professionals administer these injections in a physician-owned and operated medical facility. This treatment is cosmetic, but most importantly, a medical treatment. Our nurses are not in sales. They are medical professionals, so the standard is always safety not sales. Each and every treatment is always preceded by an in-depth consultation with one of our nurses to ensure the patient is properly educated on the treatment and has a clear expectation.
How Long Does it Usually Take for Results to Show?
Patients generally should receive this treatment at least four times to see optimum results. The treatments are spaced out 4 weeks apart and you can see your results come in slowly more and more after each treatment. Once all four to six treatments are done, there is a dramatic change in new hair. Patients are advised to have a maintenance treatment every six to twelve months after the initial series of treatments. When this treatment plan is followed, the success rate is close to 80%.
Blue Water Spa is a true medical spa combining results with relaxation. We are Raleigh’s #1 destination for PRF injections, BOTOX®, Fillers, Hydrafacials, medical-grade clean & cruelty-free skincare, and more. All of your aesthetic needs can be met in one location as we are fully integrated with our cosmetic surgery office, Blue Water Plastic Surgery. Blue Water spa is owned and operated by Dr. Michael Law, a board certified plastic surgeon.
“As an African American woman I know how hair loss has affected other women like me, especially around the edges of the hair. Although I have always styled my hair naturally, I still dealt with hair loss early on and had a noticeable bald spot. I had to work hard to make the part just right to cover a bald spot on the top of my head. Prior to PRF at Blue Water Spa, I was always worried about what my hair would look like from the back, and especially if I was sitting while others were standing. Just a few months after PRF, new hair started growing in. It filled in the areas where skin was visible and I immediately felt more comfortable and confident. “ – Patient N.T.
“I have always had fine hair as a child, but when I reached my 50’s and I noticed that my hair was starting to thin on the crown area I knew that I needed to do something about it. I have done many treatments of microneedling with PRF and it did wonders for my face, so I was sure that it would help with my scalp as well. Mari was the nurse who did my injections and she told me to think of the treatment like I was “nurturing a garden to grow”. She said that you need to treat the soil (scalp) in order to get a good crop (hair). I had 4 treatments spaced 1 month apart. I am thrilled with the results. I definitely saw new growth in areas that I thought would never grow again.” – Patient N.G.
ABOUT BLUE WATER SPA
Blue Water Spa is a Raleigh spa that has been voted Best Medical Spa in America three consecutive years. Owned and operated by Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law MD, the Raleigh medical spa is the top provider of Juvederm®, Latisse® and Botox® in Raleigh, NC. From CoolSculpting, Emsella, Emsculpt, laser hair removal, laser skin tightening to microdermabrasion, pampering spa packages, and medical-grade clean & cruelty-free skincare, at Blue Water Spa you will receive the ultimate in results and relaxation.
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