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Hair Shedding

What is Hair Shedding?

Gorgeous shiny, healthy hair is what we all want. It’s society’s idea of what is beautiful, but what happens when you start to notice that you are shedding significant amounts of hair?

Hair shedding is normal – up to a point. Men and women shed approximately 100-150 strands of hair per day. If you notice you are losing more, it is important that you take action, and find out the underlying cause. Dr. Wolfeld is the leading specialist for NYC hair restoration, and can correctly diagnose your problem, and provide you with treatments that work.

Is It Hair Shedding or Hair Loss?

The good news is that hair shedding typically stops on its own. When your body consistently sheds more than 150 strands of hair a day, you might have excessive shedding, also known as telogen effluvium. Excessive hair shedding is a common problem for men or women who might have experienced the following triggers:

  • Lost a considerable amount of weight – 20 or more pounds
  • Experienced a high fever
  • Recently had an operation
  • Given birth
  • Has a nutritional deficiency
  • Manages a lot of personal stress (loss of a loved one, divorce, sick family member, etc.)
  • Recovering from an illness
  • Stopped taking birth control pills

How Long Does Hair Shedding Last?

Most men and women notice excessive hair shedding a few months following a stressful event. The shedding usually peaks two to three months after giving birth, for example. The shedding is normal and will end as your body readjusts after the stressful event. If you have a more stressful job, or the stressor you are experiencing stays with you for a longer period of time, your hair shedding may continue to a point where your hair is now thin or balding areas appear.

Hair Loss is Different Than Hair Shedding

Hair loss is when the hair stops growing. This condition is called anagen effluvium. It can be caused by various prescriptions, chemotherapy, radiation, autoimmune disease, haircare products or you inherited the gene. There are many treatments available that can help men and women who suffer from hair loss. The hair loss experts at Wolfeld Hair can discuss your concerns with you to help you understand what is happening and customize a treatment plan to improve your aesthetic appearance.

Why Select Wolfeld Hair to Address Hair Shedding?

If you are experiencing excess hair shedding, we can help. Wolfeld Hair focuses on treating hair loss with the most advanced hair restoration techniques, medications, and regenerative techniques available.

Whether your hair is healthy, and you are looking for preventative treatments, or you need a plan to slow hair shedding, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wolfeld, is the only specialist in the country who is certified in both as a plastic surgeon and as a hair restoration specialist. The first step is a consultation, so the cause of your hair loss can be diagnosed, and appropriate treatment prescribed. We offer the full array of hair restoration techniques and take a truly aesthetic approach to hair restoration.

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