Worried About Hair Loss? 2 Tips To Prevent This From Happening

Posted on: 2 December 2022

If you have family members that have lost hair you may have the genetics to do the same thing. There are also other reasons for this disorder, which is also known as alopecia. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent this from happening, two of which are listed below. 

Low-Level Laser Light Therapy

If you have already started noticing a small amount of hair loss, visit a dermatologist. They have a treatment using low-level laser light therapy to help initiate hair growth. This will help prevent your hair loss from spreading. This is beneficial as you have to use no medications or lotions to initiate hair growth.  The laser beams target your hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. It does not cause any pain and is not invasive. You generally have no side effects, and you will notice your hair is thicker, softer, and stronger after the treatments. 

You do not have to do anything to prepare for this treatment and can be done in a dermatologist's office. It does not take a long time to do this treatment. The doctor applies a laser over the areas where you are losing hair. Because a low-level laser is used you do not feel any pain. Your scalp may feel a little sore after the treatment, but this generally goes away within a day. You may be asked to return for more than one treatment, depending on how much hair loss you have. 

Maintain Good Scalp Care

Another thing you can do to help prevent hair loss is to take proper care of your scalp and your hair. Do not use heating tools on your hair, such as hair straighteners. Let your hair air dry until it is slightly damp before you blow dry it or let it completely dry naturally. Using bleaches and hair dyes can also cause scalp irritation which may lead to hair thinning or hair loss. 

The way you style your hair can also help prevent hair loss. For example, do not wear braids or tight ponytails. Brush your hair with a soft brush and do not pull hard. When you get out of the shower let a towel soak up the water. Do not scrub your hair with a towel to get it dry. Talk with the dermatologist about the best hair shampoo to use, and make sure you wash your scalp and hair regularly.

Talk with a dermatologist like Drs. Berry, Tessler & Aronovitz about many other tips on preventing hair loss.