Top 3 effective telogen effluvium treatment
What is telogen effluvium?
Considered the second most common form of hair loss in women, telogen effluvium occurs when there is significant hair loss in the telogen phase. It is a large loss of hair, spread over the entire head, but temporary. This type of alopecia can affect both men and women.
What causes telogen effluvium?
Telogen effluvium occurs as a result of a disruption in the hair cycle. It results in abundant and non-localized hair loss. Its duration varies from 2 to 4 months. Various factors are responsible for this type of alopecia:
- childbirth, miscarriage or abortion (voluntary interruption of pregnancy)
- stressful situations in all their forms
- a violent shock or traumatic situation (death of a loved one, accident, separation)
- stopping an estrogen-based contraceptive pill
- a surgical operation requiring general anesthesia
- a major infectious disease (flu, typhoid, angina, scarlet fever, sore throat)
- a severe diet followed by significant vitamin and nutrient deficiencies (iron, zinc, calcium, copper, vitamins B6 and B5, etc.)
- Thyroid influences: telogen effluvium can be caused by either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
- Certain medications, of which the list is unfortunately long (e.g.: Acyclovir, Fludarabine, Moexipril, etc.)
What are the symptoms of telogen effluvium?
Telogen effluvium is a temporary alopecia. It can be recognized by
the following symptoms:
- The hair thins and falls out en masse.
- The hair loss is localized and affects your entire scalp.
- The hair loss is limited in time: 3 to 4 months maximum after which the hair will start to grow back. If hair loss continues beyond the 4 months or if the regrowth is insufficient, it means that it is due to another cause.
How is Telogen Effluvium treated?
This type of alopecia is very hard on women psychologically. That’s why a psychological follow-up would be recommended. What is reassuring is that the hair that has fallen out will eventually grow back naturally, but the regrowth will take a certain amount of time since it varies between 0.7 mm and 2 cm per month. It will therefore take some time to regain a normal head of hair. However, there are effective solutions to accelerate the hair growth process.
a) Light therapy: This is a gentle capillary stimulation using a phototherapy helmet that diffuses infrared and laser magnetic energies to the scalp. It accelerates hair growth and increases hair density.
b) Microneedling: Micro-perforations are made in different places on the scalp to stimulate blood circulation in the capillary dermis and thus accelerate hair growth.
c) Hair mesotherapy: This is a hair stimulation technique that involves injecting a mixture of vitamins into the scalp to nourish the hair follicle in depth and stimulate hair growth.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment at 514 400 3291. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with the help your situation requires.