Looking in the mirror and suddenly seeing less hair than you’re used to can be a difficult experience to go through. You may immediately start looking into your options, which may lead you to see that there are a variety of treatments to choose from. When it comes to thinning hair, however, medication doesn’t always work and surgery isn’t right for everyone. So where does that leave you? We offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for patients who have thinning hair as a result of a hormone imbalance.
What Is a Hormone Imbalance?
It can happen at any stage of life, but it usually takes place at puberty and as we get older, which is known as menopause (for women) and andropause (for men). Hair loss does not typically occur when you go through puberty, but it commonly happens for both men and women when they reach the later stages of life. A hormone imbalance does not just cause thinning hair, however, it comes with a myriad of unpleasant symptoms.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants, which means they are natural rather than synthetic. The best way to receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is through a hormone pellet, which is about the size of a grain of rice. This pellet is inserted underneath the skin, and it allows hormones to be gradually released throughout the body at a steady pace. This is a much better option for most patients than pills or injections, which can cause a flux of hormones rather than a steady flow.
Help for Thinning Hair
As the hormone pellet goes to work, your hormone levels will even out. If your hair loss is due to a hormone imbalance you will begin to see results in the mirror. You will also experience relief from your other symptoms, which are different for every person.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You may be experiencing hair loss as well as any of the above symptoms, but that does not automatically mean you are actually going through a hormone imbalance. Other diseases and disorders can present the same symptoms, which is why it is important you undergo testing to determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Our doctor can give you a test that will let you know if you are a prime candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. After the results have come back, if you are indeed going through a hormone imbalance, your treatment plan can be discussed.
If you are seeing less and less hair in the mirror, but surgery doesn’t seem like a road you want to go down, we invite you to visit Angelic Lift in Daytona Beach to meet with our team to discuss a plan of action. We would be more than happy to help you regain the hair you’ve lost. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!