Youth Hair Loss – Aren’t You Too Young For That?

How many times have you ever heard someone say, “Aren’t you a little young for that?” Often times, when you think about hair loss, you think about people over the age of 50.  People associate Alopecia with those who are suffering from hair loss due to genetics or medicinal reasons. While hair loss is common in the elderly, it can also affect both the male and female youth.

Hair Loss In Children

Alopecia has been diagnosed in children as young as two years old. Hair loss is seldom an enjoyable experience. However when it occurs in the elderly, it may be easier to explain and accept due to the shared association of aging and hair loss. When found in the youth it can be dreaded and embarrassing to confront. Fortunately, hair loss can be treated in most people no matter the age. Attempting to solve the hair loss in the early stages is one of they keys to preventing further hair loss and keeping the hair loss in control.

Experiencing Youth Hair Loss

megha-before Megha Age 9

Team member Megha was diagnosed with Alopecia at the age of 9 and still struggles with Alopecia until her present age of 19. When Megha was first diagnosed, she tried a multitude of treatments. Treatments included topical contact allergens, Cortisone injections, Rogaine, homeopathic remedies, and the laser cap. While most treatments failed to work, our Hair Recovery Program succeeded in helping Megha regrow her hair. The customized program included  using a combination of the laser cap and the Cortisone injections.
megha-9 Megha Age 9: Hair Recovery Program Results

At the present age of 19, Megha has once again had to face the challenge of losing her hair. This time however, the Cortisone injections and the Laser cap have not been enough. Megha recently started doing Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This is a process in which blood is drawn from your body and then centrifuged to separate out and concentrate the platelets of the blood. Those platelets are then injected back into the scalp to help stimulate the hair growth. Megha has been doing PRP for almost two months and has started to see very promising results.

If you feel that your child is suffering from hair loss, make an appointment to see your primary case physician to see what the solution to this could be. For more information or to schedule a complimentary hair evaluation, call (602)283-2355 or questions@nationalhairlossassoc.com.