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Eating Disorders and Hair Loss

Eating Disorders and Hair Loss

Eating disorders can have far-reaching impacts and can cause tremendous physical stress to the body. One of those oft-cited effects is hair loss.

According to Psychology Today, eating disorders (especially anorexia nervosa) can lead to a condition known as telogen effluvium. This condition is hair loss that is brought on by an acute event, such as stress, or in this case, extreme weight loss.

Given that hair loss is often delayed from the current state of your health, telogen effluvium can set in after a significantly stressful event or a bout of anorexia.

When the body is starved of nutrients, the nutrients that are coming in will start to be diverted only to the areas that the body finds essential. This does not include hair, and so without necessary nutrients such as zinc or protein, your hair will start to thin or even fall out. Typically, once you recover from this condition, the hair will start to regrow, unless hair loss is brought on by other factors such as genetics.

Whether you have been recovering from an eating disorder or face hair loss for another reason, there are many products out there that target those facing hair loss. While many products promise miracle cures and are backed by questionable science, very few cures actually provide lasting, consistent results.

A process known as scalp micropigmentation gives a no maintenance, lasting solution to hair loss. By injecting small amounts of pigment into the scalp to the patient’s liking, those with thinning hair are able to achieve a fuller-looking head of hair, while balding guys will be able to sport a clean-shaven look without the hassle of having to maintain a real clean-shaven look. Typically accomplished in 2-3 treatments spaced only 1 week apart, scalp micropigmentation does not have any significant side effects either during or after treatment.

We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!

Written by The Hairline Ink Team
Written by The Hairline Ink Team

Our team of experts is committed to delivering accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased information through our blog and informational service pages. We understand that empowering our clients with knowledge is essential for making informed decisions about their scalp micropigmentation (SMP) journey. By conducting extensive research and maintaining open lines of communication with industry leaders, we ensure that our content is both reliable and informative, giving you the confidence to take the first step towards transformation.

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