The Connection Between Weight Loss and Hair Loss
Weight loss in men can be the result of making healthy diet and lifestyle changes, but weight loss can also be caused by a stressful life event or a serious illness or injury. Weight loss can even be the result of something as basic as lack of sleep, or a side-effect of certain medications!
Those who use diet and exercise to lose weight experience more energy, improved health, and renewed self-confidence. But it is a common misconception that weight loss directly prevents male pattern baldness. In fact, some research suggests that weight loss can also be accompanied by hair loss.
Rapid weight loss is a stress to your system, and as such it will often lead to telogen effluvium, a condition in which hair across the head is lost following physical or emotional stress. Telogen effluvium is not the same as male pattern baldness, however; male pattern baldness is defined as hair loss that begins at the crown of the head or the temples.
Hair loss from telogen effluvium can happen during the first three to six months after shedding the pounds through gastric bypass surgery or a rapid nonsurgical weight-loss method. Hair loss should cease once the body adjusts to the change. But in some cases, it could continue after that six-month time frame.
Whether the weight loss is from a surgical procedure or has nonsurgical causes, the accompanying hair loss is a serious concern for many on a weight loss journey, especially for those who may have already been experiencing male pattern baldness. The scalp micropigmentation experts at Hairline Ink are here to help you find a solution to your hair loss issues, whatever the factors behind your weight loss may be.
Hair loss can be experienced by men or women, and many individuals experiment with various treatments to combat this hair loss. Some of these solutions are effective. Unfortunately, most do not achieve long-term results without consistent treatments.
But there is an effective treatment to consider that is ideal for men facing a thinning head of hair from male pattern baldness or telogen effluvium. Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic process that can create the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair through injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin.
Most of our clients complete their treatment within 2 to 3 sessions, with lasting results and few side effects. To learn more about the skin micropigmentation process, contact the experts of Hairline Ink at 585-250-0835 today or start a chat with one of our online representatives.