Telogen effluvium – sometimes simply called TE – is believed to be the second most common form of hair loss. It is a condition in which a change occurs in the number of hair follicles that are actually growing hair.
“Telogen” is the medical term for the resting phase of hair growth. When the number of follicles actively growing hairs significantly lowers during the telogen phase, the volume of hairs on the head becomes thinner.
While TE hair loss typically isn’t permanent, the bad news is that “TE” hair loss can last for a year or more.
Fortunately, there’s a new, state-of-the-art hair loss treatment called “PRP” (Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment) that effectively treats many cases of telogen effluvium hair loss. NYC dermatologist Gary Goldenberg is one of the few doctors in the entire New York, NY area to offer this innovative and highly effective hair loss treatment.
Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
Telogen effluvium results in thinning of the number of hairs on the scalp. Typically it affects the top of the scalp most frequently. The thinning hair may be in just one area, or all over the head- and some areas may be affected more than others.
A receding hairline is almost never due to telogen effluvium. Additionally, telogen effluvium rarely causes a person to lose all of their hair. However, in occasional severe cases of TE, hair on other areas of the body (such as eyebrows or pubic hair) may fall out, too.
Causes of Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
Telogen Effluvium hair loss can be triggered by a wide variety of different factors.
Environmental factors, for instance exposure to toxins or heavy metals, can cause the hair follicles to go into the prolonged resting state of telogen effluvium. Trauma to the body such as an injury, blood loss, or surgery has also been known to trigger TE hair loss.
Experiencing a change in hormone levels can also result in TE hair loss. Telogen effluvium is actually quite common in pregnancy – and can result in hair loss for 6 months to a year after delivery.
Medications including antidepressants, anti-hypertensive drugs and oral contraceptives, may also cause TE hair loss. Some researcher also suggests that TE hair loss in some people may be the result of a vitamin or nutritional deficiency.
PRP Treatment for Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair loss treatments involve a simple blood draw from the patient in our New York dermatology office. The blood is then centrifuged right there in the office to extract only the plasma. The plasma contains concentrated “growth factors” at up to 8 times the amount found in regular blood.
This rich plasma is then injected back into the scalp. The concentrated growth factor stimulates the dormant hair follicles to start producing hair again, as well as growing thicker hair in each follicle.
Because this treatment is 100% natural, using only the body’s own growth factors, it is perfectly safe – even after surgery, during pregnancy or when taking medications!
New York PRP Hair Loss Treatment
If you are suffering from telogen effluvium, or another cause of hair loss, schedule a consultation with an experienced hair loss and restoration doctor at our New York, NY dermatologist’s office.
We will determine the cause of your hair loss and establish a customized hair restoration treatment plan for your individual situation. In addition to PRP Hair Loss Treatments we also offer Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatments at our New York office, as well as hair restoration nutritional supplements, shampoos and lotions.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to see if PRP or Stem Cell hair loss treatments are right for you.