Thinning hair may be a common concern, and just about anyone with thinning hair would want to find solutions to address the issue. If you are experiencing hair thinning or loss, your dermatologist can help you develop a plan to reverse the current loss and prevent future loss. Additionally, there are many great products that can help to prevent, slow, and reverse hair thinning.

Causes of Thinning Hair

Hair loss and thinning happen to both men and women for a variety of reasons. For men, genetics plays a huge role, specifically in developing male-pattern baldness. Women, often notice hair thinning due to shifting hormones during and after pregnancy and bodily changes due to aging. There is also a wide range of other health and hereditary concerns that can result in hair thinning and loss.

Many factors increase the risk for hair thinning, including genetics and family history, lack of nutrition, medical conditions, hormonal shifts, stress, and age. If you’re at a higher risk for hair loss, you may want to begin planning prevention steps before you notice signs of hair loss. Later in this blog, we’ll review some products that can help prevent and reverse hair thinning and hair loss.

Some of the common types of hair loss and thinning include:

  • • Alopecia areata – This form of hair loss occurs suddenly and causes hair to fall out in patches or clumps. Typically, alopecia areata leads to circular patches of hair loss. This condition can occur as a symptom of other health conditions and in otherwise healthy individuals.
  • • Androgenetic alopecia – This is the technical term for male or female pattern hair loss, and it’s the most common reason for hair loss. This condition is genetic, so if members of your family experience male or female pattern hair loss, you are more likely to as well.
  • • Chemical or traction alopecia – This is hair loss caused by certain hairstyles or hair care products that damage the hair follicle, leading to hair loss.
  • • Telogen Effluvium – The most common symptom of this type of hair loss is rapid onset hair shedding. It can be triggered by illness, stress, certain medications, and extreme dieting or disordered eating.

Dermatologic Treatments for Thinning Hair

Many different treatments may be recommended for thinning hair. For instance, if hormones play a part in losing hair, hormone replacement treatments may be the best option. For some, over-the-counter hair loss medications may also be beneficial. Additionally, there are cases where spironolactone may be prescribed to address hair loss. It is a blood pressure medication, but it can help to regrow hair in some people.

One of the most popular treatment options for thinning hair is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This non-invasive treatment uses the body’s naturally produced plasma to stimulate hair growth. During the procedure, blood is drawn. Then, the blood is placed in a centrifuge, which separates it into its components, including the plasma. Platelets in plasma contain growth factors that are necessary for hair growth, which often diminishes as part of hair loss. When the plasma is injected into the scalp, it stimulates the hair follicles leading to thickening of hair. PRP therapy can also be used on the skin to improve the appearance of sun-damaged and aging skin.

Products to Treat Thinning Hair

In addition to dermatologic treatments and medications, there are also many products available that can help prevent, halt, and even reverse hair thinning and loss. Below, we’ve outlined some of our most recommended options for the treatment of hair thinning.

Nutrafol Women

Nutrafol Women is a daily hair growth supplement that targets and addresses common causes of hair loss, including stress, nutrition, hormones, and lifestyle. With regular use as part of your wellness routine, Nutrafol Women helps to thicken and strengthen hair as well as prevent further hair thinning and damage.

Nutrafol Men

Like the supplement for women, Nutrafol Men is an oral supplement that helps to target the many factors that lead to hair loss and thinning. With daily use, it improves hair growth, thickens hair, and slows or halts further hair loss and thinning. Additionally, it improves overall health and well-being.

RevitaLash Thickening Shampoo

The RevitaLash Thickening Shampoo is the first step in RevitaLash’s daily hair care routine to strengthen and thicken hair, reversing hair loss and thinning and protecting against further hair loss and thinning. The photo-infused formulation helps to thicken individual strands of hair, strengthen the follicle, and improve overall scalp health. This aids in preventing hair loss and restoring thicker, fuller hair. Even more importantly, the ingredients are gentle, sulfate-free, and effective.

RevitaLash Thickening Conditioner

RevitaLash Thickening Conditioner is the second step in RevitaLash’s hair-thickening daily treatment regimen. In addition to boosting hair thickness and strength, the conditioner also infuses the hair with moisture, leading to supple, soft, and more beautiful hair.

RevitaLash Volume Enhancing Foam

The final step in the RevitaLash system is the RevitaLash Volume Enhancing Foam. This topical treatment contains a proprietary BioPeptin Complex that boosts hair’s vitality and helps to combat breakage, keeping both the hair and scalp strong and healthy.

RevitaLash Advanced

While most people think about the hair on their heads when they talk about hair loss or thinning, the hair on other parts of the body can be thin or patchy as well. That includes the eyelashes. If you want to thicken and strengthen the eyelashes, you may want to incorporate RevitaLash Advanced into your daily skincare routine. Not only does this product help to thicken eyelashes it also prevents breakage by improving the flexibility and strength of the lashes. Developed in coordination between dermatologists and ophthalmologists, this product is guaranteed safe for the skin and eyes.

RevitaBrow Advanced

In addition to the eyelashes, eyebrows are another often overlooked area of hair that can become thin for a variety of reasons, including over-plucking, damaging follicles with waxes and other hair removal techniques, and exposure to certain styling products. If you’re noticing thinning or patchy eyebrows, RevitaBrow Advanced can help to regrow and strengthen hair on the eyebrows.

Want to Discuss Treatment for Hair Thinning with a Professional?

If you have questions about potential treatment options for thinning hair, the U.S. Dermatology Partners team has you covered. These dermatologists put together our list of recommended products in this blog and those available throughout our website. They can help you develop a treatment plan to reverse and prevent hair thinning. Getting started is easy. Simply take a few moments to complete our online scheduling request form.