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Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

When it comes to our hair, there can be quite a few factors that lead to hair loss and eventual baldness. Many people wonder how stress impacts hair growth and whether or not it is a significant factor for hair loss. At Ink 2 Scalp Studios, we specialize in a hair loss treatment known as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). During this treatment micro-needles, specialized, custom blended ink and a technique known as "pointillism" are used to create strategically placed impressions that resemble a hair follicle. Today, we’re discussing stress, its relationship to hair loss and how our SMP clinic in Whitby can help you.

Stress & Hair Loss

Can stress impact hair loss? The answer is yes. While there are numerous other factors that can be involved, stress is a huge one. Excessive emotional or physical stress can lead to:

Telogen Effluvium is a less severe form of hair loss. Your hair will stop growing and lie dormant, falling out 2 or 3 months down the road. Hair typically grows back within 6-9 months, leaving the patient with areas without hair.

Alopecia Areata can be another type of stress-induced hair loss that involves white blood cells attacking the hair follicles. Hair typically falls out in patches and can affect the scalp and the rest of your body hair. While hair may eventually grow back, treatment is often recommended.

Trichotillomania can be caused by stress, loneliness, negative emotions, etc. It is the irresistible urge to pull out hair from your body. It is typically a nervous tick if you will, resulting in the patient pulling out hair in negative or stressful situations.

Other Hair Loss Factors

Along with stress, there are various other factors that can increase your risk of hair loss, including:

  • Genetics

  • Illness

  • Hormonal changes

  • Pregnancy

  • Childbirth

  • Birth Control Pills

  • Nervous habits

  • Chemotherapy

Schedule Scalp Micropigmentation in Whitby, Ontario Today

Interested in hair loss treatment near you? Contact our Whitby SMP clinic today to Schedule your Consultation. We’re always happy to see new people.

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