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Three Ways COVID-19 Can Contribute to Hair Shedding

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The telogen phase describes normal hair shedding that occurs every day. This natural cycle goes mostly unnoticed, with the most observable hair loss usually taking place during bathing. However, there are certain health issues that can cause these phases to increase in frequency and volume.

Telogen effluvium occurs when more hairs than normal are shed during any given cycle. There is typically an underlying medical cause associated with this increased hair loss. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are reporting either temporary or permanent issues with hair thinning and baldness.

COVID-19 Infection

One of the main symptoms of COVID-19 infection is a high fever. If you have suffered from the virus, hair loss can occur months after recovery. In most cases, the natural telogen cycle will return within nine months of initial onset.

It is important to consult with a dermatologist if you experience scalp problems such as itching or rash. These symptoms may point to another cause for your hair loss. If hair continues to display increased shedding after nine months, consult with a hair restoration specialist.

Stress-Related Hair Loss

Stress is a major cause of increased hair loss in individuals who are not genetically predisposed to baldness. COVID-19 has made life more difficult in countless ways, so it stands to reason that most people are struggling emotionally.

If you believe that your hair loss is stress-related, Kalos Hair Restoration can offer solutions for restoring volume and health. A consultation at our Atlanta offices will provide you with answers and a pathway to regaining confidence.

Poor Hair Care

During the early days of the pandemic, experimenting with different forms and styles of home hair care became a popular trend. Unfortunately, for many, that meant attempting treatments that are best left to the professionals. If you are experiencing increased hair loss after dying or overuse of other products, the team at Kalos Hair Restoration can reverse the damage.

To learn more about the causes of hair loss and available treatments in Georgia, contact the offices of Kalos Hair Restoration today.

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