Surgery-Related Hair Loss

Could a recent surgery be causing your hair loss? Undergoing surgery or a serious medical procedure can put a great deal of stress on your body, especially if anesthesia is involved. Research today shows a link between anesthesia and hair loss after surgery. This may be because anesthesia can slow down cell division, causing hair follicles to be pushed into their resting phase.

The surgery-related hair effects are usually not seen immediately after surgery. Instead, you may notice hairs begin to shed excessively about 3 to 4 months after the surgery. Therefore, excessive hair shedding and hair loss are not always associated with surgery and anesthesia. However, surgery-related hair loss is usually not permanent; most of your hair will return within a few months.

How to Correct Surgery-Related Hair Loss

Our trichologists can help evaluate if surgery or anesthesia is causing your hair loss or thinning, or if you have other contributing factors. We evaluate your scalp’s levels of hydration, oil, and pH to determine if conditions are optimal for hair growth. We then customize a scalp treatment protocol to meet your individual hair and scalp needs while bringing your hair shedding into a normal, healthy range. CORRECT the metabolic processes in your body that are causing excessive hair shedding after surgery.

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