Hair Thinning Treatment

We usually lose around 100-120 strands in a day. If you begin to lose more hair than that, then it may be a cause of concern.

Hair passes through three stages of life cycle namely growth, resting and shedding phases. If there are any disturbances in the hair life cycle or any factors affecting the growth of hair follicles, then hair thinning begins.

Though baldness is more common in the 4th-5th decade of life for both men and women, its incidence is increasingly affecting young adults as well.

Causes Of Hair Thinning In Men And Women

Several conditions can trigger hair thinning so finding the exact reason can be somewhat challenging. Here we have discussed the most common causes –


The kind of stressful life that we live, it is no wonder that it has such adverse effects on our hair. More than mental stress it is the physical stress that causes thinning of hair. Stress can lead to different types of hair loss.


Have you noticed either of your parents suffering from hair loss? If yes, then the chances of you facing the same issue are high. Your genes are one of the major causes of the thinning crown.

Radiation Therapy

Treatment of certain cancers involves the use of radiation therapy that makes the hair go thin and even fall off eventually. Such a form of hair loss may be challenging to treat in most cases.

Excessive Hairstyles

Opting for tight hairstyles can cause additional traction on the hair roots and lead to hair fall and hair thinning.

Hormonal Imbalance

Sex hormones that surge during puberty, menopause, pregnancy, childbirth, etc. can affect your hair too. One must seek medical help to control such hormonal fluctuations, and procedural treatment for hair loss must be taken up in time, to avoid permanent effects.

Scalp Conditions

Skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis lead to thinning of hair in patches, which may also lead to severe hair loss.

Health Disorders

Certain medical conditions such as lupus, thyroid problem, diabetes, iron deficiency and eating disorders can cause hair loss.


Are you taking any prescription drugs? Researchers have found that there are certain medications such as birth control pills and anti-epileptic medicines, which lists hair loss and thinning of hair as their side effects.


Essential minerals and nutrients help to maintain healthy hair. Anemia occurs due to low hemoglobin content in the blood, and this health condition may cause hair loss. Anemia may be due to either iron or a Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Weight Loss

A sudden and drastic weight loss can adversely affect your health and may lead to hair loss.

Hair Products

Over-use of various hair products such as styling gels, hair sprays, straighteners, curling irons, hair colors, etc., are all responsible for damaging the texture and strength of your hair and may cause easy breakage of hair.


Most dermatologists suggest the following treatments that show successful results in reducing hair thinning and promoting its regrowth –

PRP Treatment For Thinning Hair

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a popular treatment for concerns like thinning hair and balding. PRP treatment helps in increasing the thickness and the count of hair. It aids in re-growing the hair in its growth phase.


  • As a first step during the PRP treatment, your dermatologist may require your blood sample. He will then go on to infuse the plasma extracted from your blood with growth factors.
  • The doctor will now inject the Platelet Rich Plasma into your scalp with the help of microneedles. PRP is a dermatological procedure that helps stimulate dormant follicles and boost hair regrowth.


Drugs like minoxidil and finasteride are US FDA approved for growing back the lost hair in men and women. Your trichologist may prescribe them along with PRP as a combination treatment, to not just regrow the lost hair but also enrich the entire scalp altogether and to maintain healthy hair.