5 Common Causes for Hair loss in Teenagers

5 common causes for hair loss in teenagers

Losing hair at any age is a disturbing experience, but for teenagers, it can be a traumatic condition to encounter. No one really expects to suffer from hair loss in teenage, but if it does happen, it is deeply distressing and unbearable experience.

There are many reasons for hair loss in teenagers. Once the nature of the problem is identified, you can undergo an appropriate treatment to get rid of it.

Here are 5 most common causes for hair loss in teenagers:

Traction Alopecia

Hair styling is more common in teenagers. Most of them enjoy hairstyle experimentations and over styling. But these may lead to a severe hair loss because putting so much stress on your hair weakens the hair follicles causing them to fall. This must be treated as early as possible to avoid further hair loss or even baldness in near future.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalance is another cause for hair loss in teenagers. People who change their lifestyle so often may get a hormonal imbalance. Hormones are fundamentals in the production of hair and other bodily functions if their behavior is altered in anyway, it can lead to a hair loss condition known as alopecia. This type of hair loss normally occurs in patches. This may or may not be the permanent hair loss condition. It can be treated by correcting the behavior of responsible hormones.

Bad diet plan

Most of our diets today are rich in sugar, fat, and starch, which is not only unsuitable for hair but also for our overall health. Having a diet that does not include enough minerals and vitamins can lead to nutrient deficiency or hormonal imbalance which can cause several health problems and hair loss.

Hair is made of keratin, other proteins and many nutrients. So, having a diet plan rich in nutrients including protein, iron, and zinc can help you overcome excessive hair loss.

Androgenic Alopecia

Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition and is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It is also called as Male/female pattern hair loss. If anyone of your parents, grand parents or close relative has experienced hair loss, it is a possibility that you are also going to face it. This normally starts in the twenties but some people may get this condition in their teens as well.


Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which one tends to pull his or her own hair to relieve stress. Hair pulling, when continued for longer periods weakens your hair follicles and ultimately causing them to fall. This is a psychological condition that needs to be treated as early as possible to avoid a permanent hair loss condition.


There exist numerous treatment options for hair loss concerns in teenagers. Following are the best among them.

PRP for hair loss

It is an effective non-surgical treatment for numerous hair loss issues. It includes the injection of growth factors directly into the scalp to enhance hair growth.

PRP or Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your own blood by putting it into a centrifuge. This obtained PRP is inserted into the areas of the scalp where hair loss is visible. This enhances the growth of hair follicles by providing the right amount of nutrients.

Teenagers suffering from Traction Alopecia and Alopecia Areata are suitable candidates to undergo PRP treatment for hair loss. Most hair experts claim it as best traction alopecia treatment in Dubai.

Laser Hair Therapy

Another effective remedy to teenager’s hair loss problems is “laser hair therapy. It improves the blood supply to the scalp to enhance the flow of more nutrients which help in production of more healthy hair follicles. It is one of the hassle free and most favorite treatment for hair loss and hair thinning available to date.

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Most of us who suffer from hair loss or hair thinning issues always wonder to get the best suitable treatment for their problem. Don’t worry as the Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic has all the right solutions for you. Just have a session with our hair experts to know well about your hair loss condition and possible remedies. This session is totally FREE and you can book it by just filling in the form below.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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