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Understanding Telogen Effluvium: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

Hair loss is a common problem that affects people of all ages and genders. While some hair loss is normal, excessive shedding or sudden hair loss can be alarming and may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Telogen effluvium is one such condition that can cause temporary hair loss. In this article, we will discuss what telogen effluvium is, its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.


Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss that occurs when the hair follicles enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle prematurely. Normally, hair grows in a cycle that consists of three stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. During the telogen phase, which lasts for several months, the hair follicle is in a resting state before shedding and making way for new hair growth. However, in telogen effluvium, a significant number of hair follicles enter the resting phase at the same time, resulting in excessive shedding and thinning of the hair.


Telogen effluvium can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Physical or emotional stress

  2. Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause

  3. Nutritional deficiencies, particularly of iron, zinc, or biotin

  4. Medications, such as chemotherapy drugs or beta-blockers

  5. Chronic illness, such as thyroid disease or lupus

  6. Rapid weight loss or extreme dieting

  7. Surgery or physical trauma


At Perfectly Bare Laser our ALMA Lasers Ted treatment uses acoustic sound waves and air pressure to drive hair signal molecules past our protective layer of skin down into the dermis, providing needle-free and pain-free restoration. No surges needed. TED stands for trans epidermal drug delivery and its revolutionary system provides the body with ingredients that support optimal hair and scalp health and follicular strength.


Treatments come in a series of 3 and will be 4 weeks apart. Depending on your situation and how long the condition lasts you may need a follow up treatment 6 months later. For other hormonal issues we suggest repeating the treatment every 6 weeks to keep the hair strong. Hair loss for receding frontal hairlines the treatment package is $1,800. For targeting the problem areas for the entire head the treatment package is $2,400. '


So book an appointment at our Tampa Medspa to schedule a consult and lets discuss if you are a candidate for the ALMA TED hair restoration treatment.


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