There’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious about the way your hair looks. And when it comes to protecting our precious locks, we can be a little proud, which makes it even harder to talk about. Whether your mane is feeling malnourished or you’re experiencing hair loss and thinner strands, we sat down with LA’s most successful, sought-after cosmetic surgeon to understand everything you need to about female hair loss and what you can do to keep your locks looking healthy and strong! With expert advice from the revolutionary Dr. Ourian and his team at the Epione Center in Beverly Hills, we rounded up all the information you need to help you make important decisions about your hair health.
THE CAUSE OF HAIR LOSS
Dr. Ourian explains that over time as a person get older, eventually everyone begins to lose their hair, but sometimes it starts to happen earlier than it should. “While it’s not necessarily a genetic condition, it may not be a coincidence that everyone in your family is balding and now you are too. I don’t want anyone to assume that just because this condition has affected others in your family that there’s nothing you can do about it. Sometimes this can be attributed to a simple hormonal imbalance that is easily fixed when diagnosed. There’s so much new technology now, and there are some great new options that produce really effective results.”
PREVENTING HAIR LOSS
While there’s nothing you can do to prevent it from happening completely, thankfully there are many ways you can take care of your body that help to delay the affects of hair loss. Dr. Ourian says “the hair is like a mirror. Whatever is going on inside your system is reflected on top of your head.” So naturally, Dr. Ourian’s top tips include regular exercise, daily vitamins, and taking special care of your body as well as your hair. But before you start popping protein pills and hitting the gym seven days a week, he also stresses the importance of everything in moderation. Finding a balance of what’s right for you and your hair is the key. Be careful experimental beauties! For those of you that like to frequently change up your look, constantly exposing your scalp to bleach and other strong chemicals can be very damaging for your hair follicles and can sometimes lead to permanent damage over time. So give your mane the extra TLC it needs after a makeover. Dr. Ourian also recommends staying away from shampoos with sulfates and to avoid major chemicals such as bleach and peroxide as much as possible when coloring your hair. If you’re looking for less permanent, instant length without risking damage to your tresses, try extensions! Check out Mane Master and extension expert Sarah Conner of Meche Salon in Beverly Hills or Hollywood’s best kept secret, Priscilla Valles to gently transform your look.
For Dr. Ourian, the first step after consultation is to begin taking specially formulated vitamins and using a gentle, custom shampoo for about six weeks to see if they get positive results. If he doesn’t see an improvement, the next course of action is to explore his exclusive stem cell procedure. Dr. Ourian is the first (and only!) doctor in Los Angeles that uses a unique stem cell procedure that is placed at the scalp to help promote healthier hair. This FDA-approved method uses cutting edge technology to stimulate and regenerate the hair follicle to make your hair grow in thicker. And the best part? No maintenance required! Post-procedure your only responsibility is to maintain your hair health and rock your thick, full strands to the max! The treatment can last anywhere from a year and a half to two years. In addition to the stem cell treatment, Dr. Ourian also offers a traditional hair transplant procedure where he takes single follicles from the back of the head to be placed at the top for regrowth.
For more information on Dr. Ourian and his cutting-edge treatments, visit the Epione Center in Beverly Hills for a consultation.