Stress-related hair loss is becoming more prevalent during the global pandemic. Whether the signs are chunks of hair coming loose in the shower or clumps left on a pillow in the morning, dermatologists have noticed a sudden surge of individuals experiencing hair loss.
Stress-related hair loss is becoming more prevalent during the global pandemic. Whether the signs are chunks of hair coming loose in the shower or clumps left on a pillow in the morning, dermatologists have noticed a sudden surge of individuals experiencing hair loss. As our daily routines are interrupted and stress levels increase, the rise in cortisol can send signals to hair follicles, pushing them into a hormonal shift causing hair to stop growing and shed. It’s typical to experience hair loss 90 days after a major stressful event and, as we near over 90 days since the initial COVID-19 epidemic, the effects are becoming manifest.
From frontline workers pulling 12-hour shifts and parents forced to suddenly homeschool to loss of job or compromised health of a loved one, we’re all dealing with significant stressors and changes to our daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress takes a toll on the body, manifesting in various ways like changes in skin, energy and hair. Stress activates our body’s flight or fight instinct shifting our body into survival mode and “shutting down” nonessential functions which may lead to excessive shedding and hair loss.
The good news is Emerge Trichology Hair Restoration Center has solutions for hair loss and shedding. Dr. L. McLowry is a Board Certified Clinical Trichologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating stress-related hair loss as described above. Our hair restoration center in Tampa, Florida is a safe, clean, sanitized environment and we follow all best practices and state-mandated health directives. If you live in Florida and are experiencing hair loss during COVID-19 pandemic, Emerge Trichology is here to help. We offer various hair restoration therapies, treatments and hair replacement services in Tampa, Florida.