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The truth about hair loss

Did you know that more than half of all men in the US (50 million) will be affected by hair loss by the age of 50? And, they are joined by 30 million women in the US who also battle hair loss.1 With numbers like these, you may think hair loss is just a natural, unavoidable part of life, especially as we get older.

The truth is, hair loss affects all men and women, and a person may notice their thinning in their 20s or 30s, with increased risk over time. Hair loss may have a specific cause (not just aging), and treatment options are available to help.

What causes hair loss?

Many factors can contribute to hair thinning or loss, including high stress levels, diet and nutrition choices, hormonal fluctuations or changes in weight, or even hair care products and grooming habits.

In some cases, medical conditions can contribute to hair loss as well. Examples include thyroid disease, anemia, autoimmune disease, and protein and vitamin deficiency. Some medications can also cause or accelerate hair loss as an unfortunate side effect.

However, the most common form of hair loss is an inherited condition called androgenic alopecia. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimates that 80 million adults in the U.S. are affected by this condition.

What can you do about hair loss?

If you're concerned about hair loss, it is important to talk with your family doctor, dermatologist, or another trusted hair loss professional, such as Bosley. Dermatologists can help diagnose the causes of hair loss and let you know if a serious medical condition could be involved. They may offer advice on treatment options you could consider. These might include prescription or over-the-counter medications, surgical options like hair transplants, or other therapies. Depending on your diagnosis, your doctor may provide a referral for treatment.

How much does hair loss treatment cost?

The cost of treating hair loss depends a lot on your individual case and the type of treatment you choose. Many insurance plans may include coverage for hair loss treatment when an underlying medical condition is involved. The costs of treatment could be covered wholly or in part, especially with a physician referral. Make sure to check with your insurance company before beginning treatment to avoid any surprise. For advanced hereditary hair loss, the only proven, permanent solution is hair transplantation, which is not covered by insurance.

If your insurance doesn't cover part or the complete cost of treatment, as a CareCredit cardholder, you can use promotional financing to move forward with hair loss treatment today and make monthly payments over time.* Use CareCredit's Acceptance Locator , or visit any Bosley's location finder to find a hair loss specialist in your area today!

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