Investigating the Deficiencies Behind Hair Loss

Hair loss or hair thinning is something that many people experience as they age. However, for some individuals, hair loss can come earlier than expected or be more severe. Early hair loss can come as a result of genetics or a disease, but it can also come from deficiencies in nutrients or in the care of the scalp or skin. 

With our hair loss treatments at RoseHall Medical Aesthetics, we can address these deficiencies both directly and indirectly, supporting your body so that it can continue to produce thick, healthy hair. We serve patients in Washington, DC, and Bowie, MD, and we have a commitment to finding the most effective and non-invasive treatments.

Some of the Deficiencies Behind Hair Loss

Healthy hair relies on a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and proper scalp care. However, even with a healthy diet and a quality scalp care routine, your hair can struggle to grow. Our job is to look at all of the factors and deficiencies that may be present in your case to find a treatment that can address the root cause of your hair loss problems. 

Nutritional Deficiencies

Lacking certain nutrients in your diet can lead to thinning hair. Iron, protein, vitamins D and B12, and other minerals are important for hair health. When your body misses out on these essential nutrients, it may not support hair growth as effectively, leading to thinner strands and increased shedding.

Impact of Diseases

Various medical conditions, such as thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, and hormonal imbalances, can affect hair growth and health. These issues can disrupt the natural hair growth cycle, resulting in hair loss or changes in hair density and texture.

Stress and Hair Loss

Significant stress can cause temporary hair loss, pushing hair follicles into a resting phase and causing hair to thin and fall out more than usual. Managing stress through lifestyle changes and relaxation techniques can help mitigate this effect.

Aging and Genetic Factors

As we age, hair naturally begins to thin and lose its color. Genetic factors also affect hair loss, with hereditary patterns of baldness or hair loss being common among both men and women. While genetics and aging are beyond our control, certain treatments can help encourage follicles to produce thicker and healthier hair, reducing these aging effects.

Skin and Scalp Conditions

Conditions affecting the skin and scalp, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and fungal infections, can lead to thinning hair. These issues can cause inflammation and irritation, disrupting the hair growth cycle and leading to hair loss. Proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying scalp conditions are important for restoring hair health.

What Are the Different Types of Hair Loss?

  • Androgenetic Alopecia: Often referred to as male or female pattern baldness, this genetically influenced form of hair loss manifests distinctively in men and women. Men may see their hairlines recede and develop bald spots, whereas women could observe a more diffuse thinning across their scalp.
  • Telogen Effluvium: This condition occurs when a large number of hair follicles enter the resting phase, leading to noticeable shedding and thinning. It’s often triggered by stress, illness, or significant life changes.
  • Alopecia Areata: This condition is marked by the immune system mistakenly targeting hair follicles, resulting in the loss of hair in small, round patches. It has the potential to impact both the scalp and other areas of the body.
  • Traction Alopecia: This form of hair loss occurs from the continuous tension on hair strands caused by tight hairstyles, leading to a gradual thinning, especially noticeable along the hairline and temples.
  • Cicatricial Alopecia (Scarring Alopecia): This is a less common form of hair loss characterized by inflammation that damages hair follicles and creates scar tissue. This process can permanently halt new hair from growing in the affected regions.
  • Anagen Effluvium: This is rapid hair loss resulting from medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, that poison hair follicles. It’s usually widespread and affects the scalp, face, and body.

Treatment Options to Address Deficiencies


The right nutrients can help in a wide variety of situations, including hair loss due to stress,  hormonal imbalances, or nutritional deficiencies. Nutrafol offers hair loss treatment through oral supplements that support your body’s hair growth. By focusing on whole-body wellness, Nutrafol aims to support healthier, stronger hair growth from the inside out.

Supplement Options With Nutrafol

  • Nutrafol Women: This product is formulated for women experiencing thinning hair due to stress, hormones, and environmental factors. It contains ingredients like marine collagen, ashwagandha, and tocotrienols to support hair growth and health.
  • Nutrafol Men: Tailored for men dealing with thinning hair treatment needs, especially those related to genetic hair loss and stress, this supplement includes saw palmetto, ashwagandha, and curcumin to help improve hair density and scalp coverage.
  • Nutrafol Postpartum: Specifically designed for new mothers facing hair thinning after childbirth, this supplement helps replenish nutrients and supports the body’s recovery process with ingredients such as collagen, vitamins, and shatavari.
  • Nutrafol Women’s Balance: Aimed at women going through menopause or perimenopause, this option addresses hormonal shifts that can impact hair health. It includes maca root, astaxanthin, and saw palmetto to support overall hair wellness.


Keralase is a hair loss treatment that combines the Lutronic™ Ultra® laser’s precision with the nutrient-rich KeraFactor™ serum, packed with peptides and bioidentical growth factors. This approach directly combats hair thinning by nurturing the scalp’s health. The laser creates microchannels, boosting the body’s natural healing and allowing for deeper absorption of the KeraFactor serum. This serum, tailored to tackle hair loss’s root causes, supplies critical nutrients for stronger, fuller hair growth.

This hair-thinning solution treatment is also non-invasive and comes with minimal discomfort, making it a good alternative to surgical options while still offering effective results. For those who want to improve hair density and renew the health of the scalp, we may recommend Keralase treatments on their own or in addition to supplements. 

Address Your Specific Challenges With Our Hair Loss Treatments

At RoseHall Medical Aesthetics, we offer advanced hair loss treatments designed to meet our patients where they are. Serving Washington, DC, and Bowie, MD, we help many patients who are ready to have healthier hair. To explore how our services can benefit you, please contact us at (301) 383-9819 or use our online form.

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