This is a bit of a sensitive subject to talk about but, luckily, you all always support and encourage me to share. I hope my story will encourage you to seek professional help.
About two years ago, soon after a very stressful point in my life, I began to notice my hair loss. Yes – hair loss. My full head of thick curls began to diminish. My mom, who used to maintain my hair with her beautician skills once found a bald spot, about the size of a pea, right smack in the middle of my scalp. At first, it just seemed weird. Not much attention was put on my first sign of alopecia besides a little “hmm“. I, the Curl Queen a.k.a. don’t catch me on a rainy day without an umbrella girl, did not worry one bit about losing hair. Aren’t men the only ones who go bald? Or so I thought….
“Las mujeres también experimentan pérdida de cabello, en donde un 30% muestra por lo menos alguna alteración en algún momento.”– Dr. Zizmor, MD Website
Translation: “Women also experience hair loss, where a 30% showing at least some change at some point.”
Little by little, the hair kept falling and came a point I could ignore it no longer. A bald spot on the back of my scalp, the size of a quarter developed. It was embarrassing and I felt so ashamed. How can a girl with thick, curly, long hair start balding? That girl was me. Wearing my hair up I sought professional help. My dermatologist daignosed me with alopecia and injected many cortisone shots into the areas I lost all my hair. My hair quickly grew back and I have not suffered from alopecia since! Thank goodness! But it was all because I sought professional help from a dermatologist like Dr. Zizmor.
About Dr. Zizmor:
As a leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Zizmor has written seven popular books on skin care, including bestsellers such as “Dr. Zizmor’s Skin Care Book” and “Dr. Zizmor’s Guide To Clearer Skin”. As a leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Zizmor has been called on to lecture extensively at medical conferences. He has been featured on television, radio and in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar in which he was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Doctors” in America.
“Cualquier persona que experimente pérdida de cabello significativa debe solicitar una consulta con un médico dermatólogo para determinar la causa.” – Dr. Zizmor, MD Website
Translation: “Anyone experiencing significant hair loss should seek a consultation with a dermatologist to determine the cause.”
Read more about Dr Zizmor in Spanish: Caida del cabello (hair loss) | Dr Zizmor or call 1-800-771-6654 to talk to representative.
“Muchas de las condiciones de pérdida de cabello son reversibles, y una vez que el problema se aborda, el pelo puede comenzar a crecer nuevamente.” – Dr. Zizmor, MD Website
Translation: “Many of the conditions of hair loss are reversible, and once the problem is addressed, hair may start growing again.”
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