Are there any treatments for seasonal shedding or Chronic Telogen Effluvium?

Doctor Answers 3

Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
There are many options for hair loss, typically no great options for effluvium but PRP, progesterone and spironolactone ... along with lifestyle modifications and nutrition. Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Seasonal shedding

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
We humans are supposed to undergo asynchronous shedding not synchronous like most mammals. Despite that comment of science, I have heard some people complain about seasonal synchronous shedding but to my knowledge there is no treatment for it

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

What are treatments for seasonal shedding/CTE

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
There are no published effective treatments. One must always ensure that their iron, thyroid, hemoglobin, zinc, B12, vitamin D levels are in normal levels before moving to other steps.

Treatments include

  1. minoxidil
  2. low level laser
  3. zinc
  4. hair and nail supplements
  5. lysine
  6. biotin
  7. L-cysteine
  8. platelet rich plasma

Speak to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.