Ashley Tisdale reveals she suffers from alopecia during times of 'high stress'
says she’s found a method of dealing with hair loss.
The High School Musical alum, 37, took to her Instagram Story on Friday to share a photos of herself getting a hydro facial, as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. She captioned one of the pics, “I haven’t ever discussed this before, but I do get alopecia when I am in times of high stress. 12 years ago was when I was diagnosed with it. The hair always grows back in the small areas I have it but I noticed PRP makes it grow back faster.”
, or hair loss, involves drawing blood from an individual, processing it and then injecting it back into the site of the hair loss. The therapy is also used for following injuries like tennis elbow, as well as post-surgery. As of now, , as well as skin treatments, are considered “off label” as they are not yet approved by the FDA.
While Tisdale, who gave birth to her and husband Christopher French’s first daughter Jupiter in 2021, has not specifically spoken about suffering from alopecia, she did pen a blog post on about , and the products she has tried to combat it.
She’s not the only star to speak out about hair loss. Earlier this month, shared photos of her on Instagram, writing in the caption, “At least it’s growing.” The model previously told Parents that after the birth of her first child.
has also been candid about , and now shaves her head. In a 2018 episode of her show Red Table Talk, she shared, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh, my God, am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That's why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it."
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