The medical term for hair loss is “alopecia”. Alopecia can affect just the scalp or the entire body and can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of aging, as well as a spent COVID-infection. Anyone can lose the hair on their head, but it is more common in men. Baldness is called excessive alopecia of the scalp. Hereditary alopecia with age is the most common cause of balding.
Although many causes of alopecia can be successfully treated, the key to effective treatment is to find the cause of the alopecia. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment is often ineffective. Whatever the cause of your alopecia, and regardless of your recommended treatment, you can start with preventative measures to protect your hair.
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Most cases of baldness are due to genetic causes (male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness). This type of alopecia cannot be prevented.
These tips can help you avoid preventable types of alopecia:
No single treatment for alopecia is suitable for all cases. Once your dermatologist has found the cause of your alopecia, he will tell you if treatment is recommended. Sometimes your hair will grow out on its own, making treatment unnecessary.
This can happen if recently:
Your dermatologist can tell you if your hair can start growing back on its own. Certain hairstyles and hair care habits can damage hair and lead to alopecia. If your dermatologist determines that this may be the cause of your alopecia, he or she can recommend changes that will help you stop damaging your hair.
While your hair can grow out on its own, our dermatologists may recommend treatments to help it grow faster. Sometimes treatment is essential to prevent further hair loss.
At Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics, we have over 15 years of experience in scalp aesthetics. We specialise in aesthetic treatments to stimulate hair growth for different types of alopecia.
An alopecia treatment plan may include one or more of the following actions:
If your blood test shows that you are not getting enough biotin, iron or zinc, the dermatologists at Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics may recommend that you take appropriate supplements. If you’re not getting enough protein, your dermatologist can tell you how to increase your intake. You should only take biotin, iron, or zinc when your blood test shows that you are deficient. If your levels are normal, taking a supplement may be harmful. For example, if you take too much iron, you may develop iron poisoning.
The microneedling device contains multiple small needles. Several studies have shown that it can help stimulate hair growth. Other studies have shown that using microneedling along with other treatments, including PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or a corticosteroid applied to the thinning area, helps improve hair growth.
The dermatologists at Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics recommend Dermapen treatments. To learn more about the application of Dermapen in aesthetic dermatology, click here.
If you have excessively thinning or bald areas (usually in men), your dermatologist may mention hair transplantation as an option. This can be an effective and permanent solution. After each transplant, the dermatologists at Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics recommend one course of treatment with our proprietary Signature PRP procedure by Mihail Mihailov, MD.
Because each patient is unique, Signature PRP combines the power of regenerative medicine and carefully selected active ingredients tailored to specific needs and goals.
Studies show that laser therapy is safe and painless, but requires more treatment sessions. To see hair growth, you may need treatment for several months.
The dermatologists at Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics recommend laser therapy to stimulate hair growth with Lumenis ResurFX. You can read more about the possibilities of non-ablative laser resurfacing with Lumenis ResurFX here.
Studies have shown that this can be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia. PRP involves taking a small amount of blood, putting the blood into a machine that separates it into parts, and then injecting one part of the blood (the plasma) into the area with alopecia (usually the front and top of the scalp). The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes and there is no recovery period. You will need to repeat the treatment once a month for 3 months, and then once every 3 to 6 months.
Hair mesotherapy is a treatment method that is administered by injecting vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary for hair, into the scalp. This method allows the components that nourish the hair follicles to settle into the hair easily. Hair loss can be treated with this method as it thickens thinning hair, stops hair loss and makes hair stronger and shinier.
Dermatologists at Skin Line Aesthetic Clinics recommend scalp mesotherapy with the right products as a quick and effective and method of treating various types of alopecia. You can learn more about mesotherapy for scalp here.
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