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HAIR LOSS

Male and Female pattern hair loss

Healthy, shiny hair is an important element of attractiveness for women and men alike. Hair loss can have devastating effects on wellbeing irrespective of gender or age. It may be associated with low self-esteem and even depression getting in the way of personal and professional fulfilment. Specialist hair loss treatment can not only restore beautiful hair, but it can also help to restore your confidence and wellbeing. Check out our Eternal hair loss package now!

Hair Disorders:

Excessive hair growth - see laser hair removal

Hair loss  

Causes of hair loss

It is important to establish the root cause of the problem because treating underlying conditions usually stops hair loss. In many cases you can do something about it at home such as lifestyle changes and a good diet. It is not always possible to establish the cause.

Hormonal imbalance - androgenic alopecia, thyroid disorders, after pregnancy, during menopause

Stress and emotional trauma Severe illness or surgery, liver or renal failure Crash diets / improper diets, iron and zinc deficiency

Medication: anticancer drugs, anticoagulants 

Cholesterol lowering Infection: folliculitis, tinea 

Herpes zoster Trauma: burns, radiation, chemical or mechanical injury Inflammation caused by certain skin conditions Congenital aplasia

Aggravating Factors

Lack of sleep, jet lag, too much sun exposure, hair products, overstyling.

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair growth cycle consists of 3 stages:

Anagen – growth phase lasting 3 - 5 years (85% of hair)

Catagen – resting phase lasting 2 weeks (15 %of hair)

Telogen – falling out phase lasting 3 – 4 months.

Hair loss occurs gradually and is normally noticed when it is significant. First sign of increased hair loss is the amount of hair on the hairbrush or comb. An average person loses 100 to 150 hair daily which is normal. If there is a shock to the system or aggravating factors, up to 70 % of hair in growth phase (anagen) may go into falling out phase (telogen) resulting in diffuse hair loss. Excessive hair loss should be investigated and treated to stop it getting worse. See your doctor to do the necessary tests to exclude an underlying illness.

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Male pattern hair loss

is symmetrical, retraction of hair at the hairline with thinning of the central part of the scalp. Remaining hair is distributed in a crow-like pattern above the ears and above the neck. Hair becomes gradually thinner and slow growing. Paradoxically men experience an increased hair growth in ears, nose or eyebrows.

Female pattern hair loss

most commonly presents with diffuse thinning on top of head and crown, around the temples and at the hairline above the forehead. It may start as early as 30 years of age but is most noticeable in your 40s.

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Common causes of hair loss:

Androgenic alopecia (AGA) – is a genetically predetermined condition resulting in hair loss. The prevalence of AGA increases with age and is 31% in 40-55 years of age going up to 53% at 65-69 years. Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. The density of androgenic receptors is genetically predetermined however the mechanisms underlying AGA are not fully understood. Hair loss genes can be passed onto the children by either parent. Clue to the diagnosis is the hair pattern in parents and grandparents. Activation of the hair loss gene is determined by the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is higher in the second and third decade of life and goes down fourth and fifth and becomes extremely low in the sixth decade of life. Higher levels of DHT results in faster hair loss in individuals with genetic predisposition for hair loss. Levels of DHT do not influence hair loss in individuals without genetically predetermined tendency to hair loss. DHT attaches to the hair follicles making them thinner causing baldness. In the hair follicles testosterone is converted into active metabolite called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by enzyme 5 - alpha reductase and binds to androgenic receptors in hair follicles resulting in shortening of growth phase (anagen) and facilitating falling out phase (telogen). Gradually thick, pigmented terminal hair converts into thinner shorter hair to finally become short, wispy and non-pigmented vellus hair

Telogen effluvium

  • sudden loss of large volume of hair common in women as the result of stress, traumatic life events, hormonal imbalance after delivery of a baby or after serious surgery. It is often a “traumatic event” causing diffuse hair loss which will recover spontaneously without treatment after a few months.

Anagen effluvium

common during chemotherapy for cancer

Trichotillomania

obsessive hair pulling common in women and children with emotional issues.

Alopecia areata:

autoimmune condition characterized by a sudden and near complete hair loss in one or more circular patches which is commoner in children and young adults. Short, blunt-ended hair tapered at the base (exclamation point hair) may be seen near the margin of the alopecia patches.

Grading of hair loss

Grading determines whether treatment can be conservative or requires hair transplant. You will know that you are losing too much hair when hair is noticeably thinner, you notice receding hairline or other people notice it. You may see excessive hair on your pillow, in the bath plug, in your hands or when styling hair.

Investigation of hair Loss

Hair Pull Test

Diagnostic Tests :

Full blood count

Serum iron, ferritin, Total iron binding capacity

Thyroid Function Tests (T3, T4, TSH)

VDRL (Syphilis serology)

Hormone levels (DHEA, testosterone, androstendione, prolactin, FSH, LH)

Treatment of hair Loss

No treatment offers a cure for hair loss.

Treatment of underlying condition 

If your hair loss is caused by an underlying disease, treatment for that disease will be necessary. If a certain medication is causing the hair loss, your doctor may advise you to stop using it for a few months.

Minoxidil solution or shampoos Possible side effects include scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands.

Finasteride (Propecia). May not work for men over 60 years of age. May cause diminished sex drive and sexual function and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Women who are or may be pregnant need to avoid touching crushed or broken tablets.

Other medicines: Spironolactone (Aldactone), Cyproterone acetate, Prostaglandin analogue, ketoconazole, estrogens

Hair or biofibre transplant surgery

Micropigmentation

Eternal hair and scalp rejuvenation treatment

Eternal hair and scalp rejuvenation methods focus on scalp and hair rejuvenation, prevention and treatment of hair loss in men and women as well as maintenance after hair transplant procedures, resulting facilitating growth of healthy, shiny, thicker hair.

HaiRestart®

The FOTONA laser HaiRestart® treatment is a minimally invasive treatment using unique, non-ablative erbium:YAG SMOOTH® mode. Laser beam generates controlled heat and penetrates skin of the scalp where it stimulates rejuvenation processes and  collagen and new blood vessels production resulting in better nourishment of hair follicles and hair growth.

WHO CAN HAVE LASER HAIRESTART® TREATMENT?

HaiRestart® is suitable for both men and women with androgenic hair loss or those who simply wish to enhance their hair growth. Laser treatment can be combined with platelets rich plasma (PRP) or fibryn (iPRF) which contain concentrated growth factors and other blood constituents which stimulate regenerative processes in the injected tissues. Combination treatment is an option for those who have been less successful with PRP alone, transplant surgery alone or just wish to achieve the best possible outcome.

OUTCOME

Results will be noticeable after a few months showing new hair growth and fuller, thicker hair.

 

Immediately after the treatment, you will be offered complementary LPL LED treatment worth £60! Followed by an application of a soothing serum and sunscreen.

KeraVie

KeraVie is a gentle treatment designed to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp for all skin and hair types. It can be carried out as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct to other treatments.

TREATMENT STAGES

1) Gentle exfoliation

2) Scalp hydration

3) Scalp massage

4) LED photobiomodulation

OUTCOME

Healthy, shiny, thicker hair.

This treatment includes a complementary LPL LED treatment worth £60! Followed by an application of a soothing serum.

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PRP & iPRF

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelets Rich Fibrin (iPRF) have been shown to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth in men and women. This completely natural method is recommended after hair transplant to improve it's success rate.

THE PROCEDURE

Step 1: Collection of blood into sterile and certified tubes

Step 2: Centrifugation / spinning of the blood at a certain speed, causing the separation of plasma from red blood cells

Step 3: Extraction of PRP or iPRF fraction of plasma and injection into the scalp combined with microneedling

Step 4: Immediately after the treatment, you will be offered complementary LPL LED treatment worth £60!

Scalp booster (e.g. XL Hair) injections (mesotherapy)

Scalp bio revitaliser injections consist of non-cross linked hyaluronic acid with added amino acids, vitamins and minerals which diminish hair loss and stimulate hair growth and thickness by nourishing and protecting hair follicles from damage.

 

One of such products is XL Hair - a pure, hypo-allergenic solution rich in non-cross linked hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals designed for the treatment of hair loss.   XL Hair stimulates hair growth.  XL Hair® Is delivered by microneedling device (pen) or injected into the scalp with or without application of a numbing cream 30 minutes before treatment

Exosomes

Exosomes - are extracellular vesicles which act as a mediator of communication between skin cells which have anti inflammatory and regenerative effects. 

ASCE + HRLV 20 mg exosomes are composed of Damascus Rose Extract and added ingredients including amino acids, peptides, vitamins (biotin, ascorbic acid) and moisturising substances.  Outcome is calming inflammation, hydration, stimulation of hair growth, inhibition of pathogenic bacteria and skin irritation.   Administration is topical alone or in combination with microneedling.

Indications:

Dry, inflamed, irritated skin 
Acceleration of wound healing
Supportive in the treatment of androgenetic and telogen alopecia,
Reduction of hair loss,
Strengthening of hair follicles 

COMBINATION THERAPY

HaiRestart laser treatment

Triple Wave LPL LED photobiomodulation

PRP & iPRF

Scalp booster mesotherapy injections (XL Hair biorevitaliser) ASCE Exosomes - topical + /- microneedling

Supplementation with oral collagen peptides ( Totally Derma) and vitamins and minerals ( Biotin, Zinc)

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