Hair Loss and Scalp Rejuvenation

Hair Loss and Scalp Rejuvenation

Hair Loss and Thinning

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about six inches a year. The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day, finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily cause for alarm.

At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors. This hair life cycle is divided into three phases:

  • Anagen — active hair growth that lasts between two to six years
  • Catagen — transitional hair growth that lasts two to three weeks
  • Telogen — resting phase that lasts about two to three months; at the end of the resting phase the hair is shed and a new hair replaces it and the growing cycle starts again.

As people age, their rate of hair growth slows.

There are many types of hair loss, also called alopecia:

  • Involutional alopecia is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. More hair follicles go into the resting phase, and the remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.

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  • Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition that can affect both men and women. Men with this condition, called male pattern baldness, can begin suffering hair loss as early as their teens or early 20s. It’s characterised by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. Women with this condition, called female pattern baldness, don’t experience noticeable thinning until their 40s or later. Women experience a general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.

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  • Alopecia areata often starts suddenly and causes patchy hair loss in children and young adults. This condition may result in complete baldness (alopecia totalis). But in about 90% of people with the condition, the hair returns within a few years.

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  • Alopecia universalis causes all body hair to fall out, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.

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  • Trichotillomania  mostly seen in children, is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out one’s own hair.

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  • Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning.

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  • Scarring alopecias result in permanent loss of hair. Inflammatory skin conditions  (cellulitis, folliculitis, acne), and other skin disorders (such as some forms of lupus and lichen planus) often result in scars that destroy the ability of the hair to regenerate. Hot combs and hair too tightly woven and pulled can also result in permanent hair loss.

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What causes hair loss?

  • Hormones, such as abnormal levels of androgens (male hormones normally produced by both men and women)

 

  • Genes, from both male and female parents, may influence a person’s predisposition to male or female pattern baldness.

 

  • Stress, illness, and childbirth can cause temporary hair loss. Ringworm caused by a fungal infection can also cause hair loss.

 

  • Drugs, including chemotherapy drugs used in cancer treatment, blood thinners, beta-adrenergic blockers used to control blood pressure, and birth control pills, can cause temporary hair loss.

 

  • Burns, injuries, and X-rays can cause temporary hair loss. In such cases, normal hair growth usually returns once the injury heals unless a scar is produced. Then, hair will never regrow.

 

  • Autoimmune disease may cause alopecia areata. In alopecia areata, the immune system revs up for unknown reasons and affects the hair follicles. In most people with alopecia areata, the hair grows back, although it may temporarily be very fine and possibly a lighter colour before normal coloration and thickness return.

 

  • Cosmetic procedures, such as shampooing too often, perms, bleaching, and dyeing hair can contribute to overall hair thinning by making hair weak and brittle. Tight braiding, using rollers or hot curlers, and running hair picks through tight curls can also damage and break hair. However, these procedures don’t cause baldness. In most instances hair grows back normally if the source of the problem is removed. Still, severe damage to the hair or scalp sometimes can cause permanent bald patches.

 

  • Medical conditions. Thyroid disease, lupus, diabetes, iron deficiency, anemia and eating disorders can cause hair loss. Most times, when the underlying condition is treated, the hair will return unless there is scarring as in some forms of lupus, lichen planus or follicular disorders.

 

  • Diet. A low-protein diet or severely calorie-restricted diet can also cause temporary hair loss.

 

Mesotherapy for hair loss and thinning

  • Mesotherapy is an alternate baldness treatment that helps reverse hair loss and can give you back your confidence.
  • Mesotherapy for hair works by encouraging re-growth through better circulation and by giving your scalp a vitamin boost.
  • Hormonal balance in your scalp is restored and DTH hormones, the ones responsible for balding, are quietened down.

How does mesotherapy for hair loss work?

  • Our skin specialist will administer a series of micro-injections containing growth factors and vital essential nutrients, directly into your scalp to stimulate skin cells to restore hair.
  • The solution stimulates sleepy and dormant hair follicles into action, making them work and trigger hair growth.

The needle makes tiny perforations in your scalp and causes your skin cells to produce collagen and elastin, the skin’s main building blocks. The treatment does not work on those who are suffering from complete hair loss. It is highly beneficial non-surgical procedure that helps hair re-growth.

How long does the treatment last?

  • The treatment is based upon individual patients, a minimum of 7 treatments, 1 per week will be required for maximum results.
  • Once the body starts responding to the treatment, the duration and frequency of the treatment will reduce.

Why mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy wins over several other existing treatments because:

  • It is completely safe
  • There are minimal side-effects, like allergies or drug interaction
  • Minimal pain and down time

Benefits of mesotherapy treatment?

Among the known benefits of mesotherapy, patients have noticed:

  • Improved hair volume
  • Reduced hair shedding and loss
  • Stronger and lustrous hair

Our Fusion Meso brand offers the solution specifically to target hair loss and thinning-FF-HAIR is a revitalising treatment for hair. It restores an effective micro-circulation of the scalp and revitalises hair follicles. It is an effective formula designed to fight thinning hairs, stimulate regrowth and reduce hair loss. By increasing blood flow it generates scalp nutrition and oxygenation.

Nappage, Needle-free and Fractional Mesotherapy techniques combined can give maximum results to alleviate and restore hair loss and thinning.

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