HAIR LOSS TREATMENT
HAIR LOSS TREATMENT
Hair is like a crown on our head. When we were born , we are blessed by about 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on our scalp.
On the scalp, our hair grows approximately 0.3 mm per day and the duration of growth ranges from two to six years. That’s equivalent to about 100cm per year and up to 6 metres in length for 6 years !
However ,as we aged, these hair follicles undergo many changes just like any other organ in our body. The majority of men and women likewise experienced hair loss as they hit early 30s and some even younger at 20s.
WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS?
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There are many factors that can cause hair loss which includes
Genetic. The commonest cause is male-patterned baldness and female-patterned baldness that occurs with aging and commonly seen as bald spots, receding hairline and thinning hair.
Hormonal imbalances. There are a few hormones that affects the quality and quantity of hair. Ie: Thyroid, Excessive dihydro-testosterone DHT (male hormone) in women may cause permanent or temporary hair loss, as well as pregnancy and postmenopausal state.
Stress. Sudden change in emotional and physical state may cause temporary hair loss in adolescent and adults likewise. However, as you recover from the trauma, usually hair loss gradually improves and usually it is not permanent.
Dietary imbalance. Lack of good nutrients to hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) is one for the common reason for hair loss. Crash dieting and inadequate amount of vitamins and micronutrients such as Vitamin A, C , zinc and magnesium is also one of the many reasons for hair loss.
Physical traction and constant hairstyling. Tight braids like cornbraids and tight buns leads to a condition called traction alopecia. Harsh hair chemical treatment and hot oil scalp treatment may cause inflammation of the hair follicles and if scar occurs, hair loss could be permanent.
Underlying medical disorder or medications. Drugs such as for cancer therapy, radiation therapy, arthritis, and any other drugs with androgenic (male) hormone effect such as anabolic steroid often used by bodybuilders and athletes can cause hair loss. Underlying medical condition such as autoimmune disorders and low thyroid level may also cause hair loss.
Before trying any hair loss treatment, it is best to consult with our doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options available.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?
Seeking earlier treatment would been better chance at hair recovery. As you delay your treatment , hair follicles undergo further miniaturization ( the hair follicle will shrink and no new hair will be able to grow) and the less likely you are to recover the loss of your hair follicles.
It is best to consult an expert trained in hair loss treatment if you are distressed about your hair loss and want to pursue the best treatment available. If you have noticed sudden or patchy hair loss more than usual when combing and washing your hair, do seek advice from medical doctor as it may signal underlying medical condition instead of the common genetic or aging hair loss.
TREATMENTS AT RJ CLINIC
1. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
The emergence of PRP as a new regenerative method for hair loss has led to many research papers on it and it is proven to be helpful for hair loss when combined with multiple other treatments. PRP, which is extracted from your own blood is reinjected into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles to regrow and increase blood vessels around the hair follicles to supply more nutrients to hair. PRP is a safe and effective option against hair loss with relatively no side effects.
2. Laser LED light therapy
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been one of the modalities of treatment for male-patterned baldness. Red light wavelength applied on scalp can stimulate hair follicle growth with varying degree for up to 40% increment in hair count. This treatment can be done at home, alternate days for at least 4 months before results can be seen.
3. Hair stem cell therapy with Dr CYJ hair filler
Dr Chung Young Ji from Korea developed the first hair filler in the world and patented this highly innovative product after 14 years of research and development.
The benefits include :
Increases speed of hair growth
Increases thickness of hair shaft
Stimulate hair stem cells and improves blood circulation to hair follicles
Revitalizes and nourishes hair follicles
Strengthens hair transplant
The innovative Caregen technology of “Sustained Release Technology” delivers the active ingredients and maintains it in scalp for 14 days after the treatment so that the scalp can slowly absorb the effective ingredients to strengthen each hair follicles. Topical numbing cream is applied to scalp and the gel will be injected under the scalp superficially. The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area and it is quite pain-free. Once the gel is injected into the skin, it increases the blood circulation to scalp and reinvigorates each hair follicles providing more nutrients to it and helps increasing the size of hair follicles and strengthen the hair root.
It works by reducing the amount of a natural body hormone (DHT) on scalp. When taken daily, it increases hair regrowth and slows down hair loss. It is used to treat male-patterned hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It does not affect other hair on body except on scalp. To reap full benefit, you need to take this medication regularly. Our doctor will discuss the risk and benefits of taking this medication. It may take up to 3 months to notice the results.
5. Minoxidil 5%
Shampoo containing minoxidil solution 5% stimulates new hair growth and helps stop the loss of hair on scalp. You can see results typically after 3 to 6 months and approximately 40% of patients show a significative improvement.
6. Hair stemcell with Regenera Activa
Regenera Active is a well-known hair loss stemcell treatment approved internationally for natural hair restoration. It uses “micro-grafts” that are specially harvested from own hair thus enabling minimal side effects and zero downtime.
Our doctor will evaluate if you are suitable to undergo this treatment during consultation. Both men and women with mild or early hair loss will benefit the most hence it is recommended to seek earlier treatment for your hair loss problem.