Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment in Derby

Hair Loss Treatment

Alopecia is a common problem faced by both women and men of all ages, and often also children. Forty percent of patients who experience temporary or long-term hair loss are women. In some cases of alopecia thinning or loss of hair can affect the entire surface of the head, in others, it begins at the crown and spreads to the rest of the head. Unlike men, bald recesses rarely occur in women.

An average, healthy person has about 100,000 hairs follicle that usually produces up to 3 hairs. The growth phase varies from two to six years. Before the hair falls out, it is in the telogen stage which is a resting phase of the hair growth cycle. That is usually between 6 to 8 per cent of the whole scalp hair. If the number for various reasons exceed 8 per cent that can lead to hair loss.

That can happen due to hormone imbalances, medication, health problems or heritage.

About 80% of the hair should be in the growth phase.

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair that is in the resting phase systematically falls out – it is a natural, physiological process, and we lose about 50 – 100 of them a day, always more during the washing.

In the growth phase – anagen, there should be about 80% of the hair, in the catagen – the involution period 1 – 2%, and in the resting phase – telogen which lasts 2 – 4 months, not more than 20%. The hair in the telogen, just before falling out is dead, has no connection with the blood vessels, and therefore is not affected to external stimulation (medications, diet, stress). It is simply in the follicle, waiting for it to fall out. Underneath is already growing a new anagen hair, which often pushes it out, making room for itself. Any reduction in the amount of anagen hair, and an increase in telogen, dead hair results in hair regrowth with the possibility of permanent hair loss. Hair in the growth phase is connected with blood vessels, therefore everything that is in our body goes to it – cortisol, drugs, toxins, hormones, deficiencies of active ingredients.

Types of baldness

Depending on the causes of hair loss, there are different types of baldness. The basic types of baldness depend on two factors: genetic, i.e. individual predisposition, and exogenous, i.e. the action of external stimulation on the hair cell.

Telogen hair loss

This is the most common cause of visible hair thinning. It consists in shortening the hair growth phase. A characteristic feature of this type of alopecia is not visible immediately after it’s triggered, but usually after 3 – 6 months.

Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia occurs due to the sensitivity of the hair follicles to androgens. It is the most common cause of hair loss and occurs in 70% of men and 40% of women at some point in their lives. It is an androgen-dependent hair loss with a characteristic morphology that progresses without scarring. In men, there is usually a recession of the hairline at the temples (receding hairline) and baldness at the apex, in women it usually manifests as a diffuse thinning at the top of the head.

Alopecia areata

It is a hairy skin disease that can affect all parts of the hair with bald areas on the head. It creates well-separated areas from healthy-looking skin. It can affect not only the head areas but can also affect the face or the entire body. The time of occurrence of given baldness and the precise cause is not characterized by stages.

Scarring alopecia

The rarest type of alopecia, which leads to irreversible damage to the hair follicles, which results in permanent hair loss. Contrary to alopecia areata, the outlets of the hairs of the baldness areas are invisible. Despite many theories regarding the aetiology of the disease, it is believed that an abnormal immune response of the host to the stem cells of the follicle plays an important role.

Seborrheic alopecia

It is a consequence of untreated androgen-dependent seborrhea. Its is similar to androgenetic alopecia.

Hair loss in women

It is androgen-independent in nature, the mechanism of its formation is not fully understood. It usually occurs between the ages of 20-30 and in the postmenopausal period. The process continues, leading to permanent hair loss through the miniaturization of the hair follicles and the reduction of the volume of the hair papilla. It has a diffuse character, leaving hair at the edge of the forehead, with no receding hairline.

How do we treat?

At Skin Secrets, we perform a platelet-rich plasma. The growth factors that are separate from your blond are injected into the scalp within a thin needle. The course of 6 treatments is required.