Alopecia is the technical term used to describe hair loss from the body and scalp. It is the scalp hair loss which is of aesthetic concern in men and women. This condition has different patterns signifying different causes .The commonest cause of this condition is heredity whether it is male pattern baldness (MPB) also known as Androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness. The male hormone testosterone and its metabolite is responsible. Thyroid conditions can also lead to excessive hair loss leading to generalized thinning and scalp infections like seborrhoeic dermatitis, tinea capitis can cause localized bald patches. Alopecia areata is a rare cause of local, discreet patches of baldness that has an auto-immune origin. Telogen effluvium is a condition of diffuse shedding of hair usually following a period of some form of stress to the body.
Our Treatments and Solutions
On average, 50% of all men and 40% of women in the world experience some type of hair loss by the age of 50 years. There are various causes and types of hair loss, which necessitate a detailed medical evaluation and appropriate treatment.
At our clinic, we offer customized hair loss treatment to stop hair fall, limit the progression of thinning and improve hair quality and density, with an aim to delay or obliterate the need for invasive surgical procedures such as hair transplantation.
Causes of Hair Loss
The commonest type of hair loss and thinning is
1. AGA (Androgenetic Alopecia) which depends on hormonal and genetic factors.
2. Crash dieting, nutritional deficiencies, chronic stress, and sudden shock such as surgery or accidents can trigger sudden hair loss (Telogen Effluvium).
3. Medical conditions like thyroid or lupus disorders, medications like antidepressants, scalp infection and cosmetic overtreatment of hair with chemicals and hot combs, can also lead to hair loss and baldness.
Options Available for Hair Loss Treatment:-
For each patient, we undertake a detailed medical history and examination to identify the cause of hair loss and any underlying contributory factors. Following this, we prescribe customised hair loss treatment using combinations of topical and oral medication, nutritional supplements & non surgical medical treatments such as Mesohair and laser hair treatment for the scalp along with nano-particulate medicated serums.
MesoHair is a form of mesotherapy which helps to arrest hair fall and promote new hair growth by administration of medication directly into the hair follicles. This technique was developed by a French physician called Michael Pistor in 1972 and has since become popular worldwide. A cocktail of medications is administered through tiny, almost painless injections to improve the blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. 12 sessions of MesoHair therapy given at weekly intervals, produce lasting and visible results. This therapy can be safely used to treat men and women, with no downtime.
Laser Hair Loss Treatment with Nanotechnology
It is a comfortable, safe and effective, drug-free alternative for patients with hair loss. This hair loss treatment employs a medical laser device, which targets the hair follicles to improves the energy metabolism of the scalp at the cellular level. This method of Photo-Biostimulation, improves scalp nutrition which restricts hair loss and increases the quality and density of thick terminal hair on the scalp.
Following this, the scalp is treated with a nano-particle based concentrate enriched with keratin, vitamin B and soy lecithin. This formulation allows greater penetration of protein, thus improving nutrition at the hair follicles and protecting hair against external damage. The combination of laser and medicated concentrate, act simultaneously improves scalp nutrition and blood micro circulation, which is crucial for healthy and strong follicles.
A healthy balanced diet and reduction of stress through meditation or exercise may help in slowing down hair loss. Tight hairstyles such as buns, braids, dreadlocks, cornrows as well as habitual constant pulling and twisting of hair should be avoided.
Individuals with hair loss require patient counseling and alignment regarding the treatment plan.
For extensive permanent hair loss, hair transplants, wigs and hairpieces may be advised.