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Conditions: Hair Loss

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What is Hair Loss?

Premature hair loss is a genetic condition that affects men and women of all ages. In order to understand this condition, one must first understand the basic makeup of hair and its growth cycle.

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 average adult has between 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on their head and loses approximately 100 each day.

Each hair follicle has its own life cycle that is divided into 3 phases: anagen, catagen and telogen. The anagen phase lasts between 2–6 yrs, which is when the hair is actively growing on the head. The catagen phase lasts between 2-3 weeks, at which time the hair stops growing.

The final stage, called the telogen phase, lasts for about 2-3 months. At the end of this final “resting stage,” the hair falls out and the process starts all over again.

The life cycle of the hair follicle can be influenced by a number of factors including age, disease, circulation, stress, hormones, lifestyle, diet, drug use, genetics and cosmetic procedures (such as perms, dyes, bleach, straighteners, extensions and other hair treatments).

Anything that reduces the blood and nutrient flow to the hair follicle can cause damage, which can result in hair loss or thinning.

Treatment Options for Hair Loss

There are several types of hair loss (also referred to as alopecia).

  • TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM-temporary hair thinning usually witnessed on eyelash hari
  • TRICHOTILLOMANIA-disorder on pulling out own hair due to stress and habit
  • ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS-autoimmune disease cause hair to fall out
  • ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA- is a genetic condition that affects both men and women.
    pattern baldness is a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp.
  • INVOLUTIONAL ALOPECIA- is the term for gradual thinning of hair due to age

If you’re looking to help restore hair regrowth on your scalp, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at Wellness ☤ Cosmetic Clinic by Body.Bar can help you achieve these goals.

PRP uses the body’s own tissue regeneration mechanism to strengthen small hairs. It also stimulates the growth of new follicles through stem cell activation that is through the scalp. We inject PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into the affected area. The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more hair growth. PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, though results do vary from client to client.

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