How Hair Loss Treatment Can Stimulate Regrowth
Hair and loss are two simple and innocent words that when put together, can strike fear and dread into the hearts of even the bravest men and women!
Hair loss is not simply a vanity issue and you don’t have to be a particularly vain person to worry about it. Losing your hair can drastically change your appearance and have a serious effect on your self-esteem and confidence.
After losing significant amounts of your hair, you can look completely different from the person you think of yourself as. The person in all of your photos and memories. Add to this the fact that many cultures place a lot of emphasis on the “beauty” of hair and you can see why hair loss feels like such a big deal.
It’s not surprising that you might see your hair as a big part of your identity and loss of identity is much scarier than just looking less gorgeous.
But what is hair loss? How does it happen? And what can you do about it?
What Is Hair Loss?
You might think this is a silly question but the truth is, what’s considered a normal amount of hair loss for one person might seem like a real problem for someone else.
Most of us have no idea what a normal amount of hair loss looks like and it’s not something we tend to worry about either.
That is until you begin to see obvious bald spots or a drastically receding hairline.
So What Is Normal Hair Loss?
Most people hold between 80,000 to 120,000 strands of hair on their head at any one time and those hairs go through a cycle. Just like the leaves on a tree.
All of your body hair, including the hair on your head, has a period of growth followed by a period of rest and then it falls out.
Each hair runs on an individual time scale (unlike the leaves of a tree), so you barely notice the hair falling out. Unless it’s more than you’re used to.
Most people usually lose about 50-100 hairs per day and it’s normal to see an increase in your hair loss as you age.
But if the thought of losing more hair as you get older is worrying to you, if you’re suffering from premature hair loss or you’re already feeling self-conscious about your hair loss, we can assure you that it’s not something you have to live with.
There are treatments that can help. But first, let’s talk about the causes…
What Causes Hair Loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is androgenic alopecia.
This is hereditary hair loss, the same as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. Hereditary means that it’s caused by the programming in your genes, passed down through your parents and grandparents.
Hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia usually happens gradually as you age. Often becoming more noticeable as you reach 35-55. However, some people might experience significant hair loss as early as puberty.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss. This means that your immune system mistakes healthy cells in your body as dangerous and tries to destroy them. Like it does viruses.
In alopecia areata, your immune system attacks your hair follicles, resulting in bald patches on your head, beard, eyebrows or anywhere else where your hair grows.
These patches vary in size, from very small to very large and for some people, can lead to total hair loss.
Telogen effluvium is the sudden loss of your hair as a reaction to emotional or physical shock. This could be from trauma, extreme stress or serious illness.
Telogen effluvium can also happen because of hormonal changes in pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and changes to contraception.
Malnutrition and certain medications that affect hormonal balances can also cause telogen effluvium.
Anagen effluvium is another instance of a rapid and sudden loss of hair. However, this is usually caused by radiation treatment or chemotherapy. In most cases, your hair should grow back after your treatment stops.
Some hair dyes and styling products can damage the sensitive skin on the scalp and cause irritation. When the scalp is damaged, it can’t function properly to support hair growth and this can lead to thinning of your hair.
Vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss because your body relies on healthy levels of certain vitamins to maintain scalp and hair vitality.
If you’re low on vitamin D, your hair may become thin or stop growing completely.
Zinc and iron deficiency can also cause increased hair loss and make the hair brittle and easily damaged.
Suffering From Hair Loss?
If you’re worried about the amount of hair that you’re losing or you have bald spots appearing, the first thing you should do is book a medical check-up with your doctor to rule out any health problems that could be the cause.
Your doctor might want to take a biopsy of the skin on your scalp if they suspect that the cause could be an autoimmune or skin condition.
It’s also important to have blood tests to check for nutrient deficiencies or a higher than usual white blood cell count. (This can suggest an infection in the body).
Another simple way to help diagnose the problem is by switching your hair products. Some products contain harsh chemicals that can damage the scalp and weaken the hair follicles, making it easier for your hair to fall out.
Seeking professional help for your hair loss is vital because it’s unlikely that the problem will just fix itself.
There may be a simple explanation for your hair loss that’s easily remedied or you may need more specialised treatment. Either way, early treatment means that you can get back on the road to looking and feeling more like yourself again, sooner rather than later.
Professional Hair Loss Treatment
If you’ve found yourself struggling with hair loss, it might comfort you to know that there are professional hair loss treatments that can drastically improve your hair and scalp health as well as stimulate new hair growth.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are one of the industry’s leading clinics providing solutions such as the Vampire hair loss treatment and Vivescal Professional. The treatment you need will depend on the cause of your hair loss and other factors, but all this will be explained to you in your initial consultation.
Vampire Hair Loss Treatment
Vampire hair loss treatment is a type of PRP treatment. This means that it uses platelet-rich plasma from your own blood to cure your hair loss.
The procedure begins with your aesthetic doctor taking a blood sample, like in a blood test.
Your blood is then placed into a centrifuge, a device that spins fast enough to separate the different parts of your blood. From this, your platelet-rich plasma is extracted and then injected into your scalp using a microneedling device.
The Vampire hair loss treatment induces a healing response that stimulates the scalp to rejuvenate old, weakened skin cells and promotes the growth of new hair follicles. With time, your hair will begin to grow back thicker and healthier.
To learn more about Vampire hair loss treatment and how it can improve the thickness and quality of your hair and combat your hair loss, take a look at our Vampire hair loss treatment page.
Viviscal Professional Hair Supplement
Viviscal Professional hair supplement is a proven treatment to support hair regrowth and scalp rejuvenation.
Viviscal Professional is a drug-free and hormone-free nutritional supplement that contains AminoMar CTM, a rich marine protein complex, as its active ingredient. As a globally recognised product for its efficacy, Viviscal Professional also contains biotin and apple extract to promote hair growth and fortify the scalp and hair growth processes.
Taking Viviscal Professional hair supplement can noticeably increase your hair thickness and visibly improve the quality and vitality of your hair.
If you want to learn more about Viviscal professional hair supplement take a look at our Viviscal Professional treatment page.
Professional Help For Hair Loss
The hair loss treatments we offer at Elite Aesthetics could make a huge difference to you and help you to regain your confidence. Don’t suffer in silence, ask for professional help.
To speak to an experienced aesthetic doctor about the best treatment for your hair loss, book a consultation at our award-winning clinic in Greenhithe, Kent.
We’re easy to find – just 10 minutes from Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and a 20-minute drive from St.Pancras London.