Hair loss causes
Hereditary genetic predisposition of hormonal inbalance levels can be inherited from your father’s or mother’s side of the family. A common family predisposition involves natural, age-related hormonal changes that can cause hair loss.
Hereditary hair loss is extremely common. While there are many causes of hair loss, hereditary hair loss accounts for about 90% of all cases of male hair loss and 50% in female hair loss.
Over time, the progressive shrinking of certain scalp follicles leads to a shortening of the hair's growing cycle. Hair becomes thinner and shorter, until there is no growth at all. Hair loss can start in your teens, 20s or 30s. Male pattern baldness affects up to one-third of all men. By the age of 50, approximately 50% of men have significantly thinning hair.
Other major reasons that you might experience premature hair loss:
Acne is the inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretion and is associated with hormone byproducts. Acne is an indication of hormonal imbalances that often lead to premature hair loss.
Seborrhea is a functional disease of the sebaceous glands that produces excess sebum, which builds up on the scalp. An over production of sebum is a warning sign indicating the same hormonal imbalances that lead to hair loss.
Alopecia areata is a systemic, non-hormonal cause of hair loss triggered by genetics, diet and stress and is characterized as bald spots that inadvertently come and go and can include permanent hair loss.
Excessive daily hair loss is when 50 or more hairs per day are lost and not replaced at the same rate, indicating potential hair loss problems.
Excessive body hair for men indicates a greater chance of premature hair loss; 50% greater risk if a man has complete chest hair; 70% greater risk if a man has chest, shoulder and back hair; and 90% greater risk if a man has total body hair.
Excessive or sudden appearance of body hair in women can indicate an imbalance in hormones (eg polycystic ovaries). This same hormonal imbalance can cause premature hair loss.
Stress and trauma are prone to produce increased levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT, and interrupts the hair growth cycle
Nutrition and diet play a significant role in hair loss whereby a high consumption of animal fats, rapid weight loss and liquid protein diets can create a lack of amino acids, biotin, iron, protein and zinc - all of which are essential to healthy hair.
Health issues such as a malfunctioning of the hormone producing thyroid and natural hormonal changes in women due to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, can trigger hair loss.
Medications such as birth-control or any hormone therapy can contribute to hair loss as the hair follicle is incredibly sensitive to changes. Steroids, specific chemotherapies as well as many blood pressure, diabetic, heart disease and acne medications can cause temporary or permanent hair loss.
Environmental factors such as toxins, air and water pollutants, chlorine, metals and minerals may be left on the scalp and hair as we wash with water every day. Pollutants such as pseudo-estrogens and toxins from within our body can also contribute to hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment
MD Cosmedical Solutions Cosmetic Surgery Clinics specialise in PRP Stem Cell Treatment Therapy. PRP Hair Loss Treatments Sydney CBD, Wahroonga, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth Clinics specialise in treating both male & female balding.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a new & natural procedure that uses your body’s own plasma to stimulate the hair follicles and encouraging new hair regrowth, and hence the reduction of balding.
PRP Hair Loss Treatments result in the following:
* Stimulation of hair follicles,
* Increased hair growth
* Thicker healthier hair
The PRP Hair Loss Treatment involves creating micro needling wounds in the scalp treatment area with a Dermapen needling device. The Platelet Rich Plasma containing concentrated amounts of growth factors is then injected into the scalp. As the skin begins its wound healing process these growth factors are present in the follicular bulge area, where stem cells are found. This activates the proliferative phase of the hair cycle, resulting in new, denser and healthier hair growth.
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the scalp for 60 minutes to minimize discomfort. A special Dermapen is then utilized to create thousands of micro needle wounds in the scalp where hair loss is being treated. A blood sample is taken from the patient and this blood is then placed in the centrifuge for 5 minutes. When centrifugation is complete, the patients plasma will be separated from the red blood cells. The plasma rich platelets are extracted from the blood sample and are then reinjected into the patients scalp.
There is minimal discomfort associated with this procedure and almost no downtime. Skin will appear flushed and red immediately after treatment This normally subsides within 24 hours. You may also experience some minor swelling or bruising at the injection sites. Patients are asked not to wash their hair until the next day. Patients can return to work on the next day after the treatment.
The treatment program involves one treatment every 2 weeks, with 3 to 5 treatments in succession. Booster treatments are recommended every 6 months.
In most patients, hair regrowth will start to become visible about 2 - 3 months after their initial treatment.
The scalp area treated is usually swollen & slightly tender for a few hours to two days and there may be some minor bruising. There are no risks of allergies, scarring or pigmentation with the PRP Hairloss treatments.
For a free consultation regarding PRP Hair Loss Treatments please contact our Cosmetic Surgery Clinics Sydney CBD, Wahroonga, Melbourne, Perth or Canberra. Our experienced medical team will help you manage your hair loss concerns.