Hair loss affects both men and women. On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day which is completely normal. However, shedding is a problem when it becomes excessive. If you are losing more hair, you might be experiencing Hair Loss or Alopecia. Losing hair at any age can be distressing, but even more so when it's premature or severe and may affect self-esteem and confidence of many people. For many people, hair is an important part of who they are.
Hair loss may be a sign of a medical condition that needs an evaluation and treatment. Hair loss can affect scalp or entire body and can be due to heredity, poor nutrition, smoking, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, weight loss, or stress. Androgenic or Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic condition that affects both men and women. Men with this condition, called male pattern baldness, may experience hair loss as early as their teens or early 20s. It's characterised by receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. Women with this condition, called female pattern baldness, don't experience noticeable thinning until their 40s. Women experience a general thinning over the entire scalp, with maximum hair loss at the crown. This thinning often starts as a widening of the centre hair part that leaves the front hairline unaffected.
With medication and lifestyle changes, it is possible to treat and stop hair loss. If the hair loss is temporary or due to any disease, it can be cured by treating the disease. Other conditions may require a hair restoration treatment. Medication for hair loss are US FDA approved Minodixil and Finasteride (recommended for men only). Hair loss can be treated effectively with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment. PRP is minimally invasive, safe and natural treatment for treating hair loss and enhances hair growth by using the plasma from your own blood. Micro-Needling or Derma-Roller, Low level Laser Treatment and Mesotherapy are also used to treat the hair fall and can also be used along with PRP. These procedures are also used to treat other hair related problems like hair thinning.
At Skin Hair & You Clinic, we advise the best and the most effective option for hair loss and other hair related problems after proper assessment. All the treatments are done only by trained experts following strict safety and hygiene protocols.