Male & Female Pattern Hair Loss

Hair Loss

The biggest cause of hair loss among women

The causes are highly individualistic but are most commonly attributed to a combination of stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies and cosmetics (allergies/harsh treatments).

Hair loss shampoos and scalp treatments

Depending on the cause of hair loss, shampoos/scalp treatments have limited roles. Moreover, it is more important to maintain a healthy (cleaned, hydrated and nourished) scalp in order to avoid excessive hair loss, as part of the treatment regime. Some home cares with copper, zinc sulfate, saw palmetto may achieve certain anti-DHT properties in the scalp.

Lifestyle choices

A stressful lifestyle and/or sudden diet changes that lead to sudden, dramatic weight loss can contribute to hair loss.

Treatment of hair loss in women

Female hair loss is commonly classified through the degree of severity, cause. With early detection, many individuals recover over time with appropriate treatment.

Aggravators of hair loss in men Androgenic

Alopecia or male pattern baldness is responsible for the vast majority of hair loss in men. While there are many possible reasons people lose hair including serious diseases, reaction to certain medications and in rare cases extremely stressful events, most hair loss in men are inherited.

What male pattern baldness sufferers are actually inheriting are hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT begin to miniaturise, shortening the lifespan of each hair follicle affected. Eventually, these affected follicles stop producing cosmetically acceptable hair.

First line treatment for males

Given that the vast majority of hair loss in men is androgenic alopecia, the first line treatment aims to inhibit Type II 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT), to arrest the hair loss process. Concurrently, scalp treatments also provide essential nutrients and an environment that promotes hair growth.

Other possible treatments

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness.

In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to the bald scalp. It can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.

Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.

Since hair naturally grows in groups of 1 to 4 strands of hair, today’s most techniques harvest and transplant these naturally occurring 1 to 4 hair follicular units in their natural groupings.

Thus, hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking natural hair. Donor hair can be harvested in two different ways: strip harvesting, and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

Suggested Treatments

FUE Hair Transplant

From $5 per graft

Suitable for invasive hair restoration for the head, brows and other facial regions.

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Regenera Activa Hair Restoration

From $2800

Suitable for minimally invasive hair growth.

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Hair Loss Medication

From $105

Suitable for prevention of further hair loss in Male Pattern Baldness.

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Price List

ProcedurePrice
FUE Hair Transplant
Suitable for male and female invasive hair restoration for the head, brows and other facial regions.
From $5 per graft
Regenera Activa Hair Restoration
Suitable for male and female minimally invasive hair growth.
From $2800
Hair Loss Medication
Suitable for prevention of further hair loss in Male Pattern Baldness.
From $105