Hair Loss / Thinning Hair
It is normal to lose about 50 – 100 strands of hair a day; it is part of the hair renewal process. However, some may suffer from excessive hair loss at some point of time in their lives due to several factors.
3 main factors that cause Hair Loss:
Hormones stimulate hair growth and therefore, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on hair loss in most people. Childbirth and birth control pills may also result in hair loss in women due to the fluctuations in hormone level.
- Disease / Illness
Hair loss may also be triggered by disease or illnesses as hair follicles are very sensitive and respond to imbalances in the body. Thyroid, cancer treatments, low serum iron and a diet low in nutrition may lead to hair loss. On top of that, certain medications and stress may also result in hair shredding.
- Mechanical Damage
Damage to the hair can also be self-inflicted. Many people change the appearance of their hair with dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners and waves that may be too harsh. The use of such harsh hairstyling products may also cause hair loss as some of these products contain strong chemicals which may result in chemical burns on their scalp.
Newest Treatments in SL CLINIC
~ Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
SL Clinic’s specialized FUE is a primary method of obtaining follicular units – naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient’s donor area, ideally one at a time.
SL Clinic also specializes in FUT, where a patient’s hair is transplanted in naturally occurring follicular units of 1 to 4 strands of hair. Follicular units also contain sebaceous glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional fine vellus hairs. In FUT, these small units allow the doctor to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximizes the cosmetic impact of the procedure.
FUT is favoured over older hair transplantation procedures that use large grafts and often produce an unnatural look. In a properly-performed FUT procedure at SL Clinic, the results can mimic the way your hair naturally grows and people around you will not be able to detect it as a hair transplant.