What Causes Hair Loss and Treatments to Help

Published on
June 7, 2024
Female Hair Loss Causes and Treatments||Male Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss can happen to anyone. It doesn’t discriminate between genders, and it’s not necessarily due to ageing. If you’re experiencing hair loss and you’re wondering what’s causing it, read on to discover the main reasons behind this difficult condition.

Hair Loss: Causes

At EsteHair, hair loss clinic Harrow, we see many clients with varying degrees of hair loss. The causes behind the hair loss differ from person to person. Although, it’s more common for men to experience hair loss, women, too can experience thinning, patchy, and shedding hair.
For men, the main causes of hair loss include -

  1. Male pattern baldness - alopecia
  2. Ageing
  3. Changes in hormones
  4. As a result of a medical condition
  5. As a reaction to medical treatment such as chemotherapy

For women, the main causes include -

  1. Female pattern baldness – alopecia
  2. Stress
  3. Hair loss post giving birth
  4. As a result of medical conditions including anaemia, a thyroid condition, psoriasis
  5. Weight loss
  6. As a reaction to medical treatment such as chemotherapy

Hair Loss: Symptoms

Some hair loss is entirely normal and nothing to worry about. That’s because our hair goes through a growth cycle:

  • Anagen – the growth phase where the follicle is nourished from your blood supply
  • Catagen – the transition phase that sees the follicle detach from the blood supply
  • Telogen – the resting phase where the hair dies, sheds, and comes away

As you can see from the above, it’s natural that we lose a certain amount of hair. If, however, you’re concerned that you’re losing more hair than normal, you may want to look out for the following symptoms...

  • Gradual thinning
  • Patchy areas or bald spots
  • Hair that loosens suddenly
  • Hair loss on the body
  • Scaley areas of skin that spread – this is called psoriasis and it can prevent hair from being able to grow

Hair Loss: Treatments

Fortunately, there are multiple treatments available for hair loss. At EsteHair, we offer hair loss treatment in Harrow using our state-of-the-art equipment. This is the most advanced surgical hair transplant technique, and has been developed as an alternative to FUT. FUE enables individual hair follicular units to be harvested, and it’s done using a cylindrical tool that fits neatly around each follicle. This method means there’s no scarring, no linear incisions, and the recovery time is much shorter than FUT. Hair is harvested in strips from the back of your scalp – this means this process is ideal if you have a longer hairstyle as any possible scarring will be covered. The FUT process is quicker than FUE as the hair follicles are removed in strips. In each FUT session, thousands of hair grafts can be transplanted so this option may be worth considering if your hair loss is more pronounced. Would you like a non-surgical option to boost your hair growth? Our laser hair loss treatment could help. This process involves using a laser to stimulate blood supply to the scalp. This, in turn, helps to stimulate dormant and/or damaged hair follicles as the laser helps to speed up the healing process. Laser hair loss treatment has also been shown to inhibit enzymes which are responsible for blocking essential hair-boosting proteins from reaching the follicles. So, all in all, it’s a powerful tool against hair loss – and involves zero incisions. At EsteHair, we offer facial hair transplants using either the FUE or FUT technique for your beard, sideburns, moustache or eyebrows. If you have patchy hair growth in these areas, and you’d like a fuller, denser appearance, then a facial hair transplant could give you the results and look you crave. Platelet rich plasma is extracted from your own blood supply. This serum is packed full of restorative and regenerative healing growth factors which help to stimulate hair growth. When PRP is used, your hair’s growing phase is prolonged. Injections are made where you’re experiencing hair loss, and we carry these out once a month for three months, and then move to a once every three-to-four-month schedule for a period of up to two years.

Hair Loss: Before and After

Discover the amazing before and after results our clients have achieved with the help of our advanced hair loss treatments. From patchy, thinning hair, to fuller, thicker hair in a matter of months. The transformations for these people have been incredible. If your hair loss is getting you down, and you want to do something about it, get in touch with EsteHair to book your free initial consultation and see what we can do for you.

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