Is there a hair loss cure?2022-05-13T10:17:57+02:00

Because there are so many different causes of hair loss this is not a simple question to answer. In some situations, like an acute telogen effluvium (sudden shedding of large amounts of hair), simply waiting for the stressful episode to pass will often allow all the hair to regrow. Many hair loss conditions, however, cannot be cured and only treatments are available to improve the symptoms. Finally, when a follicle is permanently lost and completely bald, smooth skin is left, as in male pattern balding, there is no cure or medical treatment that can help. Only a hair transplant can replace the lost hair.

Are side effects common when using Medical Hair Restoration’s hair loss products?2022-05-13T10:11:58+02:00

The products you will be using have some of the lowest side-effect profiles of all prescription medication. Most have been available for many, many years and have been used safely by millions of people world-wide. That said, if you do experience any unwanted or concerning side-effects, do not hesitate to contact us and if we are not available you should contact your nearest doctor or clinic.

What medical treatments can help for hair loss?2022-05-05T10:25:45+02:00

Due to South African telehealth laws, we are prohibited from mentioning particular medicines by name.

  • Topical solutions, often in foam, spray and ampule concentrate.
  • Oral medications, very effective for woman and extremely effective for men due to its hormone blocking properties – these hormones may cause hair loss.
  • Vitamins such as Biotin and D3 can assist in hair growth
  • Medical Hair Restoration is licensed to dispense prescription medicine specifically designed for you. It may be a mixture of both oral and topical.
Facts about hair loss2022-05-05T10:22:48+02:00

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a highly prevalent condition that affects a wide range of people, and may be due to natural or unnatural causes. Alopecia affects both men and women, and it can have a detrimental impact on self-esteem and confidence. If you’re curious about the different forms of hair loss, the treatments that are available, and the causes, here are 10 hair loss facts that you may or may not be aware of.

  1. Male Pattern Baldness can be passed down the generations, and hair loss normally begins later in life. Hair loss can develop significantly sooner in certain males, and they may notice hair loss or thinning of the hair as early as their 20s. Male Pattern Baldness typically begins with receding hairlines and progresses to thinning hair at the crown and temples. This forms a horseshoe shape around your head’s sides and occiput (back of the head).
  2. Women might also experience hair loss. Female-pattern hair loss is more well-known, and it affects fewer women. This form of hair loss is frequently seen in postmenopausal women and can be inherited. Female-pattern baldness starts at the crown of the head and includes hair thinning.
  3. A form of hair loss that may affect both men and women is called alopecia areata. This illness affects the scalp and is frequently brought on by an autoimmune disorder. When you have this autoimmune illness, your immune system attacks your hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Damage to hair follicles is frequently temporary and can be reversed with the correct treatment.
  4. Minox and Finas oral and topical can help you regain your hair. These hair loss treatments operate by inhibiting the synthesis of an enzyme that transforms your body’s testosterone into DHT and by pushing hair out of their resting phase and back into their growing phase. Hair follicles are known to be affected by the dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT), which can lead to hair loss.
  5. Every day, we lose some hair. On average, humans have 100,000 hairs on their heads, and they lose 50 to 100 hairs per day naturally. Hair loss varies in intensity from person to person, and it may be more noticeable in individuals with long hair. Our hair cycle normally creates more hair than we lose; however, hair loss can occur when the cycle begins to produce less hair.
  6. Although not all types of hair loss can be prevented, there are a number of ways and treatments that can help to lessen hair thinning and slow down hair loss. Hair loss shampoo comes in a variety of forms that can help strengthen your hair and revitalize your scalp, allowing you to keep the hair you have in good condition.
  7. You may be aggravating your hair loss. If you dye your hair with chemicals and colors on a daily basis, it can be quite damaging to your hair. Hot curlers, straighteners, and hair dryers are all the same. The heat from the equipment might weaken the proteins in your hair, causing it to lose its strength and break.
  8. Pay attention to how you style your hair. Traction alopecia is a kind of hair loss that occurs as a result of persistent hair stress. When you pull your hair back too tightly for a hairstyle, it stresses the scalp and inhibits hair production, which can lead to hair loss over time. This sort of hair loss is often avoidable, and permanent baldness from traction alopecia is quite unusual if your hair is properly cared for.
  9. The usual lifespan of your hair is two to six years. The hair growth cycle is a continuous process that occurs in every strand of hair on your head. When a strand of hair sheds, a new strand of hair begins to grow in its place.

Source: Cooppharmacy

What causes hair loss?2022-05-05T10:24:11+02:00

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors. It’s possible that the cause of your hair loss will decide if your hair:

  • Falls out gradually or suddenly
  • Thins
  • Requires treatment to regrow
  • Is irreversible and immediate attention is required.

Causes of hair loss

  • Hereditary hair loss
  • Age
  • Alopecia areata
  • Cancer treatment
  • Childbirth, illness, or other stressors
  • Hair care
  • Hairstyle pulls on your scalp
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Scalp infection
  • Medication
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Pulling your hair
  • Scarring alopecia
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Thyroid disease
  • Too little biotin, iron, Vit D or B12, protein, or zinc
  • Friction
  • Slow Poisoning

Source: American Academy of Dermatology Association

Signs and symptoms of hair loss2022-05-05T08:39:18+02:00

Hair loss can manifest itself in a variety of ways. It’s possible you’ll notice that:

  • The hair on your head is gradually thinning
  • A bald patch is getting larger
  • With each passing year, a receding hairline becomes more obvious.
  • The parting of your hair is gradually widening
  • Your ponytail is thinner

Millions of people experience these hair loss symptoms, which usually come gradually. These symptoms might be subtle, so you may go months or years without seeing hair loss.

While many persons with hair loss exhibit one or more of these symptoms, hair loss can also manifest itself in other ways.

Aside from your scalp, hair loss can occur elsewhere.

While hair loss is most commonly associated with the scalp, certain disorders can result in hair loss on other parts of the body. Alopecia areata is a disorder that causes hair loss in any area that hair grows on the body. Alopecia areata often affects the scalp, but it can cause hair loss of the:

  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelashes
  • Beard
  • Nose hairs
  • Pubic hair

Alopecia areata causes some people to lose hair on their body. This condition is then called the Alopecia universalis condition.

Another illness that causes hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere is frontal fibrosing alopecia. Some people lose their brows, eyelashes, and hair on other parts of their bodies.

It’s also possible your head hair is spared while hair loss occurs elsewhere. Wearing tight clothing, shoes, or socks can promote hair loss in areas where there is constant rubbing.

Symptoms and other signs of hair loss

While thinning hair is generally the only indication of hair loss, some people experience additional symptoms as well. You may experience hair loss in addition to:

  • Burning or stinging (more common in alopecia areata).
  • Intense itching, burning, or tenderness (may indicate an infection).
  • Scaly bald patches, typically with open sores or blisters that exude pus (may be the signs of a fungal infection on the scalp).
  • Swelling, redness and ulcers that may itch and leak pus (may indicate Folliculitis decalvans).
  • Scaly psoriasis patches on your scalp. Most people with psoriasis develop it on their scalp at some point, which can result in temporary hair loss.

The signs and symptoms you experience are determined by the cause of your hair loss.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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