Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments
Over the last number of years, Refine Clinic has seen a dramatic growth in patients seeking non-surgical options for treating hair loss.
There are several non-surgical options available for managing hair loss. These options may not provide a permanent solution, but they can help slow down hair loss, promote hair regrowth, and improve the overall health of your hair.
First things first, what causes hair loss?
There are so many reasons you can develop hair loss (alopecia). We’ve highlighted some of the most common reasons for experiencing hair loss.
Both men and women develop this type of hair loss, which is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. Women get female pattern hair loss.
Regardless of whether it develops in a man or woman, the medical term is androgenic alopecia.
It means that you’ve inherited genes that cause your hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop growing hair. Shrinking can begin as early as your teens, but it usually starts later in life.
In women, the first noticeable sign of hereditary hair loss is usually overall thinning or a widening part.
When a man has hereditary hair loss, the first sign is often a receding hairline or bald spot at the top of his head.
Medical Conditions or Illnesses
Hormonal changes may be part of the natural ageing process, such as the menopause. The menopause may affect hair growth and thickness due to a drop in the levels of oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones help your hair to grow faster while staying on your head for longer.
The male hormone testosterone plays its part in male pattern baldness. Mainly influenced by genetics, male pattern baldness is caused by testosterone being converted to DHT in the body. DHT causes hair to fall out and can halt hair production.
Pregnancy can also cause hair loss. During pregnancy some people’s hair gets thicker and some may experience hair loss. Hair loss during pregnancy could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency or another condition.
Post-partum hair loss is more common because it is triggered by the hormonal changes experienced with child birth. It could mean you lose up to 300 hairs a day compared to the 100 lost by the average person.
Medications can attribute to hair loss also. With some treatments such as cancer treatment, hair loss can be expected but there are other medications that can cause hair loss such as taking medications for conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure and arthritis.
Stress can affect us all in different ways. Stress and stressful situations can cause “Stress induced hair loss”. It tends to be temporary, and the most common type of hair loss caused by stress is telogen effluvium. This is where the growing phase in the hair life cycle is cut short and because of this more hairs will start to fall out than they normally would.
Sometimes the after affects can linger and that’s where hair loss therapy would be hugely beneficial.
Hair Care Products or Styling
Hair Care Products can also damage our hair and lead to hair loss over time. You may be allergic to certain ingredients in hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, or styling products. These allergic reactions can lead to inflammation, itching, and, in severe cases, hair loss.
Overuse of hair care products that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates, parabens, and formaldehyde, can cause damage to the hair shaft and weaken the hair over time. Weakened hair is more prone to breakage and may contribute to the appearance of thinning hair or hair loss.
Certain hairstyles that involve tight pulling of the hair, such as tight ponytails, braids, or extensions, can lead to a condition called traction alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by constant tension on the hair follicles, which can eventually damage and weaken them.
Here are some common non-surgical hair loss options available to you at Refine Clinic.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which A small amount of blood (usually around 30-60 milliliters) is drawn from the patient, similar to a routine blood test. It is then processed in a centrifuge, which isolates the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components. The final step is to inject into the scalp.
Studies have suggested that the growth factors in PRP enhances blood supply to the hair follicles, thus increasing cell proliferation, and prolonging the growth phase of the hair cycle.
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Tricopat is a non-invasive, no-needle approach to combating hereditary hair loss.
It is one of the latest developments in trichology for the treatment of male and female scalp pathologies, in a completely painless way and without injections. With a Tricopat treatment plan, patients will see results after just four total sessions conducted three weeks apart. End results include a boost in confidence and an increase in hair diameter in all of the treated scalp areas.
Benefits of Tricopat
- you will have thicker, stronger, and definitely more beautiful hair, quickly and effectively.
- Can be used to treat patients as young as 12 years of age.
- Each session takes only 20 minutes.
- It is clinically proven.
- Not only does the hair benefit as mentioned above, but your scalp will reap the benefits too. During the Trichogenesis protocol the cells are stimulated, the skin is vascularised with consequent oxygenation and collagen production is stimulated. All this also promotes the healing of any inflammatory conditions.
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The PhilArt Hair product is a skin booster from the new PhilArt range which has the effect of strengthening the hair.
‘Hair’ strengthens the hair and scalp to allow more optimal and robust hair growth. As a result, this injectable reduces and counteracts hair loss since it restores suppleness and tone to your hair. Its ingredients will deeply hydrate both your skin and your scalp and thus, offer you a fast and fortified growth.
‘Hair’ can also maximize and optimize the regrowth of eyebrows as well as the quality of the hairs. It can tackle hair loss either on its own or combined with Tricopat or Platelet rich Plasma treatments.
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Before your treatment, you should inform Dr. Natalia about your medical history as well as your expectations. If you regularly take anticoagulant medication, for example, you should consider with your GP/Consultant to abstain from this for 14 days before the treatment.
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