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HAIR LOSS TYPES

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from a part of our head or body.  Statistically, it affects 70% of men and 45% of women at some point in their lives. In most of these cases, hair loss problems are created as a result of hereditary issues, hormonal changes, infections, medications, etc. As a result, proper hair treatments are necessary in order to prevent further hair loss and to restore hair.

Following the appropriate medical care and based on an early and accurate diagnosis,  our consultants will implement the personalized treatment protocols that will cure your hair loss once and for all!

With early diagnosis and implementation of appropriate medical care, hair loss can be treated successfully in almost all cases!

4 COMMON TYPES OF HAIR LOSS

Normal

The average person loses between 50 to 100 hairs a day, which are gradually replaced by new ones. This is just a part of the natural hair growth cycle, thus there’s absolutely no need for a hair loss treatment.

Seasonal
Seasonal hair loss mostly occurs in women, usually in autumn or spring. It is normal and there’s no need for any further action.

Androgenetic Alopecia

It occurs in men because of a hereditary predisposition and is associated with male hormones (androgens). Norwood’s scale classifies in detail the various stages of Androgenetic alopecia.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is characterised by a sudden hair loss from some (or even all) areas of the body. It is an autoimmune disorder, as hair loss occurs because of the immune system’s reaction against the hair follicles. In most cases, hair grows back after a few months to a year, however hair loss treatments may be necessary based on the severity of the problem.

OTHER TYPES OF HAIR LOSS

Hair loss can also occur due to:

  • wounds, burns, or infections,
  • vitamin deficiencies or other components (e.g. iron),
  • extreme stress,
  • traction alopecia (caused by putting the hair under constant strain or tension),
  • medicational side effects (e.g. chemotherapy),
  • hypothyroidism or disorders related to the endocrine system,
  • a mental illness called «Trichotillomania».

Depending on the severity of the problem, a compination of hair loss treatments may be necessary in some of these cases.

HAIR GROWTH CYCLE

Hair, which occurs almost everywhere on the body, follows a specific growth cycle with 3 distinct phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen.

ANAGEN PHASE
During this phase, hair grows approximately 1-1.5 cm per month. The anagen phase may last 2-5 years, and the time length depends on genetic factors. It is estimated that almost 85% of our hairs are in the anagen phase at any given time.

KATAGEN PHASE
During this phase, hair do  not grow and the size of the follicles is reduced due to disintegration. The catagen phase is transitional and lasts about 1-2 weeks.

TELOGEN PHASE

Telogen is the end of the cycle. Hair falls and the follicles remain dormant for 3 – 6 weeks, before they begin to grow again, starting a new life cycle.

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