Hair Loss

Understanding Hair Loss And Your Treatment Options & Cost.

Results may vary among individuals. 

Hair Loss. Introduction.

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a disorder caused by an interruption in the body’s cycle of hair production. 
Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly affects the scalp. 
On average, the scalp has 100,000 hairs that cycle through periods of growing, resting, falling out, and regenerating.

Hair Growth Cycle

A hair growth cycle consists of three phases: 

●The first phase is the Anagen phase – where hair grows actively for 3-5 years. 

●The second phase is the Catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase where the hair stops growing. This phase typically lasts about 2-3 weeks. 

●The third phase is the Telogen phase, or the resting phase where the follicle rests for two or three months and then the hair falls out.

People typically lose 50 to 100 hairs a day as part of this natural cycle. 

This usually isn’t noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. In order to maintain a normal volume, hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. 

If this cycle is disrupted or if a hair follicle is damaged, hair may begin to fall out more quickly than it is regenerated- leading to symptoms such as a receding hairline, hair falling out in patches, or overall thinning.

Common Types Of Hair Loss

1)Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia, or also known as male and female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. 
This is a hereditary condition which affects men as early as their teens or early 20s. It’s characterized by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. 
Women however usually experience noticeable thinning by the age of 40s. They experience a general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.

2)Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition, which means the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues, including the hair follicles. This causes hair to fall out and prevents new hair from growing.
This condition can affect anyone and hair loss can begin suddenly and without warning. Hair from the scalp typically falls out in small patches and is not painful.

3)Telogen Effluvium
Telogen effluvium occurs when large numbers of follicles on the scalp enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle, but the next growth phase doesn’t begin. 
This causes hair to fall out all over the scalp without new hair growth.
Telogen effluvium does not generally lead to complete baldness, however hair may appear thin, especially at the crown and temples.
A stressful event, medical condition (such as childbirth or fever), vitamin/mineral deficiency or even certain medications typically triggers this type of hair loss.

4)Anagen Effluvium
Anagen effluvium is a rapid hair loss resulting from medical treatment, such as chemotherapy. Hair usually grows back on its own after treatment ends.

Causes

Alopecia can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. 

It can be the result of hereditary, hormonal changes, medical conditions, acute stress or as a normal part of aging. 

Treatment Options & Cost

Laser Hair Restoration
Fotona’s medical laser is a treatment which stimulates dormant hair follicles through controlled, gentle bulk-heating. This restoration technique stimulates metabolism while also increases blood flow to the scalp, resulting in the natural regrowth of hair. 

This laser technology is proven to provide safe results that are effective, minimal invasive and downtime. It is suitable for all skin and hair types.

The procedure will take up about 15 mins each session. Patients are recommended minimum of 4 treatments in 7-10 days intervals.

Treatment package cost starting RM1,200 for 4 laser treatment sessions. 

In some cases, depending on the outcome of the assessment, some patients may benefit from combining this treatment with supplements, topical treatment, and stem cells injectable treatment for optimal results. 

Consult with our physicians to find out which treatment (or treatments combination) is suitable for you.

Results may vary among individuals. 

Hair Loss. Introduction.

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a disorder caused by an interruption in the body’s cycle of hair production. 
Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly affects the scalp. 
On average, the scalp has 100,000 hairs that cycle through periods of growing, resting, falling out, and regenerating.

Hair Growth Cycle

A hair growth cycle consists of three phases: 

●The first phase is the Anagen phase – where hair grows actively for 3-5 years. ●The second phase is the Catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase where the hair stops growing. This phase typically lasts about 2-3 weeks. ●The third phase is the Telogen phase, or the resting phase where the follicle rests for two or three months and then the hair falls out.People typically lose 50 to 100 hairs a day as part of this natural cycle. 

This usually isn’t noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. In order to maintain a normal volume, hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. 

If this cycle is disrupted or if a hair follicle is damaged, hair may begin to fall out more quickly than it is regenerated- leading to symptoms such as a receding hairline, hair falling out in patches, or overall thinning.

Common Types Of Hair Loss

1)Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia, or also known as male and female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. 
This is a hereditary condition which affects men as early as their teens or early 20s. It’s characterized by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. 
Women however usually experience noticeable thinning by the age of 40s. They experience a general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.

2)Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition, which means the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues, including the hair follicles. This causes hair to fall out and prevents new hair from growing.
This condition can affect anyone and hair loss can begin suddenly and without warning. Hair from the scalp typically falls out in small patches and is not painful.

3)Telogen Effluvium
Telogen effluvium occurs when large numbers of follicles on the scalp enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle, but the next growth phase doesn’t begin. 
This causes hair to fall out all over the scalp without new hair growth.
Telogen effluvium does not generally lead to complete baldness, however hair may appear thin, especially at the crown and temples.
A stressful event, medical condition (such as childbirth or fever), vitamin/mineral deficiency or even certain medications typically triggers this type of hair loss.

4)Anagen Effluvium
Anagen effluvium is a rapid hair loss resulting from medical treatment, such as chemotherapy. Hair usually grows back on its own after treatment ends.

Causes

Alopecia can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. 
It can be the result of hereditary, hormonal changes, medical conditions, acute stress or as a normal part of aging. 

Treatment Options & Cost

Laser Hair Restoration
Fotona’s medical laser is a treatment which stimulates dormant hair follicles through controlled, gentle bulk-heating. This restoration technique stimulates metabolism while also increases blood flow to the scalp, resulting in the natural regrowth of hair. 

This laser technology is proven to provide safe results that are effective, minimal invasive and downtime. It is suitable for all skin and hair types.

The procedure will take up about 15mins each session. Patients are recommended minimum of 4 treatments in 7-10 days intervals.

Treatment package cost starting from RM1,200 for 4 laser treatment sessions. 

In some cases, depending on the outcome of the assessment, some patients may benefit from combining this treatment with supplements, topical treatment, and stem cells injectable treatment for optimal results. 

Consult with our physicians to find out which treatment (or treatments combination) is suitable for you.