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Hair Loss

Understanding Hair Loss And Your Treatment Options

Results may vary among individuals. 

Hair Loss

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.

Common Types Of Hair Loss

alopecia areata alainn clinicAlopecia 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.

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.

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.

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

Hair Growth Cycle

A hair growth cycle consists of three phases: 

  1. The first phase is the Anagen phase – where hair grows actively for 3-5 years. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

*Results may vary among individuals. 

Supplements

Did you know that the following supplements are essential for maintaining and enhancing hair health too? These key nutrients form the foundation and building blocks of hair keratin, ensuring optimal follicle function.

Biotin / Vitamin B7: Integral for hair health, biotin aids in producing hair keratin and can promote thicker, stronger hair.

Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant assists in forming collagen, a crucial protein for hair structure.

Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to hair loss conditions like alopecia, female pattern hair loss and excessive shedding.

Iron is an essential mineral. It helps red blood cells transport oxygen to hair follicles, vital for robust hair growth.

Zinc plays a significant role in hair tissue growth and repair, zinc keeps the oil glands surrounding follicles working optimally.

Niacin / Vitamin B3 helps transform food into energy and can enhance the texture of hair, making it look and feel healthier.

Treating Hair Loss

Dr.Daniel explains a dynamic approach to halting hair loss and promoting regrowth. From proven medications to cutting-edge therapies and crucial lifestyle tweaks, we navigate the full spectrum of options.

Hair Loss Treatment With AMT

Hair Loss Treatment AMT

Autologous micrografting technology is an innovative, non-invasive approach to hair rejuvenation. By leveraging regenerative medicine, it not only halts hair loss but also prompts the activation of dormant hair follicles, leading to enhanced growth and thickening.

Diverging from traditional surgical hair transplant procedures, this technique involves harnessing scalp tissue stem cells from the area where the donor hair follicles are strongest. These harvested tissues then undergo a calibrated mechanical process and filtering to create a revitalising solution rich in stem cells, growth factors and precursor elements which are then administered via injections into areas of baldness or thinning on the scalp.

Autologous micrografting techniques have minimal risk of side effects and boast almost zero downtime.

Hair Loss Treatment with Laser

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 cost starts at RM400 per session. 

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.

Hair Loss Treatment with PRP

Another alternative hair loss treatment that has proven effective for some is PRP Therapy. This advanced technique revitalises miniaturised hair follicles, making them larger and healthier, which sets the stage for renewed hair growth. PRP is rich with growth factors that promote rapid cellular growth and hair regeneration. Potential new hair growth can be observable as early as two months, with more pronounced results typically visible between six to eight months. The journey toward fuller hair continues to progress for up to a year after treatment, with PRP meticulously injected into the scalp’s hair follicles for the best possible outcomes.

hair loss treatment with prp 1

Supplements

Did you know that the following supplements are essential for maintaining and enhancing hair health too? These key nutrients form the foundation and building blocks of hair keratin, ensuring optimal follicle function.

Biotin / Vitamin B7: Integral for hair health, biotin aids in producing hair keratin and can promote thicker, stronger hair.

Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant assists in forming collagen, a crucial protein for hair structure.

Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to hair loss conditions like alopecia, female pattern hair loss and excessive shedding.

Iron is an essential mineral. It helps red blood cells transport oxygen to hair follicles, vital for robust hair growth.

Zinc plays a significant role in hair tissue growth and repair, zinc keeps the oil glands surrounding follicles working optimally.

Niacin / Vitamin B3 helps transform food into energy and can enhance the texture of hair, making it look and feel healthier.