Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. There are many types of hair loss with different symptoms and causes.
Some of the more common types of hair loss are Male and Female Pattern Baldness, Alopecia Areata, Scarring Alopecia, Anagen Effluvium and Telogen Effluvim.
Pattern Baldness - Male Pattern Baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting around half of all men of 50. It generally follows a pattern of receding hairline, followed by thinning of the hair on the crown and temples, leaving a horseshoe shape around the back and sides of the head. Sometimes it can progress to complete baldness, although this is uncommon. As well as effecting men, it can sometimes affect women (Female pattern baldness). In Female Pattern Baldness, hair usually only thins on top of the head.
Alopecia Areata - Causes patches of baldness about the size of a large coin. They usually appear on the scalp but can occur anywhere on the body. It can occur at any age, but mostly affects teenagers and young adults. In most cases of alopecia areata, hair will grow back in a few months. Alopecia areata is caused by a problem with the immune system (the body's natural defence agaisnt infection and illness).
Some people go on to develop more severe form of hair loss, such as
Alopecia Totalis - This is the loss of all head hair. its causes are believed to be an autoimmune disorder.
Alopecia Universails - It is a medical condition involving rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
Scarring Alopecia - Also known as cicatrical alopecia is usually caused by complications of another condition. In this type of alopecia, the hair follicle (the small hole in your skin that an individual hair grows out of) is completely destroyed. This means the hair wont grow back.
Anagen Effluvium - Is widespread hair loss that can affect your scalp, face and body. One of the most common causes of this type of hair loss is the cancer treatment chemotherapy. The hair should start to grow back a few months after chemo has stopped.
Telogen Effluvium - Is a common type of alopecia where there's widespread thinning of the hair, rather than specific bald patches. Telogen effluvium can be caused by the body reacting to: hormonal changes, intense emotional stress, a long-term illness, eating disorders, fever, crash diets and some medications.
So what can be done....
For some types of alopecia Mesotherapy with NCTF 135 HA can help by maintaining the scalp health, reducing hair loss and also promote hair regrow.
How it works;
Due to the unique NCTF 135 HA ingredients and by using the NanoSoft needles. it enables a nearly painless and accurate injection to the epidermal junction.
It works because it increases blood circulation to the weakened or dormant hair follicles, boosts cell metabolism, stimulates collagen, replaces the vitamins and minerals that we lose as we age, and neutralizes the DHT (follicle-killing) hormone; thus curbing hair loss and encouraging hair growth.
Cost of Treatment with NanoSoft Needle; £100 per session
You will need a minimum of 6 sessions, every 15 days for 3 months
A further 5 sessions, 1 every month
A yearly top up.
Because we have a certain amount of hair that is in Anagen phase at any given time you will be able to see if there is a response in around two sessions,
Maintenance at home;
It very important that you continue to maintain aftercare by doing the following;
Wash your hair ! - Grease can actually suffocate the hair so ensure you wash regularly.
Use a stimulating hair shampoo such as Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo
Brush your hair! Contrary to popular belief brushing your hair is actually good for the scalp. It actually increases blood flow.