All About Hair Loss Treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Some hair style can cause hair loss
True. Styles that put tension on the hairs – such as tight ponytails, plaits or corn-rows – can cause hair loss. Winding hair tightly onto rollers (particularly heated rollers) can have the same damaging effect. Learn more about hair styles that cause hair loss.
Hair extensions can cause hair loss
True, if not done properly. If the hair extensions are too tight, they can pull on the hairs and cause bald patches (which in severe cases could be permanent).
Brushing the hair 100 times a day will stimulate the circulation and prevent hair loss
False. Vigorous brushing is more likely to injure the hairs and make the problem worse.
Frequent shampooing makes hair fall out
False. Shampooing simply gets rid of the hairs that have already fallen out.
Blow-drying and heated brushes can worsen hair loss
True. The reason is that extreme heat damages the proteins in the hairs, making them fragile and liable to break off. Brushing the hair during blow-drying causes more damage. Careless use of heated brushes or heated hair straighteners can even burn the scalp, so that the hair follicles are permanently damaged in that area
Protein containing conditioners and shampoos nourish the hair and help it grow
False. Protein-containing conditioners only temporarily fill in defects on the surface of the hair shaft, making it smoother and thicker.
Hair dyes, perms and hairsprays worsen hair loss
False. Hair dyes, perms and hairsprays do not affect thinning hair. Perms and hairsprays can help to disguise the problem.
If your father has a full head of hair, you will not go bald
False. A tendency to baldness is inherited and probably involves a combination of genes. So you are not automatically in the clear even if your father has a full head of hair. It is not true, as sometimes claimed, that only genes from the mother’s side are involved.
Stress can cause hair loss
True. Scientists have now identified some chemicals that are produced in the body during periods of stress, which can affect hair growth (Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2004;123:455–7).
It is normal to lose hair from our early 30's
True. A person aged 20–30 years typically has 615 hair follicles per square centimetre. The number falls to 485 by 50 years of age and to 435 at 80–90 years of age. Also each hair is thinner. So, with ageing, hair becomes both finer and sparser.
Is Follicular Unit Transplantation permanent? Does it really work?
Transplanted hair behaves in a similar way to the hair where it was taken from. It will last a lifetime for most people or at least into old age when the procedure is done correctly. We simply re-distribute existing permanent hair to your thin areas. Sometimes in old age one may experience hair thinning throughout the donor area. If this happens then the transplanted hair will follow suit.
Does Follicular Unit Transplantation leave scars?
The art of a hair transplant is to conceal the scars. When performed by skilled surgeons, Follicular Unit Hair Transplants will only be detected by thorough expert medical examination. The donor site however will have a very fine scar completely hidden by your hair. The technique of trichophytic donor closure is now rendering donor scars extremely difficult to detect even with no covering hair. Having said that, we would not recommend shaving the back of the head because healing and scarring can vary from person to person.
If you suffer from hair loss, hair thinning or male pattern baldness, you might be looking into hair transplant surgery. Over 40% of the UK population suffers from hair loss and more and more are looking for solutions. Don’t let hair loss define you. Our hair transplant solutions are here to help you regain your confidence. With our affordable and effective hair loss treatment options, you can say goodbye to hair loss and hello to a new, revitalised you.
Non Surgical Solutions
Our hair loss tablets improve the appearance of hairs that are miniaturising due to an attack on the follicles by DHT. They make microscopic hairs that would usually be invisible to the naked eye 70% thicker and fuller in appearance.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation
One of the solutions we offer is Scalp Micro Pigmentation. This is essentially tiny tattoos that replicate the appearance of real hair follicles. A specialist pigment is inserted with a needle within the dermal layer of the skin and creates visual density.
Female Hair Loss Treatments
Female hair transplants are on the rise, but the causes of hair loss in women can vary, including alopecia and female pattern baldness. That’s why our tailored solutions are designed to address individual needs. Experience our effective treatments that promote healthy hair growth and restore confidence.
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