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New Year, New Hair

By Alex

The New Year is well under way now which means you have probably started and are hopefully sticking to your New Year resolutions. The New Year for most people will include some changes, and what better time to make changes than a fresh new year after all?

If you are experiencing hair loss we might be able to help you, the Harley Street Hair Clinic is renowned for FUE hair transplants and also offer other options including hair loss medication.

Why am I losing my hair?

There are different types of hair loss and at Harley Street Hair Clinic we can treat all types of male hair loss.

Male pattern baldness is generally separated into three different categories. Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss and this is caused by two different types of androgens, called testosterone and dihydrotesterone, which work to change the hair follicles and break down the hair growth cycle.

Hair loss can be due to conditions other than androgenetic alopecia, and these conditions fall under the bracket of non-pattern hair loss. They include Trichotillomania, Alopecia areata, triangular alopecia, scarring alopecia and loose-anagen syndrome.

Telogen Effluvium is the last type of hair loss which is caused due a number of hair follicles entering the resting stage. This can happen due to your diet or if you are under a large amount of stress. During telogen effluvium, when the cause of the hair loss has stopped – e.g. you become less stressed – your hair should return to normal growth.

How can I stop hair loss?

The three different types of hair loss are all different to one another which means some treatments will not work for certain types of hair loss. With this in mind it is very important that you book yourself a consultation, that way you can be offered the correct treatment. At Harley Street Hair Clinic we offer FUE hair transplants and also hair loss medication for those that do not need the transplant.

FUE hair transplant

FUE hair transplants use your existing hair, which is taken from donor parts of the scalp; these are usually found at the back or side of the head. Hair follicles are removed by surgeons with the use of a custom built micro-surgical punch. The removed hair follicles after being checked for quality and arranged in different sizes are then reinserted using a especially designed implanter at the correct natural angulation and density for each patient.

The donor hair will begin to grow in the areas that it has been inserted, you will start to notice the different after two months and the hair will continue to grow on the bald area for around six months until when the whole bald area will now be covered.

Our FUE hair transplant is suitable for those who are bald and whose hair has completely stopped growing. In some cases not every candidate is suitable for the procedure as you must have enough donor hair for the transplant to be a success.

Hair loss medication

At Harley Street Hair Clinic we can advise our patents on the best hair loss medication and which will work best for their condition. For some clients we recommend propecia, often called finasteride.

The hormone DHT can affect the growth of the hair, if our bodies produce too much DHT it can stop the hair from growing. Finasteride works by blocking an enzyme, Type II 5 alpha-reductase, and by doing this it blocks the level of hormone in the scalp allowing the hairs to revert to the normal growth cycle. Finasteride is an effective treatment for some, however it does have some side effects.

One other medication that we recommend to our patients is regain, often called minoxidil. The treatment is used to help hair growth; it is believed that the medication dilates the blood vessels around the hair follicles. This works to increase the nutrient supply and encourages hair growth.

What should I do about my hair loss?
If you would like more information regarding a treatment that will suit you please contact us to book a free no obligation consultation, or submit photos to our private online consultation and we can help find the right treatment for you this New Year.

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