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Hair Loss

Hair fall, Hair loss, Treatment & everything you need to know


In actual life, Hair loss is taken to be immense than hair fall. Why is that so, it is simply because hair loss is denoted as the stage when you actually get that bald region or the crowning glory. Another reason is that people may have different ways to control hair fall, but for the case of hair loss, you will have to meet a dermatologist or a surgeon for better treatments

Clinical approaches to hair loss or hair fall are the same since either of them can lead to extreme hair loss or baldness.

How the public views hair fall


Everyone can lose 50 or 100 hair strands in a day in case he or she combs her hair. This is regarded as normal. Cases, where more than 200 hair strands are lost regardless of combing or styling the hair mean that hair loss is happening. So, the level is now culminating in hair loss and further to baldness

Types of Hair Loss


  1. Alopecia Areata

It is also known as patchy hair loss and it is where small and smooth patches occur on the scalp or any other part of the body like the eyebrows. It is termed as an autoimmune condition and can be divided into alopecia monolocularis, alopecia totalis, and alopecia Universalis.

  1. Androgenetic Alopecia

Also known as, Male pattern or Female partner baldness is one of the commonest hair loss in the world. It is witnessed by the thinning and fading of hair in the front part of the scalp which later extends to the back of the scalp. It may leave visible hairs or clear the scalp completely

  1. Involutional Alopecia

It is a type of hair loss where the hair growth rate reduces as you age. It is denoted by thinning and reduction of the hair thickness and density, causing what we call the Telogen phase

  1. Telogen Effluvium

It is a temporary kind of hair loss that may occur due to stress or hormonal deficiencies. When these situations are corrected, you may get back your hair and prevent further hair loss

  1. Trichotillomania

It is a kind of medical condition where one consistently pulls out his or her hair in unfavorable situations like being timid, stressed, or nervous

  1. Traction Alopecia

This type of hair loss mostly occurs in women who regularly pull back their hair with the main aim of styling it. Prolonged doing so breaks the hair and eventually leads to baldness

  1. Scarring Alopecia

This may be a rare occasion, but deadly since the hair follicles are slowly damaged within. With time, one will realize that most of the hair is gone and can hardly be restored

  1. Tinea Capitis

It is common in young children who those adults with poor living conditions. It is also termed as ringworm scalp infection.

Phases of our Hair


Human hair has a lifespan of 3 years and within this period, there are inter complex activities going on yet unnoticed. During this period, some hair follicles will be growing, others resting, whereas others will be falling out. So, let’s have a look at the phases of our hair

It is the most active phase of the hair characterized by rapid growth of hair follicles. The rate of hair growth differs from individual to individual

It is the period where the Anagen phase closes and a club of hair is created

It can be termed as the hibernating phase where the hair roots are at rest. Any unfavorable occasion may trigger the hair to fall out

Hair Loss Assessment Criterion at VJ Clinic


A variety of steps are considered for assessing your hair loss level, among which includes;

  • Patient’s Medical History
    The use of anabolic steroids, antidepressants, and illicit drugs is one of the major risk factors for future hair loss. A poor health condition in the early years with underlying medical conditions are also major triggers for hair loss among men and women.
    Disclosing your medical history by answering various questions can help in effective hair loss assessment
  • Scalp Biopsy
    A biopsy is a sample tissue taken from your scalp along with a few hair strands. The biopsy and the hair strands are evaluated by a hair analyst to ascertain possible causes of hair loss in case other assessment approaches prove to be less effective
  • Photographic Evaluation
    Photographic evaluation before hair loss treatment is an ideal approach in analyzing the extent of hair loss in a patient. During this procedure, scalp images of your scalp are taken and in case you possess any images of your scalp in the past, it is important that you disclose them to the doctor for proper assessment.A photographic evaluation is also utilized during hair loss treatment, especially with the help of therapies, Minoxidil, and Finasteride
  • Hair Analysis Test
    This test requires taking your hair sample and studied under a microscope. This hair assessment approach helps in the examination of the hair components/characteristics and the extent of damage in the case of chemical burns. This technique is also common in the detection of drugs in humans
  • Blood Tests
    Blood tests are normally required to confirm any underlying medical condition such as hypothyroidism, skin infections, among other chronic medical conditions that can trigger hair loss
  • Physical Examination
    A physical examination only requires the doctor to look at your scalp and determine the extent of hair loss or baldness. This approach is performed during a consultation. The hair therapist will also take the opportunity to ask different questions regarding your hair loss pattern.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women


Though losing less than 100 hair strands in a day is regarded as normal, the situation may raise a catastrophe in some women. Increased hair fall “on a daily basis” may result in baldness in the case taken for granted. Possible causes of hair loss in women include;

  • Prolonged stress
  • Genetics or genetic disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Facial plastic surgeries
  • Infectious diseases such as leprosy, tuberculosis, and herpes
  • Anemia
  • A strict diet
  • Menopause
  • Skin diseases, i.e. Seborrheic dermatitis, Lichen Planus, and follicle infection
  • Chemical injuries- these include acid burns, sunburns, and physical trauma from surgery or an accident
  • Poor styling methods
  • Tight hairstyles

Causes of Hair Loss in men


Men are more prone to baldness than women, and commonly, onset hair loss in men is characterized by a receding hairline. This male pattern hair loss will continue shifting the frontal hairline and leads to the formation of corners/edges. In the later stages, hair loss extends to the crown and temple regions which lastly forms a bald patch. Apart from androgenetic alopecia, which is generally genetically triggered, men lose their hair because of the following reasons;

  • Use of testosterone supplements
  • Use of anabolic drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chemical injuries
  • Infectious diseases
  • Stress
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Chemical exposure

Hair Loss or Hair Fall Treatment


After diagnosis, a plan for hair loss treatment in India is devised. Depending on the type of hair loss, the level of baldness and the available treatments, one is treated to restore back the hair. Nonsurgical treatments would be best for Hair Fall Treatment after looking at the level of hair fall and surgical treatments that include FUT or FUE hair transplant techniques would be best for extreme hair loss or baldness.

THERAPIES
Hair restoration therapies are non-invasive approaches to hair restoration. Normally, a single therapy approach or a combination of two can be used to restore your hair.
Therapy treatment approaches provided at VJ Clinic are completely safe and offer ultimate results during that last for a lifetime. These therapies include

  • BIO Therapy
    It is also known as PRP therapy. This therapy involves the extraction of your own blood from the body after which it is clinically treated to obtain a rich formula. This formula is injected into your scalp, specifically in the thinning regions to trigger hair growth. Blood extraction and formula injection pose no effects
  • Mesotherapy
    This technique involves the injection of a nutrient-rich solution into the mesoderm of the scalp. The injected solution has various impacts on hair growth, cell metabolism, proper healing of the scalp, improving blood circulation within the scalp, eliminating infections, and strengthening the hair strands
  • Nutrition/Diet Therapy
    Least is known about the secrets in hair growth diet boosters, but our hair loss treatment doctors are extremely aware. An excellent hair loss treatment through various oral and topical supplements can effectively restore back your hair in conjunction with a home hair growth booster. Hair growth boosters are provided in the form of oils, hair serums, and organic supplements
  • Laser Hair Loss Therapy (Low-Level Light Therapy)
    This hair loss treatment approach requires a specific laser device to be applied to the scalp. The Low-Level Light is absorbed by the cells, which improves cellular activity, thereby promoting hair growth.

  • Combination Therapy
    Two of the above-mentioned therapies can effectively be used by our hair loss doctors to eliminate hair loss and baldness. The best approach is selected depending on the level of hair loss and affordability.
  • Surgery (Hair Transplantation)
    Surgical approaches through the FUE and FUT methods permanently put an end to baldness. Normally, this technique is recommended once your hair loss hits the maturity stage.
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