Hair loss, thinning or baldness can take place due to several factors or medical conditions. It can be noticeable in specific localised areas or be observed as general thinning of the hair. Living with hair loss can be challenging, for both men and women. We offer treatments to support, stimulate and nurture hair re-growth.
It’s entirely normal to lose hair daily while it travels through its natural growth cycle. It can be concerning for some people, especially when the amount of hair loss increases. Hair loss, hair thinning and problems with hair growth can occur when the growth cycle is disrupted. This can occur due to a range of reasons including genetic factors or hormonal changes, ageing, health conditions, metabolic rates, or poor nutrition. To identify the cause of hair loss and understand the complications associated it is useful to be informed about the three stages of the hair growth cycle.
This is the hair growth phase. Each hair grows approximately 1.5cm every 4 weeks. Hair growth can speed up during summer. The anagen phase typically lasts 2-6 years on the scalp.
The telogen phase is the last part of the process. It is where the hair is released and falls out.
The follicle is inactive for 3 months until the cycle starts again. Every follicle is independent, meaning that the hairs are always at different stages in the cycle. Otherwise, every single hair would fall out at the same time. A healthy scalp will shed around 80 hairs a day. Treatments for hair loss must be individualise, carefully considering each case. Our experts can offer a solution and create a treatment plan for your hair concerns.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
Dependant on the reason, hair loss can become noticeable in different ways. Some individuals experience hair loss more gradually, whereas others consider it to be more sudden. Hair loss can be temporary; however, others are permanent.
Signs of Hair Loss
Thinning is the most frequently reported kind of hair loss, affecting both men and women as they age. In men, the hair line tends to move further back, whereas women usually experience their parting becoming wider and more visible.
Sudden loosing hair:
A physical or emotional shock or stress can cause hair to loosen. This type of hair loss usually occurs due to stress. When pulled the individual may experience losing handfuls at a time, this can include during combing or washing.
Circular or patchy bald spots:
This variety of hair loss is usually found in the scalp but may also occur in eyebrows and beards. Individuals can encounter small round bald spots. Another sign of this is an itchy, inflamed or painful scalp before the hair comes out.
Full-body hair loss:
Medical conditions and treatments can result in hair loss, including chemotherapy. In this case they hair usually grows back.
Causes of Hair Loss
- Medical condition
- Genetic hair loss
- High stress or cortisone levels
- Poor nutrition or excessive weight loss
- Medical treatments and medications
Prevention of Hair Loss
At Mollie Elise Aesthetics we offer a variety of treatments to target different types of hair loss. Some types of hair loss can be treated and prevented, others can be improved and delayed.
Here are some tips that will help to minimise or prevent hair loss:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet, rich in vitamins, including iron and protein
- Follow a hair care routine that is suited to your hair type
- Protect your hair from UV rays and sunlight
- Avoid harsh treatments and heat such as curling irons, heat and perms etc.
- Stop smoking, studies show an association between smoking and baldness