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22/May/2019

Over the past few years, advancements in technology have had a significant impact on cosmetic surgery procedures, making them more successful and less invasive. Hair transplants are designed to improve the appearance of thinning or balding hair. The treatment is popular amongst both men and women. People choose to have a hair transplant for a variety of reasons – perhaps they have a medical condition which causes hair loss, or they are part of the population which suffers with male pattern baldness. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is just one of the latest cosmetic surgery techniques which is changing the way hair transplants are carried out.

How Does PRP Work?

The surgical procedure uses the patient’s own white and red blood cells. The plasma of the blood is mixed with growth hormone and then reinjected back into the areas of the scalp which need treatment. The intention is that the growth hormone will stimulate hair growth. As the patient’s own blood is used, there are fewer issues with compatibility. Overall, it’s a relatively simple procedure which uses the body’s own cells to promote growth and healing.

Is it Successful?

There have been many instances where the PRP hair transplant treatment has been successful. Studies have shown that the treatment has made hair grow faster and more evenly when combined with surgical hair restoration. Patients who undergo hair transplants using PRP without surgery are seeing improved results but there is not yet enough evidence to assess whether the treatment alone will work effectively.

Experts known in the field of hair restoration have said that success is being seen 70% of the time where PRP treatment is used for both female and male hair loss. Shedding slows down or stops completely and finer hairs thicken, which improves the overall appearance of the patient’s hair.

Other Uses for PRP

There are many other uses for PRP. It has been successful in improving the function of various joints, including the knees, elbows, ankles and hips. Studies have shown that the treatment can also reduce pain and discomfort. As a result, the treatment is proving to be extremely popular in the sports medicine field for treating conditions such as arthritis, joint injuries and tendon repair. The technique has also been used in dental surgery, to help graft bone to areas of the face successfully.

The Future

The science behind the treatment is still in development but cosmetic surgeons are well aware of its potential. It’s highly likely that an increasing number of cosmetic surgical procedures will use PRP in the future, including facial surgery to fight signs of aging and sun damage. In particular, if PRP hair transplants continue to be successful this could transform the way the procedure is carried out completely. At the moment, surgeons are already using PRP treatment in combination with surgical hair transplants on a daily basis. It is an exciting feat of science that allows the body’s own cells to help encourage recovery and healing.

For more information on how PRP may be used in the future, or to book in a hair transplant in Turkey, get in touch with a member of our team on 0203 691 6851 today!


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22/May/2019

Cosmetic surgeries and treatments are constantly improving, but in recent years, in particular, scientists across the world have been competing in a race to develop a revolutionary treatment using stem cells for hair re-growth. Similar to the traditional hair transplant only in name, this entirely new procedure is expected to be available by 2020. We’ve taken an in-depth look at what it entails to see how it might shake up the cosmetic surgery industry in the near future.

What Does A Stem Cell Hair Transplant Involve?

Unlike the standard hair transplant, which involves removing and replacing a large number of individual hairs from one area of the head to another, a stem cell hair transplant will instead remove small samples of skin from the human scalp where hair follicles are then harvested.

This is called a punch biopsy, which is performed using an instrument with a circular blade that is rotated on to the skin to remove a cylindrical sample of tissue. The hair follicles on this tissue are replicated in a lab before both samples of hair are implanted back onto the scalp, though this time, into the problem areas of hair loss. This then allows hair to grow from where the follicles were taken as well as where they are transplanted to.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cell research has come to prominence in recent years, not least in potential cures for a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The reason that these cells could theoretically be used to treat the above conditions, as well as hair loss, is due to the fact they still have the ability to develop into different types of cells within the human body. They’re unspecialised, which theoretically means that they could be used to replace any tissue or organ within your body.

What’s The Success Rate?

Although the treatment is yet to be made readily available to the public and is still very much an experimental procedure, the success rate on some of the initial tests looks to be incredibly promising.

A study completed by Italian scientists found that, after patients had received the revolutionary treatment, they showed a 29% increase in hair density after just 6 months from the initial procedure – a remarkable statistic when you consider that on average, traditional hair transplants take between 12 to 18 months to show improvement in texture and thickness.

Any clinics that currently offer stem cell hair therapies are therefore not approved by the FDA, so cannot make any guarantees in regards to results or success rates.

What Will It Cost?

The exact cost of stem cell hair transplants hasn’t been determined as of yet, due to the fact that the procedure is still in its research and conceptual stages.

However, we can make an educated guess as to what the price of the revolutionary procedure might be from some of the experimental therapies currently being offered by various clinics across the world.

The range of the exploratory and investigative stem cell hair transplants currently sits between the £2000 and £8000 mark. However, like traditional procedures, it’s likely that the price will vary according to the hair type and the extent of hair loss which is required to be treated.

When Could Stem Cell Hair Transplants Be Available?

There are hopes that stem cell hair transplants could be made available to the public as soon as 2020. Especially with the encouraging recent developments published in a study produced by the Stem Cell Laboratory at the University of Southern California in LA.

Dr Chuong, lead investigator on the research project revealed that “Many ageing individuals do not grow hair well, because adult cells lose their regenerative ability. But with our new findings, we are able to make adult mouse cells produce hair again.”

By uncovering the major molecule arrangements necessary for the regrowth of hair and fostering it in shaved mice, this research could lead to conditions considered as untreatable being cured by stem cell hair transplants.

As you can see, the future for alternative solutions to hair loss is incredibly bright. However, if you require a treatment now for the most natural-looking results available, here at Longevita, we have a variety of procedures which could help you achieve hair regrowth.

If you have any questions or queries regarding any of our treatments, you can book a consultation with an expert member of our team on 0845 5198 948, alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form.


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22/May/2019

As with any surgical procedure, the possibility of complications or side effects after a hair transplant is a common concern. As your surgeon will tell you prior to the procedure, there are a number of potential problems you could face during the healing process or further down the line, but it’s important not to let these put you off of your decision. In fact, some issues, such as shock loss, are common in hair transplant patients and shouldn’t trigger as much concern as they do.

Shock loss could take place after a hair transplant has been completed but isn’t a permanent issue. To help you understand what to expect, we have detailed this prevalent issue and explained why it provides no immediate cause for concern.

What is “Shock Loss?”

Every single hair transplant procedure here at Longevita will see detailed work completed by the most highly-trained professionals we have on our staff. Your surgeon will make accurate extractions of hair from donor areas and then transplant them with equal precision into any thinning or balding areas. However, even the most skilled surgeons can’t prevent every side-effect.

On rare occasions, the action or extracting and transplanting hair can lead to the loss of healthy hair just days after the initial surgery has taken place. This isn’t a bad transplant or damaged follicles in most cases – in fact, the issue has been given its very own name – “shock loss.”

Shock loss involves the loss of follicles within treated areas after transplantation, but it is important to note that this issue only affects around 5% of all patients and only takes a temporary effect. It is important to be aware that it is just the hair follicles which fall off as a result of the trauma which the scalp experiences as part of the surgery. The roots which are transplanted do not fall off and any lost hair will begin to grow stronger and healthier within just months after the issue takes place.

On the rare occasion that shock loss occurs, this is generally due to damage caused to nearby healthy follicles, stress to the scalp or simply a broken hair shaft. In order to prevent any complications, most surgeons will remove each hair one at a time using FUE methods, depending on your hair type. When taking strands of hair from a donor area, each strand will be taken using a punch device to ensure minimal movement during the procedure.

Unless every measure is taken when removing hairs, there is every possibility that you will have a negative impact on any follicles within the immediate vicinity, which could cause them to come out completely. Equal care needs to be taken in the case of the transplantation, especially within the area that is being transplanted. When the incision process is being undertaken, you could disrupt nearby follicles which can also lead to hairs falling out.

Statistically, women have experienced the shock loss phenomenon on a more frequent basis than men, but both genders are likely to see their hair return to normal in 2-4 week cycles after the initial hair loss. Once your scalp has healed and settled, you will be able to re-grow hair with the possibility of it being even thicker and more vibrant than before.

Should I Be Concerned About “Shock Loss?”

As we’ve already mentioned, there really is no need to be alarmed if you experience shock loss after a hair transplant. After a few days, your hair will completely regrow, leaving you with a full head of hair.

When the regrowth period takes place, don’t be concerned if you notice that your hairs initially appear thin and slightly colourless. Over the course of around a year, your hair will start to take on a much thicker and mature tone as it starts to fully grow. In order to maximise the process, you could use lotions and specialist products to help encourage your hair to grow at a much faster rate- you can speak to your consultant about this before or after the initial treatment to determine what is best for your hair type.

It is also important to note that any transplanted hairs are equally susceptible to shock loss and also provide no real calls for concern. They will simply fall out and then regrow into place within a four-month cycle. Any hair loss after a successful transplant is very much a rare occurrence and not something that many people ever have to deal with throughout their life. Shock loss is a perfectly natural part of all hair transplants. The only thing anyone can do when this takes place is to simply wait until it re-grows back into place.

If you would like to find out even more information about shock loss or any hair transplant procedures, then you are more than welcome to contact any of the professional surgeons at Longevita.

 


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22/May/2019

For those with permanent hair loss, a hair transplant can be a valuable way to not only promote hair growth once more but give you back some well-deserved confidence. Both men and women can suffer hair loss, but thankfully improvements in transplantation methods have made the entire process not only simpler but more accessible.

FUE – or Follicular Unit Extraction – offers patients a follicle-by-follicle extraction and implantation system that crafts a natural look as their hair begins to grow again and here, we’re taking a look at exactly what you’ll see during the re-growth stages of a hair transplant.

The First Telogen

You may be surprised to know that the first stage of growth after a hair transplant is actually for the hairs to shed. When transplanting a follicle, the surgeon will be moving short hairs from one part of your scalp to the balding or thinning section. The shedding is usually due to the stress that each follicle will go under when extracted and re-placed, but also makes way for new, healthy hair growth. This stage typically lasts up to two weeks dependant on your personal speed of hair growth. However, you may experience the Telogen stage for up to four months in some cases before the hair begins to grow properly.

Anagen

Anagen, more commonly known as the growth stage, is when you’ll begin to see the new hairs beginning to grow and is also the point at which your surgeon can more effectively determine whether further grafts may be needed. As the follicles leave the Telogen stage, they’ll begin to produce hair and grow at a rate typical for average hair growth. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates, but the average level of growth can be up to half an inch or so per month. This stage will last anything from 2-6 years which differs from hair to hair.

Catagen

Catagen is the point where hair will essentially stop growing. The follicles reach a standstill, becoming effectively dormant for some time but you’re unlikely to experience any hair loss in this stage. However, it only actually lasts for around 2 weeks or so before it moves onto the final stage.

The Second Telogen

Unlike the first Telogen phase, the second will last around 3-4 months depending on your hair follicles and how quickly they work. This is a period in which you will experience some shedding, but don’t worry – it’s not going to be noticeable! Instead, you’ll find that only a small amount of your hair will ever be at this stage, with the others all either growing or in the Catagen stage at any time. This will then lead to the Exogen phase of hair growth, which is defined as an extension of the telogen phase. This is where old hair will shed and new hair will simultaneously begin to grow, therefore trigering the next Anagen phase in the cycle.

Hair transplants can provide confidence to those currently experiencing advanced levels of permanent hair loss and techniques such as FUE even require minimal downtime. While you won’t see results immediately, the 18 months after your procedure will begin to show just how your hair will look while it grows.

 

If you’re interested in a hair transplant at either of our Turkey clinics in Istanbul or Izmir, feel free to get in touch with one of our team, today.


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22/May/2019

Let’s face it, for men, and some women too for that matter, hair loss is most certainly no laughing matter and is a topic that causes a great deal of heartaches, stress, and even misery for some people. Very few people wish to lose their hair which is why more and more individuals are handing over their hard-earned money in exchange for hair growth products which are marketed and hyped up as a feasible, affordable, and effective balding cure. The problem is that whilst many of these hair growth products do indeed work, some of them work better than others, and some simply do not work at all. If hair loss is concerning you or somebody close to you, then here’s a look at the top four hair growth products available in stores today, which have been proven to be highly effective.

DS Laboratories revita hair shampoo 
– This hair loss shampoo formula from DS laboratories is quickly proving to be one of the most popular and successful hair growth products on the market today. One of the reasons why this shampoo is proving so effective is that it doesn’t contain harmful artificial chemicals such as sodium laurite sulphate, which is found in many other similar products. These chemicals can actually damage hair follicles, actively contributing towards hair loss and preventing adequate hair growth. Revita hair shampoo, however, contains ingredients which revitalize the hair and help to stimulate blood flow and circulation, which in turn can encourage new growth.

American Crew Hair Recovery Patches
 – American Crew are a trusted and reliable company that are growing in popularity every single day. Here, they’ve gone ahead and created patches which are to be applied to the temple area of the head and the hairline area, which are designed to help prevent hair loss by supplying vital nutrients that nourish and replenish the hair. They’re completely transparent so can be left on the head where the skin will absorb all of the nutrients over a 20 minute period or so. To ensure the nutrients which include proteins and amino acids are able to do their job, the patches should be applied on a daily basis.

Simplicity Hair
 – Simplicity hair is packed full of all-natural essential oils which can help slow growing, damaged, and lifeless hair to look shinier, to become thicker, and to grow at an increased pace than what it is accustomed to. These hair oil products will get to work almost instantaneously, with noticeable results becoming apparent after around just one week of continual use.

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Hair Loss Treatment
 – This daily conditioning treatment from Vichy Pro has been recommended by hair care experts, especially for people who happen to be experiencing severe hair loss. The reason why it is so effective is that it nourishes and treats the scalp, helping to repair hair follicles and helping to saturate them with essential nutrients required for adequate growth and repair. If used daily, this product will rebuild and strengthen the hair within a matter of weeks.


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22/May/2019

When it comes to a hair transplant, a major part of your procedure will be the treatment planning, to help determine the number of required grafts and the technique which is best suited to your requirements. While there are some non-reputable surgeons who may make-up the number of grafts required, there is an international standard for both male and female patients in order to determine the treatment that is required and the number of grafts, meaning treatment plans should not vary from surgeon to surgeon. These scales, Norwood-Hamilton scale for men and Ludwig-Savin scale for women, are used to help categorise the level of balding that a patient may be experiencing, and therefore the required number of grafts in order to achieve natural coverage and density. Here, we’re taking a closer look at these scales in order to give you an idea of where you may rank.

Norwood-Hamilton Scale

Designed specifically for male patients, the Norwood-Hamilton Scale, allows surgeons to accurately classify patients into groups depending on the severity of their hair loss. This scale was originally determined in the 1950’s by Dr. James Hamilton, and was later updated by Dr. O’Tar Norwood in the 1970’s. Typically, men will lose their hair in different patterns and stages – some may suffer from a receding hairline, whereas others may lose the hair at the vertex of the head. Others may lose hair from all over the head.

Norwood Hamilton Hair Loss Chart For Men

 

The Norwood-Hamilton scale helps to break down hair loss into a series of stages, in order to determine the most appropriate treatment and when it is required to have a hair transplant or begin to use other forms of treatment.

Stage 1 – Minimal amount of hair loss on the hairline. There is no need for treatment at this stage.

Stage 2/2A – Hair loss at the front temporal sides, creating a triangular shape. Hair loss may also begin to appear in the middle of the front of the hair. At this stage, diagnosis is important to determine whether hair loss is a result of male pattern baldness or lifestyle choices.

Stage 3/3A/3V – This is where baldness is scaled from small to moderate. Baldness on the crown area may occur at this stage and baldness on the temples will be clearly visible.

Stage 4/4A – This stage is a stage of moderate hair loss, mainly in the front temporal sides and receding hairline, as well as hair loss on the vertex area.

Stage 5/5A/5V – In this stage, a moderate to large amount of hair loss is visible, particularly at the back and front of the scalp (although these will still be connected with natural hair).

Stage 6 – Here is when surgeons will begin talking about a considerable amount of hair loss, starting from the hairline to the crown. Hair loss on the sides of the head will have also increased during this stage and a large number of grafts will be required if the patient opts for a hair transplant.

Stage 7 – This is the highest stage on the baldness scale, and hair is likely to only be present at the back of the head from one side to the other. A hair transplant at this scale will not be able to cover the full level of baldness in one sitting and more than one hair transplantation may be required to achieve the best results.  

The stages will determine how many grafts are likely to be required. For example, if the patient is experiencing stage 2A, then they may require 1000-1500 grafts. If they are experiencing stage 6 however, then they will require 4500-5000 grafts.

Ludwig-Savin Scale

In a similar way to how men’s hair loss is measured, women’s hair loss also has a scale to accurately measure the extent of the balding. However, due to the fact that women typically bald in a different way to men, they required their own scale. The Ludwig-Savin scale was originally two separate scales, with the Savin scale also measuring overall thinning as well as the density of the hair on the scalp, but this was then integrated into a single scale by many surgeons to help ensure that the right hair transplant technique was used.

Stage I-1 – The first stage of the scale is when the central parting of the scalp showed no hair loss.

Stage I-2 – There is a small amount of hair loss which can be seen on the central parting of the scalp.

Stage I-3 – A much larger amount of hair loss is visible on the scalp.

Stage I-4 – The parting is showing prominent signs of hair loss and is the widest parting indication on the scale showing that the hair is becoming much thinner on the scalp.

Stage II-1 – The hair is not only thinning around the parting but it is also diffusing over the top of the scalp.

Stage II-2 – The thinning on the scalp is very prominent.

Stage III – This stage is where the woman showcases extensive and diffuse hair loss on the scalp, although some hair will survive this.

Advanced – This is a very advanced stage of hair loss and typically the hair on the scalp will be non-existent, with some hair still visible on the side.

Frontal – This is where the hairline is beginning to thin, which is far less common in female patients than male patients.

Similar to the Norwood-Hamilton scale, the Ludwig-Savin scale is used to determine the number of grafts required. For example, if the patient is experiencing stage I-2, then they will require 250-750 grafts. However, if they are experiencing the most advanced stage of hair loss, then they will require 3500-4500 grafts.

At Longevita, our surgeons closely follow these two scales to ensure that our patients are receiving the right amount of grafts in order to achieve the best possible results in terms of natural coverage and density. To find out where on the scale your hair loss sits, book a free face-to-face consultation with a patient expert by calling 0845 5198 948.


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22/May/2019

Are you suffering from hair loss, but are not sure which treatment is the best solution for your needs? There are a huge number of solutions to hair loss which are available on the market, from innovative hair transplants similar to those performed at our clinics here at Longevita to hair weaving and even BioFibre hair transplants, all of which have different benefits for the patient. In order to help you make a more informed decision when it comes to your hair loss, we’ve put together a quick comparison of all of the different types of alternative solutions to hair loss for you to choose from.

Hair Transplant

Here at Longevita, we pride ourselves on the quality of the hair transplant procedures that we carry out at our clinics in Izmir and Istanbul. We ensure that the procedures are only performed by the world’s most sought-after surgeons, and always ensure that the technique that we use is the ideal choice for each individual patient’s needs. There are a number of techniques to choose from, including Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Direct Hair Implantation (DHI), Unshaven Hair Transplant (UFUE), amongst many others. A hair transplant simply moves follicles from a permanent zone on the scalp and these follicles are then planted in any areas where hair growth is limited and/or balding is apparent.

In terms of original hair growth, a hair transplant offers very high levels of growth offering a very natural appearance. The side effects of a hair transplant are minimal and often rare, with scarring being a slight possibility. Maintaining the hair transplant is just as simple as your everyday hair care routine, although we do offer some specific advice in order to ensure your hair grows back as naturally as possible straight after the procedure. You are able to cut and style the hair as normal, and the life of the hair after growth is permanent, while costs for a hair transplant procedure remain moderate.

Medicine

Those who are experiencing early signs of hair loss may not want to opt for a full hair transplant and instead will turn to some forms of medicine, such as minoxidil and finasteride, which have been proven to help improve hair growth. In terms of original hair growth, medicine offers medium growth offering a natural looking, but thin appearance. Side effects are possible in the long term, as with any form of medicine, and long-term maintenance is required. Cutting and styling of the hair will also be possible in the long-term, but unlike a hair transplant where results can be seen quickly, medicine can take a lot longer for the hair to grow back to its full potential. One benefit to opting for medicine for hair loss is that the cost is typically low, and the life of the hair growth will continue for as long as the medicine remains in use.

PRP Therapy

PRP therapy is a natural hair loss solution, which is ideally suited to those in the early stages of hair loss, who do not yet require a hair transplant. Original hair growth offered by PRP therapy is high, and the appearance of the hair once new growth begins to appear is natural – however, this is often much thinner than what a hair transplant can provide. Due to the process of PRP therapy using platelets from the patient themselves, the risk of side effects and rejection are very low. However, it is important to maintain PRP therapy over the long term in order to achieve the best results, whereas a hair transplant can be carried out once with permanent effects.

Cutting and styling of the hair are similar to medicine in that it is possible in the long-term as the hair grows back again and that the cost of PRP therapy is relatively low. However, the life of hair after grow is relatively short, which is why it is important to have this treatment continually. It is often recommended that patients have 5-6 months of sessions in order to obtain the best results from PRP therapy.

Hair Bonding

Hair bonding is the application of hair glue to artificial hair which is then glued onto a person’s head. This treatment is not a frequently used alternative solution to hair loss, as the procedure can come with a number of complications. Firstly, the hair is not original and the appearance after the procedure is very unnatural. Further to this, hair bonding can cause a series of allergies and even traction hair loss – which technically counters the purpose of having hair bonding in the first place. Frequent adjustments are also required, but you are unable to cut or style the hair as you please. The cost of hair bonding is relatively moderate, and you will experience no further hair growth once the bonding has occurred.

Hair Weaving

Hair weaving is very similar to hair bonding, but instead of glueing on the hair, the weave is stitched onto the patient’s remaining hairs. The hair is not original and is very unnatural in appearance, with the possibility of traction hair loss and even allergies. A weave requires frequent maintenance and adjustments, and while the cost is moderate, you will experience no extra hair growth and you will be unable to cut or style the hair.

BioFibre Hair Transplant

The BioFibre hair transplant is an innovative method, which allows biocompatible artificial hair to be implanted into the scalp. While some believe that this is an ideal method for those who suffer from balding in almost all parts of the scalp, the hair growth from a BioFibre hair transplant is very unnatural as the hair is not original. Since the treatment began, there have been a high number of incidents including severe allergic reactions and rejections. While this type of hair transplant, when it does work, requires no maintenance, it is important to remember that if the new hair is cut, due to it being artificial, it is unable to grow back so any styling of the hair is permanent. The cost of a BioFibre hair transplant is moderate.

Hair Wigs

Synthetic hair wigs are a common alternative for many men and women who are looking to hide their balding patches. It is important to remember that while some hair wigs can look great, they are very unnatural, and can even result in increased dandruff and traction hair loss. You will also need to put the wig on and take it off every day, and while you may be able to choose a number of different wigs in different styles, you are unable to style the wig itself.

As you can see, there are a broad number of alternatives when it comes to alternative solutions to hair loss, but it is often advised that for the most natural-looking results which you can find at an affordable budget, a hair transplant is the best solution. To book a consultation with an expert patient consultant, get in touch on 0845 5198 948.


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22/May/2019

It is a little-known fact that female hair loss affects as much as 1 in 4 women at some point in their life, while 1 in 5 suffers from related issues such as the thinning of hair. The media often remains silent on the problem, preferring to focus on ads that promise beautiful, glowing hair rather than treatment options for women suffering from female pattern baldness. This is quite unfortunate as a growing number of people are desperately trying to find treatment options and preventative measures.

The Severity of Female Hair Loss

It is important to note that female pattern baldness is different from that of men. Baldness in men usually begins with a receding hairline, while women usually get thinning of the hair all over their scalp, affecting their entire heads. Nevertheless, there are sections that become more noticeable depending on the severity of the condition:

There are essentially three gradients of female hair loss that can affect women. The first kind is least noticeable as the thinning of hair occurs mainly at the back of the head, where hair tends to regrow in comparatively thin strands. The next level affects the entire scalp but does not affect the woman’s natural hairline; it can, however, be more noticeable in the front. Finally, some women get a full-blown case of female hair loss that affects the entire frontal hairline, as the hair becomes thinner over the entire scalp.

The Root Causes of Female Pattern Baldness

Most women begin to notice the effects of female hair loss after the age of 50 or later when female pattern baldness is most likely to kick in. There are so many factors that can cause it, that it is often difficult to distinguish a single one. For example, young women may incur hair loss as a result of taking birth control pills or during pregnancy due to hormonal disturbances. Certain drugs such as antidepressants and diuretics can also bring about the condition. Most of these cases are temporary and can be resolved as soon as the underlying factor is withdrawn.

Some conditions are also hereditary such as androgenetic alopecia, which passes on between generations. Other causes of female hair loss are of a purely physical nature, such as the use of extreme hairstyles that cut off the flow of blood to the individual hair follicles. Old age in itself can, unfortunately, bring on hair loss of a more permanent nature.

Finding the Right Female Baldness Cure

Anyone searching for the perfect female baldness cure will be pleased to know that there is a wide range of options available. One popular over-the-counter treatment is used to increase the circulation of blood to your hair follicles – Minoxidil (also know by its brand name, Rogaine). This drug is often the first line of choice for both women and men alike. It isn’t a miracle cure but can effectively manage the condition.


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22/May/2019

Receding hairline is something many of us suffer from. For us, our hair is something that we treasure and take great pride in. We spend time and money on products designed to style it, to change its colour, to change its texture, and to just generally help protect it as much as we possibly can. Hair loss however, is a very common and very serious problem that generally affects more men than it does women. If we begin losing our hair, one reason why we find it so devastating is because it is something that we have no control over. If we gain weight, we know we can always lose the weight again. If we turn grey we can always dye our hair, but if we begin losing our hair we can’t do anything about it, at least that’s what many people think. In reality however, if you do begin to lose your hair then there are numerous receding hairline treatments and hair loss cures that you can implement, many of which in the comfort of your own home, with some being slightly more extreme. Here’s a look at 3 receding hairline treatments and tips to help prevent hair loss later in life.

Relax
 – One of the main triggers of hair loss and receding hairlines is stress and anxiety. Stress can speed up hair loss if you’re already prone to it or it can simply trigger it too in a variety of different ways. Alopecia for example, is brought on by extreme stress and is a condition which can cause every single hair on a person’s head to fall off in some extreme cases. If you find yourself feeling especially stressed, then if possible, sit back and relax. Remind yourself that things aren’t necessarily as bad as you think and that you can always find a solution to your problems. Have a warm bath, listen to some calming music or read a book, and get an early night.

Use natural coconut oil
 – Natural coconut oil is one of the healthiest and most beneficial ingredients in the entire world, with one of the main benefits being for your hair. The oil is anti-fungal, is anti- microbial, it is packed full of beneficial nutrients, and it is all-natural as well. Studies have found that if you apply it directly to your head, it will help to keep your head and scalp free of germs and other build-ups that can damage hair follicles. The oil also strengthens natural proteins in the hair, helping to make each strand stronger and healthier.

Receding hairline treatments
 – In some extreme cases slightly stronger actions are required and that is when receding hairline treatments can be so beneficial. If you find your hairline receding on a weekly basis then there are numerous surgical treatments and procedures available, including hair transplants in which new hair and follicles are surgically implanted onto the scalp. Over time the new hair follicles take to the scalp and new hair will re-grow to replace those that were lost when the hair began receding.


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22/May/2019

Male pattern baldness affects about 70% of the male population regardless of race, status or skin color. Baldness in men occurs when someone has a genetic predisposition to sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a potent androgenetic hormone. About 5% of testosterone is turned into DHT in the average male. For those with a sensitivity to DHT, it acts like a toxin to the hair follicle, causing progressive miniaturization until the follicle no longer produces hair. So, it should go without saying that rubbing food products onto your head isn’t going to help you get your hair back if it starts disappearing. Luckily there are a few options out there that actually work. They aren’t at-home remedies and they cost money, but they have shown good results.

The Pill: Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride is a drug that can be taken by men with baldness to help slow or even stop the hair loss process. It is not a complete cure for male pattern baldness, but it stops about 70% of the conversion of testosterone to DHT. It could have some side effects but has shown good results in stopping hair loss or even growing it back. It could take 3-12 months to see results with finasteride. Anything after that and you most likely won’t benefit from the use of finasteride. This medication does require continual to maintain results. This means that once you quit using the product you will most likely stop seeing results and even lose the hair that you regrew.

The Topical Cream: Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Almost everyone has heard of minoxidil thanks to all of the Rogaine commercials that used to air on TV. Minoxidil is basically a super fertilizer for your hair follicles. It’s a vasodilator that keeps your hair in its growing phase longer. Using minoxidil alone will only show results in some men and even fewer yet see true regrowth in their hair. However, using this product along with finasteride yields the best non-surgical results you can ask for in a cure for male pattern baldness.

The Surgical Route: Hair Transplant

This is the third and final treatment option available through modern science. Hair transplant surgery should be used as a last resort for those who suffer from hair loss, but it has been known to yield some amazing results for some men. It is crucial that if you are going to go this route that you research the surgeon who will be performing the surgery and make sure that you are going with someone who has good reviews and has seen good results with his patients. The surgery can get really expensive but for some men it can be well worth the money spent.

These options are the only medically researched options that have yielded true results so far. Scientists are continuously researching ways to stop premature hair loss in men. Don’t you think if rubbing peanut butter in your hair worked it would be in the news or all over the internet? Not to mention it would come from credible sources, like scientists who have been developing years of research on the topic. Do yourself a favor and make sure you do your research before you decide to start smearing food products in your hair or hanging upside down to try and help stimulate hair growth. The three options mentioned before have been known to see results and even though they aren’t a complete cure for male pattern baldness they can help you stop the loss and even regrow some of the hair you’ve lost.


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