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Female Hair Loss: Early Strengthening Of Hair In The First 4 to 5 Months Of Treatment

08.07.2008 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

This 26 year old woman came to us in the first week of February this year. She was suffering from Severe Female Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia).

Androgenetic alopecia in women is often linked to hormonal changes with the hair loss following events such as the menopause, childbirth or as a result of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills.  The hair loss is generally more uniform over the scalp than in the male counterpart, but also results from a complex chemical reaction when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts the testosterone in the system into DHT or dihydrotestosterone.  The hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be over sensitive to the DHT and become smaller and smaller with time, leading to the eventual hair loss.

We prescribed the following treatments:

Vitastim 15% Hair Regrowth Stimulant and Hair Loss Stabiliser: This stimulant is recommended to help stabilise hair loss and strengthen existing hair. It is a natural hop-based solution that works as a vasodilator to increase blood circulation in the scalp and so enable healthy hair growth. It also contains a multi-vitamin complex to help catalyse the process of conversion of amino acids into keratin hair cells and accelerate growth and diameter of the hair from the dermal papilla.

Biostim 15% Hair Regrowth Stimulant and Hair Loss Stabiliser: This stimulant contains a very effective natural 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It reduces the amount of 5-alpha reductase in the scalp and thereby reduces the formation of DHT, stabilising hair loss and encouraging a healthy growth cycle.

THIS COULD BE YOU IN 4 to 5 MONTHS

Charlotte is delighted with her early positive response. Her hair fall has all but stopped completely and has headed back to a normal regrowth cycle, and her irritation and scaly scalp are a thing of the past. She is now looking forward to further improvements and a good recovery over the next 6 to 12 months of ongoing treatments.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Female Hair Loss: Products And Treatments

29.06.2008 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

In today’s increasingly stressful world, the number of women suffering from hair loss is increasing. We all want to look our best and damage to a woman’s “crowning glory” can be a uniquely upsetting affliction.

Hair loss in woman can generally be seen evenly across the scalp, without definite bald patches. If this is happening to you, the following conditions may be affecting you:

Naomi Campbell                               Britt Eckland                              Jenny Bond

Diffuse hair loss is a gradual thinning of the hair as opposed to a straightforward bald patch and is the most common type of hair loss in women. The replacement of old hairs by new hairs is slowed down so that the hair becomes sparse and the scalp can be seen clearly through the hair. The causes can be numerous and include stress, restriction of the blood supply, a poor nervous system and hormonal influences.

Androgenetic alopecia (female pattern baldness) in women is often linked to hormonal changes with the hair loss following events such as the menopause, childbirth or as a result of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills. The hair loss is generally more uniform over the scalp than in the male counterpart, but also results from a complex chemical reaction when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts the testosterone in the system into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be over sensitive to the DHT and become smaller and smaller with time, leading to the eventual hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium occurs when the growing phase of the hair is interrupted prematurely causing the hair follicles to enter the telogen (resting) phase of the hair cycle earlier than normal. Two to four months later, following the normal cyclic pattern, diffuse shedding of the hair begins. When this happens there are not enough hairs left in the anagen phase, or growing phase, and the result is diffuse thinning of the hair.

Pregnancy will also affect hair production. Hormone levels increase as the pregnancy begins and slow down the hair growth cycle. Hairs that should stop growing continue to grow beyond their usual life cycle. Often this means that the hair appears to grow thicker as more hairs are present than normal. Following the birth, hormone levels change very quickly and hairs that were growing beyond their normal lifespan enter the telogen phase at this time and begin to fall out. This can sometimes appear to happen all at once and can be very worrying to the new mother.

Late onset thinning can be seen in diffuse hair loss across the scalp as density is reduced gradually. This is due to age-related hormonal changes as the natural reduction of oestrogen/progesterone production results in the hair follicles becoming smaller and smaller. These produce finer and finer hair until there is a general reduction in overall density.

If your hair loss is patchy you may be suffering from a form of alopecia:

Alopecia Areata is an extremely common condition and will affect 1% to 2% of the population at some point in their lives. Most sufferers are children and young adults (below 40 years old), though it can affect people of all ages. The hair loss is sudden and manifests itself in small, smooth-skinned patches that are likely to gradually widen with time. It can also affect the sufferer’s nails, giving them a pitted, ridged or brittle appearance. The exact cause is still unknown, although current theories include an auto-immune disease, stress or suggest a genetic basis. If the hair loss progresses until all the scalp hair is lost this is known as alopecia totalis or as alopecia universalis if all the body hair is lost as well.

Pseudopelade is characterised by the development of small, smooth patches without any clinical changes other than transient erythema (redness). The initial patch is usually on the crown of the head, but can occur anywhere on the scalp. It is generally regarded as a clinical syndrome, which may be the end result of any one of a number of different pathological processes due to a weakened immune system.

Hair loss can also have traumatic origins:

Chemical trauma can be caused to the hair by bleaching, relaxing, perming or even dying the hair. The chemicals involved in these processes can damage the hair’s protein structure, making the hair dehydrated and brittle and often causing hair loss. As well as damaging the hair’s protein structure, these chemicals are also not good for the scalp and can irritate it.

Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by constant tension on the hair, such as that created by an over-tight ponytail, plaiting or through using too tight rollers to style the hair. The action of pulling on the hair over a long period of time results in the gradual shrinking of the hair follicle and so the hairs produced become finer and finer.

Injury to the body or surgery and its associated anaesthetics and medications can also cause an interruption of the normal growth cycle. A relatively minor injury can result in disproportionably severe hair loss.

These are just a few of the reasons for hair loss. In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists.

Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

No matter how bad you may think your hair loss or scalp disorder is it is never too late to seek advice.

You may be thinking:

“No sorry there is nothing we can do in your particular case”

 Many people think it’s just too late for them and are resigned to baldness.

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Female Hair Loss (Asian) Stabilisation And Early Strengthening Of Hair In The First 7 Weeks Of Treatment

25.06.2008 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

This Patient came to us in the first week of May this year. She was suffering from Severe Female Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia).

Androgenetic alopecia in women is often linked to hormonal changes with the hair loss following events such as the menopause, childbirth or as a result of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills.  The hair loss is generally more uniform over the scalp than in the male counterpart, but also results from a complex chemical reaction when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts the testosterone in the system into DHT or dihydrotestosterone.  The hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be over sensitive to the DHT and become smaller and smaller with time, leading to the eventual hair loss.

We prescribed the following treatments:

Vitastim 15% Hair Regrowth Stimulant and Hair Loss Stabiliser: This stimulant is recommended to help stabilise hair loss and strengthen existing hair. It is a natural hop-based solution that works as a vasodilator to increase blood circulation in the scalp and so enable healthy hair growth. It also contains a multi-vitamin complex to help catalyse the process of conversion of amino acids into keratin hair cells and accelerate growth and diameter of the hair from the dermal papilla.

Biostim 15% Hair Regrowth Stimulant and Hair Loss Stabiliser: This stimulant contains a very effective natural 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It reduces the amount of 5-alpha reductase in the scalp and thereby reduces the formation of DHT, stabilising hair loss and encouraging a healthy growth cycle.

THIS COULD BE YOU IN 7 WEEKS

Syeda is delighted with her early positive response. Her hair fall has all but stopped completely and has headed back to a normal regrowth cycle, and her irritation and scaly scalp are a thing of the past. She is now looking forward to further improvements and a good recovery over the next 6 to 12 months of ongoing treatments.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Female Hair Loss (Black Hair) In Just 12 Months Of Treatment

17.06.2008 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

This Patient came to us in February last year. She was suffering from Female Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia).

(Before) FEBRUARY 2007

We prescribed the following treatments:

Vitastim Hair Regrowth Stimulant and Hair Loss Stabiliser:
This stimulant is recommended to help stabilise hair loss and strengthen existing hair. It is a natural hop-based solution that works as a vasodilator to increase blood circulation in the scalp and so enable healthy hair growth. It also contains a multi-vitamin complex to help catalyse the process of conversion of amino acids into keratin hair cells and accelerate growth and diameter of the hair from the dermal papilla.

Follicle Builder Hair Strengthener: This stimulant is formulated to increase cell metabolism and nutrient concentration at the hair root to increase hair cell production. It also has the effect of extending the hair growth cycle, improving overall hair density.

THIS COULD BE YOU IN 12 MONTHS

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Breakthrough Genetic Test For Womens Hair Loss Now Available

19.05.2008 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS SCIENCE

Bosley partners with HairDX

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2008– Bosley, the worlds most experienced hair restoration expert, now offers a break-through genetic test for baldness in women from HairDX. The test can be accessed on line at www.bosley.com. It is the first test available for women to help assess the risk for female hair loss (female androgenetic alopecia). At least 50% of women will experience thinning by the age of 60. The test is an invaluable indicator of the likelihood of future hair loss and can help promote early treatment before substantial hair is lost.

To be tested, a woman simply swabs the inside of her cheek and sends the swab to the HairDX lab. In a few weeks, she will find out if she has the genetic markers” associated with a higher risk for significant hair loss. The accurate and easy-to-understand results of the test, ordered on line for $149, are scored and available confidentially via a secure website. A lower test score is associated with an increased risk for significant hair loss while a higher score is associated with a decreased risk for significant hair loss.

Scientists discovered that the percentage of the female population with a score of 15 or less, NOT suffering from a Ludwig grade II or III hair loss was only a 2.3%,” says Dr. Nathan Vandergraft, a Statistician and Research Scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Female hair loss has been difficult to diagnose in the past as the typical patterns of thinning are not the same as found in men. Women experience a diffuse thinning and localized areas of balding

After assessing their genetic predisposition to baldness, women consumers can schedule an educational consultation at Bosley and a personal evaluation with a Bosley physician at one of twenty regional surgical offices. The Bosley physician will review the test results and provide a personalized plan for the patient, which may include hair transplantation, an FDA-approved medication, and laser light therapy, depending upon the individual case.

The results of the break-through genetic testing (also available for men) are supported by peer-reviewed scientific studies. The information provided the HairDX laboratory, a certified clinical laboratory, will enable him or her to make a more informed decision about the right course of treatment, after discussing the results with a qualified physician. In contrast to hundreds of products now on the market with dubious promises, HairDX offers a truly scientific approach to treating baldness.

A trichologist, by the way, is a hair specialist whose training covers both the cosmetic and the medical aspects of the subject.

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