Here at Revival Medi Spa we tailor treatments and home plans to combat your skin concerns. We have a variety of advanced treatments, and we understand each client has different needs. Because of this, we ensure we conduct a thorough skin diagnosis prior to starting any treatment.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, is defined as a loss of hair from part of the head or body. The amount of hair loss can be anywhere from a small area to the entire body.
Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, which is produced in the hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. Hair grows everywhere on the body – except our palms and soles of the feet. Hair grows as follicles produce new hair cells, pushing the old cells out though the skin. This means that the hair that appears on the body is dead keratin cells.
No matter the cause, hair loss is often treatable.
Each follicle of hair on the body has its own life cycle, this life cycle is divided into three phases:
- Anagen – active hair growth that lasts between two to six years
- Catagen – transitional hair growth that lasts two to three weeks
- Telogen – resting phase that lasts about two to three months; at the end of the resting phase the hair is shed, and a new hair replaces it and the growing cycle starts again.
Male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is typically seen on the top and front of the head. Men who have hair loss tend to develop a receding hairline and bald spots. This loss is due to a combination of hormones (androgens) and a genetic predisposition.
Female pattern baldness
Female pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that affects women. Women who experience female pattern baldness usually have general hair thinning, which affects the volume of their hair, with the thinning occurring on the top and crown of the head.
Revival Medi Spa offers effective treatments for all types of hair loss, in both men and women.
Each individual clients differ and for this reason we start with offering a complimentary skin diagnosis. During your skin diagnosis consultation we will create a tailored treatment plan for you which will include a home care routine. this treatment plan will be reassess as time goes on to ensure you are receiving the best treatment options to suit your skin needs and combat your concerns.
Treatments available at Revival:
- Dermal Needling (Dermapen)
- Specialised topical products
What Are The Causes Of Hair Loss?
Hair loss can occur in both males and females, leading to bald patches on particular areas of their body’s.
Causes of Male Baldness?
Male pattern baldness is a condition which is inherited. This is caused by a genetic sensitivity to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in some areas of the scalp. DHT is believed to shorten the growth, or anagen, phase of the hair cycle, from a usual duration of 3–6 years to just weeks or months. This occurs together with miniaturization of the follicles, and progressively produces fewer and finer hairs. The production of DHT is regulated by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase.
Causes of Female Baldness?
In women, the first signs of female pattern baldness may be a widening part or a feeling that the hair does not feel as thick as usual. Although the scalp may be visible, the hairline usually does not recede. While hair loss in women is not as common as in men, it still is quite common. As women age, they may experience the condition, with less than 50% of women having a full head of hair throughout their life.
Women can inherit the gene for pattern baldness from either parent, and genetics are seen to be a common factor in female pattern baldness, often developing after menopause due to the hormonal changes, indicating hormones may also be a factor.
Other causes of hair loss?
Female pattern baldness may develop due to an underlying condition that affects the production of the hormone androgen. Tumors of the pituitary gland or ovary, which secrete androgen, may also lead to hair loss. Illnesses and autoimmune diseases may contribute, as well as traction alopecia, which occurs when a person pulls their hair into tight hairstyles too often. Furthermore, some kinds of medications may contribute to hair loss as a side effect.