Hair is an important part of our identity. The style, length, colour and thickness help us to look and feel like ourselves, making hair loss all the more distressing. Hair loss is a huge issue for both men and women with more than 55% of women and 85% of men likely to experience some form of hair loss in their lifetime.
Often this happens gradually with age, but if hair loss happens suddenly, or occurs in random patches, it may be time to seek help and treatment from a trained professional.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Many different factors come into play when dealing with hair loss including genetics, illness, stress, medication and vitamin deficiency. Identifying the cause of your hair loss is an important first step in treating the issue, as varying treatments depend on the cause.
As it stands, the genetics you inherit from your parents are the most common cause of hair loss, giving rise to a condition called male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. Occurring gradually as we age, genetic hair loss happens in predictable patterns like a receding hairline, bald spots or thinning along the crown of the scalp.
There are three types of hair loss that can be triggered (or made worse) by stress – telogen effluvium, alopecia areata and trichotillomania. Each of these hair loss types are generally temporary, so it’s unlikely your hair will be lost forever.
Despite this, we know how upsetting and worrying hair loss can be, which is why the dedicated team at Omniya are happy to help people throughout their hair loss battle.
Illness and Medication
From diabetes to lupus and alopecia areata, there are many different illnesses that cause hair loss. However, hair loss symptoms are often alleviated once the illness itself has been treated.
On the other hand, hair loss is very often a side effect of certain medications. These drugs include chemotherapy for cancer, some arthritis medications, antidepressants and some medications to treat heart problems and high blood pressure.
Hair Loss Treatments
Many people suffering with permanent hair loss are looking for treatments to restore their former identity. While most hair loss conditions are temporary, much like thinning caused by stress or medical conditions, we know how important it is to feel like you again when suffering with permanent hair loss.
Sudden hair loss can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If you notice unexpected and unusual hair loss, talk to your doctor.
Treatments At Omniya Clinic
At Omniya Clinic, we offer Hair Restoration (or transplant) Surgery for both men and women as an incredibly effective treatment for permanent hair loss.
Additionally, micro-needling is a minimally invasive solution which works by stimulating the hair follicles and encouraging them to grow again. When this method is used with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), it creates impressive regrowth results.
During the procedure, the plasma (the patient’s own blood) is injected into the scalp to improve blood flow in that specific area. The microneedles create tiny ‘injuries’ which the newly injected blood then flows to in order to repair them – it’s this method that stimulates the regrowth of hair.
Other methods to treat hair loss include nutritional therapy where missing vitamins from the diet are replaced to improve overall health. You can find more information on our website or get in touch with us for details.