Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As the follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about six inches a year. The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day; finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily a cause for alarm. At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors.
Thinning hair is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. More hair follicles go into the resting phase,
and the remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number. It affects 75% of men and 10% of women. The underlying skin becomes more and more visible as the hairs become smaller and smaller. Hair loss or Baldness is when the hair line start receding ,it could start as early as 20 years of age ,usually affect the front and the side whereas hair thinning tend to be more diffuse.
Hair restoration program starts with:
Supplements and Optimal Health
We can test to see if you are low in vitamin D, zinc, or iron, all of which are related to hair growth as well as to other important fundamental bodily functions related to your overall health. Getting these nutrients back within the normal range definitely can make a difference in your well-being, and possibly can help increase the density of your hair.Extensive studies of the thyroid and other sex hormones are also important and should be regulated to improve the outcome of your hair restoration protocol.
Non-surgical hair restoration
Mesotherapy and PRP:
The injection of essential supplements for hair growth directly into the scalp to fortify the miniature hair follicles and allow self repair along with the use of the client own blood components of growth factors to stop hair fall and allow healing and full scalp coverage .Multiple sessions are needed .Painful done under local topical anesthesia and mild analgesic.Excellent for early onset hair fall and small area of hair loss and minimal scalp show. Could be helpful in women with autoimmune disease and thyroid disorders or very early on in hair loss in Men .
Surgical Hair restoration options
Stem cell /PRP
Involves the use of patient/client own tissue and process the tissue to isolate and concentrate the growth factors and re-injection those factors back into the affected area (s) under local anesthesia and sedation. Ideal for healthy patients with thin hair or receding hair line or isolated area of hair loss .The tissue commonly used is patient own fat cell harvested under local anesthesia and mixed with enzymes to render these cells as potent stem cells to fortify the hair follicles.The enzymes are made in the lab and no animal products used at anytime in the process 1-2 treatments may be needed to achieve the desired effect .We do hair density measurements before and after the procedure serially at 1,2 and 3 months when results should be visible.
Stem cell is considered the ultimatum procedure offering ultimate growth factors
Under local anesthesia a small amount of fat is collected from an area of your body.The fat is then mixed with enzymes and processed in a special machine.Enzymes are liquid material made in laboratory with no animal material used to improve the potent cell growth and viability.Finally the purified mix containing up to 1000,000 cell/cc and will be injected back into your scalp. Again 3-6 months are needed to see the full results.
The use of topical agents may improve the quality of hair however it is time consuming and has to be done on regular basis not all patient qualify for hair transplantation either due global thin hair phenomenon , personal preference and or to avoid lengthy operation and scarring. Our topical products are a variety of high quality compounded concentrated minoxidil and biotine used once weekly for 6 weeks to nourish the scalp and fortify the hair follicles we also recommend the use of high quality silicone of vegetarian origin to halt the excessive hair loss . We can also inject the above into the scalp in the form of mesotherapy.
For more information on hair transplant please visit our surgical procedures tab also under services.
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