HAIR LOSS (ALOPECIA)
The diagnosis and treatment of hair loss, otherwise known as Alopecia, is done by a dermatologist. Hair loss usually develops gradually causing patches of baldness over the scalp in both men and women. While the thickness and amount of the hair may decrease as we age, hair loss refers to an inability to produce new hair follicles.
UNDERSTANDING HAIR LOSS
Short term hair loss can be a result of genetics, stress, anaemia, hormonal changes, illness, changes in diet, certain medications, or an imbalance of your immune system. It may also be a complication of autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease and vitiligo. While the hair grows in a cycle and each hair survives for an average of 4 1/2 years, if more hairs are lost than are replaced, hair loss or thinning can occur. Hair loss can have a drastic impact on one's self-confidence. It is essential to contact Dr Temi Awotedu Inc and consult your dermatologist for treatment if you experience a sudden hair loss.
TREATMENT OF HAIR LOSS
There are two types of Alopecia:
- non-scarring alopecia – hair loss where the hair follicles are still intact
- scarring alopecia – hair loss where the hair follicles are destroyed
Once she has assessed you, she will be able to distinguish which type of Alopecia you are suffering from. Knowing the cause of hair loss is also essential. With this in mind, she will be able to plan your treatment.
Treatments such as Botulinum Toxin injections, Carboxytherapy or Mesotherapy may be used to increase the blood flow circulation in a particular area of the scalp. Carboxytherapy may also enhance the collagen response in the area to allow for the production of follicles needed for hair to grow. These dermatological treatments are able to invigorate the existing hair follicles to allow them to produce healthier strands of hair and prevent the loss of hair.