Hair loss usually develops gradually and may be patchy or all over (diffuse). You lose roughly 100 hairs from your head every day. The average scalp contains about 100,000 hairs.

Male pattern baldness

This is related to your genes and male sex hormones (testosterone). It follows a pattern of receding hairline and thinning on the crown.

Female pattern baldness

 This may be related to aging, hormones and genes (family history of male or female pattern baldness). Hair usually thins on the top and crown of the scalp and widens out from the centre. The front hairline remains.

Causes of hair loss

  • High fever or severe infection
  • Stress
  • Childbirth
  • Major surgery, major illness or sudden blood loss
  • Medication:  birth control pills, antidepressants, Beta blockers, NSAIDS and Calcium channel blockers
  • Anaemia
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Excessive shampooing and blow-drying
  • Poor nutrition, excessive dieting and protein deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iron or zinc deficiency

What should I do when I have abnormal hair loss?

Consult your doctor if you feel your hair loss is excessive (more than 100 hairs a day).

  1. Use wide toothed comb and avoid brushes.
  2. Avoid curls or excessive traction.
  3. Do not perm your hair.
  4. Do not shampoo your hair excessively.
  5. Do not blow-dry your hair too much.

Treatment for hair loss

 Based on your type of hair loss / baldness, our doctor will tailor a treatment regime for you. We use a combination of various methods.

  1. Low Level Light Therapy with Healite 11 Combo phototherapy with low levels of LED energy will stimulate damaged cells to repair and also enhance cell function and proliferation. If your hair follicles are viable, new hair growth will occur.
  2. Hair Loss Serum.
  3. Hair Regrow Shampoo.
  4. Minoxidil.
  5. Medications eg. Finasteride.

Many of our patients have experienced:

  • Increased new hair growth.
  • Decreased hair loss due to stronger, healthier hair which lasts longer.
  • Thicker, denser hair on scalp

Disclaimer: Results may vary according to individuals

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