Updated: May 1
Do you have to live with hair loss?
A shining beacon of light surely does not resonate with those suffering from hair loss as the bald patch reflects light as the problem advances.
Women can also suffer from hair loss, which was once thought to be a male problem. In Singapore, female pattern hair loss is more common than one would expect. Emotional well-being and confidence are negatively impacted by hair loss.
In Singapore and around the world, there have been few effective medical treatment for female pattern hair loss, up until recently. It is evident that no pharmaceutical giant has an equivalent product to finasteride for hair loss. This may be due in part to the general acceptance that female pattern hair loss is mainly caused by hormonal changes, especially after pregnancy. Psychological effects of hair loss can be devastating as it can make people feel attractive, which can lead to devastating diseases such as depression.
WHAT IS FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS?
According to a study done in Harvard, one third of women experience hair loss at some point in their lives. As high as two third of women in America experience excessive hair loss after menopause.
Female Pattern Hair Loss that is medically known as androgenic alopecia, is a type of hair loss that affects females. Although similar to Male Pattern Hair Loss, hair loss in women follows a different pattern.
Male pattern hair loss often starts above the temples, and the receding hairline eventually forms an “M”. Or the thinning of hair that begin at the top of the head that progressively becomes a bald, shiny spot.
TYPES OF FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS
Hair loss in women typically starts at the hair parting line and progresses to the whole head as new hair takes longer to grow as the hair growth phase slows down. Eventually, hair follicles shrink, resulting in thinner and finer hair. In medical terms, this is called hair miniaturisation.
Ludwig Classification that illustrates female pattern hair loss
Female Pattern Hair Loss is classified into 3 types:
In order to determined an effective hair loss treatment, scalp therapists need to determine the type of hair loss you are suffering from.
Type I: small amount of thinning that starts around your hair parting line.
Type II: widening of the part, and increased thinning around it.
Type III: thinning throughout, with an apparent see-through area at the top of your scalp.
If you have noticed a sudden unusual amount of hair loss, do speak with an experienced doctor to rule out any health issues.
CAUSES OF FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS
As we have discussed earlier, female pattern hair loss is medically termed androgenic alopecia. As the term implies, the condition is triggered by androgen that is a hormone that regulates sexual drive and hair growth.
There is no straightforward answer on the actual cause of hair loss in women.
Hair loss is more likely to occur in women with a family history of the condition. In addition, it can be caused by an underlying endocrine condition, such as an overproduction of androgen or an androgen-secreting tumor on the ovary, pituitary, or adrenal gland. In either case, the alopecia is likely related to increased androgen activity. It is harder to determine exactly what role androgens play in women's androgenetic alopecia compared to that of men.
As a result of a shortening of the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle and an increase in the duration of the new anagen phase, androgenic alopecia is the result of a disturbance in the growth cycle of the hair. In other words, hair that falls off takes longer than usual to grow back. Hair miniaturisation results in shorter, thinner terminal hairs replacing healthy terminal hairs.
Should you be experiencing other symptoms, such as severe acne, an increase of unwanted hair, or irregular period, do seek professional advise from your doctor to rule out medical conditions that may be contributing to the hair loss.
ARE THERE EFFECTIVE NON INVASIVE HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS FOR FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS IN SINGAPORE?
Prior to Viviscal, female pattern baldness are mainly treated with topical application, most of which contain minoxidil.
Interestingly, minoxidil was originally prescribed as a drug for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. It was an accidental discovery when patients noticed new hair growth in areas that had previously suffered from hair loss. Further research has shown that topical application of minoxidil can stimulate hair growth. As a result, FDA has approved minoxidil for the treatment of hairloss in women. However, minoxidil has not proven to restore the full density of hair and it has to be taken continuously in the prevention of hair loss.
Meso Scalp Treatment via Mesotherapy
Meso Scalp Treatment consists of bio-stimulation, a treatment that biologically activates hair cells through small injections, which are totally painless and subcutaneous. It reverses follicle shrinkage and boosts hair thickness and growth.
To promote hair growth, stem cells are injected into the scalp via micro-needling.
Benefits of Mesotherapy
As the microneedles only penetrate the skin to the middle layer, also known as the mesoderm, the process does not cause any discomfort.
Reduces Hair Loss
Meso Scalp Treatment is designed to be an effective hair loss treatment. It is important to note that the treatment contains vitamins and nutrients that have been specifically selected for their rejuvenating properties. Hair follicles receive a base of nourishing proteins, vitamins, and minerals as a result of mesotherapy, which stimulates blood flow to the scalp, reduces inflammation, and promotes hair growth.
Neutralises Excess DHT / Dihydrotestosterone
An excess of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body is a common reason for alopecia and male-pattern baldness. When excessive amounts of DHT are produced, hairs will go through a shorter regrowth cycle, resulting in premature baldness, especially around the vertex and gulfs. Meso Scalp Treatment y uses nutrients that neutralise excess DHT, allowing hair follicles to resume a healthy, prolonged growth cycle.
Dandruff No More
Mesotherapy has the added benefit of rejuvenating the scalp. The Meso Scalp Treatment creates micro-perforations in the mesoderm, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, both of which are crucial components of a healthy skin surface. Meanwhile, the treatment also stimulates the blood flow to the scalp, which in turn will contribute to a stronger and healthier scalp as well as a stronger and healthier hair follicle. All of this is accomplished with mesotherapy while not causing any damage to existing collagen, so you're only able to increase the amount of this beneficial chemical in your scalp that already exists.
Meso Scalp Treatment involves several sessions over several weeks or months, but recovery is fast and almost painless. Most experience minimal bruising and soreness after the microinjections, but this usually disappears within a week. Furthermore, unlike hair transplantation, mesotherapy produces results quickly, typically within one to two weeks after treatment.
Botanical Plasma Poration
Botanical Plasma Poration strikes the perfect balance between efficiency and effectiveness. Sonoporation is used to form small pores in cell membranes through which nucleic acid materials are transferred.
Following a soothing head massage is a scalp detox that involves a deep cleanse, steam, and wash. This removes dead skin cells, eliminates itching, unclogs hair follicles, and improves cell metabolism. The result is healthy hair growth that is stimulated and nourished through the stimulation and nourishment of hair follicles. This is then followed by the last phase of the treatment, the three-pronged plason stage. With plasma poration, the skin barrier is opened up, making it more permeable to one of our all-natural hair growth ampoules. T
Each ampoule contains active ingredients that reduce hair loss and regulate hair growth. Additionally, sonoporation enhances penetration and absorption of the ampoule to generate substantial skin changes.
Find out the most effective hair loss treatment for you by fixing an appointment with our scalp specialist.