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What is Hair Miniaturisation

Hair Miniaturisation

Bet you’ve not heard of the hair miniaturisation.

Before we delve in the condition, let us elaborate a little on hair loss and why are many unable to find the elusive effective treatment for hair loss here in Singapore.

Hair Loss

Did you notice that your hair is now finer than it used to be? And the thinning strands of hair cause your crowning glory to appear sparse, with scalp peeking through and widening of parting lines?

Many Singaporeans battle hair loss every day. So you’re not alone. Hair growth slows down as we age. In addition to genetic factors, male and female pattern baldness is also caused by androgenetic alopecia. In the absence of intervention, your hair loss will get worse.

It's time to act if you see any of these signs. To regain your hair density, act sooner rather than later.

Signs of Hair Loss

  • Shedding Excessively

The average person sheds between 50 and 100 hairs per day, depending on their lifestyle. Your hair may begin to thin if you shed more than the average amount, which indicates that you are shedding more than you should be. It may be the right time for you to do something about the increasing amount of hair you see in your sink drain or on your brush.

  • Receding Hairline and Thinning at the Temples

Hair typically recedes at the hairline for men, while women see hair receding around their temples. Your hairline or temples may have shorter hair around the area where your hair is falling out, as a result of hair loss. This is referred to as hair miniaturization. During the process of a hair follicle becoming inactive, the hair it produces becomes progressively thinner and progressively shorter until it eventually stops producing new hair as the follicle ceases to function as it used to.

  • Widening of Parting Line

Oftentimes, hair loss is first detected by a widening part of the head, which is usually associated with women. There is a chance that you may notice more scalp showing around your part when your hair starts to thin.

What Is Hair Miniaturisation


Hair follicle miniaturisation is exactly what it sounds like -- a process in which your hair follicles gradually constrict, affecting your ability to maintain normal hair growth.

Your hair follicles are tiny, tunnel-like structures located throughout your body, including on your scalp, face and body. Hair grows from your follicles as part of a multi-phase hair cycle, referred to as the hair growth cycle.

Hair Growth Cycle

During this cycle, your hair passes through distinct stages as it grows to its full length, becomes dormant and eventually detaches from your scalp, allowing a new hair to take its place.

Miniaturization occurs when some of your hair follicles become physically smaller, causing new hairs to lose part of their hair shaft thickness and grow less effectively.

Put simply, the miniaturization of hair follicles shrinks and weakens your hair, eventually leading to hair that’s incapable of penetrating through your scalp.

Process of Hair Miniaturisation

Hair follicle miniaturisation is a medical term for hair thinning or balding. There are a number of causes for hair follicle miniaturisation, but the most common is androgenetic alopecia, a condition caused by an increase in androgen production, which are hormones that can cause hair follicles to shrink, leading to thinning hair or balding. The condition is typically exacerbated by factors such as stress, poor nutrition, and hormonal imbalances. This condition is often genetically inherited. Other causes include DHT, telogen effluvium, nutritional deficiency and natural ageing.

In other words, the follicle, which once produced healthy hair, now produces thinner, more frail hairs. In this case, it may look like you have a receding hairline, thin hair on top, or you might even have bald patches.

It is very true that hair follicle miniaturisation is exactly as it sounds - a process by which your hair follicles slowly shrink, impairing your ability to maintain a normal hair growth pattern.

You have hair follicles located throughout your body, including your scalp, face, and body, which are small, tunnel-like structures that help grow your hair. It is important to remember that hair grows from your follicles as part of a complex cycle of hair growth, known as the hair growth cycle.

Hair Growth Cycle

This cycle involves the growth of new hair, it becoming dormant, becoming withdrawn from your scalp, eventually detaching from your scalp so that a new hair can take its place, all during which the old hair passes through distinct stages.

When your hair follicles become physically smaller, new hair will lose part of their thickness and the ability to grow effectively, as well as lose part of the thickness of their hair shafts as a result. As a result, miniature hairs are formed.

In a nutshell, miniaturized hair follicles shrink over time, leading to weaker hair that is less able to penetrate the scalp. As your hair follicles shrink over time, your hair will not be able to penetrate the scalp as a result of the reduced size of hair follicles. to the scalp and cannot penetrate it.

Can Hair Miniaturisation / Baldness Be Reversed?


Some medications and treatments have shown some potential in reversing the beginning stage of baldness.

Effective Remedies for Hair Loss

  • Viviscal

Viviscal™ PRO is a 100% drug-free supplement for anyone who wants thicker, fuller, and beautiful hair. Viviscal™ PRO hair growth pills nourish hair follicles from inside out with the proprietary AminoMar C™ marine complex plus a blend of vital nutrients.

The hair loss supplements act as vitamins to promote hair growth from within. With healthier hair growth, protect your hair from breakage and shedding due of heat styling, colouring, extensions and over styling!

  • Ginseng

There is no doubt that Ginseng is a potent herbal remedy that was recorded in The Herbal Classic of the Divine Plowman, which is the oldest comprehensive Materia Medica and was written approximately 2000 years ago. There has been increasing recognition that ginseng is a versatile plant that contains a wide variety of bioactive compounds, along with a group of saponin compounds collectively known as ginsenosides, which are accredited with diverse biological functions, including the ability to promote hair growth. A number of studies have been conducted to determine whether ginseng extract or its specific ginsenosides can assist in the growth of hair. It has been scientifically demonstrated that ginseng plays a large part in regulating the expression and activity of major proteins involved in the phases of hair-cycling in the field of dermatology. The ability of ginseng to promote hair growth and stop hair loss can be attributed to its ability to induce anagen and delay catagen phases in the hair growth cycle.

  • Rosemary Essential Oil

There is no doubt that rosemary oil supports healthy hair growth and regrowth of hair.

According to William Gaunitz, a certified trichologist and the founder of Advanced Trichology, a study comparing minoxidil (a prescription hair loss treatment approved by the FDA) with rosemary oil over a six-month period was published in 2015. Despite the fact that both products had similar results, the rosemary oil proved to be more beneficial, since it did not cause irritation to the scalp at all, unlike minoxidil, which did.

  • Geranium oil

In Bulgaria, Peru, and Korea, Geranium essential oil has been used to treat diarrhea, bacterial infections, and cancer. A study examining the effects of Geranium essential oil on hair growth has shown it can increase circulation to the scalp, regulate growth factors and increase the cellular response. Additionally Geranium essential oil has been shown to significantly reduce the number of mast cells; one of the main culprits to male and female pattern hair loss.

  • Lifestyle changes

Certain changes like quitting smoking and eating a healthier diet may also help slow hair loss.

  • Meso Scalp Treatment

Diahydrotestosterone (DHT) is one of the most common causes of alopecia and male-pattern baldness. A high level of DHT can cause premature balding, especially in the gulfs and vertex of the scalp, due to the shortening of hair's life cycle. Mesotherapy uses nutrients to neutralise excess DHT, allowing hair roots to resume their normal life cycle.

Meso Scalp Therapy stimulates hair growth by delivering small amounts of stem cells growth factors into the scalp.

Additionally, Oxygen deficiency affects all cells, including hair cells, leading to premature hair thinning and hair loss. In order for hair follicles to thrive, blood capillaries supply them with nutrients and oxygen. An increase in blood flow to the scalp encourages hair growth throughout the entire head as a result of increased circulation to the scalp.

Speak to us to find out what's the effective hair loss treatment for your condition!

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