The treatment of hair loss should first focus on identifying the cause of the problem and halting hair loss. The next step should be to choose the right therapy to support new hair growth and to adequately strengthen and nourish the scalp.
The condition of the scalp and hair is strongly influenced by proper care, diet and a healthy lifestyle.
In our clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to problems related to excessive hair fall, baldness, poor hair and scalp condition. Our doctors and specialists carefully analyse the problem and the cause. We perform trichoscopic examinations to find the cause of hair loss and suggest the most effective treatment method.
When to start worrying about hair loss? When is it worth seeing a specialist and starting treatment?
What does “normal” hair loss mean? Between 90 and 95% of the hair on a healthy scalp is in the growth phase. The remaining hair is in the resting phase, which means it will fall out. Normal hair loss is a figure of 50 to 100 hairs in one day. This is the hair that everyone often sees on their brush or comb. They are not a cause for concern. However, if you see that your pillow is covered with hair or a handful of hair is in the bathtub, this may already indicate excessive hair loss. It can occur suddenly and be related to iron deficiency, thyroid problems, hormonal problems or be a side effect of certain medications. It is then not worth waiting and guessing what has happened. The sooner you see a specialist to assess the cause of excessive hair loss, the better. Undertaking treatment will inhibit hair loss and accelerate hair regrowth.
What is most important in treating hair loss?
The most important thing in treating hair loss is the timing of the response and the correct diagnosis. The cause of excessive hair loss should be checked. For this purpose, a trichoscopy is performed, which allows the scalp to be looked at up to 100 times magnification. It is also important to interview the patient to determine whether the cause of hair loss is genetic load, nutrient deficiencies in the diet or a high amount of stress. Hormonal disorders and changes and the use of certain medications are often the cause of hair loss.
Determining the cause of hair loss will allow you to choose the right therapy and method to promote new hair growth and improve the condition of the scalp.
Indications for treating hair loss include:
- visible thinning of the hair,
- the presence of bald patches on the head
- receding hair
- gradual movement of the hairline
- loss of more than 100 hairs per day
- weak, brittle hair
It is not worth waiting for an increase in the severity of symptoms and the number of hairs lost. It is recommended to make an appointment with a trichologist as soon as possible. The earlier the diagnosis is made, the easier and quicker baldness can be cured.
A wide catalogue of hair loss treatments is now available. In an overwhelming number of cases, it is possible to curb baldness and restore strong and healthy hair.
Hair loss treatments include:
- use of oral medication
- use of topical medications applied to the skin
- scalp peeling – allows the scalp to be cleansed and oxygenated. It often helps against dandruff, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, all of which can cause hair loss. Helps nourish the scalp for faster hair regrowth
- mesotherapy of the scalp – involves the application of preparations to the deeper layers of the scalp to inhibit hair loss and strengthen the skin
- FUE hair transplantation – a safe and effective solution for androgenetic alopecia in men and women. During transplantation, hair follicles are usually transferred from the occipital to the area where hair is missing. The transplantation only needs to be performed once in a lifetime as it provides permanent results.
The results of the treatment can be followed up to date with a trichoscopic examination.
Course of treatment
The course of therapy depends on the individual case. Any treatment begins with a consultation with a doctor, taking a history, checking the condition of the hair and scalp. Sometimes the doctor will refer for appropriate tests to help them make a diagnosis and choose the right treatment. The doctor then selects the appropriate treatment method, or combines several methods and treatments.
The results of the treatment depend on the method chosen and the individual case. While some therapies produce an almost immediate effect, with other methods, such as transplantation, you have to wait several months for results.
Whichever method is chosen, the outcome can be expected:
- inhibition of hair loss
- improvement of the overall condition of the scalp and strong regeneration of the epidermis
- reduction of skin problems such as dandruff, seborrhoea, itching
- hair thickening and regrowth of new baby hair