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Choosing the Right Hair Loss Treatment

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Hair loss, a common concern, can be a distressing experience. While it’s expected to shed some hair daily, significant hair loss can have various underlying causes, from genetics to lifestyle factors. In this guide, we’ll delve into why hair loss occurs, who it predominantly affects, and the most effective treatments available at Pulse Light Clinic for different stages of hair loss.

Why Does Hair Loss Happen?

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be attributed to a variety of factors:

Genetics: Family history plays a significant role in hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, is the primary cause of hair loss due to genetic predisposition.

Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid problems can lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.

Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder, can cause hair loss. Additionally, scalp infections, like ringworm, can result in hair loss.

Medications and Supplements: Certain medications and supplements can cause hair loss as a side effect. These include medicines used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and high blood pressure.

Stress: Extreme physical or emotional stress can result in hair loss, typically several months after a stressful event.

Hairstyles and Treatments: Certain hairstyles or treatments that pull your hair tight, such as ponytails or cornrows, can cause hair loss called traction alopecia.

Who is Predominantly Affected by Hair Loss?

Hair loss can affect anyone, regardless of gender, but male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss. By the age of 50, around 50% of men experience some degree of hair loss.

Female hair loss is also typical, though typically less pronounced than male. Female pattern baldness is characterised by thinning hair, predominantly on the top and crown of the scalp.

Understanding the Ludwig Scale

The Ludwig Scale is a widely used classification for female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia. This scale divides female pattern hair loss into three progressive stages:

Stage I: Minimal thinning that can be camouflaged with hairstyles.

Stage II: Noticeable widening of the midline part.

Stage III: The most severe Stage, with extensive thinning at the midline and across the crown.

ludwig scale

Understanding the Norwood Scale

The Norwood Scale, or the Hamilton-Norwood Scale, is the most common classification system used to measure the extent of male pattern baldness. It identifies seven stages:

Stage 1: No significant hair loss.

Stage 2: A small amount of loss, mainly at the hairline.

Stage 3: Deeper and more significant hair loss around the temples and hairline, forming an M shape.

Stage 4: Further hair loss, with the M shape becoming more pronounced.

Stage 5: The M shape recedes further, and the crown may have sparse hair.

Stage 6: Loss is severe, with only a band of hair remaining around the back and sides of the head.

Stage 7: This is the most advanced Stage, with only a horseshoe-shaped band of hair remaining around the back and sides of the head.

norwood-hamilton scale

Hair Loss Treatment Options

At Pulse Light Clinic, we offer a range of advanced treatments to address hair loss effectively. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular treatments:

Dracula Therapy

Also known as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy, Dracula Therapy involves extracting platelets from the patient’s blood and injecting them into the scalp. The platelet growth factors promote hair growth and prevent further loss. This treatment offers natural-looking results and minimal risk of side effects.

ARTAS Hair Transplant

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System offers a minimally invasive solution for hair restoration. Using advanced robotic technology, the ARTAS system harvests individual hair follicles from the donor area and implants them into the recipient area with precision and minimal scarring. It is highly commended for hair transplant for men, and Pulse Light Clinic is one of the only clinics to own the machine.

Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth

Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth utilises low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth. It targets the root cause of hair loss – Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop producing new hair. By reducing DHT levels with targeted laser therapy, the treatment encourages dormant hair follicles to re-enter the active growth phase, resulting in thicker and fuller-looking hair.

In addition to promoting new hair growth, Fotona’s regrowth treatment improves overall scalp health. The laser energy stimulates collagen production, which helps improve circulation and nourish the scalp, leading to healthier hair follicles and a stronger hair shaft. This can also help improve the appearance of thinning or damaged hair.

Hair Stimulation with Sylfirm X and Exosomes

Sylfirm X combined with Exosomes is a cutting-edge treatment that stimulates hair growth by rejuvenating the hair follicles. Sylfirm X uses non-thermal, low-pain energy to activate the skin’s natural regeneration process, while Exosomes provide essential growth factors for hair restoration.

The microneedling aspects of Sylfirm X open pathways for the Exosomes to penetrate deeply into the scalp, delivering decisive growth factors directly to the hair follicles. This combination treatment effectively treats hair loss caused by various factors such as genetics, stress, and hormonal changes.

Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Stage of Hair Loss

Selecting the most suitable treatment depends on the Stage:

For Ludwig Scale

Stage I: For minimal thinning, Dracula Therapy (PRP) is an effective treatment option. At Pulse Light Clinic, the cost starts at £449 for one session and goes up to £1,899 for six, and multiple sessions are usually required. There is minimal downtime, and results can generally be seen within three to six months.

Stage II: Hair Stimulation with Sylfirm X and Exosomes is recommended for noticeable widening of the midline part. The cost can range from £800-£1600 depending on the number of treatments, with multiple sessions required. There is minimal downtime, and results can be seen within six to twelve months.

Stage III: ARTAS Hair Transplant may be the best solution in the most severe Stage. The cost varies depending on the number of grafts required, ranging from £2,499 to £5,999 at Pulse Light Clinic. Downtime is minimal, and noticeable results can be seen within six to nine months.

Fotona HairRestart is suitable for all stages of the Ludwig Scale. It can be used to prevent hair loss in Stage I, stimulate hair growth in Stage II and provide a permanent solution through hair transplantation in Stage III. Its effectiveness and minimal downtime make it a versatile option for any stage. We highly recommend consulting with one of our professionals to determine the best treatment plan for your needs and goals.

For Norwood Scale

Stage 1-2: For early stages with slight hair loss, Dracula Therapy (PRP) is recommended. At Pulse Light Clinic, the cost starts at £449 for one session and goes up to £1,899 for six, and multiple sessions are usually required. There is minimal downtime, and results can generally be seen within three to six months.

Stage 3-4: Hair Stimulation with Sylfirm X and Exosomes is recommended for deeper and more significant hair loss. At Pulse Light Clinic, the cost starts at £449 for one session and goes up to £1,899 for six, and multiple sessions are usually required. There is minimal downtime, and results can generally be seen within three to six months.

Stage 5-7: ARTAS Hair Transplant is the ideal solution in the most advanced stages. The cost varies depending on the number of grafts required, ranging from £2,499 to £5,999 at Pulse Light Clinic. Downtime is minimal, and noticeable results can be seen within six to nine months.

The Fotona regrowth treatment is suitable for stages 3-7 of hair loss. Stage 3 refers to early signs of hair thinning and receding hairline, while stage 7 is the most advanced Stage with significant balding. It’s important to note that individual results may vary, and a consultation with a trained professional is recommended to determine the best treatment plan for each individual’s needs.

Hair loss is a common concern for people of all genders, with many people seeking solutions to restore their hairline and confidence. While various options are available in the market, it’s essential to understand that different stages require different treatments.

The journey to restoring your hairline and confidence begins with taking that first step towards seeking professional advice. If you’re noticing early signs of thinning or are in the advanced stages of hair loss, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover hair transplant near me. Let’s embark on this journey together towards achieving a fuller, healthier head of hair.