Saturday, 25 November 2017
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 Hair loss is a problem that affects roughly 75% of males and 60% of females at some stage in their lives.

The most common form of hair loss that affects males and females is called androgenetic alopecia (or male-pattern hair loss), and has the following unique characteristic: it only affects the upper part of the scalp, leaving the area at the back of the head unaffected – even in its most advanced form.

Causes of hair loss in males: In the overwhelming majority of males, the cause of loss is hereditary, androgenetic alopecia.

Causes of hair loss in females: hereditary predisposition is the main aggravating factor in the hair thinning that they demonstrate.

 

 

Other, rarer causes of hair loss are:

-Iron deficit.

-Thyroid diseases.

-Polycystic ovary syndrome.

-Telogen effluvium.

-Trauma alopecia.

-Alopecia areata.

-Taking medication.

Growth Cycle of the Hair Follicle

Α) ANAGEN   : It lasts from 2-6 weeks and it is the hair growth period.
Β) CATAGEN : It lasts 1-2 weeks and is the period that hair growth stops.
C) TELOGEN  : It lasts 5-6 weeks and is the hair shedding period.


This cycle occurs constantly during the lifespan of person. However, we mostly perceive it during the changing of the seasons, when the telogen stage is more acute and we have hair loss. When this cycle is affected by various causes, such as hereditary predisposition, unhealthy hair loss starts, and as a result, lost hair is not replaced, and the first signs of Androgenetic Alopecia become evident.

When someone is still in the first stages, he or she can inhibit the latent state of the growth cycle of the hair, by recording the current situation and intervening through medication, in order to halt early loss and make hair follicles grow strong again.

DIAGNOSIS - MONITORING

The diagnosis of each incident is made with a special dermatoscope through a computer, which allows us to magnify 1/4 of a square centimeter (cm2) by 10 times, and as a result, we can perform an exact count of the number of hair follicles in the region, as well as record the hair follicles which are in the anagen, catagen, or telogen stage at that given moment. The advantage of this examination over the hair root diagram is that we do not have to pull out 20-30 little hair strings by the root from the head in order to check their condition. Therefore, in addition to an accurate diagnosis through the computer, we can also get comparative results after the end, or in between any medication.

 

   

TREATMENT OF HAIR LOSS

We start by creating a hair loss file, where in-depth digital dermatoscopy – densitometry is performed with clinical diagnosis, and, depending on the incident, Laser LLT therapies are applied, combined with special products or autologous PRP therapy with plasma and growth factors, as well as heterologous hair mesotherapy with special preparations.

The use of other additional medicinal preparations is decided upon by the dermatologist depending on the incident.

Besides, the total monitoring of the patient is covered by monthly monitoring through the use of an electronic dermatoscope, in order to cross-examine the initial data with the data during the therapy, as well as in the end of it.

 

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