We have an average of 100,000 hairs on our head with roughly 100 being shed off daily. There are 3 phases in a scalp hair cycle, 90% of our hair is in Anagen phase ( actively growing ) lasting between 2-6 years, 1-2% in Catagen phase ( transitional ) lasting 1-2 weeks , and 10% in Telogen phase ( resting ) about 2-4 months . And each hair follicle is in a cycle independent to the surrounding follicles.
Hair loss / alopecia can be categorised into 2 groups, permanent scarring ( cicatricial ) and non scarring ( non cicatricial ). Fortunately most of the common causes of hair loss are in the non scarring group, including androgenic alopecia ( pattern hair loss ) and fungal scalp infection.
Pattern hair loss which affects men more than women is usually a genetic disease, where there is an elevated level of Dihydrotestosterone ( DHT ) causing shrinkage of hair follicle and hair overtime. Treatment should be started as soon as possible as the hair loss may become permanent after a period of 9 months.
A wide variety of hair growth treatments are available, ranging from topical lotion, oral medication and oral skin supplement to PRP, microneedling and meso-hair growth therapy, all depending on your preference and suitability.
On the other hand, scalp infection is commonly caused by fungal growth called dermatophytes, and the treatment focuses on getting rid of the infection before initiating hair growth therapy.
We understand how hair loss can affect one’s self-esteem. It can be due to both medical conditions and genetic factors.
Whether your hair starts to thin generally or your hair loss is beginning to show in spots, we can help create a bespoke treatment protocol just for you .- https://brightclinic.com.my/hair-loss/