Hair loss, whether baldness or thinning hair, can be caused by various factors. Occasionally, hair loss is a health issue complication that can be addressed if the issue is managed appropriately. To determine the cause of the issue and the best way to stop the shedding or stimulate hair growth, consult a hair growth specialist in Singapore.
So if you’re currently struggling with a hair loss issue and looking for the right treatment to help with your hair loss, here are the best ways to treat or prevent it from happening.
What is Hair Loss?
Hair loss, commonly known as alopecia, is caused by a disruption in the body’s hair production cycle. While it can happen anywhere on the body where hair grows, the scalp is where hair loss most frequently occurs. On average, the scalp has 100,000 hairs that go through growing, resting, falling out and regenerating cycles. This process is categorised under three phases:
- Anagen phase: About 85% of all hairs have an active growth phase, lasting an average of 2-6 years, and most hairs are in a state of continuous growth and regression.
- Catagen phase: The degenerative period of hair also period of slow growth as the hair roots move towards the skin’s surface, lasting an average of 2 to 3 weeks and affecting approximately 1% of all hair. Although the hair is in a degenerative period, it does not fall out easily.
- Telogen phase: a cessation period of growth and easy fallout that lasts 3-6 months, affects 14% of all hair. During this time, the hair has eventually stopped growing, the root position has become extremely shallow, and the hair falls out easily. When the hair falls out, the hair follicle regenerates while the hair cycle is repeated.
When a hair follicle is damaged during the process, hair may fall out faster than it can regenerate, leading to symptoms such as receding hairlines, patches of hair loss, and overall thinning.
5 Treatments To Help With Hair Loss
If you’re suffering from hair loss, you can consider various treatments. Some can be done at home, but for the best results, you should consult a specialist.
Massaging the scalp may increase hair thickness. Stretching during the massage stimulates dermal papilla cells at the hair follicle’s base, which promotes hair growth.
Massaging can also promote blood flow and scalp health, which enhances hair growth, according to a 2019 study. If stress and anxiety are causing your hair loss, massage gently your scalp daily will help you feel better.
Scalp massage is also part of self-care routine. According to research, you can give yourself a 4-minute scalp massage daily for 24 weeks, using light to medium pressure and small circular motions with your fingertips.
Hair Loss Shampoo
Understanding your scalp type and selecting the appropriate shampoo is essential for preventing hair loss. Check if the shampoo you use contains chemicals like sulphate, paraben, and silicone, which can leave your hair brittle and prone to breaking.
TrichoLab has a range of hair products that are suitable for individuals struggling with hair loss. Our anti-hair loss shampoo in Singapore, for instance, promotes healthy hair growth and eliminates unwanted pore buildup. It contains ginkgo leaf extract, which strengthens hair roots, promotes blood circulation and revitalises the scalp.
The top of the head is the only area affected by the most common type of permanent hair loss. Hair transplantation, often known as restoration surgery, can help you make the most of the hair you still have.
A specialist performs a hair transplant surgery by removing hair from an area of the head with hair and transplanting it to a bald spot. Each hair patch will have one to multiple strands of hair (micrografts and minigrafts). Occasionally a longer strip of skin with several hair clusters is extracted.
Hair Loss Prevention Treatment
TrichoLab uses a methodology hair loss prevention treatment in Singapore approach for the scalp and hair, with proven botanicals such as Ginkgo Leaf Extract and Vitamin E, to combat hair loss and achieve a healthier scalp.
The key benefits of this treatment include the following:
- Strengthening hair roots against hair loss
- Unclogging pores
- Removing environmental and product buildup on the scalp
Signature Microneedling Hair Growth
Microneedling for hair loss in Singapore is another option for individuals struggling with hair loss. However, it is important to get this treatment done by a professional to prevent complications, such as injuries to your scalp and worsening hair loss.
TrichoLab’s signature hair growth treatment uses a 0.25mm onwards microneedling device to administer a patented hair growth and anti-hair loss solution (formulated with a combination of botanicals, peptides, and growth factors) into follicles.
Some of the key benefits of this treatment are:
- Purifying environmental buildup
- Ensuring a healthy scalp environment
- Boosting scalp oxygenation
- Strengthening and thickening hair
Are you looking for your first hair loss treatment in Singapore?
While various treatments and home remedies are available, it is essential to consult a professional to determine the appropriate treatment for your scalp and hair type. Keep in mind that treatment may take a few months to see visible results.
TrichoLab’s scalp specialists can guide you through this process, advising you on lifestyle, diet and the right scalp and hair products to use while on your scalp treatment.
For more information, contact us or speak to one of our scalp specialists at +65 6336 1106.