Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss or thinning is often a concern for individuals, not only for aesthetic reasons but also because it can be a sign of an underlying health issue.

The hair growth cycle consists of four phases:

  • Growth phase (anagen), which lasts from 2 to 6 years.
  • Transition phase (catagen), which lasts approximately 3 weeks.
  • Resting phase (telogen), which lasts from 2 to 3 months.
  • Hair shedding (exogen).

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone primarily responsible for hair loss, along with hereditary factors. Hair loss can begin at any age during or after puberty, with the most common cause known as androgenetic alopecia.

Other causes such as stress, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, certain medications, infectious diseases, and hormonal imbalances should be considered and evaluated by a medical professional.

Improving and Alleviating

Fortunately, there are several options to slow down the hair loss process and, in some cases, stimulate regrowth.

Prevention and Treatments

A medical evaluation is necessary to assess the underlying causes of hair loss. A personalized plan of care and treatments based on your needs can be considered.

  • Prescription oral medications that are anti-DHT agents
    (e.g., Finasteride, Dutasteride)
  • Topical treatment (5% Minoxidil)
  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Certain lifestyle changes can also contribute positively to the plan discussed with your team of experts.