In our modern world, physical appearance weighs heavily. Hair loss produces a profound psychological impact on many individuals that may affect success in the workplace and in personal relationships.
80% of women worldwide experience hair loss by the time they are 60 years of age. Hair loss is usually associated with men, but women are as likely to lose hair or expericence thinning hair. One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is Iron deficiency. Most women who are diagnosed with pattern boldness have too low Iron stores for good hair growth.
Studies show that up to 25% of women experience some form of hair thinning or hairloss. The reasons behind these problems can vary: hair extensions, scalp accessories, hormones or simple illness.
Treatment, therefore, needs to take these different factors into consideration. Here are a few treatments for female hair loss.
Before any treatment, one of our experts will meet with you and discuss and analyse your hair. What happens next depends on your specific situation, but will not always require surgery. A dietary plan might be a better course of action.
However, sometimes surgery is the right next step for you.
Minoxidil is the first medical hair loss treatment that was proven to reverse female hair loss and to be medically licensed by the MHRA in the UK and ‘FDA Approved‘ in the USA. The pharmacy formulates a minoxidil 4% or 5% solution with MPG or in an extra-strength 12.5% minoxidil cream with azelaic acid.
Minoxidil increases the blood supply to the area that it is applied which increases the nutrients delivered to the hair follicles and prevents shrinkage of the follicles, resulting in prevention of female hair loss and regrowth of the hair in most cases. Minoxidil acts by opening up potassium channels, which has been found to prevent male and female hair loss.
The LaserComb is a low-power hand-held laser device designed especially for the scalp. It should be used three times per week and involves slow combing of the hair for 10-20 minutes, depending on the device you decide to purchase (SE Compact device or Pro Device). The LaserComb can help to promote hair loss stabilisation and regrowth and is particularly beneficial when used as part of a combination treatment course consisting of the primary medications for hair loss. We are currently offering a FREE LASERCOMB with most hair loss treatment courses.
Hair Vitalics is our recommended daily herbal supplement that contains a number of important nutrients required to make sure the blood being delivered to the follicles contains all that is needed for the healthiest hair growth. One of Hair Vitalics’ ingredients is ‘Saw Palmetto’ which is an herbal product that contributes to hair loss stabilisation and is commonly used as a booster within a full hair loss treatment course.
"Dear Dr Reddy, It's 1 year since my hair transplant and I just wanted to share a picture of my wedding from a week ago. I just cannot describe how thrilled I am with the outcome of the procedure. Please convey my regards to Marta and Shiva."Hairloss Patient in UK
"Thank you for all your help and expertise. I am back in Durban South Africa. I had a good flight with a few close calls with the elderly doing their best to displace my grafts with their hand luggage. Been resting at home today. Still continuing with the saline spray every 30 minutes. I’ve now completed the 5 days of antibiotics and medrone with no sign of any infection and no sign of swelling or bruising. I’ve washed the donor area today with baby shampoo and there was no pain. Tomorrow is dayNishen in UK