What is hair loss actually? As humans, we lose approximately 50-100 scalp hairs each day. If more than that falls out, you might find unusually large amounts of hair in the hairbrush, or on your clothing. Is your hair getting thinner? Is the part wider? Did your hairline change? Saw any bald patches? If yes, keep reading to find out what types of hair growth treatments can help you, and our recommendations on hair loss clinics in Singapore. Hair loss treatment is a necessity to investigate the cause and prevent hair loss from happening again.
Causes of hair loss
What causes hair loss, really? It’s typically caused by one of the following factors:
- Family history
Hair loss is most commonly caused by a hereditary condition called androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness. It happens with ageing, and usually occurs gradually in predictable patterns. In men, you might observe a receding hairline and bald spots. For women, you might see thinning hair along with the crown of the scalp.
- Medical conditions or hormonal changes
Hormonal changes could bring about permanent or temporary hair loss, and could be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid problems. There are some medical conditions such as alopecia areata which causes patchy hair loss. Scalp infections such as ringworm, and a hair-pulling disorder known as trichotillomania, all result in hair loss.
- Medications and supplements.
Oftentimes, when you are on medications for conditions like cancer, depression, gout, high blood pressure, heart problems, or arthritis, these may result in hair loss.
- Severe stress
After a physical or emotional shock, many people may experience a general thinning of hair for several months after the event. This type of hair loss is usually temporary.
- Hairstyles and treatments
If you constantly tie up your hair in styles like pigtails or cornrows, it could result in a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia. Undergoing hot-oil hair treatment is also dangerous – if scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent.
- Family history
Treatment for hair loss
When it comes to hair regrowth, there are many hair loss treatment options in Singapore. Effective treatment starts with identifying the cause, we help you save time by identifying the best options available.
- At-home or salon treatments
We only recommend this option if you have mild or temporary hair loss. Minoxidil can be applied to the scalp once or twice a day to stimulate hair growth and prevent further loss. However, you need to apply consistently for 3-6 months to see results. Microneedling can be done at hair salons, and may help to stimulate hair growth. However, it can actually worsen some conditions, hence, it’s always advisable to consult a doctor before going for these procedures. Instead of at-home treatments, you could consider the Eeva Clinical Scalp Repair and Hair Growth Stimulation Treatment System, a wonderfully painless non-invasive medical grade scalp repair cocktail customized to deep cleanse, repair, and grow out that lovely mane of hair you’ve always wanted.
- Prescription medication by your doctor or vitamins/supplements
Finasteride has been approved by the US FDA to treat male pattern hair loss, and can slow down hair loss while encouraging new growth. However, be sure to discuss any possible side effects with your doctor. If your hair loss is brought about by insufficient iron, biotin, zinc, or protein, your doctor may recommend boosting your intake by taking multivitamins or supplements. Always consult your doctor on the type of vitamins to take.
- Laser therapy
Also known as low-level laser therapy, this option can be found at some hair salons and may be an option for mild hair loss if you don’t want medication or Minoxidil. However, it requires many treatment sessions and you may need several treatments a week for many months. A more attractive alternative would be the Eeva Medical Grade Hair Laser, carried out by experienced doctors.
- Hair transplant
Hair transplant is a permanent surgical option for severe cases of male or female pattern baldness. It involves removing hair from one area of the scalp (the donor site) and transplantation onto another (the recipient site). On the other hand, results depend largely on the surgeon you are working with. Most patients will see results only 6-9 months after surgery.
- Follicle Therapy
This is the ideal option for the majority of patients with moderate to severe hair loss. If options like hair transplant or Regenera Activa is too painful, do consider the Eeva Bio-Signal PDRN Follicle Therapy Hair Regrowth Treatment. Our clinic uses an up-to-date clinical hair treatment protocol, using nano fractional Bio-Signalling technology from Korea, in synergy with PDRN (salmon DNA) and Israeli transdermal technology to restore your hair follicles at the cellular level. Your follicles are awakened and stimulated to activate, normalize, and maximize their fullest potential, enhancing cell to cell communication, thereby resurrecting aging and unbalanced hair follicles. We have so many patients giving rave and positive reviews about this particular treatment, feel free to check in with our medical team for proof.
Prevention for hair loss
The best type of cure is prevention, so they say. Here are some tips to help you prevent hair loss before it actually happens.
- Follow a healthy and balanced diet with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish. There is some research that shows a correlation between a Mediterranean diet and decreased risk of male pattern baldness. If you are vegetarian, do ensure that you get sufficient iron though plant based sources or through supplements.
- Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair daily, keeping your scalp healthy and clean. Harsh shampoos may dry out your hair and lead to hair loss. Check the labels of your shampoo and conditioner – use those that do not contain parabens, SLS, sulphates and artificial fragrances to prevent allergic reactions of the scalp.
- In Singapore’s hot and humid climate, do ensure that you wash your hair daily to prevent clogged pores and build up of oil and dandruff on the scalp.
- Find time to relief stress as stress increases cortisol levels that can aggravate hair loss.
- Regular head massage can improve scalp microcirculation which can help in hair growth.
A positive mindset and optimistic attitude will work wonders when it comes to hair growth and hair loss treatment. With the guidance of our beloved doctors at Eeva, you can be assured of experienced hands and the most knowledgeable brains that will restore your hair back to a lustrous and thick mane of hair. Welcome to The Eeva Difference. Contact us now for a no-obligation consultation.