- Hereditary hair loss
- Medical Conditions
- Hormonal changes
- Diets and weight loss
- Improper Nutrition
- Medication and
- Medical treatments
As hair growth goes through its natural cycle, it’s completely normal to lose some of it on daily basis. It can become a cause for concern when you start losing an unusual amount of hair, however. In order to recognise problems associated with hair loss or hair thinning it’s important to understand the hair growth cycle itself. It consists of three distinct stages – anagen, catagen and telogen.
This is the hair growth phase. Hair grows around 1.5cm a month, and usually faster in the summer than in winter. This phase lasts on an average around 3-5 years, so a full-length hair averages 45-75cm.
This is a short transitional phase that lasts around 10 days.
Finally, hair enters the telogen phase, which is a resting phase where hair is released and falls out. The follicle then remains inactive for 3 months after which the whole process is repeated. Thankfully, each hair follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times, otherwise all our hair would fall out at once. Instead, we only shed a certain number of hairs a day – up to 80 hairs on a healthy scalp.
Hair loss, hair thinning and problems with hair growth occur when your growth cycle is disrupted. This can occur due to a wide range of reasons including genetic and hormonal factors, ageing, health conditions, metabolic imbalances or improper nutrition. Treatments for hair loss must be tailored keeping in mind each individual case, which is where our team of experts can help and provide a solution to your hair loss or hair thinning problems.
Depending in the cause of hair loss it can manifest in different ways. It can come on suddenly or gradually, some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.
At Aesthetics Lab we offer various treatments that will address different types of hair loss. Some can be prevented and treated, others can be delayed and improved.
Alongside the treatments we offer, there are some self-help tips that are thought to minimise or prevent hair loss: