Hair Loss De-Mystified With Clive Hair Clinics

Friday 31 October 2014, 10:42PM

By Nish A


There are a great number of myths and misconceptions about hair loss in men and women and the most common hair problems, representing over 75% of enquiries at Clive Hair Clinics are Genetic Thinning, Diffuse Loss and Alopecia. Their consultants recommend that for anyone suffering from any of the signs or symptoms discussed that they book a consultation with a Trichologist to help them to correctly diagnose their condition. The consultation is no obligation and it is entirely their choice if they wish to continue with the course of treatment that the Trichologist recommends.  The cost of the appointment is $35, but is fully redeemable against any treatment programme.

Genetic thinning is a time triggered inherited genetic predisposition towards baldness; this is where the hair growing structures on the top/front of the scalp can be detrimentally influenced by sex hormones causing the hair follicles to genetically shrink in size. Although commonly associated with men’s hair loss it is also a common cause of women’s hair loss. Often the causes are multiple and can be compounded by other disorders. The earlier people seek treatment the better the results.

Genetic thinning is inheritable in males from either parent; in females it is believed from both parents. After puberty, men’s hair can start to thin, depending on their inherited characteristics. Thinning of this hair can indicate either a genetic message and/or a sex hormone imbalance. Often the causes are multiple and can be compounded by other disorders. A qualified Clive Hair Clinic’s Trichologist will be able to correctly diagnose this condition and assist people to create a customised solution to their specific problem or problems.

Other causes of hair loss are imbalances of nutrients available to the hair roots – either through poor diet, malabsorption or maldistribution, and often high levels of toxins accumulate at the hair roots, worsening the thinning. Clive Hair Clinics recommend a personal consultation and a full hair mineral analysis test in order to provide a customised programme of treatment. Also, stress (mental, dietary or physical) in men and women can stimulate testosterone production, mainly from the adrenal (stress) glands. Clients are recommended to monitor stress levels or ask a Trichologist for help in assisting the body to deal with stress. Scalp disorders can also cause hair loss either directly or indirectly and tension of the skin in the crownal area causes a decreased blood supply which can produce weak hairs.

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