Hair Fall/Hair loss

Hair Fall Treatment in Bangalore

Hair loss medically termed Alopecia is a popular cosmetic concern found in men, women, and even children. It is a common condition but it can be easily addressed (i.e. diagnosed and treated) by an expert trichologist like Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic. This is not a contagious disease but people can be suffering from one (such as the growth of scalp fungus) that leads to hair loss. Besides the scalp, hair loss can even happen elsewhere such as beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.  

There are various possible causes of losing hair suddenly or gradually with the daily shedding of more than 50-100 strands of hair. And, accordingly the hair specialist will suggest suitable ways to restore hair growth or replace bald areas. These may include medications and dermatological treatments. It is crucial to ensure that the prescription and the treatments are suggested by an expert hair fall treatment doctor in Bangalore to achieve the best results and avoid any unwanted complications. Also, one must freely discuss their doubts and concerns during the consultation as this will enable the doctor to provide treatment based on one’s concerns and expectations from the treatment.

What causes hair loss?

  • Most commonly, hair loss is caused by heredity i.e. male or female pattern baldness. 
  • There is also a chance that certain sex hormones (dihydrotestosterone) trigger this type of hair loss and may start in puberty. 
  • In some cases, people complain about hair loss caused by a simple halt in the hair growth cycle due to major surgeries, traumatic events leading to injuries, and illnesses. 
  • Temporary hair loss is usually because of hormonal fluctuations during childbirth, pregnancy, menopause, or discontinued use of birth control pills. 
  • Some medical conditions that can lead to hair loss include fungal infections, thyroid disease, and alopecia areata. 
  • Permanent hair loss can be because of scarring caused by diseases like some types of lupus and lichen planus. 
  • Other possible reasons for hair loss include some medications which are used to treat hypertension, depression, arthritis, heart problems, and cancer.
  • A noticeable hair loss can also be triggered by emotional or physical shock due to a high fever, a tragic event, or extreme weight loss.
  • Hair thinning and subsequent balding can also be a poor diet that lacks the essential nutrients (including iron and proteins) required for strong and healthy hair. 
  • One of the rarely occurring hair losses is in people who are suffering from hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania) and traction alopecia (wherein pulling hair very tightly puts pressure on the hair follicles). 

At DNA Skin Clinic, best hair loss treatment clinic in Bangalore, Dr. Priyanka Reddy provides treatment for all types of hair loss issues using the best treatment approach and modern procedures that help one to manage hair loss issues and boost hair regrowth.

What are the signs of hair loss?

The signs and symptoms of hair loss vary in children and older adults as well as in men and women.

  • In men, some signs of hair loss include:
    1. A receding hairline.
    2. Overall thinning of hair.
    3. Exposed crown of the head due to loss of hair in a horseshoe-shaped pattern.

    In women, some signs of hair loss include:

    1. General hair thinning is mostly seen at the crown of the head.
    2. Reduced hair density seen as thinner ponytails.
  • For children and young adults, hair loss may manifest as:
    1. Sudden loss of hair in patches (or bald spots).
    2. Complete absence of all body hair.
    3. Patches of incomplete hair loss or broken hair on the scalp or/and eyebrows.
    4. Excessive shedding of hair but not complete baldness after intake of certain drugs, various illnesses, stress, rapid weight loss, and anemia.
  • Other symptoms of hair loss may include:
    1. Stinging or burning sensation before the sudden hair loss (in alopecia areata).
    2. Scaly bald patches often with blisters or sores that ooze pus (in case of fungal infection).
    3. Severe tenderness, itching, and burning feeling in the area of hair loss (in case of infection).
    4. Inflammation, redness, and pruritic or leaking sores (caused by folliculitis decalvans).
    5. Scalp psoriasis.

Types of Hair Loss

  • Androgenetic Alopecia (most common) It is the male and female pattern hair loss that may begin any time after puberty.
  • Telogen Effluvium It is when most of the hair follicles enter the telogen phase of the hair growth cycle and are not able to come out of it. As a result, the person loses more than 300-500 strands of hair per day. Mostly, it occurs due to iron or vitamin deficiency, thyroid imbalance, a fever, surgery, or childbirth.
  • Anagen Effluvium It is the condition wherein there is rapid hair loss due to chemotherapy.
  • Tinea Capitis  It is the scalp ringworm that eats the hair in patches that may get bigger.
  • Alopecia Areata  It is an autoimmune condition wherein the immune system cells attack the hair follicles, thereby causing abrupt hair fall. At DNA Skin Clinic, treatment for all types of hair loss is offered by the best hair fall specialist in India, Dr. Priyanka Reddy.
  • Cicatricial Alopecia (rare) It is a scarring condition wherein the inflammation leads to hair loss. These can be of further types such as Lichen Planopilaris, Folliculitis Decalvans, Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Dissecting Cellulitis of the scalp, and Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.  
  • Hair Shaft Abnormalities These are conditions that cause weakening or thinning of hair strands, thereby causing their breakage. They include Loose Anagen Syndrome, Traction Alopecia, and Trichotillomania. 
  • Hypotrichosis It is a rarely occurring genetic condition wherein hair grows sparsely on the scalp and body.

Best Hair Fall Treatments in Bangalore at DNA Skin Clinic

The key behind the successful treatment of hair loss or the action taken to prevent future falling out of hair is to figure out the true cause of hair loss in the patient. There are various ways to treat hair loss including at-home treatment by using minoxidil and clinic-based procedures like lasers, growth factor therapy and microneedling. Follwong are the details of these treatments:

  • Medication The best hair fall treatment doctor in Bangalore may recommend the use of corticosteroids, prescription medications that claim to regrow hair, hair transplant surgery, and vitamin/ mineral or other supplements which are lacking in the body. The hormone therapy or drugs that lower the DHT hormone levels can be consumed by both men and women, if that is the cause of hair loss. 
  • Growth Factor Treatment In this, the patient’s blood is drawn in small amounts and centrifuged to separate its components. The isolated plat-elet-rich plas-ma is taken in injection and administered into the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and encourages hair growth because of the plat-elets and essential healing proteins present in them. The entire procedure takes a few minutes and usually is not associated with downtime. For achieving desired results, the patient must have repeated growth factor injections once a month consecutively for 3 months and then once after every 3 to 6 months.
  • Microneedling with Growth Factor Treatment In this procedure, a micro-needling device having hundreds of tiny needles is first used to create micro-wounds in the scalp skin. This creates open channels which directly reach the hair follicles so that the growth factors can work effectively. The growth factor treatment contains all the natural growth factors and other essential proteins that help heal and regenerate the damaged hair follicles and encourage hair growth. Here, the body’s natural healing response to micro-injuries acts as a turbo charge for the growth factors and offers promising results.
  • Mesotherapy This treatment can effectively treat both the victims of hair fall and hair loss as it focuses on the reduction of thinning of hair. In this therapy, a cocktail of hair growth stimulating nutrients (including scalp rejuvenating serum, multivitamins, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, L-carnitine, plant extracts, or essential growth proteins) is injected directly into the mesoderm layer of the bald or thinning areas.
  • Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) It makes use of red light to irradiate the scalp skin. The photons released from the laser device in low doses are absorbed by the weak cells to invigorate blood circulation and stimulate the hair follicles to grow hair. This is a less-invasive, safe, and tolerable treatment than hair transplant surgery. It has no side effects and is known to strengthen the hair.
  • Hair Transplantation Hair transplant is a popular surgical approach performed at DNA Skin Clinic to restore hair growth by extracting healthy follicles from donor sites and grafting them in recipient areas (balding or thinning parts of scalp). This procedure is the best way to make the individuals regain their lost self-confidence by having a young-looking appearance again. There are two methods available for grafting follicles: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The goal of hair transplant is to replace the old, damaged, or weak hair follicles with new ones that can still grow hair when nourished with blood supply.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.1 What is the cost of hair fall treatment in Bangalore?

Ans. The cost of hair fall treatment depends on the following factors:

  • Severity of hair loss
  • Causative factors of hair loss
  • Doctor’s experience
  • Type of treatment opted
  • Location of clinic
     

Q.2 Is it possible to prevent hair loss?

Ans. Certain tips can be followed in order to reduce the chances of hair fall or hair loss, such as:

  • Try to avoid stress.
  • Take at least 8-9 hours of sleep.
  • Wear a hat while stepping out in the sun.
  • Eat a protein-rich diet.
  • Include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in the diet.
  • Choose the right shampoo according to scalp type.
  • Yoga and meditation are effective in reducing hair fall.
  • Massage tresses once a week with oil that suits one's scalp.
     

Q. 3 Can PCOS trigger hair loss?

Ans. Yes, in many females hair loss is triggered by PCOS, and this occurs due to the presence of excess androgenic hormones that often lead to acne, thinning of hair, dry hair, brittle hair, and even hair loss.
To know more about hair loss and hair fall treatment in Bangalore, schedule an appointment with Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic.

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