Hair Loss in Women and Men: Common Causes and Minimally-Invasive Treatment Options
Hair loss or thinning hair is a lot more common than you think. In fact, almost 60% of men are affected by a condition called “male pattern baldness.” But it’s not just a man’s problem. Close to 40% of women over the age of 50 experience either thinning hair or “female-pattern baldness,” which is characterized by patches of hair loss.
So what’s going on exactly? There’s not one single cause, it turns out. Hair loss is partly influenced by genetics plus a multitude of lifestyle factors, including nutrition, UV exposure, pollution and using chemical hair products.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Male-pattern baldness is generally considered a hereditary trait that’s passed down from your parents and even grandparents. It’s associated with high levels of DHT, an enzyme derived from testosterone that activates the genes responsible for hair loss. It usually starts in your twenties and continues to progress into adulthood.
If left untreated, over time the blood supply and nutrients to the hair follicles and scalp are diminished, resulting in hair becoming thinner and eventually disappearing altogether. In medical terms this is called “hair miniaturization.”
For women, thinning hair is more nuanced and complex. Genetics may be a contributing factor; however, hair loss can also signal an underlying hormone imbalance or health condition. Some typical causes of hair loss in women include: pregnancy, thyroid disorders anemia, autoimmune diseases and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Whatever the cause, most women suffering from hair loss will tell you that it has negatively affected their self-esteem, in some cases even causing considerable emotional distress or depression.
** Note: Sudden and excessive hair loss in either men or women should be checked out by a medical professional to rule out anything serious.
Promising New Treatment: Hair Growth with the eDermaStamp
There’s exciting news for those suffering from hair loss. Shrinking hair follicles or “hair miniaturization” can be reversed and your hair density can be restored. A new microneedling treatment using an eDermaStamp in combination with a potent hair growth serum is helping thousands of men and women regain a fuller head of hair – and their confidence.
Hair quality and thickness are improved by boosting micro-circulation and nutrients to the scalp. This revolutionary new procedure starts with first disinfecting the treatment area and claeaning away any debris on the scalp. Next, microneedling is performed with the eDermaStamp to stimulate blood flow and create micro-channels in the scalp. The procedure concludes with your therapist massaging a specialized rejuvenating treatment into your scalp, transporting a cocktail of hair promoting vitamins, amino acids, copper peptides , DHT blockers and other nutrients directly to your follicles.
The treatment is clinically proven to boost healthy hair growth and encourage optimum cellular metabolism. A series of 8 treatment every 2 weeks are recommended for optimum results. To boost results, the treatment is combined with daily home microneedling treatments and application of a specialized scalp lotion to stimulate hair growth. It will only take a few minutes every day to do the self microneedling and applying the scalp lotion. After a series of professional treatments and home-care, you can expect to start seeing visible improvement in hair growth and thickness after 4 to 8 treatments.
See the results for yourself!
Give us a call at 613-342-0220 to find out more about eDermaStamp hair growth treatments, and to learn of any special offers here at the Brockville MediSpa. We invite you to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Steyn. Look better without looking different!