Hair Loss Clinic Leeds
Medifine Answer some Q&A’s

 

What is Hair Loss? 

Hair loss refers to the loss of hair mainly on the head but can also affect the body. The severity of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body. It is normal to lose a small amount of hair naturally on average around 25 – 100 strands per day. It is part of the hair cycle that the hair eventually falls out and will regrow again. It is when the hair does not regrow that permanent hair loss will start to set in.

 

How does the hair cycle work? 

The hair growth cycle consists of three distinct stages – anagen, catagen and telogen.

Anagen 

The anagen phase is known as the growth phase. This is the phase where the hair physically grows approximately 1 inch per month and this growth phrase lasts an average of 3-5 years. About 85% – 90% of the hairs on one’s head are in the anagen phase at any given time

Catagen

The catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase lasts around 10 days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.

Telogen 

During the telogen or resting phase (also known as shedding phase) the follicle remains dormant for one to four months. This is part of the resting phase where the old hair sheds. Approximately 50 to 150 hairs can fall out daily, this is considered to be normal hair shedding.

 

What causes Hair Loss?

There can be various causes of hair loss such as pregnancy, physical trauma, stress, an illness, iron deficiency. These type of hair loss causes are temporary and therefore can be reversible.

The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. This type of hair loss may involve both hair thinning and hair becoming soft, fine and short. This type of hair loss can be treated if the patient is wanting to help prevent and stall the process.

The hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is recognized as the most significant factor contributing to hair loss. DHT is produced by the testosterone which is converted into DHT by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. Men tend to have higher levels of DHT than women, but women also have testosterone and DHT presence in their bodies and scalp,which can lead to hair loss.

 

What treatments do Medifine offer to help treat hair loss? 

We offer a selection of treatments and hair loss packages that we can tailor around each client depending on their requirements. Our in-clinic treatments are:

PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment 

This process involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. It is recommended to have a course of treatment usually around 3-6 treatments and then a maintenance usually 1-2 a year. The cost of treatment can vary depending on the size of area. Prices start from £300/£350.

Mesotherapy Hair Vitamin Injections

It is a process which regulates the proteins, vitamins and other nutrient levels and growth factors in the scalp of the patient suffering from balding. This is done by injecting, nutrient boosters in the scalp to aid in the nourishing and hydrating of the scalp. It is recommended to have a course of treatment usually around 3-6 treatments and then a maintenance usually 1-2 a year. The cost of treatment can vary depending on the size of an area. Prices start from £175/£200

Light Therapy

This process uses different light wavelengths penetrate the skin at different depths, activating cells, accelerating local blood circulation and stimulating the whole body’s regenerative processes. This treatment is recommend as a combination treatment. We do include this free of charge as part of hair treatment package.

At Home Treatment – Reload Hair System

 This system can be carried out at home, twice a week. It consists of three stages:

Peeling Solution – A unique registered formula. Used for thorough cleaning of the scalp, opening the pores and thickening the skin. This process is a vital condition for restoring the hair.

Roots Energizer – A concentrated formula of nine selected plant extracts and peptides. Each one of them was chosen due to its unique function and contribution to the process of reversing hair loss into growing mode.

Scalp Led Vibrating Needles Roller – Used for stimulating the blood circulation. Enhances the penetration of the active ingredients in the Roots Energizer formula.

This product costs £160 for a 3 months supply and can be purchased here.

How to Book an Appointment? 

Call on 01132253938  or Email on info@medifine.co.uk and we will be happy to book a free consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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