Automated Hair Analysis and More
Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications.
Anyone — men, women, and children — can experience hair loss. But, how do you know that you’re suffering from a serious case of hair loss and not just over analyzing a case of a few loose strands of hair?
This is where automated hair analysis comes in. Automated hair analysis has a very wide range of advantages over traditional methods.
Advantages of Automated Hair Analysis
- Hair Analysis process is simplified. Does not involve any incisions and can be performed repeatedly.
- Type of hair loss and the degree of hair loss can be measured.
- Hair density, the thickness can be measured and examined.
- Dandruff and another scalp infection can be evaluated.
- Automated Hair analysis can differentiate between
How Do Drugs Cause Hair Loss?
Drugs cause hair loss by interfering with the normal cycle of scalp hair growth. During the anagen phase, which lasts for two to six years, the hair grows.
During the telogen phase, which lasts about three months, the hair rests.
At the end of the telogen phase, the hair falls out and is replaced by new hair.
Medications Can Lead To Two Types of Hair Loss: Telogen Effluvium and Anagen Effluvium.
Telogen effluvium is the most common form of drug-induced hair loss. It usually appears within 2 to 4 months after taking the drug.
This condition causes the hair follicles to go into their resting phase (telogen) and fall out too early.
People with telogen effluvium usually shed between 30% to 70% more than the normal 100 and 150 hairs a day.
Anagen effluvium is hair loss that occurs during the anagen phase of the hair cycle when the hairs are actively growing.
It prevents the matrix cells, which produce new hairs, from dividing normally. This type of hair loss usually occurs within a few days to weeks after taking the medication.
It’s most common in people who are taking chemotherapy drugs for cancer and is often severe, causing people to lose most or all of the hair on their head, as well as their eyebrows, eyelashes, and other body hairs.
The types medications listed below most commonly cause hair loss:
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners).
- Gout medications.
- Beta blockers.
- Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors.
- Vitamin A.
- Female hormones.
- Male hormones.
What is Derma Rolling?
Before we explain what derma rolling is, we need to explain what a derma roller itself is. A derma roller is a handheld roller-device covered in microneedles – needles ranging in length from 0.25 mm to 1.5m – which is rolled over the skin.
This is done in order to create tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair, leading to the creation of new collagen.
A bodily protein made up of amino-acids, collagen is the part of the connective tissue that helps in firmness, strength, suppleness, and elasticity in the skin.
Now, derma rolling benefits aren’t just gained in the needling and resulting repair of the skin.
Derma rolling is capable of exposing deeper layers of your skin to the benefits of various topical ointments, natural oils, treatments, and products, leading to greater effectiveness and therapeutic effect.
In other words, after derma rolling, your skin will be more susceptible to the effects of anything that comes into contact with it, based on the increased exposure to the vital most layers of the skin.
Therefore, any and all skin treatments or supplements (such as avocado oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or jojoba oil) could be enhanced in effectiveness if applied after derma rolling.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:
- Remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
- Reduce cellulite
- Fade wrinkles and lines
- Tighten loose skin
- Recontour the body
- Lighten pigmented skin
- Treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss
The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
What is PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP was first developed in the 1970s and has since been used for years for various medical applications. PRP involves having a blood draw as though you were getting lab tests performed.
The whole blood is treated with a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma, the portion of your own blood that contains a relatively high platelet concentration.
Platelets are the part of the blood that stops bleeding by clotting and clumping.
Doctors then separate the plasma along with the platelets, activate the platelets and inject the serum into the area of your body that is being treated.
Doctors have been using this technique for years to stimulate wound healing and improve the appearance of skin.
Evidence from various studies has supported the idea that PRP is a promising new form of hair growth treatment. So how does it work?
The growth factors that are released from the activated platelets can theoretically stimulate cells in your hair follicle to grow, which is great for inactive or implanted hair follicles.
Who Shouldn’t Get PRP Treatment for Hair Loss?
- Chronic skin disease
- Metabolic disorder
- Systemic disorder
- Hemodynamic instability
- Chronic liver disease
- Platelet dysfunction syndromes
- Acute and chronic infections