How to stop my hair loss

When is the best time to have a hair transplant?

Hair. You groom it, dye it, cut it, style it, and spend a fortune on it throughout your life. It plays a major role in how you feel about your appearance and in the image you project to the world. A head full of healthy hair is associated with youth, attraction, and even wealth. Yet you may not realise how much importance it has for you until you start losing it. It is normal to lose hair and we can lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day often without noticing

Hair loss can manifest as a general reduction in the volume of hair follicles, which you may notice as an increase in strand build up in the hairbrush, or if you notice more hair going down the drain when you shower. It can also be localised, showing up as balding spots on the scalp, or as a receding hairline or widow’s peak. If you are concerned that you do not seem to have as much hair as you used to, read on to learn about the causes and modern solutions for treating permanent hair loss.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Your susceptibility to hair thinning and balding, especially at an early age, is primarily genetic. However, even though we have all heard that male pattern baldness is passed down from the mother’s father, there is no true way to determine who is going to inherit the “baldness gene.” What trichologists do know is that hair loss can be tied directly to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. For people with a higher sensitivity to DHT, the hormone causes hair follicle shrinkage, leading to weaker hair and eventually, less hair growth. DHT-related hair loss typically manifests as a receding hairline and the tell tale bald spot at the crown of the head.

Beyond genetics, lifestyle factors can play a huge role in how long you can maintain a thick head of hair. Stress has been shown to trigger hair loss, so taking care of your mind and your physical wellbeing is important. For women, life events that cause major hormonal shifts, like pregnancy and menopause, contribute to thinning hair as well. Unlike with genetic causes, sometimes hair lost to external factors will grow back over time—but all too often, once the hair is gone, it is gone for good.

When to Do Something About Our Hair Loss

If you have concerns about hair loss or hair thinning, its best to act now. You can speak to one of our Doctors at Bon Secours, who can do a full evaluation to determine whether your hair loss is genetic or due to lifestyle factors. Once we have discovered the cause, there is a range of solutions to promote hair growth in cases where the hair loss is not permanent. These could include dietary changes, topical treatments, supplements, or prescription medications. For those with permanent hair loss, however, the treatments listed above may fall short or show no visible improvements at all. In this case it is time to consider the effective, long-lasting results of a medical aesthetic treatment.

How can I reverse my permanent hair loss?

For some people hair loss is one of the most dreaded physical changes but it does not need to be. Thinning hair and balding can be treated quickly and effectively using new technologies that recapture what you are missing most; the look of a full head of healthy hair. The hair restoration procedure in the highest demand for men and women concerned about hair loss is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). During a robotic FUE session, we extract individual hair follicles from the back or sides of the head and then implant them in the area where more hair growth is desired. The newly implanted hair follicles continue the natural hair growth cycle and results improve each week, with full realization at 9-12 months post-procedure.

Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee is the first and only Clinic in Ireland that uses the ARTAS® state-of-the-art FUE technology to treat your permanent hair loss discreetly and successfully. Follicular Unit Extraction with ARTAS robotic is the new gold standard in hair restoration because transplanting the hair follicles individually allows for a more natural-looking result, giving you back a full head of hair that you will be happy to see in the mirror every morning. Starting with deciding whether hair restoration is for you, our Team at Bon Secours are ready to walk you through every step of the process. To schedule a consultation contact the Bon Secours CHRC Team today at ++++++++++++++++:

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