Alopecia Hair Loss

  • hair loss, or a balding scalp, effects both men and women
  • hair loss treatment is available at the Cooden Medical Group
  • alopecia treatment, such as Mesotherapy or PRP, can help symptoms

The term alopecia simple means ‘hair loss’ or ‘baldness’. This is a condition which is invariably distressing, it affects both men and women and can happen for a wide variety of reasons. There are a number of different forms of alopecia:

  • Alopecia areata causes patchy hair loss and occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles
  • Alopecia universalis is the most advanced form of alopecia areata which results in complete body hair loss
  • Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary condition also known as male or female pattern baldness which leads to thinning of the hair to an almost transparent state
  • Traction alopecia is usually due to excessive pulling or tension on hair shafts as a result of certain hair styles
  • Alopecia barbae is localised to the beard area either in a single bald patch or in all of the beard area
  • Alopecia totalis is all over baldness

When it comes to establishing why alopecia happens, scientists are still unsure, however stress can be a factor, it can be a sign of serious health problems or it can also be associated with chemotherapy. In addition, there are some skin conditions that affect the scalp, resulting in hair loss.

Recommended Treatments for Alopecia:

Although this condition cannot be ‘cured’, it can be treated. Here at The Cooden Medical Group we recommend the following treatments for alopecia:

Dermaroller / Dermapen™

Dermaroller / Dermapen™ treatment (depends on the case) works by activating the production of hair growth factor. The treatment causes minor surface wounds, causing the body to produce hormones that grow the hair, and other chemicals that assist and stimulate the growth of hair in the affected area.

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Mesotherapy provides a quick solution for hair loss in both men and women as it can increase hair growth in the affected areas by triggering hair follicles. We treat all forms of hair loss using Dermaheal HL, a treatment that contains four biomimetic peptides, designed to work together to stimulate hair (take out hair) growth and strengthen hair.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-invasive option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. This all-natural autologous medical procedure is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, offering high overall patient satisfaction.

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In certain cases we will refer patients to ensure they have the opportunity for a successful and positive outcome. We will discuss this with you after a thorough examination, discounting other complementary treatments.

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  • Are your treatments effective?

    The effectiveness of treatments tends to vary and something that works well for one person may not work well for another. If you find one treatment doesn’t work, don’t simply assume others won’t either. Some cases do not respond to treatment at all, however it is always worth taking professional advice on your condition.

    Will wearing a wig affect regrowth or impact on the remaining hair I have?

    No, rest assured, wearing a wig should not affect any new regrowth of your hair or any remaining hair you have. If it makes you feel better it will have a positive affect all round.

    Can stress cause alopecia areata?

    Yes, stress can sometimes trigger some immunological or endocrinal changes which can in turn lead to alopecia. However, stress is not the single factor leading to alopecia.

    I have alopecia areata and have experienced a very patchy regrowth. Will the rest of my hair grow back?

    In this type of alopecia, the hair follicles are not destroyed which means that hair can regrow anywhere, even after several years. Unfortunately, it's not possible to predict if people will experience full regrowth, it can be a case of wait and see.

    Can alopecia areata occur in children?

    Yes, it can occur in any age.

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