HAIR LOSS

HAIR LOSS

Also known as alopecia, hair loss can affect both men and women, and even children. Our hair is made up of the protein, keratin, produced in the outer layer of the skin as hair follicles. As new hair cells emerge from the follicles, old cells are pushed through the skin’s surface. The hair that is seen on the head is in actual fact, a string of dead protein cells. As aging occurs, the rate of hair growth decelerates.

Alopecia can be attributed to a number of reasons:
• Hereditary- Genetic conditions of male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. It is characterized by a gradual and predictable pattern, with a receding hairline and loss of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. Men are mainly the one who suffer from pattern baldness and can start even at puberty.

• Hormonal-
Hormonal changes such as abnormal levels of androgens can cause temporary hair loss as a result of pregnancy, childbirth or menopause. Physical and emotional stress, or even excessive weight loss can also affect hormonal levels, leading to hair loss.

• Medical-
Medical conditions including thyroid disease, lupus, diabetes, deficiency in iron or protein, eating disorders and dieting can also contribute to hair loss. Certain drugs and medications prescribed for high blood pressure, depression, cancer, birth control and heart problems can also lead to hair loss.

We can help:

Shiro Aesthetics believes in a highly bespoke treatment after a thorough consultation to determine the underlying problem. Depending on the diagnosis, we tackle hair loss at its root with the use of advanced technology, supplements and/or medications.