FAQ’s on scientific advancement in Diagnosis and Treatment of Hair Loss disorders
What is Hair Replacement / Hair Fixing?
Hair replacement / Hair Fixing is a non surgical treatment to cure the partial . Hair replacement basically involves fixing additional strands of hair (Hair Patch) to the Baldness area.
Is hair replacement / Hair Fixing suitable for completely bald people?
No, hair replacement / Hair Fixing can be done only to the partial bald scalp.
What is the different between Hair wigs & Hair Patch (hair system, hair piece, Hair unit)?
Hair patch is a kind of hair wigs but they are smaller in size & very naturally looking than the full wigs. Hair wigs is suitable only for completely bald scalp.
What is Hair Bonding, Hair Weaving & Hair Silicon system?
Hair Bonding, Hair Weaving & Hair Silicon system are the different techniques of Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing.
What is different between Hair Bonding, Hair Weaving & Hair Silicon system?
Hair weaving & Hair silicon system are fixed procedure & hair bonding is detachable procedure. In case of hair weaving & hair silicon system, you can do all your daily activities normally - like taking bath, swimming, Gym, playing etc. Or we can say you can treat like your own hair. In case of hair bonding you need to remove the hair patch before taking bath or swim, or you need to take extreme care while taking bath, swimming, Gym and playing.
What is Hair Weaving?
Hair Weaving is a one of the technique of Hair Replacement / Hair Fixing, where we fixed the Hair Patch or hair System with finely braided base; braided base is made by taking support of your existing hair without any harm to the skin, Hair Weaving is fixed procedure.
How Long does it take to have Hair Weaving?
Hair Weaving procedure about 2hrs.
What is Hair Silicon System or Silicone Hair Fixing ?
Hair Silicon System or Silicone Hair Fixing is also one of the techniques of Hair Replacement / Hair Fixing , where we fixed the Hair Patch or hair System on your scalp by applying the Silicone gel.
Is Silicone gel is safe for Skin?
Yes , silicone gel is safe for the skin.
Can I take bath after silicone hair fixing?
Yes, you can take bath normally after fixing.
Can I thoroughly brush my hair?
Yes, daily brushing and combing is essential for keeping your Hair system in good condition and prevent matting and tangling.
Which procedure is better - Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing or hair Transplant?
Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing is better to hair transplants because it is a non surgical & you can get the proper volume or density compare to Hair Transplant within no time. By Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing you can have a gorgeous and naturally looking head of hair in relatively little time, you can make the hair style it in any ways you prefer. It gives you the 100% natural look. In case of hair transplant you can't get the proper volume or density compare to your own hair.
Do I have to use specific products to maintain hair system?
No, you are free to use any products (shampoo, Conditioner) you desire.
Is hair replacement/ Hair Fixing is suitable for both Ladies & gents?
Yes, Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing is suitable for both.
Is Hair replacement/ Hair Fixing looks natural?
Yes, It gives you the 100% natural look; no one can make out whether you have done the Hair replacement.
Which hair style or Hair look I can get after hair replacement or hair Fixing?
Our experienced team of hair experts specialize in the latest hair replacement techniques can provide you any hair style or Hair look.
How can i decide which treatment is best for me?
Work with your doctor and start with the treatment that the doctor recommends for your specific condition, depending on the severity of your disease and your overall health status. Do the treatment follow-ups with your doctor and ensure to continue the treatment as guided.
What are the appropriate diagnostic methodologies for evaluating causes of Hair Loss?
A scientific approach for diagnosis involves clinical examination & blood investigation. Hair loss is seen not just as an aesthetic concern as it appears prima facie but is indicative of deep rooted medical concerns which must be addressed simultaneously in order to ensure long term effective results. Infact, clinical examination by a tricologist in diagnosing the cause of hair loss.
What is the most scientific approach to managing hair loss?
Multidisciplinary approach, subject to case examination is the best way to address hair loss concerns as their outcome is more permanent and effective.
Why is it important to do a host of blood work in diagnosing cause and treatment of hair loss?
As earlier mentioned more and more research goes to prove that hair loss may appear as an aesthetic presentation but is a translation of underlying medical conditions be it metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalance, stress, auto immune diseases, digestion and absorption disorders, blood disorders etc.
Isn’t it very expensive if one must undergo many blood tests and meet doctors from various disciplines in order to resolve these hair loss concerns?
Any route chosen otherwise will resolve the problem temporarily on the surface but may not get rid of the trigger or the root cause as you may call it. In fact you may lead to spending less in the long run considering that you have averted illnesses from becoming chronic with appropriate medical guidance from specialists (multidisciplinary) and adapting to life style and diet modification or as may deem fit for that patient. Some of the research findings at Dr.Haircare suggest that a lot of men under 30 years of age have male pattern baldness.
If I just address the blood parameters would it then address my hair loss concerns; would I need clinical management then in that case?
Well, all that is subject tothe patient expectation whether the concern is dandruff, or hair loss arrest or hair re-growth, or managing any other hair loss disease. Both options exist depending on the expectation of results; Clinical treatments are generally more aggressive whereas home management takes longer and compliance is seen as an issue in the case of home management. Besides, being a multidisciplinary approach it can be applied on a very aggressive footing to resolve this issue from the core if the clinical approach is adopted. We also see that patients expect miracles in the first few sessions of therapy which is difficult to live up to, however, as we understand it takes a couple of months, maybe earlier if complete medical guidelines are followed coupled with clinical management services. Clinical management is generally recommended in the case of hair fall control .
Are there any specific blood tests for hair loss?
Yes, there are discuss that with the patient during a formal consultation..
Can hair loss occur in young adults?
Male pattern hair loss can occur as early as 15, although it begins anywhere from the 20’s and the early 30s. Familial history may help determine the same. Alopecia Areata and Telogen effluvium can occur in younger children as well.
Can Hair Loss occur due to Improper hair care?
Yes, hair loss can occur due to improper care such as use of faulty hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, gels, hair dyes and also due to improper hair styles such as repeated tugging of hair in to ponytails repeated combing etc.
What temperature water should I use for shampooing my hair?
For the average person, who simply wants to shampoo his or her moderately-soiled hair, lukewarm water is the way to go. Warm water allows the shampoo to most effectively remove the dirt and oils in the hair.
Does changing a shampoo increase hair fall?
No, it alters only the texture of hair.
Can chronic itchy scalp result in hair loss?
Yes, itchy scalp due to sweat build up or other unhygienic hair care practices or ring worm infections results in breakage of hair. Psoriasis related hair fall is a result of too much scratching and also due to forcefully removing the flakes besides stress. Dandruff associated with itching is a precursor to baldness.
What Infections of the Scalp contribute to hair fall?
A number of infectious and infection related conditions can contribute to hair fall. The commonest one seen in Indian Populations are ring worm and Piedra-Fungal infections, folliculitis- bacterial infection, Demodex Folliculorum infection, Seborrheic Dermatitis etc. These infections affect the hair fibre resulting in brittle hair, breakage and bald patches of skin in the affected area. In severe cases they permanently damage the hair follicle.
What is the cause of my recurring dandruff?
Commonest triggers include increased oil production, oily skin, oily scalp, excessive sweating, poor hygiene, Weather (hot and humid or cold and dry), infrequent washing or shampooing, Concurrent yeast or fungal skin infections, poor immune system, chronic illness, emotional or mental stress.
How does one prevent dullness of hair?
Apply light oil half an hour before washing scalp. Use a mild shampoo for daily use and not strong detergents to cleanse scalp daily of dirt. Avoid blow drying frequently. Use only cold mode on hair dryer and keep it at a distance from the scalp. UV protection shampoos are also as good option for summers.
How to prevent hair shaft breakage?
Don’t comb hair when it is wet as the roots will be loose. Detangle the knots using fingers. Use wide toothed combs and avoid roller brushes.
How often should I trim my hair?
Once every 6-8 weeks. This helps prevent split ends.
How do I make my thin hair look healthier?
Consume a diet rich in minerals and vitamins like fruits, green leafy vegetables, dry fruits. Avoid hair colours containing ammonia. Dietary supplements can help.
I have recently shifted to Bangalore post that I notice an increase in hair fall.
Yes, change of place increases stress and alters the dietary pattern resulting in increased hair fall.
I have been working out at gym since a year and on whey proteins, I have noticed increase in hair fall post that. Is that possible!
Yes, along with whey proteins a drastic change in body weight along with deficiency of micro-nutrients can result in hair fall.
What medicines cause hair loss?
Amphetamines, lithium, anti-coagulants, birth control pills, beta blockers, gout treatment, anti-depressants are some of the medicines which can cause hair loss. Hair Therapy and changing or discontinuation of the drug does help in arresting hair fall.
Can smoking and alcohol cause Hair loss?
Smoking does affect in an indirect way. It increases the blood pressure and decreases the oxygen in the human body. Decreased blood circulation leads to rapid hair shedding and dryness. Excessive alcohol intake on the other hand depletes zinc from the system needed for hair growth so should be taken in moderation.
Can usage of cell phones cause hair loss and what preventive action should be taken to reduce the problem?
Yes, studies show that hairfall is one of the side effects. Certain preventive measures can be taken like buying a low level radiation device, use a headset or a speaker while talking, don’t communicate when the signal is poor or put on charge, avoid radiation shields if possible.
I fear getting a hair transplant done but I want hair. Suggest!
Non-surgical hair restoration is then a good way to go. At Dr.Haircare Cllinic, we have one which is a readily available hair unit which is normally an international product and factory made or we customize the unit on the basis of the grade of hair loss. This service is very unique to Dr.Haircare Cllinic wherein a unit is designed on the basis of the grade of hair loss keeping in mind the areas where the hair is present and also keeping in mind which parts of the hair need more ventilation and less density and also looking at specifically increasing density in areas where the same is not available besides appropriate incorporation of colour assessment. Infact whether it is use of grays in a certain percentage with black or a curl construction all of the same can be captured in the final product.
I am a woman who has lost hair around my parting. Options!!
The latest revolutionary product available for multi styling purpose is called a fringe. The benefit is that it not only covers the parting but gives you the flexibility of making multiple styles.
How do you treat Hair Thinning in women?
Post the investigations, the doctor concludes the underlying cause triggering the hair fall be it thyroid dysfunction or PCOD or diabetes or any other kind of internal trigger. Based on that a specialist, be it an endocrinologist, physician or gynecologist comes in to treat the underlying cause simultaneously working with parallel treatments with prescribed medication to address the issue of hair fall and promote hair growth.
Can oral contraceptives cause hair fall?
Yes, oral contraceptives are a common trigger of hair loss for many women.
Why does my hair fall out after pregnancy?
When pregnant high levels of estrogen make your scalp hold on to your hair that would have normally fallen out. A few months post birth your hormone levels return to normal and the hair falls out. Losing hair after giving birth is considered normal. Nutritional supplements along with appropriate treatment and diet normally take care of the problem.
Is my PCOD problem and hairfall correlated?
Polycystic ovarian disorder is a condition with underlying Insulin resistance which causes hormonal imbalance resulting in male pattern baldness and excessive facial hair. With medical management results seem to be very effective both for hair loss control and reduction of excessive facial hair.
Is there a connection between my thyroid level and excessive hair loss?
Overactive or an Underactive Thyroid is a condition in women manifesting hairfall, accelerating the process of androgenetic alopecia, loss of hair on the outer edge of the eyebrows or general loss of body hair.
Does Iron Deficiency lead to increased hair loss?
Anemia causes a low blood count and a less effective circulatory system as a result of which the hair follicles do not receive the necessary quantity of oxygen supply and nourishment which causes the hair to thin and fallout over time.
I’m a woman in my menopausal years what is causing so much hair loss in my case?
Hair loss in menopausal women is primarily caused by hormonal changes during which there is a fall in estrogen levels and a spike in androgen levels which in turn accelerates the thinning process.
Do diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and thyroid dysfunction aggravate hair loss?
Definitely they all cause hair loss.
Does stress lead to hair fall?
Both emotional and physical stress (such as a serious illness or recovery from surgery) is associated with hair loss. Stress aggravates conditions such as alopecia areata, trichotillomania and telogen effluvium.