Q: What are the common problems in hair clinic?
A: The common problems are hair loss dandruff and scalp infection. Most individuals shed 50-100 hairs a day. When we shed more than 100 strands of hair in a day, this may lead to progressive hair loss.
Q: What is the common hair loss causes?
A: Androgenic or hormone pattern hair loss is the commonest. Occur in men more than lady, this is due to androgen hormone acting on the genetically predisposed hair follicles.
Q: How is the presentation?
A: The hair loss may begin anytime after puberty as early as second decades and often fully expressed in forties. The hair becomes finer and shorter and gradually stops growing.
Q: What is the treatment for androgenic hair loss?
A: At early hair loss, doctor will prescribe topical (applicable) medicine to inhibit the hormone. At later stage, the hair loss is more progressive, oral medicine and clinical treatments will be combined for better results.
At Skin Health, we combine diode laser with 3 other medically proven methods to optimize the absorption of the medicine.
Diode laser stimulates blood circulation and stimulates the hair forming cells biologically. The doctor will also introduce the medicine to the hair loss areas directly with superfine needles (2mm). The process is quick and cause minimal discomfort. The latest treatment involved PRP cell regeneration technique. Failing or these, hair transplant will be the final option.
Q: When can we expect hair grow?
A: In the first 2-6 weeks, hair loss will reduce substantially. At 2nd- 3th months, we can see the hair grow evenly. After completing treatment, patients need to continue applying the medicine to preserve the hair.
Q: My child has patchy hair loss, what is the cause?
A: Patchy hair loss may be due to alopecia areata or scalp fungal infection. These conditions are treatable. Fungal infection should be treated as soon as possible to avoid permanent hair loss.
Q: I have thick dandruff, is it normal?
A: Thick dandruff may be related to skin diseases such as scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Seek medical advice from doctor for exact diagnosis and treatment.