While hair loss is more common in men, both sexes experience hair loss and/or hair thinning with age.
The two major causes of alopecia (hair loss) are:
With relation to genetics, hair loss is mostly determined by a few key genes that influence androgen, a hormone that directly impacts on the quality of hair follicles. Hair loss caused by environmental factors generally relate to extreme stress, a serious disease or as a result of the treatment given for that disease (for example, chemotherapy for cancer).
Male hair loss
Male pattern baldness – also known as male pattern hair loss (MPHL) – affects all men at some stage in their lives. MPHL is characterised by hair loss at the temples, followed by a gradually receding hairline.
Female hair loss
Hair loss in women – or Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) – is characterised by generalised hair thinning and widening of the scalp parting. As with men, hair loss in women is influenced by the androgen hormone. However, doctors believe that over 30 other hormones may also play a role in FPB.
Even though both men and women suffer hair loss, treatment options vary slightly. Here’s a brief outline:
Early stage hair loss – men
At this stage, re-growing your natural hair is the best option. Using our medical RealGROWTH® hair loss treatment, you do just that with outstanding results, we have a 98% success rate.*
Advanced hair loss – men
If your hair loss is in the more advanced stages, you can consider RealHAIR® hair transplants. This single follicle transfer technique restores your hair the same way you lost it – one follicle at a time.
Final stages of hair loss – men
If you have lost the majority of your hair, the RealLOOK® hair system offers a natural replacement utilising advanced invisible hair line technology.
All stages of hair loss – women
In contrast to male hair loss treatment solutions, female treatments can be a little more complicated. Hair loss treatment must be carefully personalised to ensure the right fit for you. Your hair loss consultant will book you in for a blood test to determine the exact cause of your hair loss as this dictates your treatment.
Broadly speaking, there are two treatment options:
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In our experience at Ashley and Martin, people who seek hair loss treatment earlier, rather than later, are guaranteed the best possible results. If your hair loss is impacting your quality of life, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation to discuss how we can tailor a personalised hair loss solution for you.