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Hair loss treatment and the causes of hair loss

Causes of hair loss

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:

  1. genetics or family history
  2. environmental factors i.e. stress or illness
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.

Quick stats:
  • approximately 85% of men experience thinning hair by age 50
  • 1 in 5 men in their 20s experience significant balding
  • 1 in 3 men in their 30s experience significant balding
  • ½ of all men in their 40s experience significant balding
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.

Quick stats:

  • 55% of women experience some female pattern hair loss (FPHL) with age
  • 20% of women develop moderate or severe hair loss
  • 40% of women show signs of FPHL by age 50

Hair loss treatment options

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:

  1. Laser caps – a wear-at-home low-level laser treatment that stimulates your hair follicles and encourages re-growth
  2. RealGROWTH® – a ‘combination’ medical hair loss treatment to help you re-grow your natural locks

Want to find out more?
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.


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