Hair loss

Hair loss, what are the remedies?

Hair loss is a common concern for blokes and sheilas alike. Whether it’s a receding hairline, thinning on top, or a general feeling of less luscious locks, hair loss can knock a dent in our confidence. But before you resign yourself to rocking a shiny scalp, let’s delve into the reasons behind hair loss and explore some strategies to keep your hair healthy and potentially encourage some regrowth.

The Shedding Truth: Understanding Hair Growth Cycles

Hair goes through a natural growth cycle with three distinct phases:

  • Anagen (Growth Phase): This is the rockstar phase, lasting anywhere from 2-7 years in average. During this time, hair follicles are actively producing new hair.
  • Catagen (Transition Phase): This short phase (around 2 weeks) marks the end of active hair growth. The hair follicle starts to shrink and detach from the blood supply.
  • Telogen (Resting Phase): The final resting phase lasts about 3 months. The hair is no longer growing and eventually falls out, making way for a new hair to begin the cycle again.

Normally, we lose around 50-100 hairs a day as part of this natural cycle. But when the balance tips and more hair falls out than grows back, that’s when we start noticing visible hair loss.

The Culprits Down Under: What Causes Hair Loss?

Several factors can contribute to hair loss:

  • Genetics: The most common cause of hair loss, both in men (male pattern baldness) and women (female pattern hair loss), is genetics. If baldness runs in your family, you’re more likely to experience it yourself.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hair loss can be triggered by hormonal fluctuations, particularly common during events like pregnancy, menopause, and thyroid problems.
  • Stress: Chronic stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to temporary hair loss.
  • Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions and medications can cause hair loss as a side effect.
  • Diet and Nutrition: Deficiencies in iron, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients can contribute to hair loss.
  • Scalp Conditions: Scalp conditions like dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis can create an unhealthy environment for hair growth.
  • Lifestyle Habits: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and tight hairstyles can all contribute to hair loss.

Hair Loss: Beyond the Vanity

While hair loss is primarily a cosmetic concern, it can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If you’re experiencing sudden or excessive hair loss, it’s important to consult a doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.

Combating the Thinning: Strategies for a Fuller Head of Hair

There’s no magic bullet for hair loss, but several strategies can help maintain healthy hair and potentially promote some regrowth:

  • Healthy Lifestyle: A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, getting enough sleep, and managing stress levels can all contribute to a healthy scalp environment and support healthy hair growth.
  • Scalp Care: Maintaining a clean and healthy scalp is crucial. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type. Avoid harsh chemicals and excessive styling products.

ASCE+ Exosomes to treat hair loss

At Sisä Skincare, we offer a ASCE+ Exosomes Therapy, it is a relatively new approach in hair loss treatment, and while promising, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Here’s a breakdown of how ASCE+ Exosomes might be beneficial and some key things to consider:

The Science Behind ASCE+ Exosomes:

  • Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells: ASCE+ Exosomes are derived from Rose stem cells. These stem cells have the potential to regenerate and repair tissues.
  • Messengers of Growth: Exosomes are tiny sacs released by cells that can carry molecules to other cells. In the case of ASCE+ Exosomes, they carry growth factors and other signals that may stimulate the hair follicles.
  • Communication is Key: These exosomes may essentially “talk” to your scalp’s own stem cells, prompting them to become more active and participate in hair growth.

Potential Benefits of ASCE+ Exosomes for Hair Loss:

  • Promoting Hair Growth: By stimulating hair follicles and encouraging cell growth, ASCE+ Exosomes may potentially promote new hair growth.
  • Strengthening Existing Hair: The growth factors delivered by the exosomes may also help strengthen and improve the quality of existing hair.
  • Improved Scalp Environment: Some studies suggest exosomes may help reduce inflammation in the scalp, creating a more favourable environment for hair growth.