Hair loss is a concern for many, with treatment being the only way out. While some witness their hair loss reducing over time without any external intervention, certain health conditions or circumstances not within control can lead to irreversible hair loss. Intervening in time can help stop and reverse the condition.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss is caused due to more than just a change in your lifestyle. Some of these causes include:
Hair loss can be a result of a number of things, from hormonal imbalance to diseases. Certain medications, such as those for cancer treatments, birth control, heart issues, and arthritis, too, cause hair loss. Not all of these causes are within your control. Hair loss is therefore often inevitable with hair loss treatment being the only way to bring your locks back.
To find out the cause of hair loss in your case, a proper diagnosis is needed. The tests include:
Pull test: This test involves pulling on the hair to see the number of hair that falls out when pulled.
Blood tests: This helps identify or eliminate diseases that could be the underlying cause.
Scalp biopsy: Infection of the scalp can often cause hair loss. A biopsy can help identify scalp infections.
Testing the hair shafts: This test involves testing the hair shafts using light microscopy to identify anything unusual.
With there being a number of reasons as to why hair loss occurs, the treatment options for hair loss, too, vary. And not every treatment option may work for all. What is ideal in one individual’s case may not be so in another.
Some of the hair loss treatment methods used widely in Melbourne include:
This is an over-the-counter medication that is used by both men and women suffering from hair loss. Applying it to the scalp twice a day has shown positive results in some cases wherein hair loss is greatly reduced. However, you need to keep applying it for months in order to see the results. There may also be certain side-effects involved that you need to keep in mind.
Certain medications help reduce hair loss rather than reverse it. Stopping the loss is as vital as reversing hair loss, ensuring that the condition doesn’t worsen. You can find out the right medication for you through your hair loss doctor in Melbourne.
Surgery, or hair transplants, is often the last option offered to patients, owing to certain risks being involved. The surgery involves transplanting one hair follicle from another body part onto your scalp. This method is both costly and full of side-effects. However, this option works better for some than others. Your dermatologist can help you decide if this is the right treatment option for you.
CSD clinic has some of the best skin and hair specialists who have treated innumerable conditions affecting the hair and skin with successful outcomes.
Depending on the treatment options you opt for, you will need to keep a list of dos and don’ts in place to avoid actions that could alter the outcome of your treatment. The hair loss specialists at our Melbourne clinic can help diagnose your condition, offer the right treatment, and guide you throughout the process to ensure the most effective outcome.
To find out more about the treatment and services we offer, you can reach out to us or book an appointment!
*Results may vary from patient to patient.