What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is the term used for Hair Loss. There are many types of alopecia: androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness), alopercia totalis, alopecia universalis, alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder. It is advisable to have a consultation with a trichologist to get the condition diagnosed correctly so the right treatment can be prescribed to suit your circumstances.

Why am I losing my hair or thinning?

There are many reasons why men and women will experience hair loss and thinning hair including:

  • Fevers or illness.
  • Surgery.
  • Childbirth.
  • Infection
  • Drugs
  • Trauma
  • Unbalanced hormones, including certain types of contraceptive pills.
  • Growth hormones and muscle developing products.
  • Crash diets.
  • Mal-absorption of nutrients.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Stress / lifestyle changes.
  • Genetically predisposed / family history.
  • Nutritional changes.
  • Allergic reaction to chemicals.

What treatments are available?

There are many treatments available to treat hair loss and thinning hair. At Medical Hair Restoration Australia we provide you with a complete and accurate diagnosis of your hair loss or scalp condition and then provide you with the most appropriate treatment that will provide you with the best possible outcome.

In many circumstances we recommend using a multi-therapy approach to treat hair loss. This can include  a nutritional plan, protein & vitamin supplementation, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) as well as hair restoration surgery if required. We use and recommend only proven hair loss treatments and solutions.

Is it normal to see hair falling out everyday?

Yes. It is perfectly normal to shed approximately 100-150 hairs everyday as part of the normal hair cycle. Most people have approximately 100000 hairs on their head. These hairs are constantly cycling between the growth and resting phases. These will grow back in 3-6 months.

If you do notice you are shedding significantly more than this, more than usual, or you hair just appears to be thinning, make a time to have a consultation with our trichologist to determine the best course of action that is most appropriate for you.