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We know it’s frustrating to see your hair thin with each passing year and before you know it, you have to call it a “hair loss condition”.

Despite the numerous cosmetic products and treatments claiming to revive your previously luscious locks, the outcomes may sometimes disappoint.

It becomes particularly disheartening when, despite investing considerable time and money, you still find precious strands of hair clogging your bathroom drain.

However, what if we suggested that these setbacks might signify more than mere inconvenience? It could be time to alter your perspective and regard hair loss as a medical concern necessitating professional attention.

Signs That Your Hair Loss May Be More Serious Than You Realise, According to a Doctor

While a certain amount of hair shedding is considered normal, there are discernible patterns of hair loss that go beyond mere surface-level cosmetic concerns, prompting the need for a closer examination by medical professionals.

Daily Vanity spoke to Dr. Byron, the Head of The Urban Clinic’s Hair Restoration department, who outlined symptoms you should be looking out for.

Gradual Thinning

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

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“Hair loss usually happens slowly,” said Dr. Byron, “so you should pay attention to changes in your hair’s thickness, especially around your crown and temples.”

“If you see a widening part or more of your scalp, it might be a sign of hair loss.”

Receding Hairline

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“Receding hairline” is a term that we often hear in hair loss. But did you know that it presents itself differently in men and in women?

“For guys, a receding hairline is common. It usually starts at the temples and works its way backward,” Dr. Byron explained.

“Women may notice more widespread thinning, particularly where their hair is parted and on the top-central portion of the head.”

Bald Spots

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Some people get spots with no hair or areas where hair is thinning. Dr. Byron said that this usually happens in specific places like the crown or along the hairline.

Excessive Shedding

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“Watch how much hair you lose each day,” advises Dr. Byron.

“While some shedding is normal, too much hair in the shower drain, on your pillow, or in your hairbrush could be a reason to be concerned.”

As a rule of thumb, it’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Anything more is considered excessive shedding.

If you’ve noticed any of these common hair loss symptoms, don’t panic. Recognising hair loss as a medical condition is your first step to finding effective treatments and solutions.

The Significance of Medical Consultation for Hair Loss at The Urban Clinic

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

The Urban Clinic: Consultation with Dr. Byron

Shifting your perspective entails seeking guidance from seasoned medical professionals like those at The Urban Clinic.

With a dedicated department in hair loss treatment, The Urban Clinic boasts experienced doctors mentored by globally acclaimed leaders, the use of technology, and personalised programmes tailored to each individual’s requirements.

In contrast to superficial cosmetic solutions, their medical approach encompasses a thorough consultation, meticulously examining your medical history to pinpoint the specific medications essential for addressing your condition.

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

The Urban Clinic: Scalp diagnosis

You’ll also undergo a diagnostic scalp examination, along with a blood test and health screening.

Thereafter, an individualised treatment plan involving medications, supplements, advanced regenerative therapies, non-invasive laser treatments, and state-of-the-art robotic hair transplants will be customised for you.

Rather than relying on generic, one-size-fits-all solutions, The Urban Clinic’s medical approach tailors treatments that are actually effective because they address your specific needs and the root causes of your hair loss.

How The Urban Clinic and Dr. Byron Manages Your Hair Loss

Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)

Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men, affecting about 50% of men by the time they reach 50.

Treatment options for hair loss vary, ranging from mild measures such as oral or topical medication to laser therapy. For more severe cases, the clinic may recommend a hair transplant, wherein hair from a suitable donor area (donor hair) is transplanted to other areas of the scalp.

For younger individuals, the approach to treating their hair loss may be more conservative, focusing on medication and laser therapy to minimise the risk of using up donor hairs too early.

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

The Urban Clinic: Heatlite

At The Urban Clinic, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) using LEDs is employed to transmit red light in order to promote cell metabolism and blood flow to your scalp.

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

The Urban Clinic: Hairline design by Dr. Byron for FUE Hair Transplantation

However, if hair loss is severe during the initial consultation, you may be directed to their specialised FUE Hair Transplantation.

FUE hair transplantation is a microsurgical method that moves healthy hair follicles from donor areas to regions affected by hair loss, and it’s especially effective for androgenetic alopecia.

The best part is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no detectable scar post-surgery and a significantly shortened recovery time.

The process is done using both The Urban Clinic’s ARTAS® iX Robotic Hair Restoration System and the NeoGraft.

This makes it an excellent way to restore your hairline and conceal thinning areas on your crown.

Female Pattern Baldness

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Female pattern baldness affects about 40% of women by the age of 50, and it’s influenced by various factors like hormonal changes, genetics, stress, and overall health.

Treatment options are determined by the cause of hair thinning or loss. If there is an underlying medical condition, it must be treated first.

Minoxidil, for example, can be prescribed after your underlying medical condition has been properly treated (e.g. thyroid disease), to stimulate hair growth and thickness.

Minoxidil is a medication mainly prescribed for treating hair loss. Whether applied topically to the scalp or taken orally, minoxidil effectively stimulates your hair follicles, extends the growth phase of the hair cycle, and enhances blood flow to your hair follicles.

Spironolactone will be administered to counter hair loss resulting from hormonal imbalance, and nutritional supplements will be provided for deficiencies contributing to hair thinning.

Spironolactone is a medication with anti-androgenic properties, meaning it can block the effects of specific male hormones (androgens) in your body. This helps to reduce hair loss as it lessens the impact of androgens on your hair follicles.

Beyond medication, options like LLLT are considered, and in more severe cases, a recommendation for a hair transplant may be suggested.

Hair Thinning Due To Ageing

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The Urban Clinic: LaseMD

If your hair is thinning due to ageing, Dr. Byron will suggest scalp anti-ageing treatments such as laser treatments like LaseMD, LED treatments like Healite, and micro-needling treatments like Potenza to stimulate your hair growth.

Oral or topical medication, such as Minoxidil, may also be prescribed in combination for a synergistic effect.

Naturally, The Urban Clinic prioritises your preferences above all and will be there to guide you through the plans, ensuring that you are fully comfortable and informed about the treatment before proceeding.

The Urban Clinic: Your Destination for Professional Hair Loss Help

By treating hair loss as a medical condition, you can accurately identify the specific issues contributing to your hair loss.

The Urban Clinic Hair Loss Treatments by Dr Byron

The Urban Clinic: Dr Byron and team

This enables you to create personalised treatment plans with the guidance of professionals like Dr. Byron and his team at The Urban Clinic, tailored to address your hair loss concerns effectively.

Want to kickstart your journey against hair loss? Visit The Urban Clinic’s website, Facebook, Instagram page, or reach out via WhatsApp or phone with the buttons below. If you know someone facing similar challenges, don’t forget to share this article with them!

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