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Best treatment for hair loss in ladies

23 November, 2020

A common and natural condition, hair loss is experienced by men and ladies alike, and even more so in their 40s and 50s. While men may experience balding and thinning areas on their scalp, shockingly over 50% of women experience bald spots and hair thinning from an early age.

There are many different causes of hair loss, and it is by understanding the root cause of your hair loss problems that you are able to find the right treatment to address it properly and have long-lasting results.

In this article, learn about the common causes behind hair loss in ladies and how to navigate through the many hair loss treatments in Singapore to find a suitable one for you.

Our natural hair structure

Hair loss is very much prevalent among young adults as well, and it can become extremely concerning when you are faced with large tufts of hair in your comb, or after a hot, steamy shower.

100 strands in a day shouldn’t be a cause for concern, as experts have pointed out. However, you may need a little more than simply hair loss shampoo or applying olive oil to your hair to prevent breakage.

Here are some insights into your natural hair cycle.

natural human hair growth cycle

  • The growth phase: The hair cycle begins from the root of the hair follicles, where hair cells continuously add to the hair shaft. This growth continues for 2 to 6 years, and this active phase is called the anagen phase.
  • The transition phase: The catagen phase signals the end of the growth phase. It is a short transition where the hair strand separates gradually from its blood supply and moves onto the hair cycle’s third and final phase called the telogen phase.
  • The resting phase: In the telogen phase, the strand of hair falls, leaving the remaining hair follicle in its resting phase for about 3 months.

Causes of hair loss in ladies

hair loss in ladies

The hair cycle is relatively important to understand because there are certain factors that may trigger a speedy end to the anagen (or growing) phase of the hair’s growth cycle. This then causes the common symptoms of hair loss in females.

For example, poor nutrient intake can reduce the growth phase and instead of waiting for your hair to grow out, it can adversely speed up the falling out process. If you are following a calorie-restricted diet, you’re at a higher risk of experiencing hair loss.

Stress, genetics, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy or childbirth, and medications are just some of the common causes of hair loss in ladies. While hair loss is irreversible, it is not irreparable. Understanding the causes behind your hair loss can go a long way in finding a suitable treatment to help restore healthy hair.

Best treatments for female hair loss

Even with severe hair loss problems, several treatments in Singapore are effective in rejuvenating your hair follicles and the scalp, which can stimulate hair growth as well.

The three main types of hair loss treatments in Singapore are invasive, minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatments.


Invasive treatments i.e. surgery

Surgeries are more effective in treating irreversible hair loss or large bald spots in your scalp, as other hair treatments may not be able to cover much depth or width. Though effective for men, only 5% of women can benefit from surgeries like hair transplants.

As with any other surgery, these come with side effects which include allergic reactions or scars that are visible on the scalp. It is important to get as much information as possible about the surgery you want to go for beforehand.

For those of us who wish to adopt a minimally- or non-invasive technique to counter our hair loss problems, consider the following.

Minimally-invasive treatments

If you are facing milder forms of hair loss or wish to get ahead of the ageing symptom, an excellent minimally invasive treatment is microneedling.

Microneedling or mesotherapy is not a new form of hair loss treatment. It promotes hair regrowth and scalp rejuvenation by tackling the hair loss problem literally at its roots. Through stimulating the hair follicles and delivering nutrients into your scalp, it encourages the growth factors and keratinocytes in your scalp to grow thicker hair.

Other benefits of mesotherapy also include an improved scalp immunity, minimizes scalp inflammation, and more.

  1. Non-invasive treatments

Suitable for nearly all scalp types and comes with minimal to no side effects, non-invasive hair loss treatments are on the rise among both the young and matured alike. Some examples are the non-invasive Scalpelectroporation® (S.E.P.) technology that helps to deliver hair growth nutrients transdermally into the scalp using a needle-free approach. This technology is applied in the S.E.P. Activator for hair loss treatment.

Low-level laser therapies have also been effective as a non-invasive alternative for hair loss treatments, offering a painless solution for clients as well as showing significant results over time. This technology is used in the Lux LLLT Scalp Treatment.

Kim Lim undergoing Lux LLLT Scalp TreatmentKim Lim undergoing Lux LLLT Scalp Treatment

  1. Off-the-shelf treatments

Minoxidil, or Rogaine, have been successful in treating many forms of hair loss for both men and women. These are available in local pharmacies in Singapore.

Due to its side effects such as acne, burning sensation, or further hair loss, it is advisable to seek professional advice to determine if this is a suitable treatment for you.

  1. Home remedies

Great for getting ahead and preventing further hair loss, some home remedies have gained traction online on naturally providing the hair with the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy. Ingredients such as onions may prove effective in promoting hair cell regeneration in your scalp.

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Choosing the best hair loss treatment for you

Before diving into any of the treatments, it is recommended that you take some time to understand each of the available options that you have, as some treatments may be dependent on several factors, such as downtime, side effects and the duration it takes before results become visible.

Schedule a consultation with our specialists today to learn which hair loss treatment will suit you best.