Does Stress Related Hair Loss = Surgery?

Stress related hair loss is seen as something you can’t do anything about, but this is not in fact the case.

Hair loss is one of those afflictions that often beg the question – which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or more accurately, is your hair falling out because you are anxious or are you anxious about your hair falling out? Think about it too long and you’ll eventually tangle yourself in the whole ‘are you anxious because your hair is falling because you are anxious’-debacle.

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The short of the long is that anxiety and hair loss shares a fairly complicated relationship that can only be properly understood if you have a grasp of the underlying biology that underpins stress related hair loss.

First off, the most important thing to realise is that stress and anxiety itself is not directly to blame for hair loss. Much like hair fall treatment is related to, but not a direct result of, cancer (but rather the unwanted side-effect of a course of chemotherapy), stress-related hair fall cannot be ascribed to the emotional affliction itself, but rather to a number of conditions that is the result thereof.

These conditions include (in order of the likelihood of occurrence in the general population):

1. Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium (TE) is probably the second most common form of hair loss dermatologists diagnose in their patients. It appears as a diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp, which may not be even all over. It can be a bit more severe in some areas of the scalp than others. Most often, the hair on top of the scalp thins more than it does at the sides and back of the scalp. There is usually no hair line recession, except in a few rare chronic cases.

Sufferers of TE never completely lose all their scalp hair, but the hair can be noticeably thin in severe cases. The shed hairs are typically telogen hairs, which can be recognized by a small bulb of keratin on the root end. Whether the keratinized lump is pigmented or un-pigmented makes no difference; the hair fibres are still typical telogen hairs.

2. Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that presents as spot baldness and is also known as ‘Davey Kirts syndrome’. It is characterised by hair loss from some or all areas of the body, but most often from the scalp and can be attributed to the body’s sudden inability to recognise its own cells and subsequent destruction of its own tissue.

The typical initial symptoms of alopecia areata include small bald patches where the underlying skin appears un-scarred and looks superficially normal. These patches can take many shapes, but are normally round or oval. The affliction most often affects the scalp and beard, but may occur on any part of the body that is covered with hair. Different areas of the skin may exhibit hair loss and regrowth at the same time. The disease may also go into remission for a time, or may be permanent.

3. Trichotillomania

While the previous two disorders are physical in nature, Trichotillomania is an emotional affliction that causes the sufferer to have the uncontrollable urge to pull out their own hair. Sufferers vary in age and are known to pull out their body hair at the root from places like the scalp, eyebrows, lashes and pubic region. It presents in various stages of severity across genders, age groups and creeds – some people pull out handfuls of hair at a time, while others pull out one strand at a time and others even ingest the hair once removed.

We started this article by asking the question, does stress-related Hair loss necessarily mean that you have to get surgery. The short answer is not necessarily. Depending on the severity and root cause of your hair fall, there are a number of less invasive hair restoration techniques that can be applied before you have to submit to surgery.

The first step in the process to identifying your options is to ascertain why your hair is falling. At Advanced Hair Studio UAE we offer Advanced Hair Check, a scientific approach using advanced technology and state-of-the-art instruments, to answer questions related to hair loss, thinning and overall scalp condition. Our experienced and thoroughly trained hair loss consultants examine all aspects of your hair and scalp condition in order to recommend the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to suit your age, face, personality and expectations to give you a head full of hair. This approach ensures that we establish the root cause of your hair loss before you make any decisions regarding treatment.

Would you like to learn more about hair loss causes, solutions and treatments? Keep an eye on the Advanced Hair Studio UAE blog to stay abreast of the latest developments in the hair restoration field. We have a team of experts standing by to keep you in the know.

The Link Between Hair and Confidence

What is confidence?

Even more specifically in this case, Self-confidence when it comes to physical appearance.

Physical Self-confidence can be defined as the ability to look in the mirror and feel a positive vibe and a sense of pride in one’s appearance. But who sets the standards for what are the criteria of being “good looking”? Society and trends do.

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Centuries ago, women with a fuller body were considered more attractive than the Slimmer ones. Very much so, hair plays a similar role.

Back in the 1920s, it would be unusual for a man to not wear a hat. This was the trend and fashion. In today’s world with a dominance of social media, celebrities being exposed by the internet on a daily basis, those trends have shifted. Now, men who are bald or balding are not considered as good looking or attractive, as the men with a head full of hair with a few exceptions of course. Our nature as a species, makes us thrive to look good for others and eventually through positive feedback on our appearance and interactions, one learns to love his own self-image.

When we look at the average woman’s daily grooming routine or her wardrobe, it is very easy to understand that physical appearance is extremely important for the gender. From nails to hair, perfumes, dresses, jewellery and so on.

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Men, on the other hand, have a very limited set of things to look after in contrast to their female counterparts. A decent sense of style, proper hygiene, perhaps some form of physical exercise for muscular enhancement, and of course, hair. With hair, men can express their identity through trendy hairstyles that suit their personalities. Deprive them of hair, and a major loss of control over their appearance is the result, swiftly followed by a loss of self-confidence.

So, why do men suffering from hair loss experience a loss of self-confidence? (To various degrees) It is primarily due to the loss of control and choice over their appearance but also, jealousy, the normal human emotion. Take 2 men of the same age group, one bald, one with a head full of hair, it isn’t hard to understand why the bald man would feel sad and jealous when looking at the other person sporting a trendy hairstyle. Not only is the person with a head full of hair able to express his identity through his hair, but he also looks significantly younger.

Men today are not the only ones suffering from hair loss or thinning in general, the number of women experiencing hair loss or thinning has increased dramatically in the last 30 years and for these women, the loss of confidence is equally significant or even worse than men, as they cannot even gracefully go bald or work on their physique to compensate for the lack of hair, like many A-list Hollywood actors have done. The likes of Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson comes to mind.

When it comes to attracting and interacting with the opposite sex, today’s world is, unfortunately, far less forgiving in terms of one being judged solely by their appearance, as opposed to in the past. This can be explained by the rise of the internet era. Today it’s extremely easy to have access to someone else’s pictures through social media and, as a result, this creates an immediate first impression based exclusively on physical appearance. Worse yet, in the western world, there has been a very steady rise in online dating as people have less and less time to socialize or try to go out to meet new people. Apps such as Tinder create an illusion and expectation solely based on looks where men with a capillary deficit are at a significant disadvantage unless they have compensated with a muscular body or have a head shape naturally suited to not having a mane.

The brutal reality of today is that society is progressively becoming shallower and judging when it comes to looks, and hair places a key role for men in this case. There has also been a marked rise in the “metrosexual” man in the biggest developed cities of the world. A metrosexual is a heterosexual male individual whose grooming regiment can match or even exceed a woman’s. Facial creams, mani-pedis, skin exfoliation and many other grooming rituals that used to be considered laughable if done by a man is becoming more and more socially acceptable. As such, men are becoming even more self-conscious about their looks than ever before.

Based on all this information, it makes perfect sense why there is such a strong link between hair and confidence for men with a few exceptions to the rule of course. Regardless, it is a very important component of your average man’s self confidence levels.

Hair Replacement Surgery: All You Need To Know

On an average, 50 – 100 hair strands per day is the normal rate of hair fall treatment, which, considering that the average scalp contains 100,000 follicular hair, may not sound a lot. However, research has indicated that 9 out of 10 people are highly concerned if they start losing their hair in their 30s.

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In the changing landscape of beauty and personal appearance technologies, hair replacement surgery has equally advanced. Gone are the days when people used to receive irreversible damage to their body because of the physical damage that can be caused by surgery or ageing. It has taken the long journey of time and research, but hair replacement surgery is no longer in its emerging stages.

Today, hair transplant has become one of the latest offerings available to improve your physical appearance. Apart from those who have lost hair through surgery or natural causes, there also exists a group of individuals who undertake hair replacement surgery to get themselves an attractive mane or style.

If you have decided to bring your hair back by undergoing hair transplant surgery, there are certain things need to be considered before taking this step:

1. Research the background and qualifications of selected hair replacement experts.

  • Do check the total years of experience of the hair replacement team.
  • Check the total number of hair replacement surgeries they have performed.
  • Search the web to find out more details about the organization.

2. Look for all possible answers you need

All you need is to filter the right professionals from research and compare their results. Of course, you have to pay a fair amount of money if you decide to opt for hair transplant. However, the overall spending will worth the outcome if you choose a team with a great track record and working experience in this area, and who have a series of proven results that shows their ability to fulfil your expectations. All that matters in the end is the quality of the results achieved.

3. If you have had surgery previously, confirm the effectiveness this time

Meet your personal hair expert and ask them for all the information regarding the hair replacement surgery. In most cases, if a person has gone through a hair replacement surgery in the past but did not get the desired result, the second hair replacement surgery will not work either. We know that you miss those old days when you had a head full of hair, but before the second attempt just make sure that you are not wasting your money and more importantly, risking the limited number of hair follicles you have left.

4. Baldness can be caused by multiple factors

Hair transplant procedure is one of the most powerful treatments developed for regrowth of hair.

Studies have revealed that often baldness is a result of genetics. If your forefathers had baldness, then hair loss may be hereditary. In this case, some of the remedies may not be applicable. Pay attention to your personal habits that are contributing to restricting your hair growth. Take professional advice from an expert hair consultant to explore more ways of retaining and maintaining your hair.

Although hair replacement surgery is a relatively popular choice to overcome hair loss, it does not guarantee for how many months or years its effects will be visible if an appropriate team is not selected for the procedure. Unfortunately, this reality is realised by many only after completing a procedure with an ill-experienced team.

Advanced Hair Studio is one of the best hair clinics in the world at helping individuals resolve various types of hair problems. For more information and to get answers to any queries related to hair replacement surgery, call the experts on
+971 4345 1233.

Hair Regrowth For Men: Before And After Pictures You Won’t Believe Are Real

Hair regrowth for men that simply have to be seen to be believed!

If there’s one thing that each and every single man on the planet has in common, it’s the undeniable fear of losing his hair. Yes, going bald is right up there with the fear of public speaking, spiders, homicidal clowns and flying in planes – which is to say, losing one’s hair is one of the more common fears among earth’s general population. The good news is that hair regrowth is not impossible. Hair regrowth for men needn’t be a difficult thing in today’s world, especially as the technologies on offer are readily available.

While almost 99% of men lose their hair due to genetic reasons, there are a small percentage that suffer hair loss due to other factors: lack of the correct nutrients and minerals as a result of bad diets, insufficient sleep, stress, and excessive smoking and alcohol intake. If you are experiencing hair loss, you needn’t worry. There are a variety of hair regrowth treatments out there that are able to give your scalp a new lease on life.

Whether you’ve started to notice a suspiciously thinning hairline or you’ve invested in a brand new panama hat (they’re so in this season) to mask your unsightly and rapidly expanding bald spot, there’s a fair chance you’ve dabbled in one of the many “miracle” hair regrowth methods or cures available to you.

Know this: while there are plenty of hair regrowth options out there developed specifically to fight hair loss, it’s hard to tell which methods to take seriously and which to flush down the drain with the last vestiges of your once thriving coiffure. Check out these hair regrowth before and after pictures below for some inspiration.

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“I decided to do something about my hair loss–pure and simple—for confidence.” Joel, tennis instructor and presenter, had a handful of simple hair regrowth treatments — Advanced Laser Therapy (ALT) by Advanced Hair Studio — and now both his hair and his confidence have been grown back. “And I’d do it again.”

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Shane, nightclub owner, was quite recently rocking an embarrassingly thin comb-over, but it was nothing a hair restoration procedure by Advanced Hair Studio couldn’t sort out. Now, Shane is making the most of his brand new locks by getting down with the rest of his party- loving clientele. “So much like a natural head of hair, I forget it’s not my own. I have complete confidence that whatever I do, it will always remain undetectable.

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Considering Mike’s condition, he was advised to undergo combination of two hair replacement procedures, as hair regrowth was not an option in his case. We gave him a head full of hair by performing a combination of Strand by Strand The Ultimate plus Strand by Strand Cosmetic. This was the most effective and only way for him to get a head full of hair back with desired coverage, density and volume. “The results in my life are truly remarkable, and I owe it to Advanced Hair Studio in a large way.”

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After Sam, student, underwent a combination of hair replacement and hair regrowth procedures, he started noticing his life improving in a variety of ways. “I feel more confident. Wonderful, in simple words. Can’t believe it took me so long to get it done.”

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Paul was, until recently, balding at an alarming pace. He underwent cosmetic hair replacement (Strand-by- Strand Cosmetic to be exact) and now has a thick, luxurious head of hair once more. “Your expertise, patience, fun and understanding mean so much to both of us. My life has improved so much and you do the most brilliant job every time.”

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Jacques wanted his hair back, and opted for cold beam laser therapy, a powerful method of reducing DHT levels, stopping hair loss in its tracks, and saving and thickening existing thin and weak hair, as well as re-growing hair in regions where his hair follicles were still alive but deeply rooted. Jacques now enjoys improved scalp conditions, improved quality and texture of hair. “Advanced Hair Studio did a fantastic job on my hair. I would recommend this procedure to anyone.” If the above few testimonials are anything to go by, getting a full head of hair back is not only possible, it’s also feasible. All it takes is the motivation to get up and do a little research. Don’t waste time worrying. That will only make it worse. Contact Advanced Hair Studio today and ask about the various hair regrowth treatments and tips for men that are available to you.

You see, hair regrowth for men is totally possible. All it takes is the motivation to get up and do some research. Don’t waste time worrying; that’ll most likely only ma ke it worse. Contact Advanced Hair Studio today and ask about the various hair regrowth treatments and tips for men that are available to you.

Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss In Men?

Can dandruff cause hair loss in men?

Dandruff and hair loss often occur simultaneously, so it makes sense that men who suffer from both wonder whether these two conditions are related or whether one causes the other. One of the questions we get asked a lot is does dandruff cause hair loss in men? The link is overlooked and often the information is misleading. The team at Advanced Hair Studio UAE is often required to provide clarity on the matter, so we decided to put together a handy reference for our readers.

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First off, let’s look at a proper medical definition of dandruff. Dandruff, according to Medi-Lexicon, is “the presence, in varying amounts, of white or grey scales in the hair of the scalp, due to excessive or normal branny exfoliation of the epidermis.” As such, we can surmise that dandruff is a condition associated with the scalp, rather than the hair itself. So while hair loss and dandruff often occur concurrently, dandruff does not cause hair loss.

However, quite interestingly, the way in which many men choose to treat their hair loss actually has the potential to cause dandruff, which is why it is often assumed that the scalp condition contributed to hair thinning.

The casual link between hair loss treatment & dandruff

In the many years we have been treating hair loss in men and women from around the globe, we have had the opportunity to learn a lot about lifestyle choices and how it can contribute to hair loss and unwanted scalp conditions. Here are a few causal links that we have established between hair thinning and dandruff throughout the years:

    • To wash or not to wash: When men first notice hair fall they normally do so in the shower, and there is nothing quite as disheartening as watching your prized tresses making their way down the drain. This often leads to what many men assume is a practical solution – stop washing your hair so much. While this notion makes sense at first glance, it is actually not a great idea at all. While a veto on hair washing might safeguard you from actually seeing the amount of hair you lose in one go, it will continue to happen. The one thing it will do, however, is make you more susceptible to dandruff if you already have a genetic propensity to suffer from dry scalp conditions. Individuals who suffer from dandruff should actually wash their hair once a day to ensure that their scalp is cleansed of any sebum or residue that could further irritate and inflame the dermis.
    • Hair loss medications can irritate the scalp: Certain prescription hair loss medications contain ingredients like alcohol that can dry out the scalp and eventually lead to flaking. It is recommended that you speak to one of our trained hair loss experts if you suspect that any medication you have previously been prescribed may be impacting on the health of your scalp or skin in general. They may be able to recommend a better course of action.
    • Untreated dandruff can lead to manual hair loss: Untreated dandruff leads to an itchy, swollen, uncomfortable scalp which causes many sufferers to scratch incessantly, which could potentially result in hair loss as they unwittingly damage their hair follicles. Dandruff sufferers also tend to wear hats in order to avoid embarrassment. Read our recent article on the causal link between hat and hair loss here. The short of the long is that prolonged and sustained hat wearing has the potential to contribute to hair loss due to a restriction of blood flow and nutrients to the scalp, as well as sweat and sebum build-up associated with exposure to unwashed fabrics.

What to do when your hair falls

So what can you do about it? At Advanced Hair Studio UAE, we offer a range of hair loss solutions, including the extremely popular Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic® treatment. Successfully performed on more than 1 million patients to date, this option is ideal for individuals who are in the advanced stages of hair loss and is considered to be world’s most sophisticated non-clinical hair replacement procedure.

Two major research and development department departments and three state-of-the-art labs in Australia, UK and America, work continuously to upgrade our technology and product range. As a matter of fact, Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic® has given thousands of people better hair texture and density than that which they were born with. It also provides our patients with the option to style their hair to suit your unique lifestyle and personal preferences.

Keep in touch & stay informed

Do you feel that there is anything more we could add to this article about the casual link between hair loss and dandruff? We value your feedback – please leave a comment in our comment section and we will happily update our information. Would you like to learn more about hair loss causes, solutions and hair fall treatments? Keep an eye on the Advanced Hair Studio UAE blog to stay abreast of the latest developments in the hair restoration field. We have a team of experts standing to by to keep you in the know.

 

Is Trichotillomania a reason of your hair loss?

You might be having the urge to constantly pull your hair. You may even be ashamed of it but you cannot control it. The reason you are doing so is because you may have Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is an impulse disorder in which a person is feeling a constant urge, which one may not be able to resist, to pull their hair. Impulse control disorders are conditions in which you have strong, uncontrollable urges to take part in self-destructive behavior. Some examples of impulse control disorders are Pyromania and Kleptomania. Pyromania is the urge to set fires and Kleptomania is the urge to steal. The real reason behind Trichotillomania is not been understood or found, however researchers believe that it is caused due to chemical imbalances in the brain. Trichotillomania may also be a genetic condition because it runs in families.

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Symptoms of Trichotillomania

Everyone doesn’t have the same symptoms of Trichotillomania. Some pull their hair strand by strand while others may pull large clumps of it. Some people may do this consciously and are getting a good feeling while pulling their hair off, while some may be pulling their hair unconsciously without even realizing it. After pulling the strand some may inspect it or even swallow it. The symptoms usually are:-

  • pulling hair causing hair loss in patches
  • satisfactory feeling when pulling the hair
  • shame and even denying what they are doing
  • experiencing relief when the hair is pulled
  • playing with pulled hair
  • rubbing the pulled hair on lips

How common is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is a pretty rare condition in which only about 1 percent of the population may have it. This condition is usually found in females outnumbering males in a ratio of 3 to 1. There is a problem in finding the frequency of the people who have Trichotillomania. This is because people tend to deny that they have the disorder and do not seek help from professionals. Trichotillomania usually begins around the age of 11 to 13 however, there is a possibility that children of age 1 to 2 also have Trichotillomania and pull their hair.

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Coping with Trichotillomania

If you feel that you or someone you know suffers hair loss because of Trichotillomania then it would be advisable to visit a professional team of Hair experts. The hair exerts can give you tips for controlling Trichotillomania before it is too late. People will need help from professionals for controlling their hair pulling impulses. Common treatment for Trichotillomania includes:

  • MEDICATIONS: If treatment of Trichotillomania is not needed then the hair expert can prescribe medications such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to help people to control their hair pulling urges.
  • COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOUR THERAPY: In this therapy the hair expert will teach you how to manage your hair pulling urges and how to recognize them so that you are not pulling your hair unconsciously. The hair expert will teach you how specific situations cause hair pulling urges and how to control them or modify the situation and stop hair loss caused by it.
  • BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION: The hair expert recommends you to occupy yourself when you feel the urge to pull your hair. You could squeeze a stress ball or do activities like knitting, reading, cooking etc.
  • Controlling Trichotillomania can be tough, but working with the hair expert and to manage your condition, joining support groups made up of other people who have a similar situation as you can help you overcome Trichotillomania.

 

Telogen Effluvium – a common form of hair loss

Hair on a person’s scalp always undergoes three phases: 1. Anagen phase 2. Catagen phase 3. Telogen phase Anagen is termed as the growing phase for hair. At any given time, at least 85% of a person’s hairs are actively growing. Usually a hair is in anagen phase for about 4 years. Then catagen phase cause the end of the anagen phase and marks the beginning of the telogen phase. So catagen phase is the transition period. The hair in telogen phase are resting and eventually in 3-4 months fall out allowing new hair to grow. So, an average person loses about 100 hair a day. Telogen effluvium is triggered by:

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  • Weight loss
  • Surgery
  • Change in diet
  • Hormonal changes
  • Iron deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
  • Fever or infection
  • Physical or mental trauma

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Telogen Effluvium is a common form of hair loss in men as well as women. When a person experiences shock or has a mental trauma, more hair (about 35%) stop growing and go into the resting phase. This results in the gradual thinning of the hair. So, if a person is experiencing Telogen Effluvium then the person will lose about 350 hair per day instead of 100. Because the hair takes 3-4 months to shed, most of us will not realize that Telogen Effluvium is triggered until after 3-4 months of the actual incident. You may be scared of losing most of such hair in a short amount of time, but this condition is usually temporary. Each hair that falls off is replaced by a new hair so you may not face the problem of baldness.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis

The good part is that mostly people will not notice that you have Telogen Effluvium. This is because the hair does not fall of from a particular part of the scalp but few from every part. This does not make patches of hair loss but makes your hair less dense. So, if you have large patches of bald spots then you probably do not have Telogen Effluvium. The ideal way to understand if you are not suffering from this kind of hair loss condition you may choose to consult a professional set of team-members at Advanced Hair Studio UAE to help you understand the actual situation. Only post such diagnosis can the appropriate solution be suggested and taken forward.

Hair fall treatment dubai

At Advanced hair studio, hair fall experts can give you the best hair fall treatment dubai, hair loss remedies and solutions. Advanced hair studio is one of the largest companies with centers across the world. Hair falling is common nowadays, Advanced hair studio provides complete hair fall treatments and hair loss solution in Dubai, UAE.

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If you want to know what Hair fall treatments they provider, how do Flashpoints, Advanced hair studio’s sophisticated range of hair extensions work; If you want to know how to get better and thicker hair, visit the website: http://www.advancedhairstudiouae.com or Call us at +971 4345 1233.