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About Alopecia

Alopecia is a medical term used to describe several different kinds of hair loss. It’s a very common condition, affecting more than 40% of women aged 40 or over, and more than 50% of men. It’s a medical condition that can carry a significant psychological burden, and a lot of people experience genuine psychological distress that can persist for many years after the onset of alopecia. It’s easy for those who’ve never suffered hair loss to trivialise the problem, but the fact remains that our hair is integral to our identity.

Psychological Effects

Many of our patients experience high levels of social anxiety and depression, brought on by their hair loss. They feel robbed of their youth and personality. They don’t recognise the person in the mirror. 

We see our treatments as an answer, not only to hair loss, but the emotional and psychological issues that can result.

Different Kinds Of Hair Loss

Androgenic Alopecia

By far the most common form of alopecia, this genetically-inherited condition is also known as Male Pattern Baldness (MBP) in men, and Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) in women.

Androgenic Alopecia is caused by a hormone called DHT. As testosterone is broken down by the body’s metabolism, different hormones are created, including DHT. As the body gets older, genetic factors can cause the amount of DHT created to increase.

The excess DHT then binds with receptor proteins in the hair follicles in certain areas of the scalp. The areas affected are slightly different for men and women, resulting in different patterns of baldness. Hair loss is measured differently for men and women – men’s hair loss is measured using the Norwood scale, while women’s hair loss is measured with the Ludwig scale.

The follicles affected by DHT begin to shrink, and the resulting hair is brittle and falls out more easily. The growth cycle of the follicle becomes shorter, until eventually the hair is too weak to push through the skin. The follicle will now only grow vellus hairs (soft, light hairs that are typically found on infant children, mostly disappearing during puberty).

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Ludwig Scale

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Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss caused by pressure on the hair shaft and follicle. This pressure is commonly caused by overly-tight, tied-back hairstyles like braids or plaits.

If identified early, traction alopecia can be reversed by adopting hairstyles which don’t result in pressure or tension. It will still take between six months and a year for the hairline to recover. However, if the patient continues to place the hair follicles under pressure, the damage can become permanent.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system surrounds the hair follicles with white blood cells which then attack the follicles, causing the hair to fall out. The scalp is most commonly affected, but patients may also experience hair loss on other areas of the body.

Other Causes Of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors. These include;

Adverse response to medication

Pregnancy and childbirth (also known as postpartum hair loss)

Scalp infections and conditions

Physical and emotional stress

Chemical scarring and burns.

Thankfully, hair loss due to these factors is often temporary, and addressing the root causes of the hair loss is usually enough to promote hair regrowth.

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Jon G
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I can’t praise and thank Dr Arshad and his wonderful team enough. I never thought I'd say this again but my hair is amazing. I’m now at the 8 month stage and my hair is back. I have my hairline back and I still have a long way to go, so it’s only going to get better and better. Thicker and thicker! I’m sure by 12 months it will be amazing.
Jon G
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I can’t praise and thank Dr Arshad and his wonderful team enough. I never thought I'd say this again but my hair is amazing. I’m now at the 8 month stage and my hair is back. I have my hairline back and I still have a long way to go, so it’s only going to get better and better. Thicker and thicker! I’m sure by 12 months it will be amazing.
Alex F
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I give the Hair Dr a 5 star review because I truly believe it to be a 5 star experience. Anyone considering this procedure I would 100% recommend the Hair Dr. In terms of the recovery a few weeks of down time will be well worth it in the long run if you are, as I was, suffering with confidence issues with your hair.
Sean B
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Day 3 of my FUE transplant, have had no pain and little swelling due to the medication provided by the Hair Dr. I found the procedure to be a first class experience, with an easy, calm process to the entire day. Also, the staff were really friendly and took great care of me. If you're looking to get a transplant done, I highly recommend the Hair Dr.
Fraser H
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Thinking about a hair transplant for a while but was wary. Had a consultation with the Hair Dr and they were brilliant. Always had me in mind throughout and was dealt with professionally and expertly.
Jonathan E
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I had carried out a lot of research prior to my procedure, especially into the doctors expertise and experience of each clinic I was considering. Dr. Arshad stood out as by far the most qualified and experienced in every aspect. 8 months on I could not be more happy with the results and aftercare.
George R
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Just over 1 week since I had my FUE procedure and so far so good! I can't recommend Dr Arshad and his team highly enough. The day of procedure was a great experience, very professional and welcoming. I must also highlight that the aftercare service is unbeatable. I look forward to seeing the results over the coming months.
Ryan E
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Dr. Arshad was very knowledgeable and discusses in length what results you personally want to make sure it is definitely something you are going to be happy with and supplies you with everything you need to be able to take care of the healing process on your own. Thank you to every member of staff that worked on my procedure, I appreciate the patience and passion for providing top class work you all have!
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