Loss of 50-100 hairs during the day is within acceptable limits. The causes of hair loss can be based on many different issues, from stress to vitamin deficiency, from seasonal changes to menopause or more serious medical reasons. It is stated that factors such as mood disorders, hormonal imbalances, anemia, under-functioning of the thyroid gland, childbirth, vegetarian diet, wrong and excessive use of cosmetic products can cause hair loss.
The point that distinguishes seasonal shedding from other problems is directly proportional to the number of hair loss. If there is a loss of more than 200 hairs per day and this has lasted for more than two weeks, it means it’s time to go to the doctor.
How is hair loss treated?
You can stop hair loss with the treatments applied by doctors. In fact, as a result of these processes, the hair strands can become thicker and bushy. If the shedding has been going on for the last 3-4 years, it means that the hair follicles are still alive. This means there is hope for new hair.
Hair mesotherapy is non-surgical and in this method, thin needles are descended to the part under the scalp. Hair follicle nourishing vitamins, minerals and peptides are injected into this cavity. Thus, the hair, which is weak and difficult to pass through the scalp, begins to come out of the skin as it gets stronger. New hair can be seen after an average of 6-8 weeks. The hair, which is fed with rich ingredients and gains strength over time, becomes harder and brighter. In addition, it is seen that it does not spill easily. It is recommended that this process be done in 4-8 sessions with 15 days intervals.
Apart from mesotherapy, PRP treatment, which is also known to be quite effective, is also applied. In this application, 10 cc of blood taken from the patient is rotated at high speed in a device called a centrifuge. The blood is separated into different fractions. After the unwanted, underlying red blood cells are separated, the upper nutrient platelets are injected under the scalp. Hair root is strengthened with PRP, which also contains many growth factors. Especially in patients who do not use harmful substances such as cigarettes and alcohol and consume sufficient water, PRP provides visibly good results.
What should we do to prevent our hair from falling out?
Here our lifestyle comes to the fore. It is important not to use cigarettes and alcohol, to eat a balanced diet, to drink plenty of water, to avoid stress, to have values such as B vitamins, zinc, iron, and thyroid checked regularly. In addition, since it will increase blood flow, massaging the scalp with circular movements, taking a shower with warm or cold water every other day, and allowing the hair to dry itself instead of using a towel or blow dryer are other steps.