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Hair Problems

Hair Problems

The hair cycle

  • Anagen – Growing phase (2 – 6 years)
  • Catagen – Resting phase (1 – 2 weeks)
  • Telogen – Hair-falling phase (2 – 4 months)

Average hair loss

About 50 to 100 strands hair fall per day and this is considered normal.

Types of Hair Loss

The medical term for hair loss is "ALOPECIA"

Male Pattern Baldness

This is also called, “Androgenetic Alopecia”. There is receding of the frontal hairline with loss of hair on the vertex of the head and other areas as the hair loss progresses.

Female Pattern Baldness

Hair loss is limited to thinning at the crown, front and sides of the scalp. Frontal hairline is usually maintained.

Alopecia Areata

Patchy loss of hair is seen on areas of the scalp but can also occur on eyebrows/ eyelashes/ beard region

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Telogen Effluvium

This is diffused hair loss that is noticed when a handful of hair comes out while combing or washing the hair. It is often associated with thinning of hair.

Traction Alopecia

One can see bald patches due to pulling of hair due to certain hair styles or tight rollers. It occurs in between rows of hair or at the particular area where the hair gets pulled.

Causes for hair loss

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diseases such as thyroid
  • Physical or psychological stress
  • High fever
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Dieting
  • Hormonal changes: Pregnancy/Childbirth/Menopause/OC Pills
  • Hair treatments like colouring, bleaching, straightening, etc
  • Scalp infections like fungal infections

Tips to prevent hair loss

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Handle hair gently/ avoid blow dry/ tight hair styles
  • Avoid straightening/ re – bonding hair
  • Seek medical advice as soon as possible



A non-surgical procedure of micro-injections that delivers vitamins and minerals and other growth agents into the hair roots. Stem cell therapy is also used in this treatment.


A micro-needling procedure that stimulates the growth of hair roots.

Total number of sessions required

6-8 sessions are required to see an improvement in the treatments mentioned above.

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