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Tackling Hair Loss
For many women hair loss during and after the menopause is a distressing issue. Tackling it is not easy and can be very expensive. We have spoken to a hair loss specialist who recommends taking a multi-pronged approach to it, as any one thing alone is unlikely to bring significant results. It’s also worth taking action early, as slowing down or preventing hair loss is more achievable then gaining significant regrowth.
Below we have listed 3 treatments, that if combined, could help you slow up or even reverse hair loss.
1. Laser hair growth therapy
Laser hair growth therapy uses lasers to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. There are several at-home laser products available to purchase in shops or online.
Laser hair growth is a therapy that uses low-level lasers to stimulate the scalp and the hair follicles to help reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.
Research suggests that low-level laser treatment can:
• prolong the growth phase, anagen, of the hair cycle
• stimulate follicles in the resting phase, telogen, to transition to the growth phase
• slow down the transition to the regression phase, catagen
In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently authorises these devices for treating male and female pattern hair loss or androgenic alopecia.
We are currently in negotiations with a manufacture to get a price on a bulk purchase of laser combs at a reduced price, if you are interested, please let us know and we will add you to our numbers
2. Minoxidil for Hair Loss in Women
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a topical solution that should be rubbed into the scalp, it can help stop the hair loss in its tracks. In some cases, it can even help regrow new hair. But there are disadvantages to using the medication, which comes as a topical lotion or foam, especially for women.
• It can be quite expensive compared to other haircare products.
• It can be inconvenient. You have to apply by rubbing it into the scalp two times a day.
• It can take months to see results. You have to use it for at least four months — and possibly a year — before you see results.
Despite all this, only about one in five women will have moderate hair regrowth, with a larger percentage noticing only that their hair loss seems to slow down or stop.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and helps make up tendons, ligaments, your skin and your hair
• Collagen provides Amino Acids that can help to build hair
• It helps fight damage to hair follicles as it is an antioxidant and fights damage caused by free radicals.
• Collagen makes up 70% of your dermis, the middle layer of your skin that contains the root of each individual hair.
• In particular, collagen contributes to the elasticity and strength of your dermis. With age, your body becomes less efficient at producing collagen and replenishing cells in the dermis. This may be one of the reasons why hair gets thinner over time