Hair loss

The average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day – normally without even realising.

But if you are losing noticeable amounts or have patches where your hair is visibly thinning, it can be worrying.

Both men and women can experience hair thinning or hair loss.

What causes hair loss?

Some types of hair loss are temporary, which means your hair will grow back. The cause for many people is a condition called telogen effluvium, which may be triggered by childbirth, trauma, stress or an illness. 

Women may also experience hair thinning in their early 40s, and then again at menopause. 

Other possible causes of hair loss include illness, weight loss, lack of iron, certain medicines or cancer treatments. Frequently wearing your hair in a tight ponytail can also pull hair out at the root.

The most common type of hair loss is male or female ‘pattern’ hair loss. This term means hair loss caused by genetics and hormones – sometimes running in the family. 

Treatments for hair loss

The good news is that Dr Gribbin’s in-depth consultation, advice and tailored treatments can help. If addressed early on, there may be ways to stabilise the hair loss and encourage re-growth. In some cases, a referral to a dermatologist, specialising in hair loss, or a hair transplant surgeon may be recommended.

Starting with an in-depth consultation, Dr Gribbin will examine and assess your hair loss. She will invest time in finding out more about you, your life and your medical history – exploring what might have caused the changes. Blood tests are usually required.

From there, she can put together a tailored treatment plan to suit your needs – a thorough consultation prepares the path for better results. We offer the following minimally invasive aesthetic treatments:

Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the scalp 
Recent evidence shows that this can promote hair follicle growth.

Generating a tiny needle injury to the scalp while introducing vitamins and amino acids may stimulate hair growth. Emerging evidence suggests that, for some patients, adding miniscule, dilute amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox) relaxes muscles in the hair follicle and helps to stabilise shedding.