The hair is made up of proteins called Keratin. Our hair growth rate is about six inches a year (1cm/month). Normally, we shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day.
There are 3 stages of hair growth:
After Telogen ends, Anagen will kick in again and the new growing hair will push the existing hair out from the follicle, which causes the natural hair fall.
Hair loss becomes a problem when Anagen phase is shortened while Telogen phase is lengthened. Shorter hair growth phase means that hairs are unable to grow as long as before. With prolonged Telogen phase, hair follicles will shrink with thinner hair.
It affects around half of all men over 50 years old. Male pattern hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is the most common type of hair loss. It happens because of the combination of androgens (male hormone) and genetic predisposition. It is usually associated with receding hairline and hair loss at the top of the head.
It is also known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), affected by androgen and genetic predisposition. Early signs of female pattern hair loss include thinning of hair or widening of part line. Unlike male pattern hair loss, it is less severe, and hairline usually does not recede. It is more common with advanced age.
Androgen is a hormone responsible for the development of male sex organs and male characteristics such as deeper voice, more body hairs and higher muscle mass.
Testosterone is the major androgen, when converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), becomes two times more potent than testosterone. DHT is essential for most hair growth in the body, but it is unfavorable to hair growth on the head. DHT is believed to cause hair follicles to miniaturize, which contributes to hair loss. So, people with higher level of DHT often experience hair loss.
Females, on the other hand, also produces androgen (testosterone and DHT), but in much lesser amount than males.
Factors of hair loss:
Norwood and Ludwig scales are the most commonly used methods when discussing about male and female pattern hair loss respectively. There are 7 Norwood stages and 3 Ludwig scale, defining the severity of hair loss.
Calecium Professional Advanced Hair System is developed using a proprietary technology derived from the Mesenchymal Stem cells of the Umbilical Cord , the richest source of stem cells in the body.
Approved by major health regulatory authorities internationally, it is a highly effective procedure to treat androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss across both genders.
Minoxidil hair spray, a medicine to improve blood circulation of the scalp and promote hair growth. Suitable for males and females.
iGrow, an FDA approved helmet-like device, which can stimulate hair growth.