On an average, human hair grows at a constant pace of ½ inch a month. This growth depends on many factors like genes, age, hormonal effects and sickness. There are different types of hair and every hair has a different growth cycle.
Generally, an individual looses between 50 to 100 hair everyday, which is considered normal. You should not be worried if you are loosing around 100 hair in a day. But if the count is more, then it can be an alarming signal. Hair is made up of a protein, which is known as keratin. Hair consists of a hair shaft (which is visible on the scalp) & root (which is underneath the scalp) which is responsible for the growth of hair. It is not only the adults who loose hair, but in some cases, teenagers too loose hair. Loosing hair in adolescence generally means that there is deficiency of essential nutrients and proteins in the diet. Some medications and treatments like chemotherapy are also responsible for hair loss. Hair loss is also caused by some chemicals that people use to look good like hair gels and hair colors.
Reasons for excessive hair loss:
- Infections: Bacterial, viral or fungal
- Intake of medicines /chemicals e.g Anticancer drugs, high doses of vitamin-A
- Physical trauma
- Compulsive scratching of scalp
- Hormonal disturbances – Thyroid disorders, diabetes, menstrual disturbances, etc.
- Physical agents- Overuse of parlour procedures
As always, the root cause of hair loss should be identified and treated accordingly. If the cause of hair loss cannot be remediated, mesotherapy may be an option to help promote hair growth.
Mesotherapy is the procedure of administering vitamins and other substances in the scalp of patients suffering from hair fall. These substances are injected into mesoderm, a layer under skin, which is a link between tissues of skin and layer of fat. It helps in enhancing blood distribution, triggering cell metabolism and speeding up the revival of hair follicles. It has been found to be helpful in a lot of patients suffering from active hair fall.
For more information about mesotherapy or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 206-319-5322 or visit Seattle Naturopathic and Acupuncture Center for more information.