Medical Aesthetics & Wellness


What is normal hair growth?

•    About 90 percent of our hair is growing at any one time. This growth phase lasts between two to six years.
•    Ten percent of our hair is in resting phase. This phase lasts two to three months. At the end of this phase, the hair falls out.
•    When you shed hair, a new hair from the same hair follicle (structure that contains the hair root) replaces it. This starts the growing cycle again.
•    Scalp hair grows about one-half inch per month, but as people age, their rate of hair growth slows.
•    It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, and this is no cause for alarm.

What causes excess hair loss?

  •  Hereditary Thinning or Balding (androgenic alopecia), this is the most common cause of hair loss. You can inherit the baldness trait from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family. Women with this trait get thinning hair but do not become fully bald. Hereditary hair loss can start in one’s teens, 20s or 30s. While there is no cure, medical treatments may help some people. Some of those treatments include Minoxidil, or Finasteride. (insert picture here) of Androgenic Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata, though rare, this type of hair loss may affect children or adults of any age. Those affected are most often in good health. This type of hair loss tends to cause smooth, round patches about the size of a coin or larger. It can result in loss of all scalp hair and sometimes also all body hair. New research found genes that play a part in alopecia areata, which may trigger the disease. Some of these genes have a link to other autoimmune diseases. They include rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Treatment may include cortisone injections in the scalp or topical medications.
  • Telogen Effluvium; illness, stress and other events can cause too many hairs to enter the resting (telogen) phase of the hair growth cycle. This leads to large increase in the amount of hair shed (effluvium). Most often, bald patches do not appear. Instead you see a lot of thinning. In many cases, telogen effluvium goes away in a few months on its own. Causes of telogen effluvium include: high fever, serious infection, major surgery or chronic (long-term illness)not enough protein in the diet, untreated thyroid disease, low iron or low blood cells levels, birth control pills, childbirth, cancer treatments.
  • Hair Pulling: in young children is often a habit that goes away without treatment. Hair pulling in teens and adults may be sign of an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) known as trichotillomania. This disorder may need treatment with oral medicine.
  • Tinea Capitis (Scalp Ringworm) is a fungus causing ringworm. This fungus is very contagious and most common in children. When a person gets scalp ringworm, scaly patches often appear on the scalp. Oral medication taken by mouth usually cures it.
  • Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia: this rare illness can cause patchy hair loss with itching and/or pain, inflammation(redness, swelling) around the hair follicle causes damage, scarring, and lasting hair loss in that spot. The cause of cicatricial alopecia is unknown. Treatment aims to stop inflammation.

MD  Aesthetics and Wellness provides variety of treatments which include blood work, medication, PRP therapy, Cosmopen microneedling therapy. Viviscal Professional Hair Growth Program are dietary supplements scientifically formulated with the exclusive and clinically proven marine complex AminoMar, which promotes hair growth from within. Viviscal Professional nourishes thinning hair that is prone to breakage and shedding.

Hair Loss can be treated with the following procedures:

Hair Loss & Hair Restoration

The Hair growth occurs in three phases with distinct changes below the skin in the hair bulb:

  1. Anagen, the active growth phase during which the hair bulb is most darkly pigmented
  2. Catagen, the regression phase when cell division ceases and the follicle begins to involute
  3. Telogen, the resting phase during which the hair bulb is minimally pigmented.