Fortunately, when thinning hair becomes a source of worry for, there are options. Women often find it difficult to look for solutions because traditional treatments seem too invasive and require significant downtime. With Hairstetics, a new, less invasive treatment has recently entered the market. Thanks to the implantation of synthetic hair between natural hairs, diffuse hair growth becomes less visible in less than 60 minutes. Inside and outside, so to speak. In this blog post, we dive into the world of thinning hair, discuss what it is, what causes it and how Hairstetics can help you with it.
Hair loss and thinning hair can be a frightening experience for any woman, regardless of age. Understanding the cause can help find the most effective treatment and way to deal with it.
In women who suffer from thinning hair, there is usually Alopecia Androgenetica. This is a genetic disorder in which the hair follicles respond to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone. This reaction can lead to a reduction in the size of hair follicles, causing hair to thin and eventually fall out.
It is a common misconception that this condition is caused only by male hormones. Women also produce a small amount of testosterone, which can be converted into DHT. And even though many women with Androgenetic Alopecia have normal amounts of male hormones, their hair can still react to this hormone. It is a complex process influenced by factors such as age, genetics and hormonal changes, including menopause. Heredity also plays a crucial role. If women in your family, on both mother’s and father’s sides, have dealt with thinning hair or hair loss, you have an increased risk of also developing this condition.
While hair loss is universal, the way men and women lose their hair differs. The most striking difference is the way the hair begins to thin out. In men, hair loss often begins with a receding hairline and thinning on the crown, which can lead to complete baldness in these areas. But in women, total baldness is rare. Instead, hair thins all over the scalp, especially at the front of the scalp, resulting in more even hair thinning.
Another important difference is that women’s hair often thins without losing hair follicles. This means there is still potential for hair growth, albeit thinner and less robust than before. In contrast, men often experience a complete loss of hair follicles in certain areas, resulting in complete baldness in those areas.
This difference in patterns and characteristics of hair loss between men and women requires a different approach when it comes to treatments. While some treatments such as hair transplantation may not be suitable for women because of the diffuse pattern of hair loss, other treatments such as Hairstetics offer promising results.
A Hairstetics treatment – like any treatment at Carpe – begins with a comprehensive consultation. In this initial intake interview, a specialist doctor will ask you questions about your medical history, your current hair loss pattern and your expectations for treatment. It is important to have an honest and open dialogue during this consultation to ensure that you get a realistic picture of what can be achieved with the treatment.
A test treatment follows the consultation. At this stage, a small piece of synthetic hair is implanted to see how your body reacts. About six weeks after the test treatment, there will be a full treatment session. During this session, a local anesthetic is applied to the scalp to minimize any discomfort. Then the synthetic Haren are inserted one by one using the specially designed cartridge.
The amount of hair implanted is determined with the doctor and ranges from 300 to 700 haren. Each hair is carefully placed between its own under local anesthesia to achieve the most natural look possible. After the treatment, a grooming routine is suggested.
The price depends on the amount of hair and starts at 3,000 euros. It is possible to perform the treatment over a longer period of time to spread the cost.
As mentioned earlier, this treatment is not suitable for people with alopecia areata or localized baldness. The synthetic hairs have a minimum length of 8 centimeters. So they cannot be used on people with very short hair, nor can you color the synthetic hairs. However, it is possible to implant two or more colors to get as close to your color as possible. We work closely with your hairdresser if you wish.
It sounds almost too good to be true: a solution for thinning hair that gives quick results, without the need for invasive surgery. However, with Hairstetics, it is reality. Hairstetics won the 2022 IMCA’s award for “innovation of the year.
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