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How to prevent hair loss?

25 November 2021

Hair Care

How to prevent hair loss? | Clínica de Freitas

Before looking for a solution by ourselves to prevent or avoid hair loss, we must visit a hair specialist in order to know the causes of alopecia, to know what deficiencies and needs the patient's scalp has.

Hair loss is accompanied by resignation, insecurity and low self-esteem of the sufferer, especially if it is hereditary. Some people begin to lose hair even before the age of 30 and think that nothing can be done. 

There are many factors that can favor androgenic alopecia (the main cause of alopecia in men).

If you want to know how to prevent hair loss in women and men, you have to start with the basics:

Diet and lifestyle.

Healthy lifestyle, good hydration and foods rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients that favor the activity of the hair follicle. 

On the other hand, physical activity is the best complement to a balanced lifestyle.

A good diet and a healthy lifestyle are very important, both to prevent alopecia and to favor the hair cycle (when the hair falls out it is regenerated by new hair, if this does not happen, the patient will develop a progressive alopecia). 

From Clínica de Freitas we want to transmit the knowledge of our trichologists so that they can be applied in the most common daily habits. 

Tips to stop and prevent hair loss

We can apply these recommendations and simple habits on a daily basis:

Recommendations:

  • Have a balanced diet, the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing alopecia, especially androgenetic alopecia, or at least slow down its appearance. Common baldness is also related to nutritional deficiencies, especially of essential amino acids. 

These nutrients play a vital role in hair growth and strength, so a diet enriched with animal foods, fish, dairy products and eggs can help prevent hair loss.

Natural amino acids play a vital role in hair growth and strength, so a diet enriched in amino acids can help prevent hair loss.

  • Avoid excessive use of hair straighteners, the heat emanating from this implement is very strong, which can cause burns, dryness and high chances of making the strands brittle.
     
  • Reduce the level of stress in life. Some stressful conditions can affect the health of your hair. Chronic stress can stimulate the secretion of certain hormones that affect the function of the hair follicle, causing it to go into a prolonged period of rest, thus promoting hair loss and preventing hair regeneration.

Everyday habits that help prevent hair loss:

  • Brushing your hair, stimulates blood circulation with the massage done on the scalp.
  • Exfoliate and massage your scalp. A very similar habit to brushing the hair, exfoliating the scalp helps to remove residues, dead cells and promote oxygenation.
  • Wash the hair with shampoos suitable for the type of hair. Be careful not to damage the pH of the scalp as this can lead to seborrheic dermatitis. Do not wash your hair every day, only wash your hair when it is dirty. 
  • Sunbathing. Sufficient sun exposure helps to benefit from vitamin D, the sun has benefits that stimulate and help hair growth. 

Lack of vitamin D can transform the hair making it weaker and more brittle. It is also advisable to consume foods rich in vitamin D.

Best treatments to prevent hair loss

Hair treatments help to strengthen the hair follicle, improve scalp circulation, stimulate the growth of new hair, improve thickness and density giving more quality to the capillaries. 

All these benefits help to slow down and prevent hair loss.

Before starting an anti-hair loss treatment, we must study the case and analyze with the digital dermatoscope the state of the scalp to detect the causes of hair loss

Once the causes have been detected, the trichologist will create an action plan where the patient will begin hair therapy for alopecia. Studying the case and analyzing it helps us to prescribe the most effective treatment.

Best treatments that help prevent hair loss.

Hair mesotherapy 

The treatment includes nutritional and specialized solutions such as vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, 5-alpha reductase enzyme inhibitors and vasodilator substances. 

In this way the hair follicle will be preserved, stimulated and gradually increase the density of your hair. It is an effective hair therapy that helps prevent hair loss in women and men.

Omnilux LED hair phototherapy 

It consists of using a low frequency laser that stimulates hair growth.  

Phototherapy increases blood flow and oxygen, which generates more cell proliferation at the root of your hair. It stimulates the metabolism of the scalp by increasing keratin production.

Capillary PRP therapy

It uses the patient's own blood plasma that is rich in growth factors, its application is through painless micro injections in the scalp, to regenerate the hair and improve the production of new hair. 

Ozone therapy 

Improves the oxygenation of the hair follicles through the application of pure ozone on the scalp.

Minoxidil hair treatment 

Helps to lengthen the hair growth phase. Minoxidil is a vasodilator that improves the reception and intake of nutrients to the hair follicle. The result is an increase in hair density and thickness. 

Personalized hair hygiene 

Aimed at improving and correcting scalp problems through hair products, it helps to restore the normal functioning of the hair follicles.
It should be noted that, before prescribing a treatment to help prevent hair loss, we will perform a hair analysis to diagnose exactly what the problem is. 

This will be done by means of a capillary study with a digital dermatoscope that will help us to collect the necessary visual information to be able to provide you with the best solution.

If you are thinking about why your hair is falling out and you don't know how to avoid hair loss, we can help you, make an appointment at Clínica de Freitas, our trichologists will evaluate your case, recover and improve your hair, it is possible.