Hair Growth Treatment in Penang | A Klinik Signature

Hair Growth Treatment

Hair loss can be a frustrating and confidence-affecting concern. At A Klinik, we understand the impact it can have on your well-being. That’s why we offer a range of effective hair growth treatment options designed to address the underlying causes of hair loss and promote healthier hair growth.

Why Does Hair Loss Occur?

 

Aside from ageing, hair loss can happen due to a few factors, or even a combination of factors that can contribute to accelerated baldness. Understanding the main reason for your hair loss can help identify which areas to focus on, whether it may be your hair’s strength, a problem with your follicles or a more hormonal issue.

 

Here are a few of the primary culprits to blame for your hair loss —

 

Genetics: Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss, is the most common cause. It’s influenced by genes you inherit from both parents and is linked to sensitivity to a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

 

Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormones, such as those experienced during pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid disorders, can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.

 

Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions like autoimmune diseases (alopecia areata), scalp infections (folliculitis), and trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) can cause hair loss. Medications used to treat other conditions may also have hair loss as a side effect.

 

Stress: Severe or chronic stress can trigger a temporary form of hair loss called telogen effluvium. During stressful periods, more hair follicles than usual enter the resting phase, leading to increased hair shedding.

 

Nutritional Deficiencies: Deficiencies in iron, vitamin D, biotin, and other essential nutrients can contribute to hair loss.

Hair Growth Treatments

Minoxidil

 

This topical medication is a vasodilator, meaning it widens blood vessels in the scalp, increasing blood flow and stimulating hair follicles to promote growth.

Finasteride

 

An oral medication approved for male pattern baldness. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT, thereby reducing the hormone’s influence on hair loss.

Hair Fillers

 

Hair fillers target the deeper layers of the scalp to add volume and improve blood flow, primarily using hyaluronic acid for plumping and hydration.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

 

This injectable treatment uses a patient’s own concentrated platelets to stimulate healing and tissue regeneration in the scalp, potentially promoting hair growth.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

 

This non-invasive therapy uses red light to target the scalp. The light is believed to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and stimulate hair follicle activity.

Hair Mesotherapy

 

Involves injecting vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the scalp to nourish hair follicles and promote growth.

Hair Transplants

 

For advanced hair loss, hair transplantation involves surgically removing healthy hair follicles from a donor area on the scalp and transplanting them to bald or thinning areas. This technique offers permanent results, but it’s a more invasive procedure.

Our Step by Step Process for Your Hair Treatment

 

Our experienced dermatologists will work closely with you to:

 

Medical history and testing: Your doctor will examine your scalp and determine problem areas. They’ll ask about your diet, your hair care routine, and your medical and family history to account for any factors. 

 

Diagnose the root cause of your hair loss: This could be genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalances, stress, scalp conditions, or other factors. This will affect the type of treatment that will work best for your case.

 

Develop a personalized treatment plan: Depending on your diagnosis, we may recommend a combination of treatments to effectively encourage hair growth again.

 

Monitor your progress and adjust the plan as needed: We believe in a collaborative approach and ensure your treatment journey is tailored to your individual needs and progress.

Hair Regrowth for Men vs Hair Regrowth for Women

 

While both men and women can experience hair loss, its prevalence, severity and possible treatments can depend on multiple other factors. It is estimated that up to 1 in 5 Malaysians will experience noticeable hair loss after the age of 35.

 

For Men

In men, male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss, primarily driven by genetics and sensitivity to DHT. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone derived from testosterone which shrinks hair follicles over time, leading to thinner and eventually, non-growing hair. The frontal hairline typically recedes, hair thins on the crown of the head and progresses to a horseshoe-shaped bald area.

 

For Women

Women on the other hand can attribute hair loss to hormonal fluctuations throughout life such as pregnancy, menopause and even conditions like PCOS. Female hair growth treatments are less severe in general, and treatments like minoxidil are often given in lower concentrations compared to men.

 

  • Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss)
  • Telogen effluvium (temporary hair loss due to stress, illness, or childbirth)
  • Traction alopecia (hair loss caused by tight hairstyles)
Feature Men Women
Main Cause of Hair Loss DHT sensitivity (androgenetic alopecia) Androgenetic alopecia, hormonal fluctuations, medical conditions
Medication Options Minoxidil (topical), Finasteride (oral) Minoxidil (topical)
Other Treatments PRP, LLLT, Hair transplant PRP, LLLT, Hair transplant
Treatment Focus DHT reduction, hair miniaturisation Hormonal balance, scalp health, hair growth stimulation

Consulting a dermatologist is essential for both men and women experiencing hair loss. They can diagnose the underlying cause, recommend the most suitable treatment plan, and ensure a safe and effective approach to achieving hair regrowth goals.

Benefits of Choosing A Klinik for Your Hair Loss Treatment

 

Expert Doctors: Our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating hair loss.

 

Personalised Plans: We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.

 

Proven Treatment Options: We utilise evidence-based and clinically proven treatments to maximise hair growth potential.

 

Safe and Effective Procedures: Our dermatologists prioritise your safety and well-being, utilising the latest advancements in hair loss treatments.

Ready to rediscover your confidence with thicker, healthier hair?

Schedule a consultation with our hair loss specialists at A Klinik Signature today. We’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired results.