What Is Hair?
Believe it or not, each strand of hair is made up of a range of interlocking cells that are actually dead and have no regenerative properties.
Each hair grows from a hole known as a follicle which lies below the skin of your scalp. The follicle, which is very much alive, pushes the hair up through the skin at a rate of approximately half an inch or 12 millimetres a month. Follicles contain nerves and capillaries and are stimulated by blood flow.
Each hair continues to grow for up to seven years when it enters a ‘resting phase’ and then falls out. A new hair begins to grow in its place anywhere between three weeks and three months later.
At any one time approximately 85% of hair is growing and 15% is resting. The loss of between fifty and a hundred hairs a day is considered normal.
Hair loss is the result of hair not regrowing after falling out. This happens when the follicle does not receive sufficient blood flow and nerve stimulation.
Of the 100,000 hairs on your head, you need to lose about half before thinning becomes noticeable. Of course, if all the lost hair is in on small area such as on the crown of the head, the effects will become more noticeable.
Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss in women is much more common than most people think.
Around half of women are affected by hair loss of some kind by the age of 50. In most cases it shows itself as thinning rather than areas of baldness.
Male Pattern Baldness
By far the most common form of hair loss is androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. This is the type of baldness treated by Innovative Hair Loss Solutions.
We use groundbreaking, low-level Crown Laser technology to reinvigorate ‘tired’ and under-stimulated follicles so they begin to push up hairs out of the scalp again.
They are your hairs – there are no wigs, skull caps, transplants or implants whatsoever in the treatment used by Innovative Hair Loss Solutions.
“My colleagues laughed when I bent to pick up a pen.”
But they don’t laugh anymore. I didn’t really notice that my hair was thinning because most of the problem was on the crown of my head.
“One day at work, I bent down to pick up a pen and a couple of mates started whooping and pointing. They told me I was going bald on top.”
After closer examination I discovered that my hair was thinning on top and around both temples. Having already undertaken a few modelling assignments and meeting several prospective girlfriends, I decided to seek help in order to restore my confidence.
“I thought that some women perhaps didn’t find me so attractive, but that might’ve been a psychological thing. I just wanted a full head of hair again.”
I went to the Innovative Hair Loss Solutions salon in Subiaco and, after my initial scalp assessment, began a course of treatment that lasted twelve weeks.
“It was just amazing. There were results after just a couple of months and I decided to buy one of the hand-held laser brushes which I now use at home twice a week along with topical treatments. There’s been a massive difference. This treatment really works for me.”
So, will it be more modelling, a dream girl or both? One thing’s for sure, the next time I drop my pen, the office will remain silent.