The Hair Cycle

 

Hair grows at different rates in different people, while the average rate is around one-half inch per month.

 

Stage 1 - The Anagen (growth) Phase: Most hair is growing at any given time. Each hair spends several years in this phase.

Stage 2 - Catagen (transitional) Phase: Over a few weeks, hair growth slows and the hair follicle shrinks.

Stage 3 - Telogen (resting) Phase: Over months, hair growth stops and the old hair detaches from the hair follicle. A new hair begins the growth phase, pushing the old hair out.

The colour of our hair is created by pigment cells producing melanin in the hair follicle. With ageing, these pigment cells die, and our hair turns grey as a result.

Get Natural Results With DHI 

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI), a craft based on 50 years of expertise, is the world’s most advanced hair restorative treatment and is offered exclusively at Maison Lutetia.

Performed manually at the hands of our master doctors - from the first extracted follicle to the last implanted, our technique is never delegated to nurses or ‘technicians’. The details on hairlines make it impossible for anyone to guess that you’ve had a hair transplant, as dense packing, perfect control of depth, direction and angle of every implant combined with a growth rate of over 95%  makes for natural results.

In a world where doctors speed through processes with the assistance of machines and robotic arms, people tend to forget that the most sought-after things in life are a result of attention to detail and the hands of a true scientific craftsman.

No incisions, no scars and no pain, this procedure is the very reason why we are the experts in our field.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Women too are no strangers to hair loss. About a third of all women experience some form of hair loss at some time in their lives. There are many potential causes of hair loss in women, including medical conditions, medication, physical or emotional stress, hormonal imbalances and iron deficiency to name a few.

Tight weaves, top knots and buns can also gradually damage the roots and small vessels of the hair. As a result, the hair first shrinks and then falls out quickly. This form of alopecia, or hair loss, mainly appears around the face.

If you notice unusual hair loss of any kind, it’s important to determine the cause and seek appropriate treatment. Once the cause of the hair loss has been identified, more often than not it is a temporary condition and your hair begins to regrow.

How to Combat Hair Loss 

Hair loss has a significant influence on psychological distress and is even associated with low self-esteem and depression. So beware of self-proclaimed “miracle” products and treatments that inevitably turn out to be a sham.

In most cases, the hair loss in women is temporary which means the hair follicles are still active. This means you can restore your hair’s density and volume by revitalizing it with aesthetic and medical treatments.

At Maison Lutetia, we can offer treatments with PRP, LED therapy, Mesotherapy, hair transplants and scalp micropigmentation.

Fight Hair Loss With PRP 

Our blood is made of two main components; red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets that are rich in growth factors.  The good news for anyone with thinning hair is that these growth factors can help stimulate the activity of hair follicles and promote new growth.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Plateletherapy has become a powerful remedy in the treatment of various types of alopecia. When injected, PRP triggers and maintains natural hair growth by increasing blood supply to the follicle, thereby increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. It also induces the creation of new blood vessels for enhanced vascularisation, making your hair look healthier and better fed.

At Maison Lutetia, our hair experts use a cutting-edge French designed Mesotherapy gun in the treatment to ensure absolutely no pain and even distribution for a softer yet effective experience. We follow the PRP treatment with LED therapy to also boost results.

Baldness in Men

Research has found that male pattern baldness is associated with male hormones called androgens. The androgens have many functions, including hair regrowth. Every hair on your head has a growth cycle, but with male pattern baldness, this growth cycle begins to weaken and the hair follicle begins to shrink. This produces shorter, finer strands of hair and eventually the growth cycle for each hair ends and no new hair grows in its place.

While the primary baldness gene is the X chromosome that men get only from their mothers, other factors are also in play. The hereditary factor is slightly more dominant on the mother’s side, but research suggests that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop male pattern baldness than those who don’t.

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