Hair Loss – what is it?

Hair loss, or alopecia, is a dermatological problem that concerns a large number of people, and 1 in 3 women suffer from this problem at some point in their lives. During the never-ending phases of the hair cycle, every hair is born, grows, and then, eventually, falls out.

Under normal conditions, we naturally lose around 100 hairs per day. However, if this loss becomes greater, we then class this as an abnormal hair loss that can develop in a variety of ways, and which can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the root cause.

Causes of hair loss

There are many different reasons why our hair can lose density and fall out, and, in many cases, it is a combination of different factors:

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Stress

Stress, changes in the seasons, a lack of sleep, and poor eating habits can cause some types of alopecia.

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Hormones

Hormones are also closely related to certain types of alopecia. One such example is when entering menopause.

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Postpartum

The postpartum period can often lead to some form of alopecia.

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Seborrheic dermatitis

Some cases of severe seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp have been associated with hair loss.

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Genetic

Genetic predisposition and the ageing of the hair follicle itself are also factors to be taken into account here.

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Medications

There are also cases of hair loss as a side effect of taking certain medications.

Hair loss treatment

There are ways to slow down, or even stop, hair loss, but it depends on its origin, and it should be approached and treated in different ways.

Within the Pilopeptan product range, you will find different oral and topical treatments designed to stop hair loss and strengthen both the hair fibre and the inside of the hair follicle.

Types of hair loss

Pilopeptan is a recommended solution to combat three different types of alopecia in women and men.

Telogen effluvium, or seasonal hair loss

This type of seasonal hair loss is due to factors such as the arrival of spring or autumn, periods such as the postpartum, and also nutritional deficiencies. Stress-related hair loss also falls into this category, which is quite common in today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Androgenic alopecia

Androgenic alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss. People often mistakenly assume that it only affects men, but the truth is that androgenic alopecia is also a fairly common problem in women. It occurs mainly as a result of hormonal changes or imbalances (such as the menopause) that affect the hair follicles, causing them to shrink to the point of total atrophy.

Hair loss due to severe seborrheic

Dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis and hair loss can sometimes go hand in hand. Severe seborrheic dermatitis can cause severe skin imbalance on the scalp, associated with irritation, flaking, and itching, which, in turn, can lead to hair loss.

Symptoms of alopecia

Have you noticed that your hair has become thinner and more brittle? Is it losing its curls or waves, or even its shine? Can you see your scalp more easily? If this is the case, then you could well be suffering from alopecia.

Depending on your hair type, you may have noticed a loss of density, with your hair gradually beginning to recede until it disappears completely on parts of your hairline or crown.

You may have even noticed the formation of small rounded bald patches. On other occasions you may have noticed that you lose rather a lot of hairs after showering, while brushing, or even on the pillow when you get out of bed. This can be especially alarming when it happens unexpectedly.

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Frequently asked questions about hair loss

Approximately 40% of women suffer from androgenic alopecia from the age of 50 onwards, and it’s a chronic process that is particularly evident after the menopause. Telogen effluvium is a temporary situation that can be caused by multiple factors and things usually return to normal when you eliminate them.

When there is a genetic predisposition for hair loss, the signs can start to appear very early on. It is quite common and tends to have a rather more severe emotional impact on younger people due to the impact on their image and self-esteem.

Our hair goes through three main phases: growth, transition and loss. Under normal conditions, these phases alternate in a balanced way to ensure that the hair growth cycle continues correctly. However during certain seasonal changes, and due to climatic factors, our hair renews itself more intensely and, for this reason, we lose more hair than at other times of the year.

Pilopeptan Woman is the Pilopeptan line that specialises in hair care to stop female hair loss.

However, within the Pilopeptan range, you will also find solutions for men, to strengthen hair and also prevent hair loss.

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