Growth stimulation

Healthy and strong to the tips!

Everyone wants full and thick hair that is healthy and strong. Unfortunately, many of us do not have (or no longer have) beautiful hair for very different reasons. Many men suffer from hair loss at a young age, many women complain about hair that is too thin, an unsightly hair structure, hair loss after hormonal changes and much more.

The really effective options for permanently combating unwanted hair loss or stimulating hair growth are relatively limited. Nevertheless, there are some well-researched treatment options.

We will be happy to advise you on what can be done in your case to make you happier and more satisfied with your hair and therefore your appearance. Healthy and strong from the roots to the ends of your hair!

Method

How does hair growth stimulation work?

There are various ways to stimulate hair growth. In addition to taking supplements, i.e. the right vitamins and minerals, hair loss in men, for example, can in many cases be stopped very effectively by taking finasteride regularly. However, as with all medicines, finasteride also has side effects, which we will be happy to explain to you in an individual consultation at our practice on Lake Zurich.

Another established method of counteracting unwanted hair loss and at least preventing further hair loss is the regular application of Minoxidil.

Injecting PRP (“platelet rich plasma”) can be very effective. PRP treatment of the hair strengthens hair roots and stimulates growth. In order to achieve this effect, the body’s own blood is specially prepared and the particularly valuable blood components are separated – hence the name “autologous blood therapy”. Areas affected by hair loss can thus be targeted and hair loss stopped or new hair growth stimulated.

Hair transplantation is an option for patients for whom none of the therapies described are effective. We will be happy to recommend colleagues in Switzerland who specialize in this form of treatment for thinning or missing hair.

Autologous blood or PRP therapy

In addition to growth factors and cytokines, the body’s own blood plasma contains a particularly high concentration of platelets and micronutrients, meaning that this therapy can be used to slow down or even stop hair loss in men and women in a targeted manner. Healthy hair growth on the head is promoted because the plasma concentrate helps the hair roots to renew cells, provides nutrients and helps to stimulate hair growth. To ensure that it works where it is needed, we inject the platelet-rich blood concentrate into the scalp.

As the patient’s own blood is collected, processed and used for the treatment, this method is also referred to as vampire lifting or autologous blood therapy, in this case for the hair.

From a specialist medical point of view, it can be said that the treatment is very effective for many people, while others benefit little from it. Parallel support with minerals, vitamins and a healthy, nutrient-rich diet always makes sense. Nevertheless, it is not possible to reliably predict in advance for whom the therapy will work well, very well or less well.

The treatment protocol for self-therapy with blood plasma provides for a rhythm of at least four times at intervals of three to five weeks. After joint analysis of the initial therapy, we generally recommend further treatments every three months for a lasting effect.

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Activation of the body’s own self-healing powers
  • Can be used locally and individually
  • Natural success
  • No side effects
  • No scars
  • No downtime
  • Tried and tested over many years

Causes

Why do we suffer from hair loss?

There are many reasons for hair loss. One of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women is heredity or predisposition, genetic hair loss. Genetics play a decisive role in the development of androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), for example.

Hormonal changes, i.e. fluctuations and changes in hormone levels, can lead to hair loss. In men, this is often associated with an excess of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), while in women hormone fluctuations can occur during pregnancy, after childbirth or during the menopause. Clarifying the hormone level or hormone status is therefore recommended as a first step in any case.

Stress can also lead to hair loss by disrupting the normal hair cycle and accelerating the transition from the growth phase to the resting phase. This can lead to premature hair loss.

Numerous diseases, long-term and short-term illnesses and medical treatments can also lead to surprising and unexpected hair loss: Thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases or cancer can cause hair loss. However, there is also a very specific autoimmune disease that can cause circular hair loss. Infectious or non-infectious skin diseases such as fungal colonization or lichen ruber can also lead to hair loss.

Medical treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy also often cause premature hair loss.

A poor, unbalanced or even malnourished diet can result in hair loss and long-term problems with the hair structure. An unbalanced diet that lacks certain vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, vitamin D and B vitamins can lead to hair loss.

A whole range of medications cause hair loss as a side effect. The number of these is rather confusing, but it can be roughly said that drugs – including some used to treat high blood pressure, depression, heart problems and arthritis – have hair loss as a side effect.

Then there are chemical treatments and excessive hair care: excessive dyeing, bleaching, perming or frequent application of heat to the hair can cause damage and promote hair loss.

Unfortunately, the density and quality of hair on the head also decreases with age, as the hair cycle slows down and hair follicles can eventually shrink.

Because the causes of the different forms of hair loss can vary greatly, a precise diagnosis is required before treatment in order to determine the best treatment – in close consultation with the patient.

Reasons for hair loss

  • Genetics and familial predisposition
  • Stress and individual perception of stress
  • Hormones and hormonal changes
  • Diseases and their treatment
  • Malnutrition and malnutrition
  • Medication and side effects of medication
  • Dyeing, bleaching and perming
  • Ageing process

Full hair !

What kind of hair loss can you actually counteract effectively?

Various therapies can be used to treat different forms of hair loss or thinning scalp hair.

For some patients, simply changing their diet and regularly taking targeted nutritional supplements can help them to grow more hair, stronger hair growth and healthier, stronger hair on their head. Others are helped by taking or externally applying medication that has been developed explicitly for the purpose of stimulating hair growth.

Still others benefit greatly from autologous blood therapy.

  • Diffuse hair loss (diffuse alopecia or telogen effluvium)
  • Circular hair loss (alopecia areata)
  • Hereditary hair loss (androgenetic hair loss)
  • Psychologically induced hair loss
  • Thinning of the scalp hair due to malnutrition or malnutrition
  • Hair loss on the body
  • age-related hair loss
  • Hormonal hair loss

Experience

What success can be achieved with scalp hair growth stimulation?

My patients often want their “old” hair back. It’s not that easy, because the ageing process alone gives us all thinner, lighter, structurally weaker hair. And yet I can help many people to get more volume and fullness back in their hair.

However, it is very important to have a consultation beforehand in order to find out the reasons for the changes together – especially if the hair loss is clearly noticeable.

Dr. Susanne Kristof
SK-AESTHETICS, Rapperswil-Jona

Risks

What are the risks or side effects?

The hair loss and growth stimulation therapies used at SK-Ästhetics have been tried and tested over many years and are largely free of side effects.

If medication is used, we discuss the side effects and possible interactions with other therapies in advance. The application of solutions can make the hair appear greasy. Immediately after autologous blood therapy, for example, slight swelling or redness may occur in the treated areas, but this usually subsides quickly. Sometimes small bruises or isolated small bruises occur at the puncture sites, but these also usually disappear quickly.

A slight feeling of pressure on the head may occur for a short time. Patients should avoid saunas, hot baths, sunbathing or intense heat sources for at least 24 hours after treatment. Hair can be washed or showered the day after the treatment. A consultation and explanation will of course take place at every appointment in my practice in Rapperswil-Jona.

My advice

The desire for full and healthy hair is absolutely understandable and comprehensible. As there are many different reasons for hair loss on the head, I recommend an analysis in advance – for example, in many cases the determination of hormone status in women, so that the right therapy can be chosen if necessary. a combination therapy can achieve optimum success.

If, for example, body hair such as eyelashes or eyebrows is being lost, a medical examination is also urgently recommended to find out the medical reasons for this type of hair loss.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Yes, these are carried out by very specialized centers. However, this is generally much more difficult than for men, as the entire scalp usually has to be shaved during a hair transplant.

Yes, and I often recommend it. Women in particular can suffer greatly from sudden hair loss. In these cases, I recommend using all available means to counteract this: e.g. Minoxidil 2x tlg, regular PRP treatments and supporting vitamins, trace elements and minerals that are important for hair growth.

The first – realistic – goal is to stop hair loss for the time being. In some cases, however, a combination of different treatment approaches can result in fuller hair again.

Prices

Per treatment CHF 425.00
Package for 4 treatmentsCHF 1’600.00

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