Hair is composed of a durable protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin.
The hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb, and deliver hormones that modify hair growth and structure at different times of life.
Hair growth occurs in cycles consisting of three phases:
At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors. Hair grows at different rates in different people; the average rate is around 1-2 cm per month. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day.
Pattern hair loss or Androgenic alopecia is strongly linked to following factors:
Actually both men and women produce “male” hormones. The most important hormone that has effect of hair growth or fall is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In people who are genetically susceptible to balding, the exposure of certain part of hair follicles to DHT over long period can cause male and female pattern baldness.
This hormone makes the susceptible hair follicles in those regions of the scalp (over the front, top, and crown of their head) produce shorter and finer hair (“miniaturization”) over time. Ultimately these follicles will eventually stop producing hair shafts.
The balding process can occur at any age and progress at any rate. It can start in the teen years (as early as early 20) or late in life; develop rapidly, slowly, or even stabilize.
Hair transplants are minor dermatologic surgical procedure in which hair follicles are transferred from the permanent and thick donor area around the sides and back of the head to areas of thinning or balding generally found on the front, top, and crown of the head, as well as eyebrows and beard areas.
Hair transplant is performed as an out patients surgery under twilight local anaesthetic. The procedure usually last 6-8 hours depend on the amount of grafts being transplanted. Modern techniques of hair transplant can restore lost hair and replace or re-shape your hairline with your own natural, growing hair, which need no more care than the ordinary washing, styling, and trimming you have always done.
There are many types of hair loss (also called alopecia). It can be classified into few ways:
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Our goal is to provide you an affordable, high quality hair replacement services for men and women who are looking for natural looking hair restoration; utilizing the latest techniques, whilst adhering to the highest standards of medical practice. As patient care is our top priority, we will ensure that, you not only receive the best hair treatment, but also the best medical attention available from our doctor and our highly trained staff.
Dr Tan WP, received his medical degree in 2002 and post graduate Family Medicine qualification in 2013. He obtained his postgraduate Diplomas in Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University, UK and Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok respectively.
He is now practicing at Klinik Bersatu Simpang Ampat (Penang), treating patients with wide spectrum of diseases from general illnesses to skin and hair diseases or conditions. Besides Aesthetics, he has strong interest in anti-aging medicine and hair transplant. He combined the treatment with a holistic approach by including evidence-based effective treatments for hair loss and skin conditions, complementing these by empowering patients to cultivate positive lifestyle habits.
While aging is part and parcel of life, we can all age gracefully, Dr Tan WP is a believer that great skin and hair give one all the confidence needed to face life’s challenges more readily.
Striving to stay on the forefront of medicine and bringing his patients the best, he is a frequent participant in numerous international workshops and conferences. He frequently gives health talk to public about chronic disease prevention, anti-aging for skin and hair loss problems.
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