Colder and wet summers and warm, dry season socks don’t accelerate the fall of hair follicles. The dermatologist Michael Trenches explains why
The weather isn’t what it used to be and the summers of recent years, with average temperatures below normal, are an example of this. On the other hand, as happened in the fall of 2014, the intermediate stations are, sometimes, with values higher than those that would be expected for the time. These changes influence and affect our life no doubt but will also interfere with the growth cycle and hair loss. In an interview with Ultimate Beauty, the dermatologist Michael Trenches ensures that no and says some of the (new) arrest treatments available.
What factors are, first and foremost, responsible for hair loss?
The hair loss is a physiological phenomenon, with a fall of about 50 to 100 hair per day and with a time of active growth of each of about five years. Which means that all the hair we have today on the scalp is already all differently that we had five years ago. Now, there are factors that can increase the proportion of hair in punctually phase and then we count all those that alter the overall metabolism, as for example some medicines, diseases affecting the general condition, surgery, childbirth, anaemia and/or stress.
How climate change that we feel, with summers with less heat and high temperatures in months like October, reflected in the life cycle of our hair?
As far as is known, and because there is no prospetivos studies on the matter that necessarily would have to be very long, there is a direct relationship between climate change and the cycle of hair growth/fall. It’s easy to speculate that this could be another factor to change this cycle, since, as some animals, if you still keep a reflection archaic change of coat in the spring and fall, hence the greater hair loss in those circumstances.
What difference is there between the usual hair loss of certain times of the year and that we can consider anomalous? What is the limit that should make us act?
As mentioned previously, the normal daily hair fall is about 50 to 100 hair per day. If the lack of this quantity is less than that begins to exist a visible capillary rarefaction, I think it is the moment to evaluate, investigate and, eventually, treat the clinical picture.
How can chemical treatments done in hairdressers or even at home, in the case of colorations, influence hair loss? The brands ensure that their new formulas use moisturizing oils and no longer contain ammonia. Still, there is a risk?
The hair-care products have been, it is true, had improved its formulations andminimize your aggressiveness towards the scalp, although there may be, in individual cases, a particular sensitivity to this or that component that could result ina greater fall usually transient capillary.
It is possible, in the case of hair loss caused by external factors, to recover at least part of the capillary density lost? If so, how?
First of all, to matter identify these external factors and delete them, as much as possible, the day of the person concerned. After that, you will need to provide to the Agency a supplement of trace elements, vitamins and amino acids to helptraining and healthy growth of the hair follicle. I also recommend using gentle shampoos and tonics and topical application of solutions with hair growth stimulant molecules.
What treatments for hair loss is considered more effective? Tablets, ampoules orshampoos?
The three strands are important and complementary to each other. Just join thehygiene and handling capillaries cared for.
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Is increasing the number of women with alopecia. What is the cause of this phenomenon?
Alopecia androgenic of women is, in fact, a painting that we have been seeing increase in society. The reasons for this are not well known but progressively increasing life expectancy of the population helps to understand that, in women, especially after menopause, hormone androgenic factors take some prevalence andlead to a miniaturization of some hair that is the phenomenon associated with alopecia androgenic, transversal to the two sexes.
In this day and age, we are faced with numerous cases of people who consumecertain types of medications, including antidepressants, which also contribute to hair loss.
This hair recoverable?
Yes, most of the drugs that interfere with the anagénica phase (active hair growth) have reversible effects once removed your takes. It is in this case of a functional change of the capillary growth and not an anatomical change scar that would prevent recovery or the future growth.
In recent months, have emerged in Portugal capillary recovery treatments that use technologies with lasers and LED lights, very common in other countries. Arethe solution for those who want to catch the fall and even recover hair?
This type of treatment is an alternative to the vast therapeutic armamentarium of capillary stimulation. These technologies stimulate so nonspecific, superficial vascularization of the scalp and improve global conditions for capillary reponte, but should be supplemented by other approaches already referred to previously.