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INTRODUCTION

What Causes Post-Natal & Temporary Hair Loss?

Post-Natal Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common experience for women after childbirth, as hormones and stress affect the hair growth cycles. Thankfully, postpartum hair loss is extremely normal and often temporary. Still, it can be extremely distressing to see your hair shed in clumps, and there is a small chance that permanent hair loss may develop.

During pregnancy, female hormones increase and often lead to thick and healthy hair. This is because more hair is in the growing phase and fewer hair are in the shedding or resting phase, stimulated by an increase in hormones like progesterone, estrogen, oxytocin and prolactin during pregnancy.

However, these hormone levels decline significantly after giving birth, leading to a form of telogen effluvium and resulting in postpartum hair loss. An average of 40-50% of women will experience postpartum hair loss. Postnatal hair loss is most obvious 2-4 months after childbirth and may continue up to 24 weeks.

Temporary Hair Loss

It is normal to shed 50 – 100 strands of hair a day and the life cycle of each strand of hair usually lasts 3 – 5 years. A healthy hair cycle is typically broken down into 4 stages;

  1. Anagen: Growing phase where your hair follicles continue to grow until they’re cut or until they reach the end of their lifespan.
  2. Catagen: Hair starts to grow slower (transition phase).
  3. Telogen: Hair doesn’t grow or fall out for about 3 months (resting phase).
  4. Exogen: Hair drops and usually prepares for a new hair to replace it (shedding phase).

Temporary hair loss can occur after a stressful event, triggered by shock and trauma. If you are losing more hair than usual or experience visible thinning, especially in recent months, you are likely experiencing temporary hair loss.

Postpartum and temporary hair loss are both temporary conditions, and can be treated non-invasively without resorting to a hair transplant. For those with postpartum hair loss, it is recommended to start as early as 1-2 months after pregnancy.

Telogen effluvium is frequently brought on by sudden hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, menopause, anemia, eating disorders, and thyroid issues. Hair loss normally starts 2 to 4 months after the first trigger. Fortunately, this type of temporary hair loss is reversible and recovery is possible within 6 months once all triggers have been eliminated.

EVIDENCE-BASED METHODS

Treatments for Postpartum and Temporary Hair Loss

While temporary hair loss is a normal side effect from stress or hormonal changes, there are ways to encourage hair growth and reverse excessive hair loss and thinning non-invasively, including methods that are safe during breast-feeding:

Fotona Hair Restart Laser
Fotona’s Smooth Er:YAG fractional is a non-ablative hair loss laser treatment. Super-long pulsed laser beams are delivered to the scalp and warm tissues directly in a controlled manner, which increases the formation of scalp blood vessels, fibroblasts and collagen.

When natural collagen production takes place, scalp tissues are strengthened which helps in preventing hair loss. Photobiomodulation also helps reawaken dormant hair follicles to better encourage new hair growth.

  • Prevention of further hair loss
  • Increase hair thickness and density
  • Promote new follicle growth
  • No medications
  • No downtime
  • Noticeable vellus hair growth within a month

 

Collagen Induction with PDRN Scalp Infusion
Collagen induction treatment works by directly infusing PDRN through microchannels straight into the scalp. Extracted from salmon DNA, PDRN Scalp Infusion (Polydeoxyribonucleotide) is a powerful scalp healing treatment that regenerates and repairs from within. Research has shown that PDRN can help to improve hair count and density for those with weak and thin hair.

  • Renews cells and mend scalp skin at cellular level
  • Reverse DNA damage and improves overall scalp condition
  • Anti-inflammatory & Wound Healing
  • Increase hair count and density
  • Longer lasting advantages for hair growth and scalp healing through multiple sessions
  • Hair growth and improvement as soon as 3 months after treatment


Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Low-level laser therapy, commonly known as red light therapy and cold laser therapy, exposes scalp tissues to photons, which promote hair growth.

  • Non-intrusive and safe
  • Promotes hair growth and healthy scalp by altering collagen synthesis
  • Increases cell metabolism
  • Improves blood flow to the scalp
  • 3 to 6 months before hair restoration results are seen


CG210 Hair Spray
CG210 is a topical botanical lotion that reduces hair shedding, fortifies hair thickness and promotes hair growth. It can be combined with minoxidil lotion, and works by prolonging the hair follicle’s anagen phase and reducing inflammation in the scalp. Patients generally notice a reduction in hair loss within 6 weeks and improvement in hair density at 12 weeks.


Veritas Oral Hair Growth Capsules
Prescription-strength

“Unlike patients with AGA where long term application of minoxidil is recommended, patients with telogen effluvium need not continue with topical minoxidil once their hair loss has stopped. With the use of home products and in-house treatments, further hair loss can be prevented and hair growth optimized. CG210 medical grade hair spray is combined with topical Minoxidil to reduce hair shedding, while PDRN scalp treatments fortify and maintain a healthy scalp for better hair growth. FOTONA Hair Restart laser is especially useful for improving hair density and tackling hair loss at its roots for those looking for stronger results, on top of using topical products. Our scalp treatments at Veritas are often paired with LLLT therapy to optimise results.”

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  • 10+ years of medical experience
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