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.

Temporary hair loss can also occur after a stressful event, triggered by shock and trauma. Stress hair loss usually presents itself in the form of excessive hair shedding or diffuse thinning hair over the scalp.

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. 

Cycle of hair growth

What causes 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;  

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

If you are losing more hair than usual or experience visible thinning, especially in recent months, you are likely experiencing temporary hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium

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. 

Lady with hair loss condition

What causes postnatal hair loss? 

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. 

Female suffering from hair loss condition

Postnatal hair loss is most obvious 2-4 months after childbirth and may continue up to 24 weeks.

How is temporary hair loss and postpartum hair loss treated at Veritas? 

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 special combination of nutrients and botanical extracts that penetrates the roots of hair. 

  • Prolongs growing phase (anagen) and postpones shedding phase (exogen)
  • Non-paraben and hypoallergenic
  • Simple and fuss free to use
  • Hair loss returns to normal level typically after 1 month of usage
  • Increase hair thickness and volume
  • Increase in scalp collage, which supports healthy hair
  • Decrease in hair loss within 6 weeks and an increase in hair density by 12 weeks.

Veritas Oral Hair Growth Capsules 

  • Prescription-strength 

The Veritas Difference 

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. 


What are the treatments available to improve temporary hair loss?

We often pair our scalp treatments with LED light therapy to better optimise your recovery, reduce downtime through its anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Hair Shedding: CG210 Hair Spray (medical grade) is combined with topical Minoxidil to reduce hair shedding
  • Hair Growth: Collagen Induction with PDRN Scalp Infusion helps fortify and maintain a healthy scalp for better hair growth. 
  • Improve Hair density and Stronger Roots: Fotona Hair Restart laser tackles hair loss at its roots for those looking for lasting results

How many treatments do I need?

This depends on your condition and treatment plan. Our friendly doctors will be able to advise you in more details after having assessed your condition during a consultation.

How much does hair loss treatment cost?

This depends on your condition and treatment plan. Our friendly doctors will be able to advise you in more details after having assessed your condition during a consultation. 

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