If there’s one thing that we know can make folks lose their self-confidence and feel ashamed, it’s hair loss. Prevalent in both women and men due to a variety of factors, the condition can lead to social isolation, depression, the development of unexpected phobias, and even anxiety. We know how sensitive of a subject this can be and, at the Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic, our team has what it takes to at least minimize the effects of hair loss if not prevent them entirely.
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Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss isn’t limited to the scalp; eyebrows and eyelashes are also known to shed and not recover in select circumstances. The most common cause is genetics; merely knowing that you possess a gene that could cause hair loss can bring about stress and anxiety. A lack of nutrition and hydration to the scalp, such as wearing hats all the time, can lead to it as well. Stress is the other significant contributor, and it can also lead to early greying. Medical problems such as low thyroid hormone or anemia should be ruled out as a possible cause of hair loss. Of course, more obvious causes of hair loss include chemotherapy, burns, and scarring where new follicles can’t break through the dermis or obtain nutrients to grow. The loss rate may be gradual or rapid, and it’s more common in men.
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Areas Successfully Treated
- Facial area
- Upper body
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. There is minimal discomfort if any, and topical anaesthetic is not necessary as we use state-of-the-art equipment. We utilize the latest, most effective treatments possible to ensure your satisfaction and comfort.
Yes, particularly if you suffer from male or female-pattern baldness. Sadly, this condition is irreversible, but we can help to slow the effects at least until you reach the age where it won’t make you uncomfortable. Touch-ups are essential to maintain desired results.
Symptoms will begin to show themselves as you get older – even as early as in your twenties. Typical patterns include a receding hairline, general thinning (especially at the crown) and a major red flag is constant shedding of hairs with movement or interaction.
The cost depends on the type of treatment you select, the number of sessions, and how much work is required by the team to achieve the results you desire.
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