Hair loss is an extremely common problem that concerns many women and men, regardless of age.
Women's hair loss as explained by Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura is mainly diffuse, that is, it appears with thinning and thinning of hair throughout the scalp, while rarely "empties" an area completely. It occurs mainly after puberty, after childbirth or during menopause. There is also so-called 'seasonal hair loss', which occurs during the autumn months, when hair loss is increased.
In Advanced Hair Clinics, a member of the Cosmetic Derma Medicine Medical Group, the diagnosis of hair loss is made with a phototrichogram, using a special microcamera and special software. In particular, the Follysis software is used, which is one of the most complete and accurate diagnostic tools for hair loss. With the Follysis tool, precise measurements of hair density per area are made, as well as the measurement of hair thickness.During trichoscopy, as this method is otherwise called, the following are recorded:
This is an autoimmune disease characterized by Cicatricial Alopecia in the form of patches that may remain stable or increase in size and number. Lichen planus is a manifestation of smooth lichen that can affect the skin, hair and nails. The bare follicles show swelling and erythema around them and are hyperkeratotic. The remaining hairs look like doll hair due to the swelling and hyperkeratosis of the hair follicles. The main sites of lichen planus hair loss are the frontal area (frontal fibrotic alopecia) and the top of the scalp.Discoid lupus erythematosus:
It is the second most common Cicatricial Alopecia after lichen planus. It is characterized by circular, red, phlegm-like plaques that coalesce and lead to white atrophic scars.
Other factors that cause diffuse hair loss in men and women as explained by Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura are the following:
This is an autoimmune disease characterized by scarring alopecia in the form of plaques that may remain stable or increase in size and number. Follicular lichen is a manifestation of smooth lichen that can affect skin, hair and nails. The bare follicles show swelling and erythema around them and are hyperkeratotic. The remaining hairs look like doll hair due to the swelling and hyperkeratosis of the hair follicles. The main sites of follicular lichen hair loss are the frontal area (frontal fibrotic alopecia) and the top of the scalp.
It finds application as a hair loss treatment in all forms of hair loss. It is used in androgenetic alopecia in men and women both for stabilization of the condition and after hair transplantation to preserve the patient's untransplanted hair.
Conservative hair loss treatment in androgenetic alopecia includes the use of minoxidil, oral or topical antiandrogens in the form of gels, Autologous Hair Mesotherapy, serum growth factors, and special shampoos to help maintain and stabilize the condition.
In cases of pollen alopecia, Autologous Hair Mesotherapy has excellent results and can lead to complete regrowth even in universal forms of pollen alopecia. As an adjuvant for the treatment of hair loss of this type, minoxidil or topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors are used.
In follicular lichen where the alopecia is scarring, Autologous Hair Mesotherapy and minoxidil will help prevent hair loss extension rather than regrowth in desquamous ones, as these will only benefit from hair transplantation. Corticosteroid systemic, immunosuppressive or other disease specific drugs may be required to treat hair loss.
In discoid lupus erythematosus, Autologous Hair Mesotherapy and minoxidil will help prevent the extension of hair loss. Corticosteroids and immunosuppressants may also help in some cases.
Surgical treatment of hair loss with FUE hair transplantation is the definitive solution to some forms of hair loss.
It is the treatment of choice for the treatment of advanced androgenetic hair loss in both men and women. We also treat cases of female and male Androgenetic Alopecia, as well as stabilized forms of Cicatricial, Areaat & Diffuse Alopecia with this method.
It is also used as a treatment in cases of plaque hair loss such as Lichen planus, alopecia areata and discoid lupus erythematosus provided that the hair loss plaques are stable for years and there is no progression of the phenomenon.
The FUE hair transplantation method is also applied in the implantation of eyebrows, geniuses as well as the restoration of body hair on the chest, back, etc. Hair Transplantation can be combined with conservative treatment against hair loss in order to prevent the fall of existing hairs.
CDM Medical Group is a center of reference in Hair Transplantation both in Greece and abroad, thanks to the extensive knowledge and experience of the Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Group, Dr. Anastasios Vekris and his highly trained team.
The appropriate physician for the diagnosis of hair loss is the Dermatologist - Venereologist, as he has the knowledge and experience to distinguish the type of hair loss using the available diagnostic methods.
The treatment of hair loss can be done by both a Dermatologist and a Plastic Surgeon who together will apply both conservative and invasive methods, such as hair transplantation, for a personalized and correct treatment of hair loss.
The only scientifically proven hair loss treatments that have been shown to help treat hair loss are minoxidil, oral or topical anti-androgens and Autologous Hair Mesotherapy. Also FUE hair transplantation, where indicated, gives a definitive solution.
Homeopathy has not been shown to cure hair loss, except in cases where it may be purely due to psychological factors.
In any case, the only expert to decide on the appropriate treatment is the Dermatologist - Venereologist who will advise the patient correctly and determine the appropriate treatment plan.
CDM Medical Group is the largest and most specialized group in the fields of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery with 14 clinics in Greece & Cyprus. Advanced Hair Clinics, the Group's specialized hair clinic, has been awarded nationally and internationally for its services and quality in the treatment of all types of hair loss in men and women. It has received for 4 years the title of the best hair transplant clinic in the world by the international non-profit organization IMTJ.
Founder and CEO, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Anastasios Vekris is a member of ISHRS and has been invited as an honorary speaker and instructor at all ISHRS International Society of Hair Transplantation's global hair transplantation conferences. Advanced Hair Clinics was one of 7 clinics worldwide selected to present a live before and after hair transplant case at the ISHRS World Congress in Prague in 2017, earning the admiration of the international medical community for its excellent and natural results. Advanced Hair Clinics trains physicians from Greece and abroad on the specialized field of FUE hair transplantation.
The Dermatology Department and Plastic Surgery Department of the clinic, headed by Dermatologist & Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Vekris, provide the full range of treatment for even the most demanding cases of warts. Our medical team is at the patient's side 24/7 for whatever is needed.