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Understanding the Importance of Hair Growth Cycles

Are you aware that your hair is going through a series of continuous growth cycles? Rather than grow all the time, your hair is going through growth, rest, and shedding cycles. These phases have a bearing on how effective hair loss treatments will be. Each of the cycles lasts between a few days and several years. We’ll explain the characteristics of the four hair growth cycles and why it’s important to know which phase your hair is in before considering or scheduling hair loss treatments.

The Four Hair Growth Cycles

Below are the four hair growth cycles, the general length of time for each cycle, and the characteristics of each:

Anagen – 2 to 6 years

The long anagen cycle is the active growth cycle of the hair follicle and can last up to six years. The length of the anagen cycle also indicates the maximum hair length.

Catagen – 2 to 6 weeks

The catagen cycle is a transition phase between the anagen and telogen cycle. The follicle undergoes structural changes, and hair growth slows or stops.

Telogen – 3 to 4 months

The telogen cycle is the resting phase of the growth cycle. The hair stays inactive but remains anchored in the follicle.

Exogen – a few days

The exogen cycle is the shedding phase of the growth cycle. The club hair (the hair shaft formed during the anagen phase) is shed from the scalp to prepare for new hair growth. It’s the “turnaround” phase of hair growth when the growth process begins again.

Why are Cycles Important When Choosing Hair Loss Treatments?

Choosing specific hair loss treatments for the hair’s specific cycle can deliver the best results. This is why being aware of your hair’s growth cycle matters.

Only certain hair loss conditions are directly related to problems in the growth cycle. Understanding the primary causes of hair loss, including hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, or other factors, is necessary to choose the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

Determining the Cycles of Hair Growth

Learning the stages of your hair’s growth requires you to observe the characteristics within each cycle and know the general timelines of the cycles.

During the anagen cycle, the growth produces longer and thicker hair. The hair is typically stronger, has some elasticity, and is less prone to breaking. Hair in the telogen phase may be weaker, more brittle, and break more easily.

Try to be aware of the amount of hair you shed daily. You may notice an increase in shedding during the exogen or shedding cycle.

If you’re unsure of your cycles, schedule a consultation with a doctor at Bangkok Hair Clinic. We can determine your hair growth cycles and recommend the best hair loss treatment.

Hair Loss Treatments at Bangkok Hair Clinic

Hair loss can treated at Bangkok Hair Clinic

Bangkok Hair Clinic offers several non-surgical treatments in addition to hair transplant services. These treatments can solve hair loss, thinning, and baldness problems. We offer:

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP treatment for hair is a therapy that has been shown to boost healing and regeneration of the scalp and promote hair growth. The PRP process begins with extracting blood and putting it into a centrifuge to separate the blood components and isolate the platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected back into areas of the scalp where hair growth is sparse. The plasma contains growth factors, including EGF, KGF, PDGF, and VEGF. The growth factors stimulate hair follicles in the scalp to begin producing hair. Our PRP hair treatment prices are affordable to allow our patients to regain a full head of hair without being restricted by costs.

Cell Plus Therapy

Cell Plus is an innovative hair follicle injection method using a patient’s cells. The therapy takes tissue from the back of the scalp, where the tissue has a strong cell structure. The tissue is then processed in a laboratory to remove and concentrate the beneficial cells. Then, using a custom device called the Rigenera Hair Micrograft, the cells are injected back into thinning and bald areas of the scalp. The cells help stimulate the repair, growth and duplication of hair follicles. Cell Plus therapy can provide results in as little as 45-90 days after treatment.

Low-level Laser Treatment (LLLT)

Low-level laser Treatment (LLLT) uses a process called photo-bio-stimulation to stimulate the hair roots by concentrating low-energy laser light on thinning or bald areas of the scalp. The light works at the cellular level and helps create more adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is the source of energy at the cellular level. The laser also promotes blood circulation, which provides a better exchange of oxygen and nutrients in the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles.

Visit Bangkok Hair Clinic

Our three treatments can help restore temporary hair loss caused by hormonal imbalances, diseases, poor diets, and many other factors. However, male and female pattern baldness can only be permanently treated with a hair transplant. We offer three types of hair transplants:

  • FUE Shaven Hair Transplant
  • FUE Non-shaven Hair Transplant
  • DHI Hair Transplant

The first step to providing you with a full head of hair is to make an appointment for a consultation and examination at Bangkok Hair Clinic. Make your appointment today.

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