Is a Robot the Answer to Curing Hair Loss?

Whether you're male or female, young or old, these days it would seem that some form of hair loss is inevitable. However don't lose hope just yet - a new technology has emerged in the hair loss realm and has attracted huge attention for its promising surgical hair replacement results.

Thirty-four year old Peter Falconer who started losing his hair eight years ago was among the first Australian patients to try a new robotic technology for treating hair loss. The ARTAS robot uses digital mapping to harvest thousands of hair follicles from the back of the patient's head where there is still healthy hair, which is then transplanted into the area that is affected by hair loss.

To perform this surgical hair replacement procedure, the patient is positioned head down in order to gain access to the back of the scalp. Hair loss is most commonly seen on the top of the scalp, with the healthy areas in the back of the scalp. The back of the scalp is where the healthy and viable hair follicles are usually located so this area of the scalp is known as the donor site in a hair transplant procedure.

About two-thirds of all men will experience hair loss by the time they are 35, and by the time they turn 50, 85 percent of men and 50 percent of all women will have experienced noticeable hair loss.

Unlike traditional hair transplant procedures involving donor hair strips or manual extraction of hair follicles, "the advantage of the robot is speed, accuracy and lack of fatigue, because the robot will run all day without getting physically tired, whereas doctors who perform this surgery frequently get very tired doing the technique," Dr Knudsen said.

The robotic treatment will set you back around $12,000 - but 10 weeks after surgery, Peter Falconer could not be happier with the outstanding result, explaining that you can now comb through his hair without anybody being aware of where the hair was taken from.

"I suppose some men look at getting a hair transplant done as not very manly, but I'm ecstatic about mine so I'm happy'

Hair loss is on the rise and particularly because we're all living longer, we have a higher chance of experiencing hair loss, but given the constant advances in hair loss technology, living with hair loss or suffering in silence can be a thing of the past!

Non-surgical Hair Replacement

Not a fan of the idea of surgical hair replacement solutions to treat hair loss? Here at Transitions Hair we have a range of non-surgical hair loss solutions such as BioTHIK Hair Building Fibres or Sensigraft non-surgical hair grafting to give you back your hair and your confidence!

Why not come in for a FREE confidential consultation with one of our hair loss specialists to find the right hair replacement option that suits you. Call 1300 427 778 to book your appointment or simply click here to fill out an enquiry form online.

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The Truth about Alopecia

Hair solution for alopecia

More and more people are taking to the internet and social media sites to open up and share about alopecia. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that many people have little to no knowledge of which leads to misunderstandings, assumptions and social stigma for and about those people who are living with alopecia.

Alopecia is non-discriminatory. Both men and women suffer from alopecia and it can occur at any age. Alopecia manifests itself in a purely physical sense – that being hair loss. However many sufferers of alopecia say it's also a disease of the spirit, causing people a devastating emotional turmoil in a world that is obsessed with appearance.

For those who experience alopecia, particularly women who often self-identify with the colour and style of their hair, it's about learning to manage the disease and not be defined by it. A significant part of the coping process is about learning to value yourself for who you are rather than by the amount of hair you do (or don’t) have on your head. There seems to be a somewhat agreed upon perception from both sexes that it is worse to experience female hair loss as society deems it more acceptable for men to appear bald.

One Woman’s Alopecia Story

Lauren Crawford, now 29, began suffering from alopecia at an early age. In her teens she was extremely self-conscious of her condition, however this all changed while on a first date in high school. After going on a few dates she began to realise that these boys didn't handle her diagnosis of alopecia all that well. One night while on a date she decided to lay it all out on the table that very first night and straight up told him that she had something to confess.

"'If you want to walk out the door, that's OK” she remembers saying.

"Oh thank God," her date replied. "That's it?!"

Lauren has now been married for five years to the same man to whom she made that first-date confession to back in high school.

Hair loss in women is very often associated with either illness or aging so society is automatically shocked or fearful of this. Those suffering with alopecia can experience embarrassment, hopelessness, and are eager for a "quick fix," and, if a wearing a wig are often fearful that the wig doesn’t look natural and that people might find out what lies beneath the wig.

Natural Looking Human Hair Wigs

Luckily for alopecia sufferers, the Follea Gripper Wig couldn't be more natural, beautiful or comfortable! Designed by people with alopecia, specifically for people with alopecia, these human hair wigs will give you back your hair and your confidence.

For more information about hair loss solutions for people with alopecia book a free consultation (valued at ($250.00) with one of our hair loss specialists; click here or call 1300 427 778.

BioTHIK Hair Fibres – Secret to the Stars!

Celebrities and Hollywood makeup artists have long been using tricks and what some may even call elaborate allusions to create thicker, fuller looking hair - particular when under the harsh lights of a camera! Thinning hair seems to be becoming an epidemic in Hollywood, with more and more celebrities opening up about their hair loss and admitting to trying many things to hide their thinning hair.

Related: Avengers: Endgame & Captain America Star, Chris Evans Revealed He’s Losing His Hair

BioTHIK Hair Fibres are Hollywood's best kept secret, and their answer to instantly thicker, fuller looking hair. In the past hairdressers would trim someone's hair, sweep it up and then carefully place it back on top of the person's head in order to create thicker hair and conceal baldness. Luckily the hair loss industry has come a long way since then, particularly in terms of hair loss concealers such as BioTHIK!

Hair Fibres Conceal Jon Cryer's Thinning Hair

Even 'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer as revealed his hair is an "elaborate illusion' and uses hair fibres to conceal his baldness.

Transform Thinning Hair with BioTHIK Hair Fibres

BioTHIK Hair fibres are great for people with thinning hair as the result is instantaneous and dramatically reduces the appearance of hair loss, without the need for expensive, invasive, and sometimes painful hair loss treatments. BioTHIK clings to the existing strands of hair rather than colouring the scalp with often looks very artificial, and does nothing to increase the thickness of thinning hair.

BioTHIK Hair Fibres transform hair from thin to thick in 30 seconds - for someone who is experiencing thinning hair this just sounds too good to be true! Well, just take a look at this video if you don't believe us - see the amazing hair transformations right before your eyes!

BioTHIK is the real deal! Don't be fooled by imitation brands that won't give you the amazing results hair loss coverage you crave. Buy BioTHIK online today from our secure online store or call 1300 427 778 to book a free demo with your local stockist!

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Life Force Fundraiser Concert!

Life Force Cancer foundation is committed to providing support for people dealing with the experience of cancer. Delivering crucial help and care to cancer patients in need, Life Force has been the key organisation for this kind of support in the Sydney metropolitan area since its creation in 1993.

A diagnosis of cancer can trigger a range of emotions from fear, disbelief, hurt, and hopelessness all the way through to anger and despair. Coming to terms with this new reality and what it might mean to face all this can be an extremely stressful time for the cancer patient as well as their friends and family.

Here at Transitions Hair we love to support organisations such as this that help cancer patients deal with the difficult journey, particularly when dealing with hair loss and the grieving process. This public benevolent institution is a not for profit organisation that has helped many people over the years, and now Life Force needs your help!

Life Force is hosting a fundraising concert on the 28th of November 2014 to raise vital funds for the ongoing success of this organisation. The concert will be host to two exciting artists to keep you entertained for the night at the cost of $50 per person which also includes food & drinks.

So come along and join in on a great night for a great cause at 'The Café Church' Glebe, 7:30pm on Friday 28th November.

You can purchase tickets securely online here: www.lifeforce.org.au/events/cafe-2014

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Hair Loss in Women is on the Rise

Redhead having fun

Did you know that a staggering forty percent of all women suffer from some degree of hair loss?

It would seem hair loss in women is much more common than you might think, with the causes of female hair loss linked to a variety of factors. Women everywhere are reporting that they are experiencing hair loss and thinning hair, so trust us when we say you’re not alone!

According to Dr. Farjo, one of the world’s leading hair experts, the most common cause of hair loss in women is female pattern baldness that occurs as a result of menopause. Whether its menopause or something else, experiencing female hair loss can be stressful, embarrassing, and sometimes leave you in disbelief.

Tips for Female Hair Loss

Transitions Hair for Women is here to help so below is some useful information about hair loss in women and what you can do should you start experiencing hair loss in women.

Hair loss in women can sometimes occur due to a deficiency in important nutrients. For example make sure your diet contains lots of protein to keep your hair in the best possible condition. The amino acids in protein help cell regeneration and growth, which is vital when it comes to hair maintenance.

If you are suffering from female hair loss, investing in a good quality shampoo and conditioner is the way to go as it will help your hair keep its natural defences strong, protecting your hair from harsh weather conditions. It’s also worthwhile to use an intensive conditioning masque once a week to give your hair extra strength and shine.

When it comes to hair loss in women, cutting your hair can seem counter intuitive. However you should aim for regular appointments with your hairdresser as frequent trimming of split ends will help keep hair looking and feeling its best.

Try to avoid over-colouring your hair. Female hair loss means your hair is already thinning and too much colouring makes the hair more porous which allows moisture to escape more easily, leading to dry, brittle and damaged hair.

Excessive heat is the last thing you need if you are experiencing female hair loss. Avoid washing your hair with water that is too hot or constantly using heated styling tools. Instead try and let your hair dry naturally at least once a week and save straighteners and curling irons for special occasions.

Solutions for Hair Loss in Women

Here at Transitions Hair for Women we are committed to providing you with quality solutions for female hair loss. We have a variety of options to suit every need, lifestyle and the level at which you are experiencing female hair loss. For more information about these solutions call 1300 427 778 or click here to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our consultants who specialise in hair loss in women.

Meet the Modern-day Calendar Girls – with a twist!

 

Alopecia sufferers calendar girl

A group of twelve extraordinarily brave women have recently caught our attention as they ‘bare all’ in hopes of raising awareness and much needed funds for the charity Alopecia UK through the sales of a very unique calendar.

Alopecia Sufferers bare all in Calendar Girl Style Shoot

Aside from their bravery, eleven of these women have something very distinctive in common – they all suffer from the hair loss condition known as alopecia.  These women have boldly gone where no alopecia sufferer has gone before, quite literally baring everything (hair loss and all) for a 2015 charity calendar with the aim of raising awareness for alopecia.

What is Alopecia? 

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss that can occur for a variety of reasons. The direct cause of alopecia is unknown however do know that alopecia is an autoimmune disease; causing the body’s own immune system to attack itself, in this case the hair follicles, which trigger either patchy or total hair loss (alopecia totalis).

Organiser Victoria Short says she jokingly suggested the idea of a nude-bald calendar shoot and to her surprise eleven other ladies agreed! A nude calendar is certainly a bold move to raise awareness for alopecia and we commend these ladies immensely for their hard work and dedication to the cause.

Alopecia UK Charity

Alopecia UK is a small charity which offers information, support and guidance to those affected by alopecia and hair loss. Any funds received from the calendar project will help to further their work in helping those who may be struggling with alopecia.

To find out more or to purchase the calendar visit www.prettybald.co.uk

Human Hair Wigs for Women with Alopecia

Made for alopecians by alopecians, the Follea Gripper Wig is the next generation in human hair wigs for women. This wig was designed knowing the unique challenges that come with alopecia, and is light, comfortable, durable, and secure – not to mention beautiful!

For more information about the Follea Gripper Wig or to chat to one of our hair loss consultants, call 1300 427 778 or click here to book your free confidential consultation

PRP Hair Loss Treatment

Image thanks to PRPforhairloss.com.

There are always new hair loss treatments popping up, claiming to regrow hair and it's natural to be sceptical about them. Here at Transitions Hair we've done the hard work for you and researched this new hair loss treatment that claims to regrow hair by drawing the patient's own blood then injecting it into the scalp. As crazy as that sounds, the studies are showing very promising results so this bizarre yet innovative hair loss treatment might just be the next big thing in the search for a cure for hair loss!

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Other cosmetic treatments using this same procedure have been available for a while now, in particular the facial made famous by Kim Kardashian. The procedure involves injecting the blood into the face to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process.

This procedure has become so popular and effective that cosmetic doctors have now started using this ground-breaking technique on men and women experiencing hair loss and thinning hair to help stimulate hair growth.

Hair Restoration with PRP

Through use on the scalp, this hair loss treatment can apparently stimulate dormant hair follicles and encourage them to start growing again. It is a potential hair loss treatment for both men and women who suffer from any type of hair loss; whether through genetic predisposition, hormonal issues, stress, or any forms of alopecia.

How does it work?

This hair loss treatment takes around an hour and a half and involves taking four syringes of the patient's blood and placing it in a centrifuge (a rotating piece of medical equipment) to spate the plasma from the red blood cells. Local anaesthetic is injected into the scalp to ensure the area in numb before the scalp in stimulated with a dermaroller and the PRP syringes injected into the scalp - primarily focussing on areas of concern.

When will I see results?

The patient will then need to use the dermaroller every day for around a month following this hair loss treatment. It is quite common not to see any changes for six weeks and then you should start to see hair restoration and regrowth take place. However optimum results will usually be seen three months after your first PRP hair loss treatment (it will then be decided whether or not a second PRP hair loss treatment is required).

Hair Transplants and the PRP Hair Loss Treatment

The PRP hair loss treatment can be a standalone procedure but can also be used in combination with a hair transplant. In fact, these two hair loss treatments combined provide optimum results for hair loss and thinning hair.

For more information about hair loss treatments or other hair restoration options, call 1300 427 778 or click here to book your free consultation.

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Viola Davis Reveals Hair Loss

The 'How to get away with murder' star is a natural beauty, however it has only be recently that the actress has been able to talk about what was really going on under her wig. Viola Davis has now confessed that she was battling with a hair loss condition known as alopecia areata which caused the actress to lose most of her hair at the age of 28.

"I wore a wig in the Jacuzzi. I had a wig I wore around the house. I had a wig that I wore to events. I had a wig that I wore when I worked out. I never showed my natural hair. It was a crutch, not an enhancement … I was so desperate for people to think that I was beautiful.'

Davis discusses how her alopecia areata made her cling to human hair wigs and hide underneath them because she didn't feel beautiful in her natural state. Despite losing her hair and her confidence, Viola is now back on top and better than ever with a whole new outlook on life. 'The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.' I am telling you, I have spent so much of my life not feeling comfortable in my skin. I am just so not there anymore."

When Davis attended the 2012 Oscars she bravely exposed her natural short 'fro. We have to applaud her decision to show off her natural hair at a time when the whole world would be watching. We can only imagine how big a step that was for her. While Davis still wears her human hair wigs to work and media events, she no longer feels like she has to hide under her wigs and sees them as an option rather than a necessity in her life.

What Causes Alopecia Areata

Like Viola discovered, alopecia areata and the hair loss associated with it can be triggered by stress. She then began to internalize it which can often make the situation worse. Existing evidence indicates that alopecia areata is the result of an irregularity in the immune system. This particular irregularity leads to a misguided immune system that ends up attacking its own body. For unknown reasons, alopecia areata causes the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair growth, leading to often quite extensive hair loss.

Real Human Hair Wigs

Viola hid underneath her wigs and let hair loss and alopecia areata control her life. However using a real human hair wig isn't a bad thing, in fact it's a great way to get your confidence back and get you feeling like yourself again. Human hair wigs look natural, beautiful, are breathable and comfortable. Instead of letting alopecia areata control your life, take back your life and feel confident in your own skin - and your new hair! It can be easy to shy away and hide when battling alopecia areata but here at Transitions we've helped so many women find a human hair wig that makes them feel like themselves again!

For a free consultation with one of our hair loss and human hair wig specialists, click here or call 1300 427 778. Start your journey back to great looking hair today!

Jackie Nguyen’s Hair Loss Story

Jackie Nguyen hair loss

 

Jackie Nguyen has been battling with depression for many years now, but just recently this emotional illness, along with harbouring a great deal of stress, has caused this young musical theatre actress to lose her hair.

Jackie’s story is much more common than you might think. Young, seemingly healthy women who start noticing large amounts of hair loss. Like Jackie, at first it’s easy to assume the worst. After checking herself into an emergency room, doctors began a myriad of tests to determine if there was a more serious underlying cause for her hair loss. Fortunately for Jackie, she got the all clear on the medical tests and instead left with a diagnosis of Alopecia Areata.

The Diagnosis: Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that can often be triggered by stress or emotional trauma. Alopecia areata causes the hair to fall out in small clumps, leaving smooth, round bald patches on the scalp and can later progress to total hair loss. For Jackie, whose brother passed away when she was 19, as well as her stressful job as an actress in New York City, Jackie was definitely susceptible to this hair loss condition, particularly due to her ongoing battle with depression.

Sharing Her Story

Last month Jackie, a regular contributor to the popular site Huffington Post, took to social media and bravely shared about alopecia areata and her hair loss. In two weeks Jackie;s hair loss had extended to 75 per cent of her hair. Not knowing what the next week might hold, Jackie went out and bought a wig; yet has embraced this unexpected chapter of her life. She has used this as an opportunity to shed light on depression as well as alopecia areata; stating that “Maybe someone, somewhere can relate and see that you’re not alone.”

Your Hair Loss Journey at Transitions Hair

We hear you Jackie, because here at Transitions Hair we have seen hundreds of women got through this same journey and come out the other side. At Transitions Hair we take your trust seriously, with what you want placed at the centre of everything we do. Each individual has a different experience so we get to know you and seek to understand your hair loss story. We are on the hair loss journey with you. As a leading provider of hair restoration and hair replacement solutions is Australia, Transitions Hair can cater for a variety of different hair loss problems and find the right solution to suit your hair loss needs.

To find out more about alopecia areata, or chat to one of our professional hair loss consultants, call 1300 427 778 or click here for your free confidential consultation

Hair Loss Treatment for Women in Sydney

Thinning hair is not a male only problem. Male hair loss is accepted as a normal part of the aging process but what happens when your hair is thinning and you are a woman? Hair loss in women is much more common than people think, and while it's always good to see you doctor as soon as possible if you start losing your hair, there's not necessarily a sinister medical reason behind it. Like men, women may just be suffering from pattern baldness. So ladies, is your hair brush full of hair at the end of every day? Is your hair loss clogging your shower drain? Can you see areas of your scalp? Well Transitions Hair Sydney is here to help with a range of hair loss treatments for women, right here in Sydney. Let's have a look at some shall we!

Surgical Hair Loss Treatment for Women

With the introduction of micro-grafting (individual hair follicle implantation), hair transplants have become an increasingly popular hair loss treatment for women due to their effectiveness in treating scarring, burns, high hairlines or small regions of static (non-regular) hair loss.

For the right person, hair transplants offer life changing results, with significant benefits, such as:

  • Added hair volume and density
  • Undetectable , even with close inspection
  • Permanent solution - transplanted hair will not fall out.
  • No extra maintenance required.

Hair Transplants go beyond a simple hair loss treatment, as they restore hope and the beauty of your hair.

Laser Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Sometimes women are not eligible for a surgical hair loss treatment, either because the thinning hair is too close together to warrant an incision between existing hairs, or there is not enough donor hair to produce the required result. This is why Laser Hair Loss Treatments have gained popularity in recent years as they offer hope for women experiencing early stage hair loss such as Androgenetic Alopecia or thinning hair across the general density of their scalp. Laser Hair Therapy has been clinically proven to increase the volume, thickness and quality of your thinning hair making this an effective hair loss treatment to stimulate hair regrowth.

Your Next Hair Loss Treatment Step:

For more information on hair loss treatments for women in Sydney, and to find the best one to suit your needs, book a free consultation with one of our hair loss treatment specialists or call 1300 427 778.

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