Aesthetics Medical

Hair Loss & Scalp Issues | Causes & Treatment

July 24, 2020




Your hair is usually the first thing people notice first about you.



It’s often described as one’s crowning glory.



Hair Loss & Ageing of Hair

Just like other parts of our body, our hair and scalp will go through ageing and face its own set of problems too.



Some people start losing their hair as early as late teens and early 20s.



6 Types of Hair Loss and Scalp Problems

Common hair and scalp problems include the following:



  • hair loss
  • bald patches
  • scalp ringworm
  • itchy scalp
  • dandruff
  • head lice



1) Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Hair loss (alopecia) is a frequent concern for both men and women.


For males, it commons affects the crown and frontal hairline. For females, it usually affects the crown and frontal scalp.



Androgenic alopecia in itself is not a medical condition and is due to a combination of genetics, ageing and hormones.



Treatment for Hair Loss in Singapore
  • Fotona Scalp Laser Treatment


Fotona laser scalp treatment is a clinically proven treatment which combines different wavelength to reach the deepest layers of the scalp and hair follicles.


It helps to activate the natural healing process and restores natural hair growth.


Other treatment options include:




2) Bald Patches

Bald patches can be due to a variety of causes. The two most common causes would be alopecia areata and scalp ringworm.



Alopecia areata usually leads to a few bald spots.


It is believed to be due to the body’s own immune system attacking the hair follicles and family history is an important risk factor.




3) Scalp Ringworm

Scalp ringworm or tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp.


Tinea capitis appears as one or more oval areas covered with grey scales, often associated with itch and hair loss.




The patches may be red, inflamed and dotted with pus-filled vesicles (pustules).  Tiny black dots, representing broken hairs, may also be seen on the patches.




4) Itchy Scalp


Scalp pruritus, known as itchy scalp, is a common condition. There is a wide range of causes.



5) Dandruff


Dandruff, also called seborrheic dermatitis is undoubtedly the most common cause. It leads to an itchy and flaky scalp with areas of redness.


The problem tends to begin in late adolescence but is most common in young adults and the elderly. It is more common in males than in females.


Dandruff may be worse with stress and infrequent shampooing. Fortunately, it is not contagious.




6) Head Lice


Head lice outbreaks is not common in Singapore but can occur among school-going children.


It is highly contagious and the most prominent symptoms are intense scalp itching.


Head louse is an infestation by the human head louse. The female louse lays eggs (nits) on the hair shaft close to the scalp and those nits hatch about 8-10 days later.


Hence, moving lice or non-moving nits may be seen on the scalp and hair. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you suspect you have head lice as it is highly contagious.




Hair & Scalp Treatment in Singapore 

Overwhelmed by the range of conditions that can affect your hair and scalp? Fortunately, treatments are available for all the above-mentioned conditions.




If you are troubled by a hair issue, make an appointment with us. We would be able to diagnose your hair condition and recommend treatments.





Book Hair Growth Treatment Now (Without Surgery or Needles)

  • Non-invasive and requires no downtime.


  • Laser energy is used for safe, predictable, and natural hair restoration results.


  • By combining different wavelength, it is effective at reaching the deepest layers of the scalp and hair follicles to activate the natural healing process.


  • Clinically proven to restore natural hair growth with a few short treatments.


  • Results? Restored hair growth for natural, yet noticeable results!


For more info, contact +65 9728 2861




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