Around 70% of men and 30% of women will experience some degree of hair loss throughout their life. This can be a temporary problem which may solve itself, but for many people, this begins the complete loss of their hair. But what is it that causes hair to fall out, and what can you do to retain a full head of hair?


When you’re stressed – whether physically or emotionally – your body is forced to go into survival mode, which can cause many pre-existing conditions to be exacerbated. This means that you may experience hair loss. This can be temporary but in some cases, may result in permanent hair loss.


During a pregnancy, many women experience a whole host of side effects due to the fact that the body is full of hormones that it’s just not used to. Hair loss can happen after giving birth, but this should be temporary, and once your body has settled down, your hair should grow back.



For some unlucky people, genes can be the cause behind hair loss. This means that there’s nothing you can do to stop it from happening in the first place as your body is predisposed to lose hair. If there’s a history of female hair loss in your family, you’re more likely to suffer the same fate as it’s passed down through the X chromosome.

Unbalanced Diet

This doesn’t mean that if you eat a few too many fatty foods you’ll lose your hair, but in some cases, an unbalanced diet can lead to hair loss. Too much vitamin A and a lack of protein can both be contributing factors as your body tries to focus on the essential processes.

Hair Pulling

It stands to reason that if you pull your hair out, this is going to lead to some level of hair loss! This condition is known as trichotillomania and leaves sufferers feeling compelled to pull their hair out. Over time, if the condition is not addressed, this can cause permanent damage to the hair follicles and may cause permanent bald patches.

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Male Pattern Baldness

Roughly two out of three men will begin showing signs of hair loss by the age of 60, and many of these cases will be due to male pattern baldness. This is caused by a mixture of genes and the male sex hormone and leaves many men with a receding hair line or bald patches.

What Treatments are Available?

Thankfully, if you are suffering from hair loss, there are treatments available to you. As a cosmetic skin clinic in the UK, here at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we offer hair transplants for those who are looking to restore their hair. This is a fantastic treatment option, so we’ll take a look at the benefits and what’s involved.

How Does it Work?

We use the latest in innovation with the direct hair implantation (or DHI) technique which means that hair is taken from a donor area and implanted into the bald areas. This is a quick and simple procedure which enables hair to grow naturally and permanently.



There are a whole range of benefits attached to this treatment:

  • It’s quick and painless.
  • It doesn’t involve surgery so your recovery time is faster.
  • You don’t need to worry about unsightly scars.
  • Hair grafts are likely to survive as there is less handling before implantation.
  • Fast growth rate meaning that you’ll see results in no time!

If you’re losing hair, you no longer have to suffer in silence as there are fantastic treatments available to you. At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we can offer DHI treatment with our expert team, so whatever it is that is causing your hair loss, you can reclaim your appearance. If you would like more information about DHI or any of our other treatments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 01481 736699 to speak to a member of our friendly team.