Restore Your Younger Looks In Just 3 Steps With Revolutionary ULTRAcel Device

Have you ever noticed that with age, how our face starts forming a flipping triangle of 180º from our younger days? Losing our fresh bloom of youthful days can be stressful as we can’t stop it and even if we learn to feint our age, our skin will still give it away. The fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and saggy skin are all the telltale of the aging signs. As we know aging is a natural process and everyone ages differently, but one thing that everyone wishes is to age with a poise and with grace. Thanks to the advanced technology of cosmetology at AK Clinics, that can fulfill your this wish of restoring your youthful days and flawless skin back.

Sometimes, going under the knife is not what everyone prefers. AK Clinics introduces you the most advanced and revolutionary technique ‘ULTRAcel’ to reverse the signs of aging. Now you can enjoy that glorious and glamorous looks that you were having in your 30s and that too without undergoing a surgical procedure. These non-invasive cosmetology techniques will help you to restore your skin quality, especially of the face.

ULTRAcel- A Skin Lifting & Skin Firming Procedure

ULTRAcel is an advanced non-surgical procedure for face lifting and tightening of sagged skin. ULTRAcel is the new technology that works on the same principle of plastic surgery i.e. targeting the same fat layer of skin which is treated during the surgery. However, in ULTRAcel skin lifting treatment, there is no surgical procedure involved and there is no to minimal downtime. You can get back to your work after your treatment. ULTRAcel is an effectual skin resurfacing and skin tightening treatment.

How ULTRAcel lifts the skin?

If you are wondering that how your skin lifts without surgery in ULTRAcel, then stop scratching your head. ULTRAcel helps to lift the skin by using deep, focused ultrasound waves along with the radiofrequency waves in synergy to give the instant skin tightened and lifted effect. In ULTRAcel, the radiofrequency waves delivers the heat which targets the collagen present in the deep epidermal layer of your skin. The Ultrasound waves targets the underlying tissues to tighten them and the thermal deep tissue helps in the stimulation of the new cells & collagen for skin tightening.
The 3 in one step technique of skin tightening & uplifting in ULTRAcel treatment uses;

  • Grid Fractional Radiofrequency (GFR)
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU/FUS)
  • Fractional Radiofrequency Micro-needling (FRM), also known as INTRAcel

 1st Step:

  • Grid FR: In the Upper dermis, radio frequency and high intensity focused ultrasound waves are emitted to 3.0/4.5 mm depth with fractional shape. It helps to stimulates the collagen production and smoothens the skin surface.

RF targets the area to be treated

It penetrates into the deep dermal layer of skin

Increased collagen production

Smooth skin surface

2nd Step:

  • RF Micro-needling: RF Micro-needling is an avant-garde skin repairing technique. In RF micro-needling, small insulated micro-needles create tiny wounds by penetrating into the dermal layer of skin. When it is combined with RF, it enables the thermal energy to stimulate body’s natural healing mechanism which enhances the collagen production.

Delivers heat energy through the needles in the dermis

Collagen production is stimulated through the natural healing process

Enhanced collagen results in smooth & wrinkle free skin

3rd Step:

  • HIFU/FUS: HIFU targets the deep SMAS layer (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system) of face. In HIFU, the high intensity of ultrasound is emitted to the deep structural layers such as fascia, SMAS fat layer, dermis boundary layer of subcutaneous which causes thermal wounds, prompting the body to launch its natural healing process. Skin begin to produce more collagen, which lifts, tightens and contours the skin resulting in wrinkle free skin.

HIFU targets the deep fat layer of skin and imparts thermal energy

After 1 month, collagen production start increasing through wound healing process

After 3 month, more collagen production

Smooth, tight and uplifted skin

Areas to be treated with ULTRAcel

ULTRAcel is the only skin tightening treatment that combines the two cutting edge skin uplifting technologies such as HIFU and FR. With the power of three technologies in one, ULTRAcel can uplift your skin from;

  • Mid face skin tightening and lifting
  • Lips (fine lines & wrinkles)
  • Eye Brow lift
  • Chin
  • Elbows
  • Decollete Skin Area

  • Lower face skin tightening
  • Eyes rejuvenation
  • Eye lift
  • Neck lift
  • Thigh

This is not the end, ULTRAcel can also helps to

  • Reduces your sagging face by tightening your skin, typically jowls & neck
  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • Improves the overall skin’s texture & tone
  • Restore your youthful & smoother appearance
  • Diminishes large skin pores
  • Treats acne & acne scarring

The Clinically proven treatment for Skin Uplifting- ULTRAcel

ULTRAcel is a clinically proven and safe treatment for the skin uplifting and tightening with long lasting results. Just immediately after your treatment, you may feel change in your skin and your skin will look tight. However, the degree of the immediate tightening may vary from patient to patient. In every patient who has undergone the full treatment as suggested by the doctor, will continue to see an improvement in results for at least 3 months. You will experience more dermal thickness due to enhanced collagen production.

Before & After

What care you needed to take care of after ULTRAcel treatment?

As, the whole treatment is safe and you will not face any serious complications after your treatment. There is very minimal downtime and after care instructions of ULTRAcel treatment. However, if  you want to go out in the sun, then you must apply sunscreen of at least 30+ SPF to protect your skin from UV rays during your healing phase. If you feel any burning or stinging sensation, then you can apply Aloe Vera gel and cold compress on the treated area.

Your whole treatment summary;

No. of treatments

Most patients will be recommended 1 – 3 treatments or as per their skin condition after analyzing by doctor.

Procedure time

The whole procedure of ULTRAcel usually takes 1-2 hours.

Anesthesia

Usually there is no need of anesthesia for the ULTRAcel treatment. But in case you are more sensitive to pain, then you can ask the doctor for it.

Sensitivity

Mostly for 2-3 hours but in some cases 0-7 days has also been observed

Back to your work

Same day for most of the patients. The ULTRAcel treatment is usually a lunch break treatment and there is no to minimal downtime.

Recovery

It takes 2-3 hours for the full recovery after your ULTRAcel skin lifting treatment.

Results

You can continue to observe the improvement in your skin texture and tone for at least up to 3 months.


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As DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is the main culprit behind hair loss, a hormone which is converted from excess testosterone in the body by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. DHT binds with your hair follicles, resulting in hair miniaturization, dormant hair follicles and hair fall. To reduce hair fall, DHT blockers are essential. Here are some food/fruits through which you can block DHT naturally.

Natural DHT Blockers

1) Berries: Blue Berries are rich in vitamin C.

Berries
  • Vitamin C is essential for the circulation to the scalp so that there is adequate blood nutrient supply to the hair follicles.
  • Berries also contain flavanoids which increases the blood circulation in the scalp.
  • Proanthocyanidins, in blueberries, stimulate hair growth by accelerating the transition from telogen to anagen

So go for the sweeter way to support your hair and make them strong & beautiful.

2) Avocado: Avocados are one of the biggest natural DHT blockers.

Avocado
  • They are rich in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron.
  • All are necessary for proper hair growth.
  • Oils in the avocado penetrate into the cuticle and help to moisturize the hair.
  • Phytosterols & high levels of antioxidants stimulate the hair growth & unclog the blocked pores.

Bring shine & luster to your hair by mashing Avocado to your palette…

3) Almonds:Crunchy nuts are full of protein and are brilliant source of biotin. Almonds are also known as “Hair vitamin”.

Almonds
  • Almonds help in strengthening of your hair follicles.
  • Hair follicles often become weak, dull and with excessive oil and pollution, you can see dandruff flakes on your scalp.
  • Vitamin E in almond helps to condition the hair follicles.

So just eat a handful of soaked almonds in the morning and be beautiful with long, shiny & healthy hair.

4) Tomato: Lycopene in tomato inhibits the DHT by regulating or inhibiting 5 alpha reductase.

Tomato
  • Antioxidants in tomatoes help to fight cells causing damage the hair follicles and causes hair fall.
  • Beta-carotene helps to supply nutrients to the scalp for hair growth.

Tomatoes can be easily included into diet in form of salads, sauce, and pastes or added to any your favorite dish.

5) Eggs: Eggs are rich in Biotin.

Eggs
  • Egg white contains avidin (protein) that binds to biotin.
  • Eggs contain cysteine, a key amino acid for hair growth & found in hair keratin.
  • Boiled or cooked eggs act more as DHT blocker than raw ones.

Just like boiled egg having bounce, add volume & bounce to your hair easily by eating eggs daily!!

6) Pumpkin Seeds: Little munchkin pumpkin seeds contains number of essential minerals including zinc, magnesium, iron etc.

Pumpkin Seeds
  • These minuscule seeds contain a unique amino acid cucurbitin, that helps in hair growth.
  • L-lysine, iron and omega 3 fatty acids (Linoleic acid and Oleic acid) improves hair growth,quality & texture.

A handful of tiny pumpkin seed is enough for you at anytime. You can toss them into your favorite salad too!!!

7) Walnuts: Walnuts contain L-lysine which is a natural DHT inhibitor.

Walnuts
  • Walnuts are high in protein.
  • Best source of vitamin E (gamma tocopherol), promotes hair growth.
  • Contains rare anti-inflammatory nutrients such as Tannins which combat hair loss.

You can incorporate more walnuts to your diet. Consuming direct nuts can be the best way. But if you don’t like the rancid smell of nuts, you can make salad with your own favorite fruits.

8) Banana: They are also rich in Biotin, which prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

Banana
  • Bananas are good source of potassium which help to maintain the circulatory system to work properly so that there will be adequate nutrient supply to the hair follicles.
  • Bananas also contain FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) that help to maintain the healthy gut bacteria. Healthy gut will reduce the overproduction of DHT.

Make your hair soft and silky by snipping banana daily…

9) White Mushroom:

White Mushroom
  • White mushrooms are also abundant in zinc, which blocks DHT production in the body.
  • It also contains high sources of vitamin D and pantothenic acid, all vital for growing thick hair on the scalp.

Your hair must grow like a tree long, thick & mushrooms can help you in this…so eat as much as you can!!!

10) Carrots: Regularly use of carrot can make your hair lustrous, silky & smooth.

Carrots
  • Carrots are rich in beta carotenes, vitamin A, C, E, K, potassium & fiber.
  • Carrots stimulate the hair growth and texture.
  • They also prevent hair breakage and hair fall.
  • Carrots protect your hair from external damages like pollution, weather etc.

You can munch carrot a day or slurp carrot juice daily for beautiful long and healthy hair.

11) Green Tea:

Green Tea
  • Green Tea contains vitamin B (panthenol) which is mainly used in hair conditioners.
  • Green tea is rich in antioxidants EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which stimulates the hair growth.
  • Polyphenolic compounds or catechins are antioxidants which protects your hair from external as well as internal damage.

So sip little cup of green tea daily to make your hair long & healthy…

12) Watermelon:

Watermelon
  • Watermelon contains lycopene, whichblocks DHT.
  • Watermelon is a rich source of vitamin C, B12 & B6.
  • They help in hair growth & citrulline helps to eliminate the excess DHT from the body.

You are one in “MELON” (million), so don’t let the charm fade away,,, Eat watermelon all the day!!!


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Are you one of them who are affected by the city life? Is city lifestyle ruining your hair? We are living in an arena where westernization has taken a toll over our lives. Whether we are going to party, event, outing or any other corporate gathering, we almost use hair styling products every day. We do a lot of straightening, blow drying, hair coloring or bleaching without knowing the after results. Don’t forget the hair products including hair spray, gel or wax, that coats a layer on your tresses leaving them dry, brittle after some time. We think that we have set a healthy and easy lifestyle for us by consuming our natural resources and turning them into ultra-modern technologies but the moment we step out of our house, climatic conditions starts showing its power. The air pollutants including harmful gases from our vehicles, industries, excessive UV rays from the sun due to global warming are wreaking a havoc on our hair.

Know what are the actual causes of hair damage by environment?

With the continuous arousing human actions towards urbanization, no doubt these technologies have made our lives easier but there are always pros and cons for everything we do. This leading technology has resulted in the production of ‘ Oxidative stress – one of the major causes of hair damage. This oxidative stress produces ‘ Free Radicals’ in the body which causes hair loss and damage to your beautiful tresses. The increased production of these free radicals causes the damage to your hair and results in an imbalance in the body causing the inability of the body to counteract or eliminate the harmful effects from the body.
We are sure that everyone wants a perfect picture with a perfect smile with the perfect hairstyle. Want to know how can you keep your hair strong, healthy and want to prevent the causes of oxidative stress? You might be thinking of a magical wand that can do wonder for your hair and can make a protective shield on your locks to prevent the damage of oxidative stress than ‘ANTIOXIDANTS’ will do this for you!!!

Oxidative Stress takes toll over your scalp

Body becomes deficient of nutrients causes hair shedding

Free radicals & other hair loss factors causes hair loss

Free radicals generating substances that cause hair loss:

  • Fried Foods: Fats & oils present in food after deep frying become oxidized which in turn generates the free radicals. When we reuse the cooked fats again, they even become more oxidized and generates more free radicals. However, the saturated fats are less likely to become more oxidized than unsaturated fats.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol enhances the production of ROS in the body and alters the immune system by altering the body’s natural defense mechanism. Alcohol also stimulates the enzymatic activity of cytochrome P450s which is also a main contributor to ROS production.
  • Smoke & Tobacco: Tobacco contains the components which produces reactive oxygen species when we burn it. Smoke in gas phase contains the largest amount of free radicals which are produced due to the presence of oxidative stress in the body.
  • Pesticides & Air Pollutants: Pesticides releases the components in the air which induces the oxidative stress further leading to generation of free radicals. These free radicals when combines with other air pollutants damages your hair to the greater extent.

What happens when free radicals attack your hair?

When we step out in the polluted environment, your hair gets bombarded by the reactive oxygen species (ROS) that slash the very complex structure of each strand of your hair. And if you don’t take any protection to protect hair from free radicals attack, then this damage continues to grow and it becomes evident. your hair color starts to fade at a pace and texture of your hair becomes rough and porous. Your hair becomes more prone to damage and frizz leading to more tangled hair and hair loss.

How free radicals causes hair damage?

There are 2 types of triggers that affect the natural hair cycle. These triggers are internal & external triggers. Internal triggers include the natural aging process, DHT (dihydrotestosterone), cortisol hormone (stress hormone), poor diet and the external factors includes excessive styling of hair, UV exposure, pollution or excessive workout. These triggers form free radicals in the body and create an imbalance in the body which disrupts the body’s natural metabolic pathways and hair cycle. They disrupt the signaling molecules  which are responsible for the regulation of hair growth cycle and better hair growth.

these free radicals which causes the inflammation and disruption of the hair cycle which results in an elongated anagen phase leading to hair re-growth.

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidant word is among those buzzwords that almost gets thrown around a lot. But most of people don’t know what antioxidants are and how they work? Antioxidants are the substances that work to neutralize the harmful effects of the oxidation caused by free radicals in the body and helps to prevent the formation of oxidative stress. Some of the best antioxidants for hair that protect our hair from falling out are;

  • Superoxide Dismutase
  • High Catalase
  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase

Role of antioxidants in hair growth:

Let us answer to the question of many that ‘Are antioxidants good for hair growth?’ Yes. Antioxidants are like secret savior of your hair. There are various antioxidants benefits and after that you will not need to give a second thought of using the best antioxidants supplements, products or foods for hair growth. Antioxidant helps to improve the hair growth by maintaining the collagen in the body or the connective tissues of hair follicles’. It also protects the scalp cells in the blood vessels to promote the healthy hair growth. Antioxidant also prevents the destruction of melanin in the cortex of our hair strand, thus improving the color retention and integrity of hair making them strong & healthy.

Benefits of antioxidants for hair: The use of antioxidants for hair gives you the multiple benefits. It will increase your immune system and also fights the sign of hair fall.

  • Antioxidants fight the sun damage by protecting the cuticles
  • It helps to improve the hair growth in case of alopecia (a form of hair fall)
  • It also prevents the premature graying of your hair
  • Antioxidants boost the blood circulation and nutrient supply to the scalp cells which encourages the hair growth
  • It also helps to reduce the frizz and calm the split ends

Some of the common antioxidants for hair growth are;

  • Vitamin E (α-Tocopherol)
  • Beta Carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Phytochemicals
  • Selenium
  • Trace minerals

Foods rich in antioxidants are;

Along with the application of products containing antioxidants, you can also intake food containing vitamins for faster hair growth. Some of the vitamins are rich in antioxidants and along with the faster hair growth, your hair will become thick and strong too.

Berries:

Berries contains the highest amount of antioxidants which promotes the hair growth. Berries like acai, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries helps to increase the hair growth and hair texture. Berries are the one of the best antioxidant foods for hair growth.

Pomegranate:

Pomegranates are also rich sources of antioxidants. These tiny seed-bearing fruit is a powerhouse of vitamin C, B5, potassium & polyphenols which soothes the scalp and promotes hair growth.

Red wine:

Red wine is made from the red grapes which are rich in resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. This help to fight the free radicals causing hair fall and even prevents premature graying of hair.

Pecans:

Pecans are tremendous source of L-arginine, amino acids or antioxidants which allows a vibrant blood flow to the hair roots and scalp which makes scalp healthy and promotes hair growth. It is one of the top foods high in antioxidants.

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and lycopene is the best source of antioxidants. Tomatoes are also rich in vitamin C which also helps to scavenge the free radicals and thus fight sings of hair fall and promotes hair growth.

Now, it’s time to fend off your split ends, thin hair or hair breakage. Rely on these antioxidants for hair growth and quench the thirst of your tresses. As long as these antioxidants are doing their action, you can also follow some of the tips for healthy hair which will help to get long, lustrous & healthy locks for sure.


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Every day in the morning when you stare at yourself in the mirror, it is quite obvious to miss the subtle changes in your appearances such as lessening hair around your temples or a receding hairline. Mostly these small changes may dodge you but be watching a clump of your hair on your pillow or bed will definitely give you a wakeup call and make you sit up to think. Not only in women, hair loss in men can also be disturbing. The vista of going bald can also be a nightmare to men. Before getting into the treatments of hair loss in men, let’s dive into the exact cause of hair loss in men first.

Causes of Hair Loss in Men:

Shedding of hair or hair loss in men causes a lack in their confidence level too. The thinning of hair in men usually occurs as a result of androgenetic alopecia but there are other factors too that causes hair loss in men. Do you know that why men suffer more from hair loss than women? Well, it is because of the more DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels in men than women.

Main signs of hair loss in men:

  • Receding Hairline or Widow’s Peak
  • Continuous Thinning of Hair
  • Bald Spots: Round or Patchy
  • Sudden Hair Loss

The other factors which are responsible for hair loss in men are;

Genetic Causes

  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Hormones
Lifestyle Factors

  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Tight Braids or Hairstyle
Skin & Scalp Conditions

  • Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Other Skin Problems

Male Pattern Baldness:

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) or Androgenetic Alopecia is hereditary disorder and the most common reason for hair loss in men. At the initial stages, men often start noticing their receding hairline usually starting from hair thinning from temples or around the sides & back of the scalp. Men who are suffering from male pattern baldness have inherited hair follicles and their hair follicles are sensitive to the DHT (dihydrotestosterone) hormone which also causes hair loss.

Diet:

If you have inadequate eating habits, then there is a possibility that you will face hair loss too. It has been scientifically proven that a lack of protein and iron in your diet can wreak a havoc on your strands. Hair are made up of protein, Keratin. So, lack of protein in the body can make your hair weak leading to hair loss.

Stress:

It has been told by everyone that stress and trauma is bad for your health but it is bad for your hair too. Stress is also considered as one of the reason causing hair thinning in men. Stress induces Telogen effluvium hair fall in men. But hair fall from Telogen effluvium is not irreversible as from male pattern hair loss.

Hairstyles & Hair Styling Products:

Excessive use of hair styling tools and products can make your hair dry and easily fall out. A continuous use of hair dryer for blow drying hair can cause hair fall. Tight braids, man buns, cornrow types hairstyles and often treating your hair with chemicals can damage your hair follicles and scalp.

Psoriasis:

Fungal scalp infections like psoriasis can also be a cause of hair fall. Scalp Psoriasis is known as a chronic inflammatory disorder which can make your scalp red and can turn into scaly patches. It can also cause the small itchy bumps on your scalp.

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis:

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is another chronic inflammatory scalp conditions which can cause severe itching on your scalp. And frequent itching on your scalp can make your hair follicles weak and subsequently fall out.

Types of Hair Loss in Men:

Most of the people suffer from hereditary hair loss, known as ‘Androgenetic Alopecia’ but there are other types of hair loss in men too depending upon the various skin conditions. The other types of hair loss in men are;

  1. Involutional Alopecia:

    Involutional Alopecia is the plodding thinning of hair that usually comes with the age. With the passing time, hair follicles start moving into the resting phase. This results in an impaired hair growth and you start losing your hair.

  2. Alopecia Areata:

    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune scalp condition where our immune system erroneously attacks the hair follicles which makes hair weak and causes hair loss. It has been observed that genes also play a part in the progression of alopecia areata. There are other forms of alopecia areata too depending upon the skin conditions which are;

  • Alopecia totalis: Alopecia totalis causes the complete hair loss or baldness on the scalp area.
  • Alopecia universalis:Alopecia universalis is considered as the most advanced form of alopecia areata. It causes the complete hair loss on your scalp or even on the body.
  • Ophiasis: In Ophiasis hair loss, you will lose hair in a wavy pattern around the edge of the scalp and typically at the back of the scalp.
  1. Telogen Effluvium: Hair loss due to Telogen Effluvium occurs when you are dealing with severe stress. It has been observed by hair experts that telogen effluvium is the second most common cause of hair loss. You will notice more hair thinning on the top of the scalp instead of the sides & back and there will be no recession of hairline generally.
  2. Anagen Effluvium: Anagen effluvium is the sudden hair loss in the growing phase of hair cycle. This type of hair loss can be due to overexposure of hair to chemicals or radiations used in chemotherapy etc. This condition is usually reversible but in some cases, your hair loss can be permanent.
  3. Cicatricial Alopecia: Cicatricial Alopecia, also known as scarring alopecia refers to the hair disorder in which after hair loss, there is a scar formation. The hair loss from this type of hair loss is permanent.
  4. Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is a skin condition which occurs due to the bacterial infection and this causes the inflammation of the hair follicles which in turns block or damage the hair follicles. The hair follicle is surrounded by the zone of inflammation which appears as a bump or acne and hair usually falls out from that area.
  5. Traction Alopecia: Traction Alopecia occurs when there is a constant pulling of hair over a long period of time. If you are wearing tight hairstyles or turban for a long time, then it can result in traction alopecia. Traction alopecia usually occurs near the temple region or along the hairline

Hair Loss Treatment in Men:

If you are noticing any changes in your hair or hairline and washing your hair less nowadays just because of hair fall, then it’s time for you to get the best hair loss treatment. If you have also tried various hair regrowth shampoos or serums and nothing have worked for you, seek medical treatment for hair loss today. We have got all the treatments for hair re-growth to help you to unburden your worries about hair loss.

The best hair loss treatment for men includes;

Low-Level Therapies:

Low-level laser therapies include laser combs and helmets. These are new hair growth treatments and they promote hair growth through its light energy that helps in the stimulation of hair follicles resulting in faster hair growth. These treatments work best when combined with other hair growth treatments.

Cyclical Therapy:

Cyclical therapy for hair growth includes various amino acids, hair growth enhancers, supplements or vitamins for faster hair growth. For a period of time, you will have to stick to this therapy for hair growth. Along with these supplements for hair growth, you can combine low-level therapies or other hair growth therapies for better hair & faster hair growth results.

Topical for Hair Growth:

The only FDA approved topical for hair growth is Minoxidil and is recommended by hair experts too. Minoxidil helps in the hair growth by dilating the blood vessels which results in an increased blood flow to the scalp cells. The hair follicles get nourished and this accelerates the hair growth. Minoxidil is commercially available as ‘Rogaine’.

Tablets:

Finasteride or ‘Propecia’ for hair growth is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor which is responsible for the conversion of hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the main cause of hair fall. Finasteride binds with the DHT and further stops its transmission to hair follicles resulting in hair re-growth.

Hair Growth Therapies:

Nowadays, there are various hair growth therapies which are recommended by hair experts. These therapies work great and help to restore your hair if you are in the initial stages of your hair fall. These therapies include PRP therapy for hair growth or Mesotherapy. These therapies contain the hair growth factors along with other hair growth boosters that are injected into your scalp and will increase the hair growth along with improved hair texture.

Surgical Procedure:

If your hair loss is stable and there are bald patches on your scalp, then these above-mentioned treatments or therapies are not an option for you. Then the only and permanent option of getting back your hair is ‘Hair Transplant‘. Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair are extracted from the donor area and are transplanted into the recipient area and within the span of almost 12 months, you will get your natural hair back. you can enjoy styling them like the way you want. There are two types of hair transplant procedures including FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant). At AK Clinics, the doctors use their own trademarked procedure Bio FUETM hair transplant which gives better and natural hair growth results.


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Are you tired of watching the thinning of your hair? Do the dreams of going bald giving you sleepless nights? Are you also wondering that why suddenly you are not able to do your favorite fluffy and bouncy hair style? Wait! Hope you are not doing backcombing to get back that volume into your hair. If yes, then it’s time to sit back for a while and give a thought that why your hair is thinning so fast.Well, the lifestyle we are living these days has plagued many disorders in both men & women. And among them, one such wearisome lifestyle condition everyone facing is ‘Hair Thinning’.

Watching our hair thinning out is extremely painful for both men and women. We start dreading and avoiding brushing the hair or even running fingers through the hair. But do you know that hair thinning is the first step towards hair loss and if not controlled on time, it can lead to visible bald patches or even complete baldness? Let’s have a shylock on the causes of hair thinning.

Causes of Hair Thinning:

Everyone wants long, thick and glossy hair but what to do if your hair is little on the thin side? From eating a bad diet for hair to putting hair into the tight or messy buns, discover what causes your hair thinning. The hair thinning can cause due to the myriad of factors including;

Don’t freak out. Now, you can get your former crowning glory back. There are plethora of remedies and modern treatments to reverse hair loss. With the use of following tips to stop hair thinning, you will soon flaunt your long, thick and lustrous hair and you can enjoy styling your hair once again.

Foods to stop hair thinning:

If you want shiny, thick and long hair outside, then you must feed yourself right from the inside. Healthy hair is the result of healthy diet and fit body. Don’t worry! You can get healthy hair too. Just fill your plate with these superfoods for healthy hair. These foods act as natural DHT blockers to stop hair thinning.

  • Nuts & Almonds: These munching snacks like walnuts, pine nuts, flaxseeds, almonds etc are full of protein and vitamins. These nuts are rich in anti-inflammatory agents that help to combats the hair loss. Fill your pocket with these little powerhouse seeds and munch them anytime in your day.
  • Salmon: If you want your hair thick and glossy, then you must include this shiny seafood for hair in your diet. Salmon is rich in protein and omega fatty acid. Fish also provides the natural oil to the scalp which will nourish your hair and will make your hair thick and silky.
  • Berries: These colorful exotic berries are rich in vitamin C. These rainbow-colored berries including strawberry, raspberry, blueberries will make your hair so healthy and then you will be able to follow the trend and can streak your hair colorfully.
  • Oats: If you want to bid farewell to the hair thinning, then start sneaking a bowl of oats in your diet. Oats are rich sources of fibre, zinc, iron, omega-6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Eating a bowl full of oats will fulfill your scalp nourishment and also stimulates your hair growth making your hair thick and healthy.
  • Eggs: Want bounce in your hair like a boiled bouncy egg? Still thinking the way? Start eating boiled eggs and you will start noticing an improve in your hair texture. Eggs are rich in biotin and avidin that makes your hair strong, thick and healthy.
  • Supplements for hair growth: If you have a hectic schedule, then you can also take various hair supplements including vitamins for faster hair growth. These supplements will help to fulfill the lacking nutrients and nourishment for scalp.

Along with keeping an eye on your diet, you can also infuse your hair with these simple DIYs to stop hair loss. These simple home remedies to stop hair thinning will help you to get rid of dry, brittle or thin hair.

DIY for Hair loss:

Nowadays, this DIY trend is running all over the world. And some of these tips to stop hair thinning are effective in combating the hair loss.

Aloe Vera Mask:

This aloe vera gel can make your hair thick as its stem and can bring shine to your hair like its crystal clear gel. Aloe vera gel contains the proteolytic enzyme that will repair the damaged scalp cells along with the stimulation of the hair growth from the dormant hair follicles. You will notice the increase in your hair volume.

  • Slice the aloe vera stem and scoop out the aloe vera gel.
  • Blend the gel properly to make a smooth gel paste.
  • Apply this gel on to your scalp, massage for 5 minutes and leave it on your scalp for 25-30 minutes.
  • Rinse out the gel with warm water and wash with your regular shampoo.

Avocado & Egg Yolk Hair Mask:

Do you know that this avocado and egg yolk mask can work wonder for your hair? Yes, this smooth blend of avocado and egg yolk can make your hair’s texture smooth also. Avocado is the rich source of Vitamin B & E. Both of them helps to repair the damage on the scalp and when combines with the egg yolk, it locks the moisture into the scalp cells resulting in nourished, strong and thick hair.

  • Take one egg yolk and whisk it properly until the white froth appears.
  • Scoop out the avocado into the bowl mix them properly.
  • Apply this paste on your hair properly covering the entire hair till the end.
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash with luke warm water.

Oil Infusion:

Massaging your hair with oil infusion containing coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil will give you long, shiny and thick hair locks. These oils are rich in fatty acids and vitamin E that helps to promote the hair growth. Due to the high viscosity levels, castor oil for hair growth works miraculously. It forms a layer on the hair strand and protects the hair from the UV damage and also prevents the hair fall.

  • Heat a mixture of oils i.e. castor oil, olive oil and coconut oil in a pan.
  • Massage your scalp with this oil infusion in the circular motion and cover your hair with a damped towel.
  • Leave it for one hour and rinse your hair with your regular shampoo.

Nettle Tea & Apple Cider Vinegar:

A mixture of nettle leaves and apple cider vinegar is magnificent for stimulating the hair growth. It also balances the pH of the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles. This mixture also helps to remove the split ends and makes hair long, thick, shiny and healthy.

  • Boil the nettle leaves and steep them for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture and add the apple cider vinegar to it.
  • After shampoo, pour this mixture over the head and massage your scalp gently. Make sure that this mixture spreads evenly into your hair.
  • Rinse your hair with cold water. You can try this remedy for hair fall for 2-3 times in a week.

Treatments to stop hair thinning:

With the advancements in the techniques, there are various treatments or therapies for hair loss which shows visible effects and are also recommended by the hair experts. If you are running out of your time or you want the quick results, you should seek a hair expert and ask for the treatments to stop hair thinning. Such treatments are;

  • PRP Therapy for hair loss: This, PRP therapy for hair growth works meticulously for everyone and shows visible effects. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy possess no side effects and you can observe visible hair growth after 6-8 sessions.Along with the hair growth, PRP therapy will also improve the texture of your hair and will give the volume to your hair also.
  • Mesotherapy:
    Due to the lack of essential vitamins, amino acids or other nutrients, our hair tends to fall out. In the mesotherapy for hair growth, microinjections containing amino acids, vitamins or other hair growth enhancers are injected into your scalp which will penetrate deep into the scalp cells resulting in enhanced hair growth.Moreover, this treatment will hardly take 20-30 minutes and you can go for the session in your lunch break too.
  • Hair growth medications by hair experts:
    Nowadays, various topical or over the counter medications are available which are clinically tested and proven to stop the hair loss. These medications include Minoxidil, Finasteride, Corticosteroid etc that act as hair growth enhancer and regulates your hair cycle resulting in visible hair growth. Before using any of them, do consult with the hair experts.He/She will analyze your hair and then will recommend the best for you.

Now, no need to tensed over your thinning hair. It’s time to regain the volume of your hair. And with the use of these treatments or remedies to get rid of hair fall, you can definitely combat your hair thinning problem.


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If you are looking for tips for glowing skin, then you need to first understand that only truly healthy skin can glow. If you are looking for a true glow, then it has to come from within because even makeup can give you a temporary glow, but it will wash off eventually. When your skin is subjected to pollution, dirt and grime, it is bound to be affected. Similarly, when your skin has to bear the consequences of the harsh sunlight, it will tan. And if you want your skin to truly glow from within, you need to get rid of that tan too.

Here are some of the important things you need to know about a sun tan:

What exactly is a tan and how does it happen?

When you have been out in the sunlight for too long, without the right protection, your skin will become a few shades darker. Technically, a tan is the skin’s version of self-defence – when the ultraviolet rays of the sun are trying to penetrate the skin, the skin starts to form a lot more melanin. This will turn the skin brown, but it will also protect the skin from any chances of getting burnt by the sun. This darkening of the skin is what is commonly known as a suntan.

What can a sun tan do to your skin?

Although a little bit of exposure to the sun is important for the skin because sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D, too much of sunlight can lead to problems. When your skin gets a sufficient amount of sunlight, there is the proper production of melanin and your skin has a healthy glow to it. However, when there is overexposure, it can lead to tanning and in the more severe cases, it could lead to the skin getting burnt and ageing faster. As a matter of fact, if your skin is overly affected by sunlight, it could also lead to melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer that is caused by overexposure to sunlight. It is important to understand the difference between a healthy tan and one that can cause serious problems – a healthy tan will leave your skin looking flushed, but if the sun exposure has gone overboard, it could lead to skin that is burnt.

Is a tan permanent or can the skin heal?

For a lot of people, a tan is a way of showing off a healthy glow, and as long as it is not overdone, there is nothing in enjoying a little bronze on the skin. A normal tan is not permanent, and within a few days, the effects should wear off. In case your tan was not intentional, there are several natural tan removal remedies that can help remove the effects of the tan. Because many of these remedies use household ingredients, there is little to no chance of any side effects. Even if you don’t use any face masks or tan removal methods, the tan should start to fade on its own in a matter of days – in most cases, it doesn’t take more than three to five days. However, if you are sunburnt, then it might take closer to a week for the skin to heal completely.
However, things might be a little different with artificial tanning – such as tanning beds or spray tanning, because these use ultraviolet rays or chemical colours.
If your tan is starting to bother you, then there is more than just one sun tan removal treatment that you can try, and several of them are actually home remedies, which means that you can try them out with ingredients you can find at home.

These are some of the easiest Methods to try sun tan removal home remedies:

Potato juice

There is almost no household that does not use potatoes, and if you have some potatoes lying around the house, then you have easy way sun tan removal remedy. Simply juice a raw potato and apply the juice directly to the skin where the tan is most prominent. In case juicing the potatoes seems too much work, you could even cut thin slices and apply those to the affected areas. After about 15 minutes, the juice should have dried off, and then you can wash it off with warm water. Repeating this twice a day should show the required results.

Oatmeal and buttermilk

While oatmeal can be used for a natural skin-polishing process, it can also work really well when you want to remove a sun tan. The same exfoliating properties can work wonders when they are combined with buttermilk. Actually, buttermilk has lactic acid, which can not only soften your skin but also improve your general skin tone. You can use regular oats or oatmeal, and you need to soak the same in regular water for a few minutes. Add a few spoonfuls of fresh buttermilk and mix it well to create a thick, coarse paste. Apply this paste to wherever your body is tanned and use it as you would a normal scrub. After about 20 minutes, you can wash it off with warm water.

Pineapple and honey

Honey is known as a natural hydration agent for the skin as well as providing it with a natural glow, but when it combines with the bromelain of the pineapple, it transforms into a fantastic tan removal solution. Pineapple is also full of free radicals, vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants, all of which help improve general skin tone. Blend a few cubes of fresh pineapple and add a small spoonful of honey to it, creating a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas and wash away after 20 minutes.

Lemon juice and honey

There are several people who are realising the benefits of consuming lemon juice and honey mixed with warm water, but little did people know that the same lemon juice and honey is also a wonderful method to remove skin tan naturally. If you are wondering how to remove tan easily, then you can use lemons. This is because lemon has a naturally bleaching effect, which is why it works so well. Create a mix with equal parts of lemon juice and honey and apply liberally on the skin. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Adding a little sugar to the same mixture will create an exfoliating scrub.

Gram flour and turmeric

Turmeric has been used in India as an antiseptic and skin cleanser for centuries and it is also one of the best tan removal remedies. You can create a homemade tan removal pack using a cup of gram flour, a small spoon of turmeric and water or milk. This paste should be applied to the face and body and once dry, you need to gently scrub it off. You can wash off the remnants with warm water – regular use of this pack should make the tan fade away in a few days.

Tomato and curd

Tomato is one of the richest and most easily available sources of natural antioxidants and it can also help the skin look lighter and brighter. When tomato is combined with curd, the lactic acid is able to help reduce tanning. Remove the skin of a raw tomato and create a paste using a small amount of curd. Apply this paste liberally on the tanned skin and wash off after about 20 minutes. This is one of the easiest home remedies for tanning and can be repeated as and when needed.

Cucumber

One of the easiest home remedies to remove tan happens to be a cucumber – cucumber is known to have cooling properties and can also help remove the effects of tanning. All you need to do is shred a cucumber along with the skin and squeeze all the juice out. Alternately, you could also use a modern day juicer to take the juice out. With a cotton ball, apply the juice all over the skin, and once dry, you can wash it off.

Now, if it is very specific body parts that you want to take care of, there are specific remedies for sun tan removal too. So, if you want to remove the tan mainly from your face, there are methods, and there are remedies that work more effectively on hands and legs too.

  • For instance, if you are most concerned about the tan on your hands, then you could use a combination of potatoes and lemons. Combine equal parts of lemon juice and potato juice and add a few drops of genuine rose water. Using a cotton pad or ball, apply this mixture all over your hands and arms. After about 20 to 30 minutes, wash it off. Ideally, this procedure should be repeated every other day, and you should continue doing it till your tan has disappeared completely.
  • Another one of the effective home remedies for skin tan removal on the hands is gram flour and curd. Create a paste using the two and add a few drops of rose water and apply generously over the hands. Once dry, scrub it away gently using cold water and repeat this mask a minimum of 3 times a week for best results.
  • If you want to remove the tan from your feet, then you can use a lemon sugar scrub, by mixing equal quantities of sugar and lemon juice. Use this the same way that you would an exfoliating scrub and wash it away once done. Follow this up with a de-tanning mask for your feet – mix half a cup of milk with one fourth cup lemon juice. Apply liberally on the feet and after it has dried up, you can wash it off with warm water.

In case you want to know how to remove tan from face, then you can try out any of the above mentioned packs, masks or home remedies. However, in order to see proper results, you need to make sure that you keep repeating them.


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POPULAR HAIR RESTORATION TECHNIQUE UPDATES
NAME TO REFLECT SURGICAL NATURE OF PROCEDURE
ISHRS announces FUE updated from Follicular Unit Extraction to
Follicular Unit Excision

GENEVA, IL. – March6, 2018.The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) announced today that it is updating the terminology of the hair transplantation method known as FUE from Follicular Unit Extraction to Follicular Unit Excision. This change is driven by the need to emphasize the actual surgical aspect of the procedure, especially among patients in countries where the term “extraction” has non-surgical implications, and has already received worldwide support and acceptance from hair restoration surgeons.

“The purpose of clarifying that surgical graft removal with FUE involves excisions of hair and tissue is to make this terminology more scientifically, clinically and surgically accurate,” said Ricardo Mejia, MD, ISHRS Board Member and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Issues Pertaining to the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine. “When performed by qualified, properly trained hair restoration surgeons, hair transplantation is a safe and highly effective procedure to correct hair loss. However, it is a cosmetic surgical procedure and any attempt to downplay the significant surgical aspects of FUE to appear less invasive is misleading, and potentially dangerous, to patients.”

According to a member survey conducted by the ISHRS in 2017, a total of 635,189 surgical hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2016—a 60 percent increase from 2014.  There are two commonly known methods of donor hair graft harvesting—one is known as follicular unit strip or ellipse harvesting, and the other is the method now known as follicular unit excision (FUE).  The latter has become increasingly popular worldwide,often buoyed by aggressive marketing campaigns emanating from medical device companies seeking to sell their surgical tools which assist with the FUE harvesting technique.The ISHRS survey found that the majority of ISHRS members (92.5 percent) reported performing follicular unit excision (FUE) on their patients, and members often allow patients to choose the type of donor harvesting method they prefer.

During a follicular unit excision (FUE) procedure, the small, naturally occurring hair bundles (also known as follicular units) are individually excised with a micro punch and moved from the permanent donor area to the area of hair loss. This highly specialized technique has gained popularity over the years because it does not involve stitches or leave a linear scar. Rather, full thickness holes are created—often many thousands of them. These holes or wounds are left open to heal with small round scars or speckles,and the creation of open wounds constitutes the surgical nature of the procedure.

Dr. Mejia explained that over the past 15 years, the term “extraction” has been used to minimize the surgical nature of this surgery in order to imply a non-surgical procedure that only involves “extracting” hairs, as if they were being plucked out of the scalp without surgery. This misleading messaging has given rise to the worldwide expansion of follicular unit excision (FUE) surgery being performed by non-medical and unlicensed personnel—essentially spawning a black market for hair transplantation that has resulted in cases of serious cosmetic damage with scarring and hairloss, infections and even deaths.

“As the world’s leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration, the ISHRS feels a responsibility for consumer education which supports patient safety,promoting truth in advertising, as well asto educate patients about all surgical and medical options available to them,” said Dr. Mejia. “Amending FUE terminology is one more way that we can inform patients about the true surgical nature of the procedure so they can make better decisions about their choice of physician and treatment—and avoid inadvertently paying to have surgery performed by someone not licensed to practice medicine.”

The ISHRS has created a consumer education site, which provides a list of questions patients should ask when seeking a physician,http://www.ishrs.org/article/consumer-alert.

About the ISHRS

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide. Above all, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry. The ISHRS also provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair transplant surgery and is committed to delivering the latest information on medical and surgical treatments to consumers suffering from hair loss, and most commonly from androgenetic alopecia—male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. It was founded in 1993 as the first international society to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of hair restoration surgery. For more information and to locate a physician, visit www.ishrs.org. Follow ISHRS on Twitter @ISHRS.

 

About the Survey

Conducted by Relevant Research, Inc., of Chicago, IL, USA, the ISHRS 2017 Practice Census is a compilation of information provided solely by participating physicians. The information published in this survey was developed from actual historical information and does not include any projected information. The margin of error for the sample is within plus or minus 4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. For a full reprint of the ISHRS 2017 Practice Census Report, visit Hair Restoration Statistics.


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Highlights – 30 Yr Old Patient from Ludhiana
Total Grafts – 3100
NW Grade – 4
Technique – BIO-FUE
Result After 12 Months

A 30 yrs old male presented with the complaint of hair loss for the past 5 years with no active hair fall for 1 year. On hair analysis, the FU density was found to be 78FU/cm2. He was NH Grd IV. He chose FUE Hair transplant for his reconstruction. He was given 3100 grafts by Bio- FUE technique in one day. The surgery was uneventful and the patient was discharged in a satisfactory condition. We are hereby presenting his pictures 1 year post surgery. The patient is happy & ecstatic as his life has started moving forward…..

Pre-Op Images

Immediate Post-Op

Result Images


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Everyone dream of long luscious locks but always struggle to grow hair an inch longer. The common problem with which everyone is dealing is hair breakage and frustrating split ends. We always look for the ways which can make our hair look good from outside. But do you know that the actual hair growth starts from the inside out?  Without healthy nourishment or diet, our hair becomes thin, dull, dry and more prone to breakage. You need to feed your hair right from inside to make them look good outside. So, with the help of right diet that contains the best vitamins for hair growth, fulfill your dream of having long, beautiful and shiny tresses.

Following are the vitamins for hair growth which will help to make your hair strong, shiny and will also boost hair growth.

Biotin:

Biotin is one of the most extensively used supplements for faster hair growth. It synthesizes the glucose and further break down the proteins into the amino acids. Our hair contains keratin (a protein) which makes our hair strong and also stimulates the hair growth. Biotin also provides the volume to your hair and will give a bouncy and fuller look. Nowadays, many hair care products contain biotin but a combination of external and internal supply can work as wonder. You can include biotin-rich foods in your diet that will also improve your hair growth.

  • Peanut butter
  • Eggs
  • Berries
  • Mushrooms
  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Fish
  • Organic meats
  • Cauliflower
  • Legumes
Zinc:

Zinc is among top ten vitamins for hair growth which promotes the hair growth and promotes the production of healthy scalp cells. Zinc supplementation helps to combat the factors that affect hair growth in people with Alopecia. The deficiency of zinc can weaken your immune system, leading to a poor digestive system and hormonal imbalance. This will result in lacklustre hair or weak hair growth. It is not much hard to keep the right zinc levels in the body to stop hair loss. You can include the zinc-rich foods in your daily regimen and get long, healthy hair.

  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Poultry
  • Whole grains
  • Pumpkin
  • Cheese
  • Legumes
Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is among those hair growth vitamins which helps to keep your hair and scalp moisturized and protects your tresses from the UV damage. Vitamin A helps in the production of the sebum oil which helps in moisturization of hair and makes your hair look shiny, glossy and healthy. Vitamin A also contains anti-oxidants that prevent the hair from breakage and dryness. Vitamin A rich foods for hair growth are;

  • Sweet Potato & Carrots
  • Mangoes
  • Cod liver oil
  • Peaches & Dried apricots
  • Milk & Yogurt
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach & Kale
  • Eggs
Vitamin E:

Vitamin E is the most overlooked vitamin for hair but it is one of the best vitamins for hair growth. Vitamin E possesses anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties. It helps to reduce the scalp inflammation and promotes hair growth by increasing the blood and oxygen supply to the scalp. Vitamin E will also repair your damaged hair follicles. You can directly massage vitamin E on to your scalp or you can consume vitamin E rich foods for better hair growth.

  • Almonds & Peanuts
  • Leafy Greens & Fruits
  • Fish & Meat
  • Sunflower seeds & Vegetable oils
  • Milk & Yogurt
  • Eggs
Vitamin C:

Do you know that stress can cause hair loss indirectly? The extreme stress also known as oxidative stress can wreak havoc on your tresses. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant agent that promotes the hair growth and produces the collagen (structural protein, naturally found in hair, nails, skin). Vitamin C also protects your hair from the UV damage and fights free radicals that make your hair weak, brittle and more prone to damage. Include vitamin C rich foods in your daily routine and flaunt your long, healthy and shiny hair. Along with the vitamin C rich food for hair growth, there are a lot of great hair care products infused with vitamin C for healthy and long hair. Foods naturally high in vitamin C are;

  • Oranges & Grapefruit
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Raw red and green peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Kale & Broccoli
  • Guava & Kiwi
Vitamin D:

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D makes your hair strong and healthy. It helps to restore your healthy hair follicles and also repairs the damaged hair. Simply boost your vitamin D level in the body by sitting in the sun for 10-15 minutes every day or you can eat vitamin D rich foods such as;

  • Mackerel
  • Whitefish
  • Portabello mushrooms
  • Halibut
  • Swordfish
  • Salmon
  • Maitake mushrooms
Vitamin B3:

Vitamin B3 is also known as Niacin. Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin and converts the food into energy in the body. It helps to balance the moisture in the skin and also increases blood circulation, the supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. The deficiency of niacin can make your hair rough, dry, brittle and more prone to breakage. Niacin-rich foods for faster hair growth are;

  • Fish & Lamb liver
  • Raw green peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Avocado & Eggs

Except for these foods for hair, there are multivitamins for faster hair growth which you can also include in your daily regimen. But do consult with the doctor about the recommended dosage of multivitamins before taking any. These vitamins will not only make your hair strong and healthy but among them, there are vitamins for soft and glowing skin which will make your skin healthy, glowing and flawless. So, go on and choose the right vitamin for your hair and flaunt your mermaid hair in front of everyone!!


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Once in a lifetime, everyone has an embarrassing urge to scratch their head in public. Or you are scared of wearing dark colored clothes just because of visible falling flakes on your shoulder or back. Although it is a harmless condition but, it can be infuriating and embarrassing. Have you ever wondered that from where these white flakes fall from your scalp!!! But wait! Are you sure that these white flakes are dandruff or just a dry scalp? Sometimes, which appears to be dandruff is simply a shampoo buildup, hair product build up or a dry scalp due to climate change.

What is the difference between dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp are mostly used interchangeably by almost everyone because of similar symptoms. Let’s have a look at the difference between dry scalp and dandruff.

What is Dry Scalp: Dry scalp lacks moisture which causes dryness and itchy scalp followed by the shedding of small flakes of dead scalp cells due to scratching. The causes of the dry scalp can be dehydration in the body, poor diet or environmental conditions.

What is Dandruff: Dandruff occurs due to the overproduction of the sebum and excessive action of yeast-like fungus known as Malassezia. This yeast feeds on the excessive oil sebum and on dead scalp cells resulting in the faster renewal process and further leads to the frequent shedding of scalp cells which fall off in the form of visible flakes.

Following is the comparison of the common symptoms of dandruff and dry scalp:

Symptoms Dandruff Dry Scalp
Oily large flakes usually yellow or white in color
Smaller Dry flakes
Itchy Scalp
Oily, Red Scaly Skin
Dry Skin on other parts of the body

What Causes Dandruff?

Dandruff can occur due to any reason such as dirty scalp, over use of hair styling products, product build up (shampoo, wax, gel etc) on the scalp, excessive oil production etc. However, the most common causes of dandruff are;

  • Change in the climatic condition
  • Dry skin
  • Skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, or seborrheic dermatitis
  • Reaction to a hair product or shampoo

Mechanism of Action of Dandruff

The root cause of dandruff is a single-celled micro-organism known as Malassezia globosa. This microbe occurs on everyone’s scalp. Malassezia feeds on the natural oil secreted by the scalp i.e. sebum and break down it into the byproduct including the Oleic Acid.

The keratinocytes form a barrier on the skin which protects the body from damages caused by the bacteria, virus, fungus etc. When there is excessive production of the oil in the scalp, then due to microbial action, Malassezia yeast binds to the sebum. There is the occurrence of epidermal inflammatory reaction against the microbe which causes the exfoliation of the keratinocytes. As a result, scalp becomes dry, irritated or scaly forming dandruff.

How to treat Dandruff?

Dandruff is not a harmful condition but it can be embarrassing for you. If you are thinking that how to remove dandruff from your scalp, then following is the answer to your question. You can either choose from the scalp treatment for dandruff or from the natural remedies for dandruff. This treatment works as the best dandruff treatment.

Natural Remedies for Dandruff

In today’s era, the natural treatments are more adored, but hard to find the best one. If you are not fond of applying chemical agents on your scalp, then you will love the below given natural remedies to get rid of dandruff. These home remedies may take time in dandruff control but are considered as the best dandruff cure. Give a natural boost to your dandruff by using these remedies.

Neem Leaves for Dandruff

Neem or Indian Lilac helps to treat dandruff and act as the effective itchy scalp treatment or hair fall treatment. Neem possesses the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help to fight dandruff causing micro-organism.

How to use Neem Oil for Dandruff:

    • Take leaves of Neem and boil them in water for 30-35 minutes.
    • Cool the solution and strain it.
    • Rinse your hair with this Neem water for 2-3 times in a week.

Coconut Oil for Dandruff

Coconut oil is considered as the best remedy for dandruff. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that help to soothe and nourishes the scalp. It provides the moisturization to the scalp and helps to get relief from an itchy scalp.

How to use Coconut Oil for Dandruff:

  • Heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil and mix the equal amount of lemon juice in it.
  • Massage your scalp with this mixture gently and leave it for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with shampoo. You can repeat this natural remedy for dandruff control for 2-3 times in a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff

Apple Cider Vinegar contains probiotics and possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help to kill viruses and yeast that causes itchy scalp. It is effective to treat severe dandruff. It helps to soothe the scalp irritation caused by dandruff.

How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff:

  • Take half cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a half cup of water.
  • Massage this mixture into your scalp properly and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with normal water. You can repeat this after 4-5 days. This is considered as the best dandruff treatment at home.

Curd for Dandruff

Treating dandruff with curd can be little messy. Curd contains natural anti-bacterial properties that help to kills bacterial or fungal infections. Curd act as a perfect exfoliator which effectively removes the dead skin cells on the scalp.

How to use Curd for Dandruff:

  • Apply some curd to your scalp and hair. You can use sour curd also.
  • Massage your scalp gently and sit for 50-60 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo. Repeat this for 2-3 times in a week. It works as best dandruff treatment to get rid of a flaky scalp.

Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff

Tea Tree Oil has the better dermal penetration and possesses excellent anti-inflammatory or anti-fungal properties which help to treat dandruff easily. It helps to cleanse the scalp buildup and removes the excess dirt or oil from the scalp.

How to use Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff:

  • Just add the few drops of tea tree oil in your regular shampoo and mix it well.
  • Rub gently on your scalp and leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo. Do this dandruff treatment for once or twice in a week.

Fenugreek Seeds for Dandruff

Fenugreek seeds or commonly known as ‘Methi’, has anti-fungal and scalp soothing properties. Due to its herbal properties, it helps to fight the signs of dandruff and also conditions the hair thoroughly. It also contains several vitamins and minerals that make hair strong.

How to use Fenugreek Seeds for Dandruff:

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight and make a uniform paste of the soaked seeds.
  • Apply this paste to your scalp covering the entire scalp area and leave it for few hours.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo. Do this once or twice in a week.

Baking Soda for Dandruff

Baking Soda possesses mild exfoliating properties. It helps to absorb the excess oil and removes the dead skin cells from the scalp. It also maintains the pH of the scalp and fights the fungal infections. It is an effective severe dandruff treatment.

How to use Baking Soda for Dandruff:

  • Mix the baking soda (2 tbsp) in the water and make a uniform paste.
  • Apply this paste to your scalp covering the entire scalp area and sit for 10-15 minutes. You can apply few drops of olive oil on the scalp before applying this paste to the scalp.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo. Do this once or twice in a week.

Lemon Juice for Dandruff

Lemon has antiseptic properties that help to kill dandruff causing fungi or bacteria. It also helps to maintain the pH of the scalp. Lemon juice helps to treat the itchy scalp and fight the signs of dandruff. Lemon juice helps to eliminate dandruff from the roots of the scalp.

How to use Lemon Juice for Dandruff:

  • You can mix the few drops of lemon juice in curd or in coconut oil.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp or hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo.

Anti-dandruff Treatment for dandruff free scalp

There are medicated anti-dandruff shampoos or oils that helps in dandruff cure and act as the effective itchy scalp treatment. The main active ingredients in the shampoo that kills the micro-organism or removes the flakes from the scalp are;

Ketoconazole, ZPTO, Piroctone Olamine are effective against dandruff causing yeast, fungus or bacteria while Salicylic Acid or Fumaric Acid helps to remove existing dandruff.

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole exerts anti-fungal activity by altering and damaging the cellular membrane and also inhibits the growth of the fungal cells, thus treating dandruff effectively.

ZPTO: ZPTO or Zinc Pyrithione is an anti-fungal agent that inhibits the fungal growth through the increased cellular levels of the copper. It also damages the iron-sulfur cluster of the protein essential for the fungal metabolism.

Piroctone Olamine: Piroctone Olamine is also an anti-fungal compound. It has the ability to reduce the microbial colonization, thus reducing the microbial infection. It helps to soothe the scaly or irritated scalp.

Salicylic Acid: Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic and anti-inflammatory agent, mainly used to treat the skin and scalp conditions. It causes the shedding of the epidermal layer easily and helps to remove the dry or flaky scalp effectively.

Fumaric Acid: Fumaric Acid is a mild acid that helps to loosen the dead cells crust build up on the scalp from dandruff. It easily penetrates into the epidermal layer thus reducing dandruff to a greater extent.

Before using any of the dandruff treatment, consult with the doctor once. After the proper examination, he/she will recommend you the best treatment of dandruff for you.

Following are some tips to prevent dandruff. Follow these tips to get rid of dandruff easily.

  • Keep your scalp clean and wash your hair regularly
  • Get the right shampoo for your hair.
  • Protect your hair from extreme heat or cold
  • Brush your hair regularly. It will improve the blood circulation to the scalp and eliminates the flakes
  • Avoid hot scorching head bath
  • Avoid processed, packed or refined foods

Expert Advice on Dandruff

The dryness that accompanies dandruff makes your scalp itchy, just like any other part of your body itches when it becomes dry.

While dealing with dandruff, it is best to pick hair products that target the issue directly. Opt for medicated shampoos instead of your general store-bought ones. Ask your doctor once before using any medicated shampoo.

Dandruff cannot be cured permanently, but it can be controlled. Essentially, it is important to know what is causing dandruff in your hair, and then treat that. Simply a good take care of your scalp helps to keep your scalp healthy.

Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. It is a chronic condition that causes itching and flaking of the scalp. And if untreated, it can make the scalp itchy and inflamed, causing temporary hair loss as we scratch our scalp vigorously to get rid of itchiness which leads to the hair fall. Dandruff directly does not cause hair loss.

Yes, people who have dandruff can use a conditioner to keep up the condition of their hair. A conditioner does not stop the effect of an anti-dandruff shampoo on the scalp.

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is a form of skin inflammation characterized by extreme redness and itchiness. It is related to the sebaceous gland that is oil or sebum secreting gland. Seborrhoeic dermatitis can be present in skin folds, nose, eyebrows, scalp etc. Some people consider seborrhoeic dermatitis as an extreme form of dandruff. It is also referred to as another name for Dandruff. When it is limited only to scalp it is called Dandruff. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is aggravated by season, stress, poor immunity etc. It can cause red, flaky, greasy patches of skin.


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