“Skinoza clinic helped me to understand that my hair loss and thinning was a natural response to pregnancy”
IV vitamin treatment
I had always thought of a receding hairline as something men experience when they reach a certain age.
Media and movies have us believe that all of these common and everyday conditions are experienced by a certain group of individuals of a specific gender – without nobody really telling you the truth about things like hair loss and a receding hairline.
That is, until I came across the Skinoza clinic. As soon as I found their website, I started to learn about hair loss as something that can be faced by and experienced by anyone – regardless of their age or gender. Hair loss is so common in women of all ages, and for a variety of reasons – not just in terms of aging but also a response to stress, bodily and hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices.
This is my story about how pregnancy affected my hair.
When I first fell pregnant, I knew about all the different changes my body would experience – but I didn’t expect anything to happen to my hair during or after pregnancy.
If anything, I thought that pregnancy would cause my hair to grow thicker and have more bounce than before – not that it would leave me with a receding hairline. I first noticed that my hairline was changing when I pulled it back into a ponytail to go for a walk, shortly after having the baby. The hair around my temples looked thinner and didn’t have the same volume as the rest of my hair.
I did some googling and came across the Skinoza Clinic’s website which immediately shone a light on what I was experiencing and what it meant.
Skinoza Clinic explains
When a woman starts to experience hair loss, it can be very easy to quickly assume that something is very wrong.
And while the symptoms are undeniably concerning and can impact the mental and emotional health of the woman as well as hint at a physical condition, the simple fact is that hair loss in women – and the need for hair transplants for women – is not as rare as we might think.
Pregnancy leads to a huge fluctuation in hormones which can have a knock-on effect for hair growth and the health and buoyancy of hair all over the head and body. When the baby has been born, these hormones continue to fluctuate – with many women noticing that their hair sheds excessively shortly after the birth, every time they brush their hair. Far from indicating a problem, this shedding is often simply returning your hair to its normal state after the extra growth during pregnancy. However, it can be concerning and can lead to a receding hairline in some women.
Despite understanding that this was likely to be something temporary that would correct itself in time, I wanted to find a way to support the natural growth and quality of my hair – something I had never really thought about or considered before, but which I was keen to focus on as part of my self-care routine as a new mum.
I started researching the different options I had and kept finding myself on the Skinoza website. So, I booked an appointment to talk to one of the clinicians about my options. Straight away I explained that I was not really seeking a hair transplant and did not need a solution to extensive hair loss – rather I was looking for a long term way of supporting my hair’s natural growth and volume after pregnancy and childbirth.
The clinician was really helpful and talked me through the different causes of my hair loss and hair thinning, before explaining that the best treatment option for me was an IV vitamin therapy at the clinic, followed by lifestyle changes and a focus on delivering the right vitamins and nutrients to my body through the things I eat and drink.
Skinoza Clinic explains
Female pattern baldness is triggered by male hormones (known as androgens) which spike during puberty and after menopause, when levels of the female hormones are weakened. This spike in androgens becomes converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) as a result of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase – and this then starts to influence susceptible hairs. The result is thinning hair and hair loss, often seen around the front and crown of the head, with varying degrees of severity.
IV treatment works to correct these imperfections and imbalances by transferring a hit of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, to allow for greater absorption and a higher rate of effectiveness and success. This is then followed up with lifestyle changes which keep those vitamin and nutrient levels at a high.
I decided to book in for an IV treatment, after checking with the clinician that this treatment option was completely safe for me and my baby.
She explained that the treatment would last about 30 minutes and that I could bring my baby to the clinic with me – making the treatment really easy for me to work into my day.
On treatment day, she explained a little more about the process itself prior to commencing.
There are two infusions which make up our IV hair loss treatment, one of which contains all the vitamins and minerals your hair needs to stimulate the production of hair cell protein, while the other contains the substance required for the cell reproduction process which occurs during the hair production cycle. All of the substances contained in the IV treatment bags are by prescription only and can only be administered by a trained and professional clinician.
The process begins with a consultation where we will sit down with you and discuss your ideal results following treatment. IV is not a quick fix solution and we will discuss this as part of your consultation, including whether IV can be used as a treatment to compliment another hair transplant option.
The IV vitamin therapy takes between 30 minutes and one hour for a session. During this session you will be injected with the vitamins and minerals which are best suited to your condition, and which can help to support and stimulate the growth of healthy hair.
The treatment was painless and completely non-invasive, making it completely safe.
I chose this option because it would give my body the boost it needed to support the natural regrowth of hair as my hormones returned to normal, and because I thought it might have other benefits of my wider health. The clinician also explained that I would likely see a reduction in frizz as a result of the treatment and would notice that my hair felt and looked much stronger.
Best of all, because of the ease of treatment, I was able to carry out the rest of my plans that day without any problem.
Following my treatment, the clinician sat me down and talked through a long term plan which would give my body the best chance of optimising the results – focussing on diet and lifestyle changes and adjustments I could make to keep my hair in the best possible condition.
While an IV vitamin treatment can certainly help to give your body a boost of much-needed vitamins and nutrients, clients must maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle after treatment if they hope to hold onto the results. An IV vitamin treatment is designed to provide an intense boost of vitamins and minerals, many of which can be topped up after treatment with a healthy diet.
Overall, I have found the Skinoza Clinic to be well informed and highly supportive, giving me all the information that I needed to make a well-informed and easy decision regarding the health of my hair both immediately and in the long term.
Where many hair loss clinics might have tried to push me towards transplant and other more costly options, the Skinoza clinic helped me to understand that my hair loss and thinning was a natural response to pregnancy and that with an IV treatment I could support and give my body a push back towards its normal hormonal balance and activity – all in a single treatment which did not impact my day.
Say goodbye to hair loss,
and hello to a brand new, more confident, you.
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