by Senior Skin Care Specialist – Sammy Swart
An ongoing struggle for many is that of getting to the root of hair loss; a scalp concern that affects both men and women. We generally start with scalp and hair wellness treatments when it is almost too late. Have you ever found yourself staring back at yourself in the mirror thinking, “I should start taking care of this beautiful head of hair”? It’s okay, very few do, but we should! When it comes to our skin, we are more inclined to start preventative treatments from a much younger age, so why do we wait for the signs of scalp ageing to already be there before we act?
Table of contents
- What causes hair loss?
- What happens during balding?
- What is AQ Solutions Hair Complex+?
- How to treat hair loss with AQ’s Advanced Hair Complex+
- How to use AQ’s Advanced Hair Complex at home
- Do hair loss treatments work?
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss, including thinning and breaking, is the most common scalp concern. Most people lose from 50 to 100 hairs per day and hair gradually thins as people age, although not all people are affected to the same degree. When it comes to hair loss and thinning, hereditary balding is the most common cause of thinning hair and has led people to take drastic measures in the quest of restoring their crowning glories. But there are many reasons why we can experience hair loss, below are just a few:
- Hormonal changes – pregnancy, post-partum hair loss
- Auto-immune disease
- Certain drugs
- Poor sleeping patterns
- Unhealthy diet and lifestyle
What happens during balding?
A build-up of hormones and loss of nutrients can cause the hair follicle to harden and thin, this may lead to the thinning and shrinking of the hair shaft. Eventually, the hair can no longer grow out of the scalp, causing the scalp to become exposed. The hair loss then spreads, leading to male or female-pattern baldness. When hair follicles are still present, even in a dormant state, it is possible to prevent further hair loss and even reverse some of the damage already visible.
As we all know prevention is always better than cure, but even if it the signs of hair loss are already starting to show; we might have a solution for you! GFIT stamping with AQ’s Advanced Hair Complex +.
What is AQ Solutions Hair Complex +?
AQ Skin Solution’s Advanced Hair Complex + system was created to address aging hair follicles and hair loss by employing patented growth factor technology to promote healthy hair. Stem cells lining the hair follicles are crucial for the production and maintenance of hair. Supplementing this with growth factors and active ingredients provides support to these stem cells so that hair can thrive. AQ’s advanced formulation works by nourishing hair follicles to a more functional and healthy state with growth factors, active ingredients, and fruit oils.
The Advanced Hair Complex+ aims to improve the overall condition of the scalp and damaged hair follicles, while trying to increase the circulation of selected growth factor proteins found in your healthy hair follicles. This process can allow for a normal hair growth cycle that leads to improved overall hair quality. .
How to treat hair loss with AQ’s Advanced Hair Complex+
The AQ Advanced Hair Complex + was specifically developed for the use with GFIT (Growth Factor Induced Therapy) treatments of the scalp. The complex is a pharmaceutical-grade, hormone-free growth factor formula that is safe for both men and women. It is designed to nourish the follicle, deliver growth factors and nutrition to the scalp, and restore damaged follicles by promoting increased circulation. The result is improved hair quality, texture, and growth cycles.
During the in-clinic treatment, the hair complex serum is applied after which a 0.75 – 1mm derma stamp (a handheld device with 140 titanium needles) is used to stamp the scalp and in doing so create channels into the scalp for growth factor delivery.
The recommended course of treatment is 2 courses of 5 treatments, 1-week apart and this can be repeated for optimal results. The bonus (apart from healthy hair?) There is no downtime, so life carries on as soon as you leave the clinic!
How to use AQ’s Advanced Hair Complex at home
To ensure we get the best results, the remainder of the AQ Hair Complex + solution from your in-clinic treatment is sent home with you. While at home, we recommend applying 1ml every second night, massaged onto the scalp, in between weekly treatments.
- Wash your hair and scalp with shampoo
- Dry your hair and scalp and apply the serum in small doses to the areas of the scalp you wish to treat.
- Massage the areas of application for a minimum of 10 minutes and leave your hair unwashed for at least 8 hours after
- Repeat steps 1-3 every other day during the full course of your treatment.
Do hair loss treatments work?
It is important to remember that hair loss treatments aim to manage and optimise rather than offer a cure. The success of any hair loss treatment will depend on the severity and cause of the hair loss or thinning and it is therefore of utmost importance to consult with a medical aesthetic specialist before undergoing any treatment plan.
Always start with a professional consultation with qualified and experienced specialists for an in-depth analysis of your hair and scalp and to reach a good understanding of your concerns and goals. Our unique and comprehensive hair and scalp wellness consultation is available for you to discuss and analyse your concerns and goals and for our team of specialists to provide bespoke advice.
Don’t be afraid to invest in your hair today; it is the CROWN YOU NEVER TAKE OFF!
Written by Sammy Swart