With all that is going on around us, it is easy to become stressed out. Being stuck at home for the past couple of months has not made things any better either. In fact, a poll carried out by Dr. Ko Skin Specialist through Newswav has shown that the stress of staying home may have prompted several skin and hair issues. Of the 5,500 votes collected in the poll, 67% mentioned that they have skin or hair problems. Of this, 33.9% cited skin problems such as allergies, eczema, and psoriasis. The next largest group of 26.2% noticed hair loss.
In the medical world, stress has been proven to be one of the leading causes of various skin and hair problems. One might think the solution is simple: just reduce or remove that stress. Let us face it – that is easier said than done! Some problems such as alopecia areata, eczema, or psoriasis are related to inflammatory reactions which can be triggered by stress. The root of these problems is in-built and once they are triggered, proper treatments are needed to address them. When these skin or hair problems arise, they add to the existing level of stress and worsen the condition. This leads to a never-ending vicious cycle that continues to fuel the skin or hair problem.
Solutions for skin allergies & skin diseases
A broad range of conditions can affect the skin, leading to a number of common skin diseases. Common skin diseases affecting Malaysians include skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis, and skin infection. Skin diseases can either be acute, a short-term problem, or a chronic long-term condition. People suffering from skin issues are not only affected physically but also mentally. Patients with chronic skin problems are more prone to depression, low self-confidence, and reduced productivity.
Skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema are chronic immune-related conditions characterised by skin inflammation. These are chronic skin illnesses that require specialised long-term management. As such, they are best treated by a skin specialist or doctor specialising in skin illnesses. Dr. Ko Skin Specialist has extensive experience and complete modalities for addressing such skin problems. For the past 25 years, Dr. Ko Skin Specialist has been helping to treat allergy-related skin problems.
As each individual is unique, the treatment varies from one patient to another. Treatment at Dr. Ko Skin Specialist is tailor-made to each individual so that it can work the best according to that individual’s physical condition and medical history.
Solutions for abnormal hair loss
Hair shedding is a normal progression. Shedding up to 100 strands of hair a day is generally considered acceptable. But if it exceeds this number, it is considered abnormal. Abnormal hair loss could result in bald patches or general thinning. Aside from the scalp, balding can occasionally occur on other hair-bearing areas such as the eyebrows, moustache, or beard.
The most common abnormal hair loss problem is Androgenetic Alopecia followed by Alopecia Areata. Androgenetic Alopecia is also known as patterned hair loss that can affect both men and women. Aside from stress, factors contributing to this condition are genetics, increasing age, and excessive androgen (male hormone).
Alopecia Areata is a condition where hair loss occurs in patches. Occasionally, diffused or total hair loss may occur. This can extend beyond the scalp to the eyebrows, beard, and other parts of the body. Severe Alopecia Areata causes complete balding (Alopecia Totalis). The cause of Alopecia Areata is believed to be related to autoimmunity. This means that the body’s immune cells recognise their own hair follicles as being foreign and attack them, thus causing hair to fall out.
Dr. Ko Skin Specialist has personalised treatment plans to address all forms of Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areata. Besides these two most commonly seen hair loss conditions which we have discussed, there are many other hair loss conditions that can lead to distressed balding. At Dr. Ko Skin Specialist, personalised treatment regimes are provided, catering to different hair loss problems. Never again let hair loss and balding take charge and ruin your confidence.
Other treatments by Dr. Ko Skin Specialist Centre
Aside from the skin and hair problems mentioned above, Dr. Ko Skin Specialist also treats a wide range of other skin-related ailments including acne, pigmentation, wrinkle, and aging-related skin issues. Treatments related to cosmetic surgery, aesthetic services, and orthopaedic services are also provided.
For more information, visit www.koskinspecialist.com or send an email to [email protected]. To make an appointment, Whatsapp/call 0111 922 9228 or fill in the BOOK NOW form on their website.