FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical terminology for excessive sweating.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
There are many factors that can cause some people to sweat more than normal: if a person is under a great deal of stress this can cause one to sweat more than normal, if an individual plays sports or work out at the gym on a regular basis this will cause excessive sweat, or if the body is going through the change of life and hormones are fluctuating this too can cause excessive sweating.
How does hyperhidrosis / sweating cause hair loss?
In your sweat, also known as metabolic waste, you have by product of lactic acid, sodium chloride, potassium salts, urea and ammonia, over a period of time this waste begins to destroy the hair follicle by stripping away the cuticles depriving it of vital minerals and moisture inside of the protective epithelial sheath, if this waste reaches the bulb it can reduce the growth and life of the hair.
Does this condition affect men differently than women? And if so how?
With men, this condition is easily identified with red scalp, dandruff, and frizzy dry hair in the crown with thinning, with women on the other hand there are some hindrances due to women coloring their hair, bleaching their hair, straightening their hair, having hair weave etc.all of these modalities can impede the findings until a full hair extraction is done to see below the scalp to know if this is condition we are dealing with.
What are the most notable symptoms that one should be aware of if they have hyperhidrosis?
Well, the most notable for women is excessive hair shedding and loss of hair density, in men that do not have MPB redness, greasiness, sour smell on scalp especially in the morning upon wakening or thinning in the crown and around the hairline are more indicative for men.
What type of test do you perform to identify if a person has hyperhidrosis?
We perform microscopic polarization testing to identify with 100% accuracy if you have this condition or not.
Do you accept medical insurance to pay for this type of service?
Only if you have a (HSA) Health Savings Account which is an add on to your regular medical insurance.
How long will it take before I can see a difference in my hair if I chose to have Miyohara International perform this service?
If there are no serious underlining problem, it takes on average 3 to 6 months to stabilize this type of hair loss. Some may take up to a year if they have had the condition for a long time so it will vary from person to person, but you will notice a difference in how much less the hair is shedding and how well the scalp feels. We have had individuals experience this improvement as quickly as 2 weeks and for some, one month. Again, it varies from person to person, but here at Miyohara International, if hyperhidrosis is what you are suffering from, we are the team who can help you.
We're here to help you uncover the cause of your hair loss.
Miyohara International is one of the few trichology clinics that specializes in the number one form of hair loss - hyperhidrosis.
Trichologists are experts in diseases of the hair and scalp who specialize in analysis, diagnosis, and the non-medical treatment for all types of hair loss.