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The first concerned the diffusion of innovation and medical achievements of the outstanding surgeons active in the group’s clinics. And the second, the rapid rise of medical tourism and the possibilities it entails for our country.

The speeches and workshops of the first day of the conference were held at the “home” of Seneca Medical Group in Athens. At the group’s state-of-the-art clinic in the Athens Tower, on Friday June 14, the group’s work was holistically presented and the good practices that have contributed to its success were disseminated. A success that is confirmed not only by the many awards and the rapid growth of the group, but also by the fact that SENECA is the only purely Greek company in the field of hair transplantation which has a presence abroad with its own and partner clinics.

Pioneering interventions in live broadcast, speeches by leading scientists and specialized professionals from Greece and Scotland composed a very exciting scene. Doctors from all over the world have benefited from the long-term experience as well as the innovative methods of Seneca’s potential, receiving the information directly from the source and in the most direct way. The three demanding incidents that took place on Friday deserve special mention. Conference participants had the opportunity to witness live hair transplantation in a transgender case, hair transplantation in an afrotype case and finally beard transplantation.

“All three of these cases require great experience and expertise, characteristics that distinguish all Seneca doctors” noted George Gounnaris, Scientific Head of Clinics of the SENECA Medical Group, who particularly emphasized the importance of correct diagnosis, medical training and of the support Seneca patients receive throughout their healing journey. “We ensure the very good results that testify that we are pioneers by constantly incorporating innovative techniques and taking into account the latest scientific developments in the field of hair transplantation. The most important factor of all is the fact that, in all our clinics, transplants are carried out exclusively by specialized doctors and are supported by nurses trained and certified by us. The colleagues who work in our clinics are those recommended by the Medical Association: either dermatologists or plastic surgeons specialized in dealing with scalp problems.”

“We keep the quality in all our clinics the same, thanks to protocols that are followed reverently, and procedures that are strictly applied. In this way, we achieve excellent results in every operation, while at the same time we are able to provide completely personalized treatments without ever compromising on quality” emphasized Mr. Giorgos Kottaridis, CEO of Seneca Medical Group. Challenge and conquest of enormous proportions, since Seneca has already expanded with new partnerships in France and Israel, while the medical facilities operating in Athens, Thessaloniki, Kalamata, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Bucharest and Dublin are very sophisticated and modern.

The medical services as well as the scientific staff of our country with their high level, are competitive advantages for the development of health and wellness tourism – and Seneca Medical Group is well aware of this. In recent years, the Group has focused on the field of medical tourism, achieving impressive results (40% of the patients who choose Seneca come from abroad, while the target for the coming years is to increase the percentage to 60%). Greece as a rising force in medical tourism, the challenges but also the resulting opportunities for further development of the Greek economy therefore reasonably occupied the delegates of the scientific conference of the Seneca Medical Group, as its example is typical of the rising trend of travel with the aim of well-being , but also indicative of the good timing for the creation of similar initiatives in the Greek ecosystem.

Mrs. Sophia Zacharakis, Minister of Social Cohesion and Family, Mr. George Patoulis, President of the Hellenic Health Tourism Council (ELITOUR) and the Athens Medical Association, Mr. George Markopoulos, President of of the Regional Union of Municipalities of Attica and Mrs. Androniki Kalfa, Marketing Manager of Marketing Greece.

The second day of the conference found the participants at the Wyndham Grand Athens hotel, where on Saturday, June 15, the marketing options that have ensured Seneca Medical Group the ability to transform lives and restore the confidence of more and more people were presented and discussed. Creative campaigns that resonated with the public, communication channels and forums that promote dialogue and the dissemination of information gave the audience the opportunity to understand the multi-layered communication network in which Seneca Medical Group operates, but also to appreciate the importance of creativity and the strong partnerships to ensure its continuous upward trajectory.

Emphasis was placed on the part of the personalized experience, as well as on the points that are the “key” for effective communication and the creation of a relationship of trust with the patient. “When we started Seneca Medical Group we had one goal: To create something different” stated Ms. Chrysa Giannakakou, Head Of International Sales & Customer Care of Seneca. “This is none other than the unique patient experience, which means that we are with the patient from the first moment of contact, we stand by him at every step of the treatment journey – but also after it. Diversity characterizes Seneca’s customer community and for us it is important to establish a relationship of trust within a safe environment. For us, all our patients are equal.”

Yet, when it comes to hair transplants, there is no need to risk travelling to an unknown clinic as one of the best and most reputable centres in Europe for the treatment of hair loss is well established in Scotland.

The award-winning Seneca Medical Group is considered to be the number one hair transplant company in Europe due to its elite hair restoration services and innovative techniques.

Through extensive research, accurate diagnosis, comprehensive training and cutting-edge treatments, the company remains at the forefront of innovation in the field of hair restoration and is dedicated to constantly developing new techniques and tools to address the challenges of hair loss.

Seneca Medical Group has 35 years of experience in treating hair loss and to date has treated over 43,000 hair loss patients and trained and certified more than 160 doctors and nurses in hair restoration treatments and procedures.

The company’s diagnostic centres in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and clinic in Glasgow are home to some of the most well-equipped clinics and diagnostic centres for hair loss treatments and hair transplantations in Europe.

Seneca Scotland’s multi-awarded team offer personalised treatment for each client through their Total Care system of diagnosis and treatment that allows each patient to receive the most appropriate transplant according to their needs.

The group offers a free diagnosis through the Total Care system to evaluate the problem, identify the causes and formulate a personalised treatment plan.

Thanks to the trained and certified staff and the most advanced systems available at the Seneca clinics in Scotland, patients have at their disposal at every stage of treatment, the most appropriate and personalised care.

Hair transplants are now widely available but techniques vary, which is why it is worth opting for the Direct FUE Hair Transplant Surgery offered by the Seneca Medical Group.

This is an advanced medical procedure for effectively addressing hair loss. With hair transplant results that are expected to last a lifetime, it offers a natural appearance that helps to instil confidence in those who choose it. 

Unlike other techniques, the Direct FUE Hair Transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve graft processing or the creation of reception holes prior to graft placement.

Instead, it utilises a specialised implanter device to ensure precise control over the direction, depth, and angle of each graft, resulting in a 100% natural outcome.

This technique effectively addresses permanent hair loss caused by factors like androgenetic alopecia and offers a more natural and dense look. It also causes less trauma to the scalp, leading to faster recovery times, which makes it arguably a superior choice for many patients.

Seneca treatment is then carried out in two stages. In the first, the hair follicles are checked, selected and then painlessly extracted. They are taken from the back of the patient’s head and kept in appropriate conditions and temperature until their gradual replanting with Seneca Implanter begins in the second and final stage.

The special solution that the follicles are kept in before implantation enhances their growth. Seneca does not split nor cut the grafts as minimum handling achieves the maximum growth rate.

Seneca’s highly trained staff can achieve the implantation of around 9,000 hairs per session and it is a procedure that can be done in a few hours and without hassle.

The advantages include the specially-designed and patented tools and equipment through which the doctor directly implants the hair follicles giving a 100% natural result and high density. It is considered to be the most effective method of treating hair loss with its effects expected to last lifelong.

Awards won by Seneca include International Business Excellence Award 2018, the Best Hair Clinic Award 2018, the International Hair Clinic of the year at the IMTJ 2018, the 2018-2019-2020-2021 Patient Service Award from WhatClinic.com, the Hair loss Clinic of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Beauty Industry Awards, the Business Excellence Award from Bizz Awards 2018, the European Business Award in 2019, the Eagles of Health Award 2021, the Healthcare Business Award 2022 and the Scotland Trichology Clinic of the Year & Hair Transplant Clinic of the Year 2022/23 and the Aesthetic Excellence Awards 2023.

So, if you are worried about hair loss, do not hesitate. Contact the Seneca team and book an appointment at one of the clinics in Glasgow or Edinburgh. 

FACED with receding hairlines, international rugby player Tim Visser and professional boxer Paddy Reilly had no hesitation in opting for a hair transplant.

After researching various treatments and practitioners, both chose to be treated at Seneca Medical Group’s Glasgow clinic and would recommend the company’s state-of-the-art, pain-free treatment.

Visser in fact found it so relaxing he fell asleep during the procedure!

“Actually, it was a very wonderful experience and I fell asleep when they took the hairs out of the donor area,” said Tim who played for Scotland. “It’s very comfortable and the doctors are very reassuring. I was watching them do it, but I couldn’t feel a thing. It was remarkably easy.”

Although he wasn’t particularly self-conscious about his receding hairline, Tim had no hesitation about undergoing a hair transplant.

“I think it is very normal nowadays for men to get it done,” he said. “When I realised, I could make my hair better, then why would I not?”

Another delighted Seneca patient’s before and after pictures

After researching the clinics offering treatments, he concluded that Seneca was “one of the best out there” – a conclusion that was confirmed by his treatment.

“I quickly realised how professional a set-up it is,” said Tim. “My consultation in Melville Street in Edinburgh was fantastic. It’s a great location, a beautiful building and the staff are very professional. I was made very welcome on arrival and the consultant explained what would happen and the best approach for my hair.

“We decided there and then about what exactly we would do. It was all very smooth and very customer focused, which was good to see, and the aftercare was excellent.”

Professional boxer Paddy Reilly trains hard and looks after his appearance but was becoming self-conscious about his receding hairline.

However, while he wanted to address the problem, he was initially apprehensive about having a hair transplant – only to find it was like “going to your pal’s house”.

“When I came in at the start, I was quite worried about being in discomfort and pain, but I couldn’t feel anything at all,” he said. “I didn’t even feel the anaesthetic jags as they were just a small prick to the skin. I was really surprised and over the moon with what’s happened and the detail in the hairline. It was exactly what I was looking for and I am happy with the outcome. The guys are brilliant.”

Before the treatment Paddy said his hair had started receding quite badly and he realised this could only grow worse as he grew older.

“I look after myself and I am always in the gym, but I was a wee bit self-conscious about my hairline and I just wanted to get it filled in a bit,” he said.

“I was nervous, but it is just like going into your pal’s house as they are very friendly, they offer you drinks and there’s a relaxed atmosphere. Everybody is so professional and down-to-earth, and they make you feel at home. I trust them and recommend it to anybody that needs work done.  The aftercare is fantastic too.”

Paddy and Tim are just two of the many thousands of people Seneca Medical Group has treated for hair loss. With a track record of over 35 years of experience, Seneca has provided effective treatment to more than 43,000 people suffering from hair loss, while also training and certifying more than 160 doctors and nurses in hair restoration procedures.

Considered the number one hair transplant clinic in Europe, Seneca has won many awards and uses the Direct FUE Hair Transplant technique, an advanced medical procedure for effectively addressing hair loss. With hair transplant results that are expected to last a lifetime, it offers a natural appearance that helps to instil confidence in those who choose it. 

Unlike other techniques, the Direct FUE Hair Transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve graft processing or the creation of reception holes prior to graft placement.

Instead, it utilises a specialised implanter device to ensure precise control over the direction, depth, and angle of each graft, resulting in a 100% natural outcome.

This technique effectively addresses permanent hair loss caused by factors like androgenetic alopecia and offers a more natural and denser look. It also causes less trauma to the scalp, leading to faster recovery times, which makes it arguably a superior choice for many patients.

Seneca Medical Group has clinics all over Europe, including Glasgow, and has diagnostic centres in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

While some can accept the loss of the hair on their head, others find it extremely difficult – but they may not be aware there is a safe solution that has already been used by thousands of satisfied people. 

Once regarded as the sole preserve of celebrities like Gordon Ramsey, Wayne Rooney and Lewis Hamilton, hair transplants are now widely available but techniques vary, which is why it is worth opting for Direct FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Their success is rooted in their original vision, mission, and values, which have garnered Seneca a prestigious international reputation. It has clinics all over Europe, including Glasgow and has diagnostic centres in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. 

Seneca’s Glasgow branch is a fully equipped clinic that practises all the steps of high-quality service that the group is known for: thorough consultation and diagnosis, completely personalised treatment plans, a highly skilled procedure and comprehensive aftercare. Eyebrow and beard transplants are also available here.

The procedures are carried out exclusively by doctors and so far the clinics have provided effective treatment to over 43,000 individuals suffering from hair loss, while also training and certifying more than 160 doctors and nurses in hair restoration procedures. 

This is an advanced medical procedure for effectively addressing hair loss. With hair transplant results that are expected to last a lifetime, it offers a natural appearance that helps to instil confidence in those who choose it. 

Unlike other techniques, the Direct FUE Hair Transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve graft processing or the creation of reception holes prior to graft placement. 

Instead, it utilises a specialised implanter device to ensure precise control over the direction, depth, and angle of each graft, resulting in a 100% natural outcome.

This technique effectively addresses permanent hair loss caused by factors like androgenetic alopecia and offers a more natural and dense look. It also causes less trauma to the scalp, leading to faster recovery times, which makes it arguably a superior choice for many patients.

The technique is offered by the Seneca Medical Group, whose clinics have not only withstood the test of time but continue to thrive with an impressive 35 years of experience.

Through extensive research, accurate diagnosis, comprehensive training, and cutting-edge treatments, Seneca Medical Group remains at the forefront of innovation in the field of hair restoration and is dedicated to constantly developing new techniques and tools to address the challenges of hair loss.

It is considered to be the number one hair transplant clinic in Europe due to its elite hair restoration services and innovative techniques.

Bearing testament to this are the countless awards won by Seneca, including International Business Excellence Award 2018, the Best Hair Clinic Award 2018, the International Hair Clinic of the year at the IMTJ 2018, the 2018-2019-2020-2021 Patient Service Award from WhatClinic.com, the Hair loss Clinic of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Beauty Industry Awards, the Business Excellence Award from Bizz Awards 2018, the European Business Award in 2019, the Eagles of Health Award 2021, the Healthcare Business Award 2022 and the Scotland Trichology Clinic of the Year & Hair Transplant Clinic of the Year 2022/23 and the Aesthetic Excellence Awards 2023.

The group offers a free diagnosis through the Total Care system to evaluate the problem, identify the causes and formulate a personalised treatment plan.

Seneca treatment is then carried out in two stages. In the first, the hair follicles are checked, selected and then painlessly extracted. They are taken from the back of the patient’s head and kept in appropriate conditions and temperature until their gradual replanting with Seneca Implanter begins in the second and final stage.

The special solution that the follicles are kept in before implantation enhances their growth. Seneca does not split nor cut the grafts as minimum handling achieves the maximum growth rate.

Seneca’s highly trained staff can achieve the implantation of around 9,000 hairs per session and it is a procedure that can be done in a few hours and without hassle. The advantages include the specially-designed and patented tools and equipment through which the doctor directly implants the hair follicles giving a 100% natural result and high density. It is considered to be the most effective method of treating hair loss with its effects expected to last lifelong.

“Our mission at Seneca is a simple one – to change people’s lives and restore their lost self-confidence,” explains the clinic’s mission statement. “It is our vision to lead the hair restoration industry to new heights worldwide and offer the most advanced treatments at an affordable cost.”

Speaking to CNN Insights, Global Medical Director of Seneca Medical Group, Dr. George Gounnaris, mentioned at the beginning that «Prevention is better than cure» starting his talk about hair loss and when it can be diagnosed and prevented, as well as the related symptoms that accompany this condition.

«Complex chemical procedures are no longer required, as there are new techniques that achieve better results» said Dr. Gounnaris.

The event is part of the CNN Insights series of events, organized by CNN Greece in collaboration with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA). The theme of the speech was «Prevention and therapeutic solutions». Today, Seneca Medical Group is one of the most innovative hair loss clinics. It operates in the United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark and Romania, combining modern scientific treatment methods and new technologies. By implementing customized solutions, it stands out as one of the most dynamic companies in the sector in Europe.

Seneca had its own booth to inform the public at the conference. At the event, several doctors spoke, including the Global Medical Director of Seneca Medical Group, Dr. George Gounnaris, who presented an impressive case study of a female patient on hair restoration in alopecia areata after a burn.

The conference, which was attended by over 450 people and 50 companies over three days, created a fertile environment for the exchange of ideas and innovations.

With absolute dedication to its work and commitment to the care of every patient, Seneca Medical Group has won three more WhatClinic Patient Service Awards for 2023. 

Seneca Medical Group, the No. 1 hair transplant organization in Europe with over 35 years of experience, specializes in hair loss research, diagnosis and treatment. Seneca has won 3 WhatClinic Patient Service Awards for its clinics in Athens, Thessaloniki and the United Kingdom

The WhatClinic Patient Service Award recognizes clinics with outstanding patient service and high ratings on the WhatClinic search engine. 

The awards have been presented annually since 2010, with the company having won the same award in 2018, 2020 and 2022 for its clinics in Athens and Thessaloniki, receiving excellent feedback and reviews from its patients

Discover the Ideal Solutions for Hair Loss:

Dealing with hair loss can be quite a journey, leaving many of us on the lookout for that perfect solution to address this common concern. The thing is, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to getting your hair back to its prime. The right treatment varies depending on your individual needs and catching the issue early on.

Finding the Right Hair Loss Treatment: Your Journey to Restoring Your Hair

Getting to the Root: Underlying Causes

Understanding the reason for your hair loss is key to figuring out the best approach. Sometimes, hair loss isn’t the main issue—it’s often a symptom of other health problems. Taking care of these root causes not only slows down hair loss but can actually encourage those strands to regrow.

For instance, if you’re dealing with ongoing thyroid problems, fungal infections, or an inflamed scalp, these could be the culprits. Tailored medications could lend a hand in hair re-growth.

Navigating Hair Loss Treatments

When it comes to picking out the right treatment for your hair loss, it’s best to speak to a specialist who can help you understand the cause, and recommend the best solution for you.

Let’s explore some of the most common pharmaceutical and invasive treatments available:

1. Minoxidil and Finasteride:

These tried-and-true medications—Minoxidil and Finasteride—have been in the game for a while, taking on hair loss. Minoxidil helps blood flow to your scalp, giving your hair follicles more time in their growth phase, and ultimately cutting down on hair loss. Finasteride works by keeping testosterone from morphing into DHT, effectively slowing down hair loss and even encouraging new growth.

2. Dutasteride:

Similar to Finasteride, Dutasteride offers an alternative route to tackling hair loss. Its mechanism of action is similar to Finasteride, showing promise in treating and preventing hair loss.

3. Stem Cell Therapy:

Stem cells, with their tissue-healing and growth properties, offer an innovative approach. These multipotent cells can be isolated and used to activate hair follicle regeneration, aiding regrowth.

4. Hair Mesotherapy (PRP):

PRP is where your own blood’s platelets team up with growth factors to bring your hair back to life. It’s an injectable treatment that can slow down hair loss and give your hair a boost in density.

5. Hair Transplant:

If we’re talking about top-tier solutions, especially for Androgenetic Alopecia, hair transplantation is the winner. Modern techniques like Direct FUE make it way less intimidating since it’s done under local anaesthesia. Follicles are borrowed from your hair’s sturdy growth zones and then strategically placed where you need them most.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding the perfect hair loss treatment isn’t just a science—it’s a journey that you begin by speaking to the experts. Remember, what worked for someone else, might not do the same for you. At Seneca Clinics, we offer advanced and effective treatments for long-lasting results, prioritising your comfort and natural appearance.  We make sure it’s comfortable, with invisible scars and with minimum downtime.

Contact us today for your free diagnosis.

What is the Impact of Diet on Hair Health?

When it comes to having thick and healthy hair, it’s not just about the products you use. Your diet plays a big role in how healthy and vibrant your hair looks. In this blog post, we’ll explore how what you eat can make a real difference for your hair. We’ll also talk about the important vitamins and minerals your hair loves and share some simple diet tips to keep your locks in top shape.

Vitamins and hair loss

The Link Between Diet and Hair Loss

Getting and keeping thick, healthy hair isn’t always easy. Your hair follicles need the right mix of vitamins, proteins, and other good stuff to stay happy. And where do they get these things? Yep, you guessed it – from the food you eat. Making poor food choices, going on extreme diets, not getting enough of the right vitamins, or going overboard on certain nutrients can all lead to unexpected hair loss.

So, let’s break it down in a way that’s easy to understand:

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is like a sunny boost for your hair. You can get it from foods like meat, dairy, fish, fruit juices, and mushrooms. Having these foods in your diet can help your hair grow strong. On the flip side, not getting enough vitamin D has been linked to hair loss issues.

B Vitamins: Biotin and Cobalamin

B vitamins, like B7 (also known as biotin) and B12 (cobalamin), are like hair superheroes. You can find them in things like whole grains, veggies, meat, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts.

Vitamin E: Hair’s Best Friend

Vitamin E is another great vitamin for your hair. You can get it from foods like rice, spinach, fish, and almonds.

Vitamin C: The Hair Helper

Vitamin C is great for keeping your hair healthy. You can find it in green leafy veggies, citrus fruits, and more.

Iron: The Blood Booster

Iron is super important because it helps make blood cells and gets oxygen to your hair. When you don’t have enough iron (called anaemia), your body cuts back on blood flow to less important areas like hair and nails. This makes your hair weak and can lead to hair loss. Foods rich in iron include shellfish, red meat, spinach, beans, and even dark chocolate.

Zinc: Essential for Hair Health

Zinc plays a crucial role in maintaining the well-being of your hair, thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties. You can find zinc in various foods, both from animal sources such as red meat, fish, and eggs, and plant sources like beans and cereals. A lack of Zinc can be associated with various disorders, including anorexia, inflammatory bowel diseases, and kidney disease, which can negatively impact your hair health. Studies have also indicated that zinc supplements can contribute to healthy hair growth.

A Word of Caution on Supplements

While supplements can be helpful, it’s important not to overdo it. Taking too much of certain vitamins (like vitamin A or E) and minerals (like selenium) can mess up your hair instead of helping it. It’s always a good idea to talk to a doctor before taking any supplements.

Weight Loss and Hair Loss

If you’re trying to shed some pounds, it’s essential to do it in a healthy way. Sudden and drastic weight loss can reduce your body’s energy levels, which can lead to more hair falling out. So, if you’re on a diet, make sure it’s a balanced one that keeps your body happy.

What to Eat for Healthy Hair

To keep your hair in good shape, make sure to include foods like eggs, berries, spinach, fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, peppers, nuts, beans, and meat in your diet. These foods give your hair the protein and vitamins it needs to stay strong and beautiful.

When to Seek Professional Help

If you’re still worried about hair loss despite eating well, you might want to consider getting advice from experts, like the doctors at Seneca. They offer advanced treatments for permanent hair loss solutions, like the Direct FUE hair transplantation method. It’s a natural-looking result with minimal recovery time, and it’s done by certified doctors who follow strict quality standards.

Your hair deserves the best care, so if you’d like to discuss a solution to hair loss, get in touch here.

Minoxidil & Finasteride: Effective Pharmaceutical Solutions for Hair Loss.

Are you tired of dealing with hair loss? You’re not alone. Millions of people worldwide struggle with this common problem known as androgenetic alopecia. Both men and women are affected by the gradual thinning of hair on the scalp, which is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.

Luckily, modern medicine offers solutions to combat hair loss, and two of the most popular treatments are minoxidil and finasteride. Let’s take a closer look at these pharmaceutical options and how they work.

What is finasteride? What is minoxidil?

Minoxidil, a fascinating substance, promotes hair growth by widening the blood vessels in the scalp. This process increases blood flow, delivering essential oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. The result? Stimulated hair growth and a delay in hair loss. Minoxidil comes in the form of a lotion or foam, with 2% and 5% solutions available.

Finasteride, on the other hand, falls under the category of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. It works by preventing the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the active form of testosterone in our bodies. By reducing DHT levels, finasteride effectively slows down hair loss and may even stimulate regrowth. It is taken as a daily 1mg pill.

Now, the burning question: Do these treatments actually work?

minoxidil and finasteride effective solutions to treat hair loss

The answer is a resounding yes! Minoxidil has been a trusted hair loss treatment for years, proving its effectiveness in promoting hair growth and slowing down hair loss. Finasteride is another reliable option, approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

But what about gender differences? Can both men and women benefit from these treatments?

Absolutely! Minoxidil is widely used topically by both men and women to address various forms of alopecia. However, finasteride is not recommended for women of reproductive age. While ongoing studies are exploring its safe use in women with hair loss, no definitive conclusions have been drawn yet.

The timing of these treatments is crucial. It is recommended to start using minoxidil or finasteride at the first signs of hair loss. The sooner you begin, the better chance you have of saving and strengthening your existing hair.

Does minoxidil or finasteride have any side effects?

Now, let’s talk about the side effects. It’s important to note that while minoxidil is generally well-tolerated, it is still a medication and can have some potential side effects. The most common side effect is scalp irritation, which may manifest as redness, itching, or flaking. In rare cases, more serious side effects like low blood pressure, a rapid heartbeat, or chest pain can occur if the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream. This typically happens if the drug is applied to broken skin or used excessively.

As for finasteride, common side effects include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculation disorders. However, these side effects are usually mild and temporary, resolving once the medication is discontinued. Severe side effects are extremely rare.

So, should you consider these treatments?

Minoxidil and finasteride are safe and effective options for combating hair loss. Just keep in mind that finasteride should only be prescribed and administered by qualified physicians.

Now, let’s address a common concern: What if your hair loss has advanced significantly? In such cases, minoxidil and finasteride may not be enough to create new follicles and cover the affected area. That’s where hair transplantation comes into play. At Seneca Medical Group, we specialise in modern and personalised hair loss treatments for both men and women.

Don’t let hair loss affect your confidence. Take action by reaching out to us for a consultation. Our dedicated team will help you find the solution that best suits your needs, allowing you to embrace the best version of yourself.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. We understand the impact hair loss can have on your self-esteem and overall well-being. That’s why we’re here to provide the support and expertise you need to make an informed decision about your hair loss treatment.

Contact Seneca Medical Group today and take the first step towards regaining your confidence and achieving a full head of hair. Our experienced team is ready to assist you on your path to hair restoration. Don’t wait any longer – let’s find the solution that suits your unique needs and helps you feel like the best version of yourself again.

hair loss and stress

Hair loss can stem from various factors, including trauma, infections, skin conditions, autoimmune diseases, and genetics. However, stress plays a significant role in the most common form of hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia, which affects both men and women. In this article, we’ll delve into the link between stress and hair loss, highlighting stress’s impact on our well-being and exploring its psychological implications.

The Connection Between Stress and Hair Loss

Stress, often seen as an eternal nemesis, affects us physically and psychologically. It serves as a catalyst for numerous health issues, including hair loss. Interestingly, stress intensifies the condition and contributes to thinning, creating a direct association between our stress levels and the health of our hair.

Understanding the Hair Growth Cycle

To comprehend how stress impacts hair loss, it’s essential to understand the natural cycle of the scalp [1], which is made up of three stages:

1. Growth Stage (Anagen): Lasting from 2 to 6 years, this phase sees the hair lengthening and thriving.

2. Transition Stage (Catagen): A brief 1 to 2-week period where the hair follicles shrink, preparing for shedding.

3. Resting Stage (Telogen): Taking place over 5 to 6 weeks, this stage involves hair falling out naturally.

The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Hair Loss

During times of heightened stress, a significant portion of our hair tends to enter the resting stage, resulting in hair loss and widespread thinning. This sets off a vicious cycle where stress triggers hair loss, which, in turn, adds to the stress and can worsen the condition.

Identifying Stress-Related Hair Loss

Stress-induced hair loss often presents itself through noticeable clinical features. Alopecia areata serves as a prime example, representing an autoimmune disorder that affects hair follicles and causes hair loss. It initially manifests as circular patches of severe hair loss, commonly found on the head but occasionally affecting other areas such as eyebrows. Patients with this condition may experience episodes of significant hair loss followed by periods of regrowth.

Treating Stress-Related Hair Loss

Various solutions and treatments have been developed to address hair loss caused by stress. Popular options include hair transplantation, non-invasive approaches like autologous PRP mesotherapy, specialised shampoos, dietary supplements [1], and medications such as Minoxidil lotion or Finasteride pills. At Seneca Medical Group, we are dedicated to assisting patients in combatting scalp thinning and regaining their self-confidence.

Discover Effective Hair Loss Treatments

If you’re experiencing early-stage hair loss or seeking ways to delay further thining, autologous PRP hair mesotherapy could be the answer for you. Seneca clinics provide this treatment that strengthens the scalp. For comprehensive and lasting hair loss solutions, we offer Direct FUE hair transplantation [1] – a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia. Our certified physicians, trained by the esteemed Seneca Training Academy, adhere to rigorous quality standards to ensure natural-looking results, minimal discomfort, no scarring, and swift recovery.

Your Hair Loss Solution

Don’t hesitate to contact Seneca Medical Group today to find the solution that addresses your hair loss concerns. Our experienced team is committed to helping you regain your confidence and achieve optimal results.

Nikos and Violeta holding the medical beauty awards

Our team at Seneca has once again proven our commitment to excellence in the hair restoration industry by winning an impressive 5 awards at the prestigious Medical Beauty Awards 2023. This outstanding achievement showcases our dedication to providing quality services and pushing the boundaries in the hair care and restoration industry.

Beauty awards

The awards we won, include:

1. Best Hair Clinic Chain / Franchise Brand – Silver Award

2. Best New Hair Clinic Brand – Silver Award

3. Best Thessaloniki Hair Clinic – Gold Award

4. Best Hair Clinic Spot Design – Gold Award

5. Best Social Media Presentation – Silver Award

These awards reflect the commitment and work of our skilled team who deliver exceptional patient care and innovative solutions. As industry leaders, we take great pride in providing exceptional services that empower individuals to look and feel their best. Our comprehensive range of services includes hair transplant and restoration services, beard transplant, PRP therapy, and more.

At Seneca Medical Group, our passion for hair restoration drives us to continually improve and provide the highest quality services. We are deeply grateful for the trust and support of our valued clients, which motivates us to strive for excellence in all that we do.

As we celebrate these remarkable accomplishments, we remain focused on our mission to enhance lives through our expertise and cutting-edge treatments. Seneca Medical Group will continue to be at the forefront of the hair care and beauty industry, offering unrivaled services to help our patient achieve their desired outcomes.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we look forward to many more years of excellence and innovation in the industry.

Seneca received the Highly Commended Award for Best Hair Restoration Clinic at the Aesthetics Excellence Awards 2023

We are excited to share the news that Seneca has been honoured as a Highly Commended Best Hair Restoration Clinic at the prestigious Aesthetics Excellence Awards 2023. This event recognises remarkable achievements in artistic expression and creativity, held at the Delta by Marriott Hotel Edinburgh.

This award reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional care and results to our patients and empowers us to continue to help individuals regain their confidence through hair restoration.

Seneca received the Highly Commended Award for Best Hair Restoration Clinic at the Aesthetics Excellence Awards 2023

We extend our gratitude to our valued patients for their trust and support, as well as to our dedicated team, whose passion and expertise have driven our success.

With over 35 years of experience, Seneca Medical Group operates in the UK, Greece, Denmark, and Romania, using modern scientific treatment methods and personalised solutions. This achievement reinforces our dedication to innovation, staying at the forefront of advancements, and positively impacting the lives of our patients.

Thank you for being a part of our inspiring success story.

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