Hair loss treatment
Hair loss is a widely common condition which affects both males and females. In the U.S and Canada, about 60% of men experience ‘Male-pattern baldness’, where up to 40% of women over 50 are affected by ‘Female-pattern baldness’. While hair loss may seem like an aesthetic issue, it is often accompanied by a significant negative psychological impact.
WHY DO WE LOSE HAIR?
Hair loss is multi-factorial, we lose hair due to:
• Natural aging of the tissue in the scalp
• Sun exposure
• Nutrient deficiencies
• Harmful chemicals used for hair styling
• Diet & nutrition
• And more
However, the scientific community widely acknowledges that the #1 factor of hair loss is hereditary imbalanced hormonal activity in our hair follicles – meaning, genes. Specifically, the blame is pointed towards one hormone called: Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT
DHT is derived from testosterone by the 5-α reductase enzyme, which is active within the hair follicle cells of both men and women. High levels of DHT trigger the “hair loss genes” of the cells and prevents normal hair growth. The supply of blood and nutrients is compromised and the hair grows thinner and shorter until it is completely eliminated. This biological process is also known as follicle miniaturization (follicles that shrink over time).
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?
The first thing to understand is that follicles which were completely eliminated (i.e. completed the miniaturization process and died) are not likely to be restored. The good news is that ongoing miniaturization can be reversed, and shrinking follicles can restore their healthy function if treated in time. So what can we do to reverse DHT-induced hair miniaturization?
•Block the formation of DHT within hair follicles
•Re-anchor the hair follicle with its roots
•Replenish micro-circulation that brings oxygen and nutrients to the roots
•Supply all the nutrients, vitamins and proteins required for healthy hair function
•Make sure the skin tissue around the follicle is healthy and functioning properly