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Hair Loss

There are many types of Hair Loss and our products may or may not help with all of them.  Every individual has their own unique chemistry, so what works for one may not work for another.  Both genetic and environmental factors play a role, and many causes of hair loss remain unknown and therefore may not be treated.

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THE MAIN TYPES OF HAIR LOSS

As there are so many types of hair loss on the scalp, it can be quite a challenge to find the cause.

Androgenic Alopecia (Most common type of hair loss)

Classification: Hormonal Hair Loss  (the cause of 95% of hair loss) (Male-Pattern Baldness) for both Men and Women. Androgenic Alopecia is due to an abundance of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) within the follicles causing shrinkage, which in turn inhibits hair growth.

Treatment:  A topical treatment such as Zenagen Revolve may be able to help.  By applying Revolve treatment to the scalp, the follicles absorb the nutirents and vitamins necessary to block the product of DHT and allow new hairs to grow through to promote overall health of the hair and scalp

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Alopecia Areata

Classification: Also known as ‘spot baldness’ or Davey Kirts Syndrome. Commonly, Alopecia Areata involves hair loss in one or more spots on the scalp

Treatment:  Some products can provide a temporary improvement.  As it is a Auto Immune disease the hair can grow back naturally.

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Alopecia Totalis

Classification:  Is the loss of all hair on the scalp. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease – it causes your immune system to attack the hair follicles.
Treatment:   There is no specific treatment. Steroid injections or oral medication can be an option but not proven. 
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Androgenic Alopecia (Hormonal Hair Loss) - also known as Male Pattern Baldness.   5-Alpha Reductase (enzyme) converts free testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and has been recognised as the primary reason.  DHT binds to the Androgen receptors within the follicles causing shrinkage which inhibits healthy hair growth. This is the cause of 95% of hair loss.

DHT will affect up to 70% of Men and 40% of Women at some point in their lifetime.

Men typically present with progressive hair loss at the temples and vertex balding, whereas women typically present with diffuse hair loss over the top of their scalps. 

Below is what happens to your hair overtime when DHT is present and blocks the follicles.  By blocking the 5-Alpha Reductase enzyme, this will allow the new hair to grow through thicker and fuller and prevent future DHT build up

 

 

WE HAVE TWO HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS

Revolve is a treatment specifically designed to treat hormonal hair loss, such as Androgenic Alopecia (MPB) for both Men and Women.  Revolve works by blocking the hormone 5-Alpha reductase enzyme, which is the hormone responsible for 95% of hair loss.

Revolve Women has been engineered with key ingredients to mimic oestrogen to inhibit DHT production and increase the volume of hair

Revolve Men has been engineered to inhibit androgen receptors to stop DHT production whilst increasing hair density

Avante Restoration Serum is an active booster.  Avante has been designed as a unisex product for those experiencing thinning hair.  This spray serum boosts the hairs natural cycle active phase triggering dormant follicles and extending the growth cycle.  Avante also blocks the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone)

 

                                                 

OTHER CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS 

STRESS

Physical stress can cause temporary hair loss.

Trauma, accidents, work or severe illness can all cause hair loss. 

The stressful event can shock the hair cycle more into the shedding phase - this triggers a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium

Hair loss may occur up to 3 months after the stressful event.

DIET

Our diet can have a huge effect on our hair and general wellbeing. There are plenty of ways we can prevent hair loss through the food we eat, such as by incorporating Vitamin C, B and Protein into your daily routine.

These all support healthy hair growth.  Being deficient in Vitamin A can cause hair loss and thinning.

INHERITED GENES

Hair loss is believed to be inherited from the maternal grandfather.  

It is known that both parents contribute to their offsprings likelihood of hair loss. 

The affected gene lies on the x chromosome; men inherit the defect therefore from their mother

HORMONES OR PREGNANCY

Pregnancy related hair loss is prevalent in many women due do hormone levels changing throughout the pregnancy.   

  • Increased levels of oestrogen prolonging the growing stage during pregnancy - promoting thicker hair
  • Less hairs falling out during the resting stage
  • Hair loss tends to occur postpartum and women can experience accelerated hair shedding as the hormones resettle.

ILLNESS

There are a raft of illnesses and medications which can negatively impact your hair growth, they include (but are not limited to): anemia, thyroid issues, lupus , lichen planus, scalp infections.  The medications that can have a negative effect on hair growth are too numerous to mention but can be caused by medications used to treat: fungi, cancer, depression, auto immune disorders and blood pressure. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Trichotillomania is the term used when an individual has the urge to pull out their hair causing hair loss  This can be due to stress, a stage of depression or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Common areas for hair to be pulled out are the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, legs, arms, hands, nose and the pubic areas.

HAIR STYLING

Constantly pulling the hair back and tying hair up puts stress on the follicles which can eventually cause them to weaken and die.