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Male Androgenic Alopecia: The Science And The Solutions

  
  
  
  

hair loss treatmentMale androgenic alopecia, also referred to as androgenetic alopecia and more commonly known as male pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss seen in post-pubertal males. Male pattern baldness usually begins when the male is in his 30s or 40s, but it can also occur in the teenage years. Ninety percent of cases are hereditary.

THE SCIENCE

Male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of gene variations and androgens, male sex hormones.

 Genes

 The suspected gene variation that triggers the hair loss sits on the X chromosome, which is passed down to men by their mothers.This implies a man may predict his future hair health by looking at the men on his mothers side of the family.

Gene experts note, however, that other genes -- some of which could come from the father -- may also influence baldness. So hair loss is not strictly a mother-son inheritance condition.

Hormones

A percentage of the male hormone testosterone is converted to a more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT exerts a miniaturizing effect on the hair follicles across the top of the scalp. During a reduced growing phase, affected follicles produce fine-textured, un-pigmented hair -- called vellus hair -- that rarely grows beyond a couple centimeters in length. This results in a thinning of hair density in this androgen-sensitive area.

THE PATTERN

The word pattern in male pattern baldness stems from the identifiable, systematic ways in which hair thins and falls out of the scalp. It usually begins with a receding of the hairline at the temples, followed by or occurring simultaneously with a thinning of the hair density on the crown. Eventually, the two balding areas meet to form a typical U-shape around the back and sides of the head. The hair that remains is often finer and does not grow as quickly as it used to.

Over time all the hair follicles across the top and sides of the scalp may be affected, leading to -- but not always resulting in -- total baldness.

Thinning hair in women, on the other hand, occurs in different patterns. Read our previous blog post for more information on female pattern alopecia (FPA).

THE TREATMENTS

Baldness is a natural condition, not a disease. Men may choose to accept their baldness, letting it progress naturally or beat the baldness by shaving their heads themselves.

Fortunately, those are not the only options. Made possible by exciting scientific developments and technological advancements in the hair restoration industry, non-surgical hair loss treatment options are readily available.

HairSpa is dedicated trichologists -- expert hair consultants and technicians -- use the latest technology, cutting-edge science and innovative thinking to customize the best hair loss treatments for you.

Laser Revivogen Hair Treatment

HairSpa uses a highly effective hair loss treatment called Laser Revivogen Hair Treatment (LRHT). Revivogen, which contains all natural ingredients, is a regimen of advanced hair rejuvenation, cleansers, conditioners, DHT blockers and low-level laser therapy. Click here to learn more about laser hair treatment and the scientifically proven effects of this hair loss option

Hair Replacement Systems

If your hair loss is at an advanced stage -- more than 70-80% hair loss -- and you are ready to do something about it, you may consider non-surgical hair replacement. The helpful trichologists at HairSpa are more than happy to answer any inquiries you have about this option, as well as determine whether you are a good candidate for non- surgical hair replacement. Learn more about the hair replacement process on our website.

Scalp Treatments

HairSpa offers a variety of in-house spa treatments for conditions related to male androgenic alopecia, such as dandruff, psoriasis, eczema/dermatitis and scalp fungus. Visit our male scalp treatment page for more details on these clinically tested creams, lotions and detox treatments

THE CHOICE

Hair loss is common in men, but its also a choice -- not an unbeatable fate. There is no reason to be ashamed or apprehensive about non-surgical hair restoration solutions and hair replacement systems. This is not about giving up, but about taking the situation into your own hands.

Hair loss is common in men, but its also a choice -- not an unbeatable fate. There is no reason to be ashamed or apprehensive about non-surgical hair restoration solutions and hair replacement systems. This is not about giving up, but about taking the situation into your own hands.

Click the button below to take control of your hair health and reclaim your self-confidence with HairSpa. 


Thinning Hair In Women: Not Rare And Certainly Not Hopeless

  
  
  
  

Combat thinning hair in women and female-pattern alopecia (FPA) with HairSpa.The Symptoms, Causes And Hair Restoration Solutions At HairSpa

Hair loss is overwhelmingly associated with men. This is because the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male sex hormone, is the most common cause of hair loss. So its no wonder that male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is commonly known, while this occurrence in women -- known as androgenetic alopecia or female-pattern alopecia (FPA) -- is far less recognized or acknowledged.

MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

The fact that its not as talked about in the media does not mean hair thinning in women is a rare event. On the contrary, it is much more common than you think. About 10% of pre-menopausal women experience signs of female alopecia. This percentage increases greatly post-menopause, with 50-75% of women 65 years or older suffering from thinning hair and hair loss. 

FEMALE-PATTERN ALOPECIA (FPA)

When women experience complete or patchy hair loss, it is known as female-pattern alopecia (FPA) or androgenetic alopecia. Its causes are unknown, but it is usually genetic -- about a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia. Most professionals agree that alopecia is an autoimmune condition, which is when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.

There are three forms of alopecia:

    • Alopecia areata: patches of hair loss, usually on the scalp
    • Alopecia totalis: complete loss of scalp hair
    • Alopecia universalis: total loss of all body hair 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Men generally experience hair loss in a well-defined pattern -- usually beginning above the temples and/or at the crown of the head, leading to a progressively receding hairline and eventually resulting in complete hair loss. Women, on the other hand, generally experience hair thinning instead of complete hair loss.

In general, FPA includes the following symptoms:

    • Hair thinning mainly on the top and crown of the scalp, usually beginning with a widening through the center hair part. 
    • The front hairline generally remains intact. 
    • The hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, as is common in men.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF FPA

    • Aging
    • Changes in the levels of male hormones, or androgens -- e.g., after menopause, many women experience thinning hair on their head, while the hair on their face gets coarser
    • Family history of male-pattern baldness or FPA

HAIR THINNING NOT RELATED TO FPA

Thinning hair in women may occur due to reasons other than FPA, including the following:

    • Breaking of hair from treatments, from twisting or pulling of hair or from hair shaft abnormalities present from birth
    • Certain skin diseases that lead to scarring of the hair follicles
    • Certain autoimmune diseases, like a form of alopecia (mentioned above)
    • Hormone problems, such as too much testosterone, or too much/too little thyroid hormone
    • Iron deficiency
    • Vitamin deficiency, especially lack of vitamin B
    • Medications such as chemotherapy and beta blockers
    • Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection
    • Temporary shedding of hair after a major illness, surgery or pregnancy
    • Dry weather conditions -- see this recent blog post 
    • Poor water quality, e.g., excessively desalinated water -- see this the same blog post

TREATMENT

The hair restoration industry is undergoing an exciting stage of growth, made possible by scientific developments and technological advancements. HairSpa dedicated trichologists -- expert hair consultants and technicians -- use the latest technology, cutting-edge science and innovative thinking to customize the best non-surgical hair loss treatment for you.

We couple these innovative technologies, hair loss intelligence and hair restoration solutions with compassion. We understand that having long, luxurious hair is often identified with beauty and health. We understand the negative judgments surrounding hair loss. So when you are treated at HairSpa, you are not only provided the most effective and best-suited hair loss options for your situation, but you are also given the compassion you deserve.

IN-HOUSE SPA AND SCALP TREATMENTS

After your personalized hair diagnosis, we perform the following treatment steps based on your individual case:

    • Scalp cleansing mask for scalp exfoliation and detoxification
    • Scalp cream and stimulation
    • De-scaling and antibacterial treatment for slight, medium, heavy and persistent scale
    • Mesotherapy
    • Scalp massage
    • Anti-pruritic (itch) treatment
    • Hair-specific nutritional supplements

Learn more about these in-house spa and scalp treatments for women -- provided in our relaxing spa environment to treat not only your hair, but also your peace of mind.

LASER HAIR TREATMENT AND HAIR REPLACEMENT SYSTEMS

Visit us online to read more about our proven Tricomax Laser Hair Treatment (TLHT) for women, which uses low-level laser therapy, and our non-surgical hair replacement systems

Hair loss is not predestined fate, and it is certainly not hopeless. Choose to regrow your hair and reclaim your self-confidence with the compassionate trichologists at HairSpa.

Click the button below to start your journey to hair restoration, vitality and happiness.

Hair Restoration Experts And Their Passion For Innovation

  
  
  
  

non-surgical hair loss treatment for fast hair growthThe Latest And Most Effective Breakthroughs In Reversing Hair Loss

What is trichology? And what is the role of a trichologist?

  • Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp, evolving as a specialized discipline from dermatology in 1902. Trichology is a para-medical area of health care that embraces both naturopathic and western medicine, endocrinology and dermatology.
  • A qualified trichologist has studied and successfully completed a recognized Trichology Education Program. Trichologists identify and treat all forms of hair loss, hair shaft breakage, scalp disorders and scalp health. Hair is one of the bodys most metabolically active tissues, often reflecting the first signals of bodily sickness, deficiency or other internal disturbance.

Todays trichologists are passionate individuals with a drive to uncover the most inventive and effective hair restoration solutions. Although the search for hair loss treatments goes back to ancient Egypt around 3100 B.C., trichologists are always looking ahead -- always pioneering the trichology industry forward.

The trichologists at HairSpa are no different. Using the latest technology and scientific knowledge, our hair and scalp consultants offer the best FDA-approved, scientifically supported and non-surgical hair loss treatments available. 

Heres a rundown of your non-surgical hair loss options with HairSpa:

1. Laser Hair Restoration
Exposing the hair follicle to low-level laser therapy stabilizes hair loss and promotes regrowth -- stimulating declining follicles, making existing hair thicker and fuller and even helping to heal lesions that are preventing hair growth. HairSpas laser stimulators include the Tricomax Laser Comb by HairMax and the iGrow Laser.

We also offer clinical treatment therapy with Laser Hair Care® on a biweekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

2. Specialized Hair Loss Treatment For Women
HairSpa uses a highly effective, clinically tested program called Tricomax Laser Hair Treatment (TLHT) that restores healthy, lustrous hair in six to twelve months. Tricomax, a scientifically proven topical formula, is accompanied by low-level laser therapy.

Hair loss and hair thinning in women is very common in Dubai, which may be due to our regions dry weather and desalinated water. Read our previous blog post for more information on the possible link between hair loss and environmental factors.

3. Specialized Hair Loss Treatment For Men
The treatment HairSpa provides for men is called Laser Revivogen Hair Treatment (LRHT), and includes a regimen of proven hair rejuvenation cleansers and conditioners, low-level laser therapy and Revivogen, an FDA-approved topical treatment that blocks follicle-attacking hormones.

4.   Non-Surgical Hair Replacement
This meticulous and individually tailored process begins with a close examination of the area where extra hair is needed. Then one of our highly skilled hair replacement technicians makes a mold or template of the thinning or bald area, taking small samples of the hair. Based on this information, 100% human hair -- identical to your own hair in terms of color, density, texture, wave and thickness -- is selected and inserted, strand-by-strand, into an undetectable matrix of crisscrossed, transparent lace. This matrix is custom shaped to fit seamlessly and held in place using the Polyfuse™ method, an invisible medical-grade adhesive to create a perfect integration of the new hair into your own hair.

So now that you have a good idea of the innovative options we offer for reversing hair loss, how do you decide which one is best for you? Dont worry -- you will never have to make that decision alone or uninformed. Our hair restoration experts help you choose the best course by merging their professional expertise with a meticulous assessment of your hair.

The purpose of this Hair Diagnosis is to investigate your comprehensive medical profile, including nutrition, lifestyle and hereditary factors. It also includes a microscopic scalp analysis with a computerized derma scope system. If the trichologist deems it necessary, he or she will obtain blood tests or refer to a medical specialist for further investigation.

During the Hair Diagnosis, you will also benefit from the latest technology in the hair health industry: HairCheck. This is a scientific instrument that accurately measures hair loss, hair growth and damaged hair. This technology allows the hair specialist to make the most appropriate suggestions for take-home products and hair loss treatments, as well as measure your response to these products and treatments after 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months.

At HairSpa, you will only be subject to scientifically tested techniques, proven to produce undeniable results. To learn more about the effective and innovative hair restoration treatments at HairSpa, visit our Hair Solutions page. 

Hair Loss: Blame It On The Weather And Water?

  
  
  
  

hair loss dubai and weatherThe Environmental Triggers For Hair Loss In Dubai

There is plenty of information out there on the genetics behind hair loss -- how dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone, attacks hair follicles in both men and women. There are also medical conditions – such as anemia and thyroid issues -- and vitamin deficiencies that may lead to hair loss. But what goes on inside the body isn’t the extent of the hair loss story.

Hair thinning in women and men may also stem from environmental sources outside the body: specifically, the weather conditions and water quality.

Weather: DRY

You have likely grown accustomed to the arid climate here in Dubai. Maybe you thrive in the high temperatures, not minding the desert-like conditions.

But this dry heat may be what is attacking the health of your hair.  

Water: DESALINATED

Another trigger for hair loss is the desalinated water, which is used in most large Middle Eastern cities. Dry skin, rashes and allergies often accompany this hair loss. 

Desalinated water, also known as hard water, is perfectly fine for general use and drinking, but it can pose major problems for skin and hair when the water is particles per million (PPM) escalate beyond a certain level -- this happens when the water is distributed through pipelines. PPM is related to total dissolved solids (TDS), which includes minerals like calcium, magnesium, nitrate, potassium and sodium that are found in water. Its the escalation of TDS that causes the hair loss, skin irritations and allergy issues. 

THE HARD FACTS

Nielson recently conducted a study on behalf of Inversion Femme, the anti-aging supplement. The study had some interesting, yet disheartening findings -- 67% of women living in the UAE experience hair loss, making hair loss one of the most common aesthetic problems in the area.

This aesthetic problem is particularly rampant among Arab women, with nine out of 10 (92%) experiencing hair loss. Asian women are the second most affected group, with 80% experiencing hair loss, and Emirati women follow with 60%. 

The study cited environmental factors, chiefly desalinated water and weather conditions, as possible causes. 

So while there are internal, genetic triggers causing hair loss, the environmental factors cannot be ignored. Despite the fact that we have little control over Mother Nature, we do have control over the health of our hair.

With the right hair restoration treatment, reversing hair loss is possible. Visit us online at the HairSpa website to learn about the non-surgical hair loss treatment options available. We offer natural hair restoration solutions, which use low-level laser therapy to complement FDA-approved, scientifically supported topical hair loss formulas, that are customizable to your specific situation, gender and hair type. 

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