Androgenetic Alopecia
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Androgenetic Alopecia ( Patterned hair loss and hair thinning)

Androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as male or female pattern baldness, is a prevalent form of hair loss characterized by a gradual and progressive thinning of the hair. It results from a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.

What Happens in Androgenetic Alopecia?

In this type of hair loss, the hair follicles become more sensitive to di-hyd-ro-test-tos-ter-one (DHT), a hormone derived from test-os-ter-one. This heightened sensitivity causes the hair follicles to shrink over time, leading to the production of shorter and finer hair strands. Eventually, the affected follicles may cease generating new hair altogether, resulting in noticeable hair loss.

What are the Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia?

The causes of androgenetic alopecia encompass the following:

  • genetic predisposition, with a strong family history often playing a significant role
  • hormonal factors, particularly the presence of androgens like tes-to-ste-rone and DHT
  • aging
  • certain medical conditions
  • environmental influences

How Can One Treat Androgenetic Alopecia?

Treatment options for androgenetic alopecia aim to slow down hair loss, encourage hair regrowth, and enhance the overall appearance of the hair. These options may involve:

1. Medications: FDA-approved medications such as minoxidil (topical solution) and fin-ast-er-ide (oral medication for men) can be prescribed to decelerate hair loss and stimulate regrowth.

2. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT): LLLT devices, including laser combs or helmets, administer targeted light therapy to the scalp, stimulating hair follicles and promoting hair growth.

3. Hair Transplant Surgery: Hair transplant procedures can be considered for advanced cases of androgenetic alopecia. This surgical approach involves extracting healthy hair follicles from donor areas and transplanting them into the areas of the scalp experiencing balding or thinning.

4. Blood-derived Growth Factors: This is a therapy for hair that utilizes the patient's own blood to stimulate hair growth and enhance hair density. During the procedure, a small amount of the patient's blood is extracted, and the enriching growth factors from the blood are separated from the other blood components through a processing technique.

The solution obtained contains growth factors and bioactive substances that support tissue repair and regeneration. The concentrated blood-derived growth factors are then injected into the scalp, focusing on areas with thinning hair or hair loss.

The goal of blood-derived growth factors therapy for hair is to:

  • Activate dormant hair follicles
  • prolong the growth phase of existing hair
  • improve scalp health
  • nourish the hair follicles
  • stimulate cell growth
  • enhance blood circulation in the scalp.

The number of treatment sessions and the interval between treatments vary based on individual requirements and the severity of hair loss. Individuals benefit from multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal outcomes.

5. Growth Factor Concentrate Enriched with Blood-derived Growth Factors: This refers to a specialized variation of blood-derived growth factor therapy for hair that involves the incorporation of growth factors to enhance its effectiveness in stimulating hair growth and improving hair quality.

Blood-derived growth factor therapy utilizes the patient's own blood, specifically the concentrated enriched blood, to encourage hair growth. This solution contains various growth factors and bioactive substances that play a vital role in tissue repair and regeneration. When this blood-derived growth factors solution is enriched with additional growth factors, it aims to provide an extra boost to the hair follicles, promoting the development of healthier and thicker hair strands.

By incorporating growth factor-enriched with blood-derived growth factors, the treatment seeks to offer a more potent and targeted approach to foster hair growth and enhance hair quality. This approach is commonly utilized in cases where standard blood-derived growth factors therapy may not yield optimal results or for individuals experiencing more severe hair loss or thinning.

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