Male & Female Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness is the common type of hair loss that develops in most men at some stage. The condition is sometimes called androgenetic alopecia. It usually takes 15-25 years to go bald. However, some men go bald in fewer than five years.
In men with pattern baldness, the hair follicles that are most sensitive to DHT are generally located at the temples, the hairline, and on the crown of the head. This “pattern” of sensitive hair follicles in men is the reason the condition is commonly called “Male Pattern Baldness.”
In individuals with pattern hair loss, certain hair follicles are genetically programmed to be more sensitive to a hormone circulating in the blood called dihydrotestosterone, commonly abbreviated as DHT. DHT is one of several hormones classified as androgens, often referred to as “male” hormones. DHT is formed from testosterone, the most well-known androgen
About one-third of women experience hair loss (alopecia) at some time in their lives; among postmenopausal women, as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots. Hair loss often has a greater impact on women than on men, because it’s less socially acceptable for them. Alopecia can severely affect a woman’s emotional well-being and quality of life.
In women with pattern hair loss, the DHT-sensitive follicles are distributed over a wider area, and the hair loss pattern is less defined. Usually there is generalized thinning over the entire top of the head, with less thinning along the sides and on the back of the head.
Just like men with pattern baldness, some women inherit hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to DHT, which signals pattern hair loss to their DHT-sensitive hair follicles. The cause of pattern hair loss in both men and women is DHT in the blood signaling hair follicles genetically programmed to be sensitive to DHT to stop growing new hairs.
APRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
with Microneedling, Oral Supplements, Caffeine based shampoo and Peptide based hair oils/serum
Blood will be drawn from a vein in the arm. That blood will then be placed in a centrifuge machine to be spun down in order to concentrate the platelets and then injected back into my scalp. PRP is a procedure used to improve hair growth. To accomplish this task, PRP induces a controlled injury to the scalp resulting wound healing processes begin to regenerate new hair follicles.
Complications may be experienced like pain, headache, stinging, mild to moderate swelling which may subside in 3 to 7 days, redness and heat, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and transient increase in sugar levels.
Variable results are seen due to the patients’ lifestyle, medical profile, and age, the extent of wrinkling, extent of hair loss, smoking, sun damage, nutritional make-up, and genetic factors.
The results depend on the platelet levels and the level of growth factors in these platelets which vary from person to person