It is estimated that 35 million men in the U.S alone are affected by male pattern hair loss. According to the American Academy of Dermatology forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40 years old. Chemistry is affiliated with NHMLA in Scottsdale Arizona and we are here to help. Our goal is to identify the type of hair loss you may have, educate, treat and track your progress. We treat the hair from the inside out and stabilize hair loss.
What do you think is the number one reason of hair loss?
While we know there are multiple causes of hair loss, most hair loss can be attributed to hereditary and is classified as Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA). It can be easily identified because it presents distinct patterns and miniaturization. The pattern varies between men and women.
Androgentic Alopecia (also referred to as male-pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, or hereditary hair loss) is a non-cicatricial alopecia and is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women.
How does hair loss occur in AGA?
Hair loss in androgenic alopecia occurs through a natural process of miniaturization. Miniaturization is the progressive deterioration of a hair follicle. A healthy hair follicle is capable of producing healthy, terminal hair which is thicker and darker in appearance.
Over time the follicle shrinks with each cycle of hair and is no longer capable of producing healthy terminal hairs: instead it produces thinner, weaker strands of hair, referred to as villus hair. Eventually a miniaturized follicle dies and ceases to produce hair altogether, resulting in balding.
A healthy hair follicle produces healthy, terminal hair which is thicker and darker in appearance.
Over time the follicle shrinks and produces thinner, weaker strands of hair,
Eventually a miniaturized follicle dies and ceases to produce hair altogether, resulting in balding.
What causes miniaturization?
In follicles with a genetic predisposition for hair loss, a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) causes the growth phase of the hair cycle to become increasingly shorter. The shorter growth window produces hair strands that are shorter in length and increasingly thinner with each hair cycle.
The Process of
We treat hair loss from the inside out. The goal is to identify the root cause, treat and track your progress.
Epigenetic testing involves assessing a sample of hair follicles to identify underlying factors.
Relieving your follicles of debris and buildup means feeding them the nourishment they need to grow.