Androgenetic alopecia, known as ordinary hair loss, is defined as ‘hair loss that occurs in people between the ages of 20 and 50 with a high genetic predisposition due to androgens, the male hormone’. Hormones that play a role in androgenetic hair loss are known as male hormones, also called ‘androgens’. The effects of androgens can be seen differently in different parts of the body. For example, androgens, which stimulate the growth of armpit hair, can cause hair loss on the scalp.
Rephair Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Ahmet Günay emphasizes that our hormones play the most important role in hair loss. Drawing attention to the negative effect of male hormone on hair, Dr. Ahmet Günay states that testosterone transforms strong hair strands into fine hairs over time, preventing hair growth and negatively affecting the functions of the hair follicle.
The factor that initiates hair loss; excessive hormone secretion
Saying that when the estrogen hormone is secreted less in women and the androgen hormone is secreted more in men, lubrication on the scalp manifests itself. Ahmet Günay gave the following information:
“This oil on the scalp mixes with dead cells, dirt and dust and turns into a substance called sebum. Normally, we accept 50 -100 strands of hair loss per day as normal. However, since the hair follicles, which we call follicles, remain intact, hair regrowth is provided to replace these spilled ones. While this circulation continues, the oil mixture I mentioned can block the mouth of the spilled hair follicle. Over time, this plug is covered with skin and the hair follicle that cannot be fed dies; This is the beginning of hair loss.
Both men and women have androgen hormone. Two types of androgens play a role in the hair loss process. These are testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone is a testosterone derivative. DHT can easily bind to all types of androgen receptors on hair follicles and exert its strong effect. Testosterone also has an effect on the hair follicles, but this is a much weaker effect than that of DHT.”
DHT first weakens the hair follicles and then destroys them.
Pointing out that the androgen receptors in the hair follicles of people with hair loss are more sensitive than normal, Dr. Ahmet Günay continued his words as follows:
“This causes androgens, which are at normal levels in the blood, to affect the hair follicles more. DHT binds to the receptors in the hair follicles and causes shrinkage in the hair follicles. Weak, thin and colorless hair is formed on the shrinking roots. After a while, these hair follicles disappear.”
Appropriate products promote new hair growth
Stating that it is possible to stop hair loss, which can occur in almost everyone, with today’s treatment techniques, and if the hair follicles have not died yet, it is possible to create new hair from them.
Ahmet Günay recommended the following:
“Hair loss prevention products containing HSOR enzymes and capigen, which have been proven by clinical studies to prevent hair loss, can be preferred. The products that have been proven by clinical studies to rapidly break down the DHT formed around the hair follicles help to catch and stop hair loss in the early period.