DHT Hair Loss
What Is DHT?
Dihydrotestosterone, commonly abbreviated as DHT, is a derivative or by-product of testosterone that has been found to cause of hair loss and hair thinning.
As our bodies naturally produce the hormone testosterone, they receive signals to produce new blood cells, helping ensure muscle and bone health. DHT also plays a role in how we respond to stress. Type II 5-alpha-reductace is an enzyme held in the hair follicle’s oil glands that converts testosterone into DHT. Hair follicles with a sensitivity to DHT due to heredity will shrink or miniaturize until eventually going away.
While science has yet to fully understand the role of DHT and hair loss, we do know that when the DHT conversion process is suppressed, we are able to slow hair miniaturization.
How To Treat Hair Loss Related To DHT
Today, with the help of our Hair & Scalp Specialists, there is hope and help to CORRECT, PREVENT, and RESTORE DHT hair loss. We take a two-fold approach:
Decrease the production of DHT using products formulated with active ingredients like Serenoa Repens, the natural form of Sal Palmetto, which helps inhibit your body’s metabolic processes of DHT.
Decrease scalp and hair conditions commonly seen with an over production of DHT (oily hair and scalp & scalp itch). Our trichologists will determine the health of your scalp by evaluating your scalp’s level of hydration, sebum and pH, and customize a trichological treatment protocol suited for your specific body chemistry and hair and scalp needs.
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