Understanding Hair Loss
Bioscor can treat all forms of non-scarring alopecia. The most common form of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as genetic hair loss, or male/female pattern baldness, and it affects many men and women of various ages. It is a hair loss condition caused by a combination of genetics and hormones. When the hormone, testosterone, is converted by an enzyme (5-alpha reductase) it becomes a more potent hormone known as Dihydrotestorone (DHT).
DHT initiates a process of follicular miniaturisation, in which the hair follicle begins to deteriorate. Affected follicles become progressively smaller and hairs are reduced to tiny vellus hairs and eventually fail to grow. It is a genetic trait as you may have inherited genes that make you more sensitive to DHT. Bioscor’s Natural Hair Regrowth Program is specifically designed to counteract the effects of DHT and rejuvenate your follicles to produce thicker, healthier hair.
Androgenetic Alopecia can present itself in various patterns. This scale shows five different patterns of balding, depicting global diversity in receding patterns.
Autoimmune Causes Of Hairloss
Alopecia Areata is characterized by a rather sudden development of bald patches on the scalp, face or body.
It is widely believed to be caused by the body’s immune system; attacking the hair follicles due to its inability to differentiate between foreign invaders and normal healthy cells. Predisposing genetic factors, a cell-based autoimmune response, association with autoimmune diseases (e.g. vitiligo, thyroid disease), and external triggers (e.g. psychological problems, stress, etc) may all contribute to the pathogenesis of the disease.
The initial sign is generally an asymptomatic smooth round or oval bald patch (es) on the scalp and/or body. This when left untreated will usually grow larger with time. This type of hair loss can occur at any age and can affect the young as well as old.
- Alopecia totalis refers to total hair loss on the scalp
- Alopecia universalis is complete loss of hair on scalp and body
Other Causes of Hair Loss
Bioscor’s hair program can also be tailored to effectively treat other forms of non-scarring Alopecia:
- Telogen Effluvium – (e.g. Emotional stress, major illness, childbirth, rapid weight loss or major surgery)
- Nutritional and mineral deficiencies (e.g. Dieting, Iron deficiency)
- Bacterial & Fungal Infections (e.g. Tinea Capitis)
- Hormonal dysfunction (e.g. Hypothyroidism)
- Pressure and Traction Alopecia (e.g. Pulling of the hair)
- Adverse drug reaction
At Bioscor, our doctors have had the opportunity to assist many clients successfully with these conditions. Please call us and have the condition assessed so that we can recommend a treatment plan tailored specially for you.