There are enzymes in men and women who are genetically predisposed to hair loss (called 5-alpha reductase), that turn the hormone ‘testosterone’ into another hormone derivative, ‘dihydrotestosterone’ (DHT). When DHT is formed, it attaches itself to the hair follicles on the top of the head, causing them to continually shrink with every growth cycle. This causes the hair to gradually become thinner until the follicles finally become dysfunctional and hair no longer grows. These symptoms of hair loss are mostly found in men between the ages of 18 and thirty five, for whom it is normal to see high levels of testosterone. The first objective to prevent further hair loss is to block DHT from reaching the hair follicles.
Check-ups/keeping in contact Check-ups are available to hair loss patients at their own convenience.
Quarterly check-ups are advised but if a patient has any question or requires a visit they are always welcome. For those who cannot visit locally patients’ our hair loss specialists will be more than happy to discuss any queries over the phone or by email.
It is very important when using prescription medications, that hair loss treatment is monitored and that if you have any queries during your treatment period with regard to anything to do with your hair loss condition or the treatment you are using, it should be addressed and answered in as short a time as possible. That is what our hair loss experts are here for.