This is the most common cause of hair loss in both
men and women. Genetic hair loss is caused by
more than one gene so both sides of your family can
influence your hair loss. Your hair colour and texture
could also be a combination of your maternal and
paternal hair types.
Genetic hair loss is caused, in the main, by a
sensitivity of the hair follicle to the male hormone
dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The DHT causes the
growing phase of the hair cycle to become shorter
and, consequently, the resting phase to become
longer. There is also a reduction in the size of
the affected follicles causing the hair to become
increasingly shorter and finer.
Dr. Kingsley’s solutions for Genetic Hair Loss:
Try one of these treatments individually or in combination:
Usually the 5 percent solution is recommended for
men and the 2 percent for women. It should be
applied directly to the scalp twice a day.
2. Laser Light Therapy.
Low-level laser light uses low-intensity phototherapy
that is cool to the touch. It should be used three times
a week by men or women.
It works by reducing the amount of DHT present. It is a
prescription medicine that is for men only.
4. Saw Palmetto.
This is a herb which has been purported to help
reduce DHT production with few side-effects. It is for
men or post-menopausal women.
Also known as Aldactone, it may be capable of slowing
the course of female pattern hair loss. It should only be
used by women.
Please call 718-698-4700 to make an appointment to see Dr. Kingsley.
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