Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss and skin disorders are predominantly attributed to aberrations of the regulatory functions of skin cells and their structural elements. The skin divides conveniently into 4 zones, layered one on top of the other; the epidermis, the base membrane zone, dermis and the subcutaneous tissue. On certain parts of the body these regions are highly modified, to facilitate their function. For example, the scalp is ordinarily covered with thick hair (a product of the epidermis) and the palm is covered with a highly thickened epidermis whilst, facial skin contains a large number of sebaceous glands that are susceptible to inflammation (acne).
Hair, sweat glands and sebaceous glands are all specialized structures that are produced through the coordinated efforts of both epidermis and dermis. They also act to protect the skin by regulating heat exchange; however, diseases such as alopecia (hair loss) and acne (follicle inflammation) can severely affect their function.
To create solutions for hair disorders it is important to understand the various aspects of each disorder no matter how diminutive they may be. Amongst the commonly known conditions, Alopecia must take the title of most popular. Alopecia exists in a plethora of forms all of which act to terrorize the state of healthy hair. Androgenic Alopecia is one form where baldness is caused by the miniaturization of hair follicles due to the overproduction of hormones, primarily testosterone and its active metabolite dihydrotestosterone. These hormones are present in all of us and they play an important role in the development of a number of biological characteristics in men and women. However, in excessive amounts these androgens can prove to be disastrous to the cells comprising our scalp. Androgenic Alopecia presents itself in distinct patterns in males and females. In the male pattern, hair recedes from the front of the scalp whilst in the female pattern hair is lost primarily over the crown (middle of the scalp) with the sparing of the frontal hair.