Hi, welcome and thank you for taking the time to be here this afternoon. My name is Guillaume. Today, I will introduce you to hair loss prevention. Let’s start with a small comparison to show you the similarities between hair hygiene and dental hygiene this last now being part of our everyday life. My goal is to let you understand that hair is not different that any other body parts and that hygiene is the best solution to stay away from trouble.
The hair bulb examination allows us to evaluate the patient’s condition. Whether bulbs are in good or bad condition there will be solutions available but those solutions will be different depending on the results we will get. This evaluation will also give us some good indications about the possible results we will get with the treatments. Prevention = Preservation Today, there are some many young men and women that have seen their parents loosing their hair and a lot of them don’t want that to happen to them. This is those people that will come in for consultation at an early stage of hair loss to get help. The fact is that they don’t know where to go. Some will go to the doctor and get a prescription of Propecia, Minoxidil or… they will simply think that there is nothing to do. This is exactly why education is so important and this exactly why you are here today. Through this presentation, I will show you what can be done and what you can do for people who think there are no solutions.
Scientificaly, we know that if we want to keep our hair, we need to have about 85% of hair in the Anagen phase and about 15% in telogen phase. Basicly, it means that we need to have 85% of our hair that are growing against 15% of hair that are falling and then be replaced by new ones. Hair growth is a cycle.
DHT blockers are effective when the hair loss problem is hereditary. Medications like Propecia or Proscar will be useless when the hair loss is caused by something else. That is not the case with prevention. Prevention will help preserve hair and scalp in good condition regardless of the origin of the hair loss.
Hair Loss Prevention Est. 1987 Niagara Falls 2007
Anagen Catagen Telogen Normal « Good Condition » Alopecic « Bad Condition » 85% 1% 14% 60%-80% 1% 20%-40% ~ 4 years ~ 3 weeks ~ 4 months shorter longer Differences between normal and alopecic hair growth cycle. ~ 3 weeks
<ul><li>Testosterone and DHT induce an apoptotic state in the hair follicle, leading to fall-out and reduced regrowth… </li></ul><ul><li>Good blood irrigation of the hair root is necessary for growth. Oxygen, nutritive elements, growth signals arrive through the blood. </li></ul><ul><li>The nervous system ensure the proper functionning of many parts of the whole hair growth cycle. Some problems may result from a defficient nervous system such as a reduced and slower growth. </li></ul>
Androgenetic alopecia is reported as affecting between 50% and 70% of Caucasian men and 40 to 50% of women. Main factor influencing hair loss The male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) plays a critical role. Hair follicles at the top, front and temples are particularly sensitive to DHT. DHT shortens the hair growth cycle causing hair follicles to decrease in size and eventually leading to hair loss.
Inhibition of the 5 -reductase, the enzyme responsible for the transformation of testosterone. Testosterone remains testosterone and there is no DHT reaching the hair follicle.