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Why Men Lose Hair

Why Thinning and Shedding Of Hair Occurs in Men: It’s in Our Genes

A staggering 85 percent of men experience hair loss. The cause of nearly ALL cases of hair loss in men is Androgenic Alopecia, more commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness. This is a genetic condition, and like any genetic condition you can have it even if nobody in your immediate family or recent family history has it. While genes lay the foundation for hair loss, it is the hormone Di-Hydro Testosterone (DHT) that triggers it. 

But thanks to science, baldness may be optional for many. Formulated by board-certified dermatologist Alex Khadavi, M.D., Revivogen Scalp Therapy reduces DHT, a byproduct of testosterone produced in the hair follicles that triggers genetic hair thinning. Thinning hair can quickly progress to baldness as hair follicles become inactive, stop producing hair and eventually die, which is why it is essential to start treating thinning hair in the early stages.

1. Testosterone enters the hair follicle cells through gateways known as androgen receptors. Inside the cell Testosterone undergoes enzymatic reactions. A byproduct of this process, Di-Hydro Testosterone (DHT) is the root cause of shedding and thinning hair.

2. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase (5AR) is present within the hair follicle cells. This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone to DHT.

3. DHT interacts with the DNA of the hair follicle cells, activates the hair loss genes and inhibits normal hair growth.

 

4. Hair production slows, the hair follicles atrophy and produce finer, thinner hairs. Eventually over time the hair production stops completely and the hair follicles die.