Genetic Hair Loss: Problem Solved


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:

1. Minoxidil.

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.

3.  Propecia.

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.

5.  Spironolactone.

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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