Microscopic Hair Loss Analysis
Polarized Halogen-Magneta Determination
The cause of hair problems usually lies at the root of the hair in and around the bulb...where the root grows and reproduces. Our analysis performs a microscopic investigation of top potential or current problems with your hair's health.
Our Microscopic Analysis combined with halogen-magenta lighting allows us to see the reproducing matrix of hair cells. A close analysis allows us to identify common root problems, such as dirt and styling product build-up, bacteria and fungus, DHT enzyme symptoms, sebum build-up, and lack of hair nutrition.
Our analysis works for men and women. After purchasing the Hair Analysis, you are sent a link to download the Hair Analysis Profile and begin the process of finding causes to your hair problems. Follow instructions to take a hair sample, send the sample to our lab and in 15-30 business days you will receive your results.
Having the analysis performed is simple and convenient. Many hair problems can be managed with specified treatments and products designed to cleanse and treat. Get started today! Results included targeted recommendations and products!
STEP 1: Complete Hair Analysis Profile Upon completing your purchase, you will immediately be linked to our confidential Hair Analysis Profile. Print and complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the Profile. Return Profile with hair samples to the address indicated.
STEP 2: Collect Hair Samples & Return
* Place White sheet of paper on desk or table
* Gently rub scalp to loosen hairs on to paper
* Concentrate on thinning or problem areas
* Place hair strands in clean, Zip Lock plastic bag
* Mark bag with your name, date, and telephone
The Hair Cycle
Hair, to a great extent is protein. It grows about 1 centimeter per month, which is fast relative to other tissues in the body. Scalp hair has a life of of about 4 years and grows through a hair cycle in 3 phases.
The Anagen phase is the first and growing phase of the hair lasting much of the four-year cycle. The second transitional phase is the Catagen phase and lasts about a week. The final stage, Telogen, lasts about three months.
The hair then falls from the scalp and is replaced by a new Anagen hair. The hair cycle differs for hair at different locations on the body. The most common hair loss problems observed by Trichologists is "diffuse" hair loss - excessive hair loss from the entire scalp.
The cause of this hair loss might be simple - high fever, weight loss, surgery, pregnancy or giving birth, stopping, starting or changing oral contraceptives; or might be related to medical or nutritional problems, poor nutrition, poor hygiene, or medication, stress and hormonal changes.
Hair will usually fully recover once the cause either corrects itself or is corrected. When diffuse hair loss is caused by factors such as fever or crash dieting, the shock to the body causes many anagen follicles to go prematurely into the catagen and then telogen phases.
Excessive hair loss then occurs for about 3 months after the cause of the loss. Normally the hair will slow to normal after another 3 months. With diffuse hair loss, the hair is replaced so baldness can never occur.
Solving Hair Loss Problems
Our hair is a thermometer of our health. Excessive hair loss from the entire scalp is termed diffused hair loss. Excessive hair loss simply means more hair than you would normally lose.
For some people, daily hair loss is about 50 hairs whereas, for others, daily loss may be about 100. Typically, you lose more hairs during shampooing, brushing or combing due to the agitation of the hairs. However, those hairs are generally in the Telogen, or rest phase, so the hair loss is considered normal.
However, it is important to note, you should not stop shampooing - healthy hair needs cleansing. Diffuse hair loss is typically the result of a disturbance to the system - normally a temporary disturbance to which the body and hair quickly adjust.
As noted above, there are general factors that lead to imbalances and diffuse hair loss. Surgery and operations, medication, stress, hormonal shifts and changes, dieting and weight loss and pregnancy and childbirth.
Physiological factors affecting hair loss also include lack of proper nutrition, poor or infrequent hygiene, poor blood flow to the scalp, dirt or excessive sebum (skin oils) production or product build-up.
The Microscopic Hair Analysis uses proprietary polarizing, high magnifying determination to examine hair strands to determine many of the causes of hair loss and thinning. Sebum plugs, poor nutrition, dirt, stress and hormonal imbalances (or changes) can be identified and treated to restore healthy hair growth.