Asian J Beauty Cosmetol. 2007; 5(2): 45-55.
A study on the understanding and counterplan of alopecia
Eun-Hwa Kim, Tae-Kyeong Kang, and Min-Seok Ko
Typically, people shed 60 to 100 hairs a day. When hair is thinning, the amount shed begins to slowly increase. The rate of hair shedding in androgenic alopecia is speeded up by three forces: advancing age, an inherited tendency to bald early, and an over-abundance of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the hair follicle. DHT is a highly active form of testosterone, which influences many aspects of manly behavior, from sex drive to aggression. The conversion from testosterone to DHT is driven by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is produced in the prostate, various adrenal glands, and the scalp. Over time, the action of DHT causes the hair follicle to degrade and shortens the anagen phase. 95% of hair loss occurs because of genetic and DHT. So, to protect and re-grow your hair from DHT and hair loss, hair loss products should be able to inhibit producing DHT and to block combining with Androgen receptors. And then stimulating hair growth will help recovering from hair loss. Now, is marketed hair growth agent is classifying by each function and use materials expected that can remove each depilation cause. Internal, the prevention of hair loss is expect to be magnified still more according to that age-lowering of depilation population and development for product that contain herb medicine emperor who can do certainty in nature meeting in populace's nature oriented way of life is expect to be propeled abuzz. The purpose of this study was to understand the androgen alopecia and counterplan to help medical advise on hair loss and also make to know about varieties of treatment, care system and remedies.
Keywords : Alopecia