Are you worried about losing your hair? What if we told you that there was a test that could help determine if you are genetically predisposed to hair loss? While it’s possible for hair loss to be caused by environmental factors, ultimately it comes down to genetics passed to you from your parents. The obvious side effect of hair loss is how it impacts your appearance. However, there is a range of psychological and emotional side effects that are also attributed to sudden or unwanted hair loss. Androgenetic Alopecia, the name for genetic hair loss, becomes more common as age increases, with studies indicating that it affects approximately 50% of men over the age of 50 and 15% of women (especially postnatal)
The team of professionals at Happy Hormone Cottage and Integrative Hormone Center offers comprehensive genetic testing services to help patients better understand their personal risk for developing hair loss conditions like alopecia. These genetic tests serve three main purposes: to predict, prevent, and provide strategies that can be acted on for real results! As with most things, early action can make treatment easier and less intensive.
How the Fagron TrichoTest Works
The Trichotest is a state-of-the-art, DNA microarray technology hair loss test that analyses 13 genes and 48 genetic variations related to Alopecia. Once your unique genetic code is identified, a patented algorithm provides a personalized treatment solution from 175 million potential therapeutic alternatives. Accuracy and reliability are nearly guaranteed, with genetic analysis being reproducible up to 99.9% of the time.
Genetic samples are collected easily and pain-free, as simple saliva samples. The collected sample is then sealed and sent for analysis. You will return for a consultation at the Integrative Hormone Center with Jeff Hogrefe, R.Ph., AFFAARM once your results have returned. Jeff will explain the analysis and provide insights into what treatment options are best suited to treat your hair loss.
What Does the TrichoTest Assess?
The Trichotest aims to identify a range of key indicators that could be causing hair loss, factors such as:
- Prostaglandins metabolism
- Androgenic effect
- Vasodilation and blood circulation
- Collagen synthesis
- Vitamins and minerals metabolism
- Insulin-like growth factor metabolism
The TrichoTest Strategy
To PREDICT To PREVENT To PROVIDE Actionable Strategies
Benefits of a Full Head of Hair
You don’t know what you have until it’s gone – this is especially true for hair. Losing hair can be a traumatic experience due to the impact that it has on your physical appearance and mental health. Doing what you can to maintain a healthy head of hair can:
- Boost your confidence
- Give you a youthful, healthy appearance
- Encourage higher self-esteem
- Reduce emotional stress
TrichoTest Hair Loss Genetic Testing Available in Centerville, Ohio
If hair loss tends to run in your family, you have started noticing symptoms, or if you are simply taking proactive measures to protect your hair, it’s never too early to undergo genetic testing! Get the answers you need now, to keep your hair full and healthy in the future!
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