For some men and women, hair loss and thinning begins in early adulthood. More than just a cosmetic issue, hereditary hair loss is a medical condition that affects 80 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Hereditary hair loss occurs as the hair follicles get smaller, causing a shortening of the hair's growth cycle. As the growth cycle shortens, the hair becomes thinner and shorter. For some, this might eventually lead to no growth at all. Because hereditary hair loss is gradual, the sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of success.

There are many different treatment options for those with hereditary hair loss. Here are some examples:

* Finasteride, a pill, claims to stimulate hair growth by blocking the formation of the active male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
* Hair transplantation involves removing healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them to the bald areas.
* Cortisone injections in the scalp where the hair loss occurred.
* Special light treatments.
* Keracyte Scalp Conditioner, a topical application applied to the scalp that stimulates hair growth with human elastin.

For many, the idea of ingesting an oral medication with side effects is distasteful and surgery is invasive and can be painful. Topical treatments offer the easiest option but are unreliable. Barbara Perricone's husband who is afflicted with thinning hair decided to take the advice of Burt Ensley, Ph.D., a noted Arizona microbiologist and researcher of skin care technology.

After working to develop the successful Dermalastyl brand of anti-wrinkle treatments, Dr. Ensley took the same technology and applied it to hair restoration. Basically, for healthy hair, look to the health of the skin and scalp. Hair follicles in the scalp of humans are associated with and responsible for the production of proteins such as elastin and keratin. "Not only is elastin and its precursor, tropoelastin, synthesized by the cells in the hair follicles, but the follicles themselves appear to depend on elastin," comments Dr. Ensley.

The first step is to make sure to protect yourself from the sun's damage. Just as you put on sun block to protect your face, remember to make sure your scalp isn't being damaged either. "Solar damage may be a major contributor to hair thinning and loss," states Dr. Ensley.

In his research, Dr. Ensley found that older hair follicles react to tropoelestin, the precursor to elastin when applied to the scalp. He worked to develop a new product, Keracyte, that utilized this concept and has produced some astonishing results. Keracyte Scalp Conditioner not only stimulates the follicles to produce longer, thicker and fuller hair but amazingly many users report that it restores the hair color as well.

This treatment was the right one for Perricone's husband. After using the product for four months, she noticed a definite difference. She wrote Dr. Ensley about her experience: "Now from mostly white his hair is becoming salt and pepper again. The dark hairs are thick and curly like it was when he was young. I was so impressed I started using Keracyte. Some of my gray roots are starting to show their original color and are much thicker and stronger."

For more information about hair loss treatments and other anti-aging products, call (800) 335-8565or visitwww.keracyte.com .

Courtesy of ARAcontent


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