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Growth Factor - Hair Loss

What are Growth Factors?

  • Growth Factors are protein molecules made by the body.
  • 127ppm of our bodies own GF
  • They function to regulate cell division & cell survival.
  • Growth factors can also be produced by genetic engineering in the laboratory and used in biological therapy and now cosmetically.
  • Growth factors bind to receptors on the cell surface, with the result of activating cellular proliferation and/or differentiation.
  • Growth factors are quite versatile, stimulating cellular division in numerous different cell types; while others are specific to a particular cell-type.

Benefits of GF

  • For the last 20 years growth factors have been used medically to treat blood diseases and cancers.
  • They also have a strong history with wound healing.
  • The medical world has embraced the role of growth factors since Coen’s discovery in 1986 and is continuing its research to better utilize Growth Factors in treating many medical and surgical conditions. He won a Nobel Prize for his discovery
  • Today, Growth Factors are playing a role in skin rejuvenation, hair rejuvenation and cosmetics. Through medical research, companies have been able to identify key growth factors which facilitate age reversal of our skin and hair.

What is Hair Loss?

  • Alopecia is loss of hair from head or body
  • Androgenic alopecia – (male Pattern Baldness – 95% of cases)
  • Alopecia Areata (spot baldness - ?stress)
  • Alopecia Totalis (Loss of all head hair - ?autoimmune)
  • Hypotrychosis (abnormal hair pattern small vellus hair)
  • Hypertrychosis (terminal hair grows where vellus hair should)

Pattern Baldness.

  • Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia affects up to 70% of men and 40% of women in their lifetime.
  • Losing your hair involves the shrinkage of hair follicles.
  • There’s less of a growth cycle as the follicles shrink.
  • New hairs become finer & finer until there is no hair left at all.
  • The follicles become dormant.
  • The hair loss is caused by hormones (testosterone), genes and growth factors.

Hair Loss - Men

Hamilton Scale measure hair loss in men & women.

It is graded from 1-7 for males

1-4 in females

*Growth Factors are not effective for Grade 6-7

  • If there is no hair follicle there will be no growth with GF use
  • The hair follicle may be dormant for years and can be revived

Female Pattern Baldness

GF will be effective on 1-6.

Improvements could be seen on a 7 if hair follicles are present

Current Treatment Offerings

  1. Assess Hair Loss
  2. Prescribe drugs – Minoxidil or Propecia
  3. Offer LLLT or LED
  4. Hair Transplant

Hair Growth Factors

Additional Benefits

  • Fills cells with
    • hydration of water,
    • 37 varieties of nutrients essential for new skin and healthy skin
    • 21 kinds of Amino Acids
  • Vitamin B Complex to simulate energy metabolism. (No energy in cells, no reproduction)
  • Glutathion (Detoxifying Agent)
  • Minerals (Zn, Mg improve ion balance.)

Factor G6 - Summary

  • Stronger Hair
  • Thicker Hair
  • Increase blood supply to scalp
  • Returns pigment
  • New hair
  • Inhibits own GF from sending signals to the follicle



 
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