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1th September 2021

What is Dihydrotestosterone? All you need to know

You may be wondering what is dihydrotestosterone This is a hormone that is much more powerful than testosterone, even tripling it. 

Here we tell you everything you need to know. Very attentive!

How does testosterone affect men?

Testosterone is a sex hormone present in men on which some characteristic masculine traits such as body, facial and pubic hair, muscles and genital organs depend.

In addition, it also influences sexual vigor, sperm production and good bone health. 

Low testosterone levels can cause reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and / or breast enlargement.

Reasons why hair falls out

What is dihydrotestosterone?

Dihydrotestosterone is an androgen that affects the prostate and hair loss. This means that most of the treatments used to stop alopecia try to inhibit the effects of this hormone. 

This hormone, also known as DHT, is processed thanks to the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that mainly affects the prostate and hair follicles, which is why it is directly related to hair loss.

Dihydrotestosterone and types of alopecia

According to our medical equipment, the relationship between dihydrotestosterone and alopecia is a direct relationship and there may be a genetic predisposition for it.

There are two very different types of alopecia in which dihydrotestosterone does not have the same weight.

Scar alopecia

It is an alopecia that is usually caused by alterations that are sometimes unknown but are usually inflammatory processes that cause the destruction of the follicle and the replacement by connective tissue. It can also occur due to problems of the scalp that through inflammation can destroy the hair follicle. In many cases, these types of pathologies are autoimmune in nature.

Dihydrotestosterone has nothing to do with this type of alopecia. 

Non-scarring alopecia

Within this type of alopecia, the most common is androgenetic alopecia, which is usually responsible for up to 80% of male alopecia and between 40% in women. 

It is usually caused by heredity factors and by the action of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.

Other factors that can encourage this type of alopecia are stress or lack of nutrients.

How to avoid hair loss

Stop the progression of alopecia with Hospital Capilar

En Hospital Capilar We can help you slow down the progression of alopecia so that you get your old hair again.

For this we have various treatments and interventions.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma consists of a maintenance treatment for hair that helps its regeneration. Extracting blood from the patient himself to keep the part rich in growth factors, helps to strengthen the hair and prevents its miniaturization. For this reason, it is currently one of the most complete treatments to increase the quality of our hair.

HRT or Hair Redensification Treatment

Hair Redensification Treatment, also called HRT, consists of tailored drug therapy dermoinfiltrations into the scalp. In this way, it helps to stop its fall, avoiding miniaturization and improving its condition.
Our specialists will tell you which maintenance treatment is the most adapted for your particular case.

Hair graft

With the hair graft we can recover the hair through a minimally invasive surgery using the FUE technique. 

By means of a previous diagnosis in which the follicular units that the patient can implant will be determined, the donor area and the degree of alopecia that the patient presents is analyzed. 

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Adapted hair solutions

En Hospital Capilar we are specialists in hair and we will be happy to see your case to give you an adapted solution to help you stop hair loss.



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