What Role Do Hormones Play in Hair Growth?

Understanding the process of hair growth

Protein cells are found at the bottom of your hair follicles. The root of your hair is made up of these cells, from which the hair grows. To maintain your hair growing, the root needs sustenance, which is given by the blood vessels in your scalp.

Your hair grows and sheds in three stages: growth, shedding, and regrowth.

The anagen phase, which lasts two to six years, is a period of active hair development.

The catagen phase is a two-to-three-week transitional period during which the root begins to shrink away from the scalp.

The telogen phase, also known as the resting phase, lasts roughly 100 days and involves the shedding of 25-100 hairs every day.

At any given time, different hair follicles are in different stages, with the majority of the hair in the anagen phase.

Hormones and hair loss: what function do they play?

Androgen hormones, also known as “masculine” hormones, such as DHEA and testosterone, play the most important function in hair growth. Excess hair growth, especially on the body and face, can occur when your levels of these hormones are too high. When your hormone levels drop, however, the opposite happens, resulting in thinning hair and even hair loss.

Hair development and hair loss are both influenced by the hormones generated by your thyroid. Your metabolism decreases when your thyroid isn’t working properly (hypothyroidism). As a result, your body tends to turn off “less vital” functions like hair development in order to compensate.

Hair growth may also change in menopausal women, individuals with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and pregnant women. Changes or abnormalities in estrogen and progesterone levels are usually to blame. In perimenopause and menopause, estrogen levels drop the most. Stress can make things worse.

Hair loss assistance

Dr. Amit Patil and his colleagues at plastic surgery in Aurangabad are aware of the emotional toll hair loss may take on you and how it might influence the rest of your life. Lower self-esteem and self-confidence might make it more difficult to perform at your best at work and in your personal life.

We’re happy to provide the highest quality hair restoration services. Dr. Amit Patil evaluates your hair and scalp, as well as your medical and family history, before initiating therapy. As a result, he is able to offer the finest remedies for your specific needs.

These may include:

Hair transplants are a common procedure.

Hair restoration with exosomes

Extraction of follicular units (FUE)

Treatments for regeneration ( platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy)

Medications on prescription

Treatments with low-level lasers

The optimal treatment for hair loss is determined by the symptoms you’re experiencing and the restoration objectives you want to attain.