There are many hair loss treatments out there including transplant surgery, laser lamps, massage, and drugs which inhibit dihydrotestosterone or dilate the blood vessels. They all seem to work to a degree but none of them provides very satisfactory results, and none of them has grown new hair on a completely bald scalp.
That’s because they treat only one half of the true genetic cause of hair loss.
The conventional wisdom is that hair loss is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the form of testosterone after it is acted on by 5 alpha reductase. The DHT gets into the follicles and puts them into a dormant state, causing them to produce finer and finer hair until they eventually die and stop producing hair altogether, and these follicles can supposedly never be re-activated. Although DHT plays an important role, it cannot be the only cause of hair loss because no man goes bald on the sides or back of the scalp, but only on top. These different areas are also exposed to DHT, so it makes no sense to say that DHT is the only explanation. There had to be some other unknown factor at work,.
There is in fact something unique about the anatomy of the top of the scalp and this is the missing piece of the puzzle.
It’s in the third layer of skin at the top of the scalp and it’s called the GALEA APONEUROTICA.
It is a tendon-like tissue which exists only on the top of the scalp. This GALEA looks like a helmet and its shape matches exactly the worst cases of male pattern baldness, all this makes all the pieces of the puzzle fit into place and one must conclude that it plays a role in hair loss. This GALEA is attached to muscles all around the perimeter of the head and these muscles pull on it and stretch it in all directions. That’s why all bald men look like they have a stretched, shiny scalp. This tightened GALEA chokes off the blood flow and this causes the DHT to have a greater damaging effect on the top of the scalp than anywhere else. In fact, we only go bald in those areas where this GALEA exists and nowhere else on the scalp.
The idea that this GALEA is involved in hair loss has been debated for years but its role was controversial. This new theory explains how this tight GALEA interacts with DHT to cause hair loss and MPB. It says hair loss is caused by two things; firstly, a tight GALEA, which blocks blood flow to the follicles, and only secondly, by DHT, which becomes trapped in the follicles due to this restricted blood flow, and which makes hair follicles go dormant and unable to grow new hair. Normally DHT is essential for proper hair growth but when it is trapped and clogs the follicles, it has negative effects.
But theories are useless if they do not lead to some practical benefits and practical solutions, so more importantly, this theory leads to a new method to stop hair loss and stimulate dormant follicles to grow hair again.
So to summarize, this new theory says:
“The true genetic cause of male pattern baldness and hair loss is a tight GALEA which exists only on the top of the head. This tight GALEA interferes with normal blood flow to the top of the scalp and prevents DHT from circulating as freely as it does on the sides and back of the scalp, where there is no GALEA. The DHT, which is normally beneficial to hair growth, now becomes trapped in receptors in the hair follicles at the top of the scalp, and now has negative consequences which eventually stops the follicles from making normal looking, terminal new hair.
Based on this theory, the treatment method first relaxes this GALEA and then uses ta special electrical device to stimulate the follicles into growing hair again. It is not a laser comb. This particular device has been used in other cosmetic applications and is an old established science.
ThIs method uses now drugs, no lotions and no surgery.
For younger men this method should work even faster and better because their follicles have not been formant for as long and are not as clogged with DHT as in older men.
Women also have a GALEA and it is logical to conclude that it gets tight just as it does in men, either because of genetics or because of stress. However, it’s obvious that the vast majority of women do not normally lose their hair. Based on this new two factor theory about the cause of hair loss it is logical toI conclude that most women do not lose their hair even if they have a tight GALEA because they do not have the second problem, which is elevated levels of testosterone or its by product DHT.
However, it is well known that many women do develop higher than normal testosterone levels, or their relative ratios of testosterone and estrogens changes at some point in their lives, whether after menopause or after childbirth, and that this causes them all kinds of other health problems.
For such women, if they lose their hair or their hair becomes thin, and it is not due to illness or chemotherapy, then it is logical to conclude that it is probably also due to the combined effects of this tight GALEA and their newly elevated levels of testosterone or DHT, in the same way as it causes hair loss in men.