Hair Loss

In women these are usually the upper head and temples, in men they are usually receding hairline and tonsure to the so-called bald patch. There the hair is particularly sensitive to male hormones. This is due to increased receptors (docking points) and increased enzymes that activate male hormone in the hair roots.

After a precise diagnosis and stage classification as well as activity assessment, an individual treatment plan can be drawn up, which includes external therapies, tablets, injections for muscle relaxation (botulinum), camouflage, a hair transplant or a combination treatment. The effectiveness of medications that have been proven in placebo-controlled studies are available.

It is important to start the therapy in time after early detection as well as a continuous, regular treatment in order to stop and partly reverse the genetically predetermined process of a continuous shrinking of the hair with shortened growth time.

Ingredients in food supplements that have a beneficial effect on hair health:

  • Cystine, an amino acid, is significantly responsible for the structure of hair keratin and promotes the growth of healthy hair.
  • Vitamins of the B group, such as thiamine nitrate (vitamin B1) and calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, methionine are essential for the high metabolic activity in the formation of new hair cells.
  • Medical yeast has a high content of vitamins, essential amino acids, minerals, trace elements and enzymes and is a rich source of the B group vitamins. It shows beneficial effects on the metabolism of skin and hair.
  • Keratin, a sulphur-rich protein, is the main component of the hair. Also important are biotin, vitamins C and E, copper and zinc, omega 6, rutin and soya isoflavones, Emblica extract and resveratrol, folic acid.

Diffuse hair loss

With diffuse hair loss, the hair growth cycle is disturbed. More hair is lost than new hair is formed, distributed over the entire head – without following a certain pattern as in androgenetic hair loss. This can have various causes, such as chronic heavy metal pollution (e.g. mercury) as well as thyroid hormone regulation disorders, iron deficiency or sex hormone deficiency. Some drugs also lead to hair loss. If the cause is known, the best treatment is to remove the trigger. In addition, and in many cases where no cause can be determined, it is useful to supply the hair with substances (see above) that are needed for the formation of new hair cells.

Further information about AC therapy against hair loss (in German language)…

Information on autohaemotherapy (Dracula therapy / PRP / autoplasmatherapy) for hair loss (in German language)…

Alopecia areata – circular hair loss

(auto)immunologically caused circular hair loss – can lead to complete scalp hair loss (Alopecia totalis) and also to hair loss in other areas of the body. In an autoimmune reaction, the own body produces antibodies against in this case, the own hair roots.

The treatment is difficult and includes topical measures (e.g. cortisone tinctures) as well as immunological and psychological research into the causes and, if possible, elimination of the triggering factors with regulation of the immune system and, if necessary, psychological counselling.