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Hair miniaturization: what it is and how to treat it

Hair miniaturization: what it is and how to prevent it

We’ve all heard of hair miniaturization at least once, but what exactly is it? What are the causes and how do you prevent the effects?
First of all, let’s remove all doubt: miniaturization of the hair follicle is nothing more than a technical term to refer to hair thinning or baldness.
This process, which most commonly affects men, causes constriction of the hair follicle and makes hair growth more difficult.
This means that the follicle (which once produced healthy hairs) begins to produce thinner hairs with a fragile stem, which fall out more easily. In fact, it’s at this stage that the first symptoms of baldness begin to appear, but they often go unrecognized precisely because their appearance is not yet obvious.
However, this is exactly when you need to take prompt action: when it comes to hair miniaturization, it’s essential to take early action with the appropriate products while it’s still possible to reverse the process.

Medications and surgeries are available to help treat and prevent hair miniaturization.

Hair miniaturization: the causes

Hair miniaturization can be caused by factors such as:
– genetics
– age
– the hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
a combination of all three factors

DHT is a male sex hormone known as androgen.
It is derived from testosterone and can also cause hair loss.
Since hair loss is also linked to the regenerative capacity of hair bulbs, older people are more likely to experience hair miniaturization and male pattern baldness.

Hair miniaturization: the most obvious signs

The most obvious and frequent signs of hair loss and miniaturization are:
an increasingly receding hairline
thinning hair in the front region or on top of the head
more hair than usual on the pillow upon waking or in the drain after showering
a lot of hair on the comb after brushing or combing

Diagnoses for hair miniaturization

There is no scientific test to determine whether you are experiencing or will experience hair miniaturization.
However, many doctors or dermatologists can “classify” hair using the Norwood scale. They can also perform what’s known as the pull or tug test, which you can also try at home.
To perform the pull test:
Take a lock of hair and hold it with both hands, one at the root and one at the tip.
Pull gently upwards to see if any of the strands break or come out completely.
If more than three strands fall out, it may indicate hair miniaturization.
In more complex cases, a doctor may also perform a blood test if they suspect that the hair loss is caused by an underlying medical condition.
Another effective technique (if you suspect that your hair is thinning excessively) is to take a photo of the top of your head every month to record the progression of your hair.

Miniaturized hair care treatments

Fortunately, there are several treatments for hair miniaturization.
First of all, always maintain a healthy and regular lifestyle, reducing stress, bad eating habits, alcohol and smoking as much as possible (none of these parameters are directly responsible for hair loss, but a fit body is still an excellent starting point for treatment).

That said, there are some proven natural remedies that help to delay hair loss thanks to their active ingredients, such as ginseng supplements and geranium and rosemary oils.

Of course, there are also pharmaceutical solutions and clinical treatments that slow down hair loss and even make the process reversible.

The most common ones are Minoxidill and Finasteride, which respectively act on the scalp and regulate the DHT produced.

Surgery with autotransplantation, on the other hand, removes some healthy hair bulbs from areas such as the nape of the neck, then reinserts them at the front or where hair loss has occurred.

Finally, there’s laser pulse treatment: it’s been scientifically proven that exposure to laser beams of the right frequency relaxes and removes inflammation from the hair bulbs, allowing the hair to regrow.

Hair loss products: solutions for hair miniaturization

However, scientific progress has shown that the best solutions to prevent hair loss are products that perfectly apply the principles of modern biomedicine, combining natural elements with advanced pharmacological technologies.

To this end, CRLAB’s laboratories have developed a series of products to prevent hair loss and facilitate regrowth that are proven to be effective.

Developed precisely for this purpose, the CRLAB Hair Loss Prevention Maintenance Kit effectively tackles thinning and hair loss.

The kit consists of three products that act at different levels.
The pre-shampoo and shampoo prepare and cleanse the skin, while the vials with impact action stimulate the capillaries and the blood circulation of the hair bulb to revive the hair.

The Hair Loss Prevention Maintenance Kit also contains apple stem cell and eucalyptus extracts that counteract hair loss at the molecular level, without adding elements harmful to the hair bulbs onto the skin.