Genetic Testing: HairDX

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : Hair Transplant | Author: John Kahen

HairDX is a genetic test that will aid the doctor in determining your hair loss pattern before it occurs aiding in determining what is the best course to follow in the treatment that will have the highest likelihood of success in hair loss prevention.

The X and Y-chromosomes determine your gender, while androgens are the hormones that determine secondary sex characteristics, which help distinguish the appearance of men from women.  By performing this test and seeing the pattern in your family history as well as in your genealogy the doctor will be able to predict your predisposition for hair loss or hair thinning.  In most cases by the time hair loss or thinning starts to get noticed as much as 50% of the hair loss could have already occurred.

Is there a way to predict hair loss or thinning before this takes place  Absolutely!  HairDX will predict hair loss before visible signs start to make themselves visible, educated decisions can then be made to preserve the existing hair, taking in consideration that FDA approved treatments are best at preserving existing hair rather than re-growing of new hair.

For female hair loss, HairDX genetic testing will determine the CAG repeat score for women to determine the likelihood of female pattern baldness, a lower CAG score (Ludwig grade II or III hair loss) means a higher risk for significant hair loss while a higher score meant the opposite.  Research has shown that only 2.3% of women with a CAG test score bellow 15 didn’t develop female pattern hair loss.  Studies have also shown that 50% of women over the age of 60 will experience some form of female pattern baldness.

Just like any other type of medical condition, for males as well as females, early detection will most definitely give you a plethora of choices when it comes to having full and healthy hair.

The HairDX Genetic Test for Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), the most common form of hair loss in men and women is available with Dr. John Kahen at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration.  If you would like to learn more about the HairDX Genetic Test and receive a complimentary consultation, please contact us via the form on our website.