Genetic Testing to Predict Hair Loss

The majority of the male population is susceptible to the hair loss pattern called androgenic alopecia. Hair DX has developed a test that can provide predictions for this type of hair loss in both men and women. This genetic hair loss test is available at Sure Hair International can help to identify the type and causes of hair loss.

How it Works

Once hair loss becomes noticeable, 30 to 50% of the hair is already gone. Once hair is gone, it cannot be regrown. Hair treatments are designed to halt hair loss, not promote regrowth of hair that has already been lost. The Hair DX genetic hair loss test performed at Sure Hair clinic gives two important indicators.

  • Predictions of the risk of future hair loss prior to noticeable thinning.
  • Predictions of your body’s response to available hair loss treatments.

Through the collection of a small amount of DNA material, the presence or absence of the androgen receptor gene is determined. The gene is also examined for variations that are responsible for determining the sensitivity to androgen, which can help predict response levels to treatment.

Available at Sure Hair International

Sure Hair International provides the collection of the DNA material and one of the skilled physicians on staff analyzes the results to determine the likelihood of balding, as well as to formulate a treatment plan.

A technician or physician will swab the inside of the cheek to collect a DNA sample which is then sent to the lab for analysis. Results are returned within a few weeks. The cost of the test is $325.

Purpose of Testing

When performed prior to any visible thinning or balding, FDA approved treatments can be initiated which will stop any current hair loss and preserve the existing head of hair. For those concerned about the possibility of being affected by genetic hair loss, this testing method provides the means to stay ahead of balding and thinning hair and gives peace of mind.

Sure Hair International is your one stop source for genetic hair testing and all the recommended treatment methods. Some of the options offered are the Hairmax laser comb, Surethik hair cleansers and serums, medications such as Propecia, and many other treatments.  Schedule an appointment for your hair loss consultation and recommended treatment options.