Genetic Testing for Hair Loss

Genetic Testing for Hair Loss

Help! I Struggle With Hair Loss

Alopecia is a complex, polygenic, autoimmune disease that affects both genders, regardless of age. Modern gene-mapping techniques have shown five small gene regions associated with balding. When evaluated by an experienced doctor, these findings can help an individual determine a genetic predisposition to alopecia, even before thinning or receding hair becomes apparent. Here at Bella Wellness & Aesthetics, we can offer both testing and treatment for hair loss.


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What is Genetic Testing for Hair Loss?

Genetic testing for hair loss identifies the genetic variants associated with hair loss disorders, such as Androgenetic Alopecia or male/female-pattern baldness. It detects the chances of experiencing hair loss. It is a simple and virtually painless test, requiring only a drop of blood from the patient, preserved in unique collection systems.

How Does Genetic Testing Work?

Genotyping of the five gene regions is performed by obtaining genetic material from the person concerned to test one’s genetic predisposition. Only a tiny drop of blood is necessary to begin the genetic testing process.

Genetic And Environmental Factors

We can now identify and genotype most of the genetic sites that appear to be associated with the morphological characteristics of the hair and its possible pathogenesis (alopecia). Hair is an essential factor in our appearance. Genetic and environmental factors play a decisive role in determining hair texture and thickness. The combination of genetic and environmental factors determines the final result. Recent studies suggest that hair morphology is genetically predisposed, constantly under the influence of environmental conditions. Characteristics of human hair that seem to be under genetic control include hair greying and hair color, hair texture (wavy, curly, or straight), and hair quality.

Genetic Testing for Hair Loss in Hickman, NE

If you’re experiencing hair loss, we can offer genetic testing to help identify the cause of your thinning. Connect with us in Hickman, NE, by filling out and submitting the form below, or call us at (402) 204-5709. We look forward to hearing from you!