Epigenetics: Getting to the Root of your Hair Concerns

Epigenetics: Getting to the Root of your Hair Concerns

Have you exhausted all your options for why your hair is thinning or isn’t as luxurious as it once was? Are internet searches, advice from your hairstylist, and maybe even asking your doctor not getting you anywhere? Maybe it’s time to delve deeper and consider a Hair Follicle Test and find out how epigenetics can get to the root of your hair loss.

What is Epigenetics?

According to the CDC, “Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work. Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence.”

Environment and lifestyle greatly affect your epigenetics. Luckily, once the negative influences are identified, many of them are reversible with some effort on your part.


How Does Epigenetics Help with Hair Loss?

As we have written about in previous blogs, nutrition plays a big role in hair health. In addition to learning of possible diet needs, epigenetic testing is now available to also identify behavior and environmental factors also greatly affecting your hair, skin, and nails. The hair bulb knows it all. The epigenetic mapping reveals which aspects to focus on and treat. It is believed by scientists that up to 98% of our physical condition is greatly influenced by the environment. These insights empower you to be in control of your own wellness journey.

Why Test the Hair?

The food we eat, the nutrients we absorb, stress, environmental factors including pollution, heavy metals, radiation, and electromagnetic fields are all tracked in the hair bulb. All these factors are known as epigenetic factors. Single hair bulbs from strands contain a range of signals and frequencies that have an abundance of epigenetic information. This information is extremely valuable to health, hair growth, hair loss, condition of the scalp, and overall wellbeing. Source: Dr. Emanuele De Nobili, manager and medical director of the Longevity Medical Center at Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat in Merano.


What Now?

Contact HPIHair Partners to schedule your In-Office or At-Home Hair Follicle Test.

  • In-Office appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes to conduct the test and review the results.
  • At-Home, a test will be shipped to you. You will perform the test with clear guidance from a video and instructional tutorial. After the hair analyzation, you will be scheduled to meet with a Trichologist and Certified Nutritionist to review your test via a video appointment.
  • Both the In-Person and At-Home tests are comprehensive; you will receive a recommendation on next steps along with a 30 day follow up appointment.
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