Hair loss is a condition that affects millions of men and women worldwide. Though it does not affect the body like other serious illnesses, nevertheless it is responsible for being a major cause of worry. In men, hair loss may begin with a receding hair line before leading to more severe conditions such as Male Pattern Baldness and ultimately complete baldness. In women, hair loss becomes noticeable when the hair starts thinning and over a period of time, the scalp appears less dense.
Though hair loss can be genetic, a number of reasons can induce it too. In men, it is caused by the dehydrotestosterone hormone, or DHT which is responsible for developing male features such as deep voice, facial hair, muscles, etc. when they are young. As they age, DHT increases and accumulates, it kills the hair as well as its follicle. This hormone is present only in men, which explains why women generally do not suffer from as extreme hair loss as men. Other major causes of hair loss are – side effects of medicines, chronic illnesses, hormonal imbalances (especially in women), post pregnancy hair loss, zinc or iron deficiency and excessive hair treatments (such as coloring, rebonding, perming, bleaching, etc.).
Ozone is an elementary form of oxygen which consists of 3 oxygen atoms (O3). It is a powerful oxidizing agent and when administered in the right dosage, increases the amount of naturally occurring antioxidants in the body. Ozone therapy for hair loss must be done under the guidance of a professional dermatologist or medical practitioner so that the right amount of ozone is given to oxidize the hair and scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles which are otherwise rendered incapable by DHT. Ozone causes peptones to be formed on each hair shaft, which forms a protective layer over each hair strand. Apart from stimulating hair follicles to naturally grow back hair, the therapy also makes hair less frizzy, shinier, and reduces dandruff.
What makes hair loss one of the most worrisome conditions is its impact on a person’s confidence and self-image. Since it makes a person seem older than they actually are, people anxiously search for effective treatments to combat it, often meeting with little success or recurring hair loss. Ozone therapy is a safe and effective alternative therapy saving thousands of patients from laborious medications and their side effects.