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The laser hair treatment involves sitting under a laser hood. The helmet beams low energy laser light directly onto the scalp.
The aim of the laser light is to increase blood flow to the scalp. Scientists have said this stimulation helps the hair follicles to absorb more nutrients and grow healthier hair.
According to Wayne Walker, of Hair Centre International, the laser is a clinical alternative that’s proven to get results. It is also safe and highly effective for a range of hair loss problems.

Reasons for Hair Loss

The reasons for losing hair is simple. For many of us with a genetic predisposition, we experience a build up of dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This testosterone strangles the follicles causing the hair to become life less and eventually fall out.

The Reality

For men, the reality is that hair loss is primarily caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is a steroid hormone that binds to receptors in your scalp.
DHT may sound complicated, but its role in hair loss is fairly easy to understand.
If interested, please read on for basic knowledge on how your body produces DHT and the effect DHT has on hair follicles.
In the following guide, we’ll explain what DHT is, how it’s produced by your body, and the options that are available for limiting the negative effects of DHT on your hairline.

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What is DHT?

DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is an androgen produced as a byproduct of testosterone. DHT is a fairly powerful male sex hormone that’s responsible for things like forming male genitalia during pregnancy.
In short, DHT is one of the many hormones that makes men, well, men. However, it’s different from other male sex hormones like testosterone in several important ways.
Your body produces DHT as a byproduct of testosterone through the 5α-Reductase enzyme. This enzyme converts a certain percentage of your testosterone into DHT in tissue such as the skin, liver, prostate and hair follicles.
If you’re genetically susceptible to hair loss, DHT can bind to receptors in your hair follicles and cause them to shrink, weaken and eventually die. This process is called ‘miniaturisation’, and it eventually leads to a complete end of hair growth in DHT-affected hair follicles.

DHT is important

Interestingly, DHT is an important hormone for hair growth in other areas of the body. This is the hormone that’s responsible for causing male pattern baldness and responsible for fuelling the growth of hair on your chest, back and other areas.
Since DHT is the primary hormone responsible for hair loss in men, the most effective way to slow down and prevent hair loss is to block DHT.
You can do this at the follicular level by using a topical DHT blocking shampoo or spray to keep DHT off your hair follicles. This is mostly effective, but it does not completely block the DHT from binding to receptors in your scalp.

A more effective method for blocking DHT is to block it at the source. These drugs are made to block the conversion of testosterone to DHT by binding to the 5α-Reductase enzyme. In turn, preventing your body from producing any DHT in the first place.

Call us on (03) 9866 6616 for more detail on our services and other DHT blockers below. For now, just remember that while factors like stress and diet can have a significant effect on your hair, your hair loss is most likely caused by a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone.


“Our Regrowth solutions are non-surgical options that have shown to regrow hair when used as directed.
Your Hair Regrowth Treatment Program is a comprehensive Program,that combines in studio visits with take home products to maximize your results.
Your Hair Regrowth Treatment begins at Hair Centre International with a free detailed Hair and Scalp Analysis which will also include taking before and after photos during your Treatment Program.
During your visits,you’ll also enjoy Professional Salon Services,including haircuts and styling so there is no need to spend more money at a salon for hair cuts.
Your take home treatment program is a four-step system consisting of shampoo,conditioner,supplements and a Hair Regrowth Formula called Minoxodil which is made up from a compound at our Pharmacy.
Minoxidil is the only FDA approved ingredient clinically proven to regrow hair and slow further hair loss.”

What are the Side Effects of Blocking DHT?

For the most part, blocking DHT doesn’t produce any noticeable side effects for most men. The vast majority of people that use these drugs don’t experience any negative effects — instead, they notice thicker and healthier hair.

However, some men do experience negative effects from DHT blockers, with a fairly common culprit. Below, we’ve listed the main side effects of blocking DHT, ranging from positive side effects to potential downsides:

Higher testosterone. Because DHT blockers prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT, they can cause a slight increase in your testosterone production. In this 2003 study, researchers found that these drugs  boosted testosterone by a modest amount.

Caution for Sportsmen

If you compete in tested sports, you should be aware that this effect on testosterone production means that the drug you’re using could be on the banned drug list.

Lower sex drive Most of the time, these drugs  have no positive or negative effect on your sex drive. While taking it, you’ll just feel the same as normal. 

Weak erections Just like reduced sex drive, this is a rare side effect that affects a small number of  users. Some people also report getting less “morning wood” when on drugs, possibly due to the lower level of DHT.

Looks scary, right? While the above side effects seem scary, the reality is that the vast majority of men that use DHT blockers  don’t get serious side effects.

Evidence of Low Risk

To put things in perspective, a 2012 study on a Japanese men found that of the 3,177 men given these drugs, only 23 had adverse reactions. Even at five times the regular dosage for preventing hair loss, side effects are rarely reported.

It’s also worth noting that in the rare event of sexual side effects occurring, they’ll almost always stop once you come off. It’s extremely rare for any negative symptoms to persist if you don’t actively take a DHT blocker.

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Should You Block DHT?

If you’re starting to notice hair loss, drugs that block DHT are the most powerful weapons you have in your arsenal to slow down and stop it.
Whether or not to take them is ultimately your choice. What’s clear is that the earlier you start to block DHT, the more successful you’ll be in preventing further hair loss. Once the hair is gone, no amount of DHT blocking can bring it back and give you what you once had.

The best way to start blocking DHT production is to use drugs along with minoxidil and a shampoo that can block DHT in your scalp.

This article was reviewed by Brendan Levy, MD.