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Welcome to Arukah Hair Loss Center, your ultimate destination for all things hair restoration. Our approach to hair loss is holistic and patient-centric. We use cutting-edge technology, products, and treatments to give our patients a personalized, individualized hair restoration experience. Our team is passionate about helping you heal and restore both your hair and your confidence. Schedule a consultation today and start your hair restoration journey with Arukah.

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My name is Cortney Ewing. I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. I'm a wife and mother of 5 🥰. I am a Certified Hair Loss Practitioner and Certified Associate Trichologist. I've been studying the hair and scalp since 2015. Hair loss has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl. I believe in maintaining a positive mindset, creating plans with a purpose, and always striving for impactful results.

What Is Trichology?

Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp and different scalp disorders such as psoriasis of the scalp. Trichology is the bridge between Cosmetology and Dermatology. 

Why See A Trichologist?

Trichologists specialize in hair and scalp concerns and take a natural approach to all hair loss treatments. Because hair grows from the inside out, trichologists like to dive deep into daily habits to find out what is happening inside the body. Trichologists believe if you can change unhealthy habits the body can properly heal without medication.  

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 According to the American Hair Loss Association, more than 95% of men are affected by Androgenetic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers. If you are dealing with hair loss you are not alone.

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.

Different Forms Of Alopecia

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Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium (TE)  happens when there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. If the number of hair follicles producing hair drops significantly for any reason during the resting/telogen phase, there will be a significant increase in dormant, hair follicles. The result is shedding, or TE hair loss.

Traction Alopecia

The cause of traction alopecia involves things like tight hat bands, pulling the hair into a tight pony tail, tight cornrows/braided hair styles, and anything else that pulls on the roots of the hair. 

Anagen effluvium

Anagen effluvium is a diffuse hair loss like telogen effluvium, but it develops much more quickly and can cause individuals to lose all their hair. 

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a condition in which the affected individual pulls out their own hair. Often the hair on the scalp is plucked to leave bald patches, but the individual may focus on the eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic hair, or any other hair bearing region. 

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata (AA) is often linked to an auto immune disorder. AA can affect men, women, and children. It often appears as well-defined circular bald patches on the scalp. Many people will get just one or two patches, but for some the hair loss can be extensive. 

Loose Anagen Syndrome 

Loose anagen syndrome or loose hair syndrome involves exactly what the name suggests, growing hair that is "loose" and easily pulled out of the hair follicle.

Scarring Alopecia

Scarring alopecia is also known as cicatricial alopecia. Scarring alopecia comes in different forms such as Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), Lichen Planopilaris and Brocq to name a few.

Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia occurs when hormones (DHT) and genetics (family history) team up to create the perfect storm for hair loss. With this form of hair loss the hair follicles become blocked by DHT and unable to receive energy, oxygen, and nutrients. This causes thinning and balding.

This isn't the entire list, there are many forms of alopecia. However, there are several ways to address the issue.

Have You Heard The Great Benefits of Low Laser Light Therapy?

Low laser light therapy effectively stimulates the scalp and causes an increase in blood flow called photo-bio stimulation (PBS). This therapy has been proven to improve blood circulation by 54% after one treatment. Low laser light therapy also aids in the following:

  • Increases energy

  • Cell growth

  • Protein growth

  • Increases the size of the capillaries under that follicle

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Why Does DHT Blocking Work?

DHT is a hormone that is created in our bodies. 

DHT is short for Dihydrotestosterone.

DHT is the root cause of hair loss for those dealing with Androgenetic Alopecia (the most common form of alopecia/hair loss).

Androgenetic Alopecia includes male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness.

Androgenetic alopecia occurs when hormones (DHT) and genetics (family history) team up to cause thinning/balding.

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Male-Pattern Hair Loss

Female Pattern Hair Loss

It is possible for females to have male-pattern baldness.

Look at this video to get a visual on how DHT causes hair loss

The products we offer have 11 DHT inhibitors.

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We specialize in hair loss and we also help those dealing with damaged hair! 

Reasons Hair Loss Occurs

Stress- Your hair can feel both physical and emotional/mental stress. Physical stress can cause hair loss through hairstyles done too tight. Hairs that are pulled too tight are under too much physical stress that they become weak and potentially fall out. Mental/emotional stress can become too much for hair as well and causes diffuse hair loss across the front and crown area.

 

Autoimmune Disorders- Autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's, Lupus, and Type 1 Diabetes can cause Alopecia Areata. When the body has an illness it will support the most important parts to preserve life. When this happens, the body deems hair as not important.  

 

Medications- Certain medications can cause hair loss as a side effect. 

 

Thyroid disorders- Thyroid disorders can cause hair loss such as Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, or hair loss along the temples and sometimes advance towards the crown area.

 

Hormones & Genetics- Hormones and Genetics can cause Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern and female pattern hair loss). Hormonal hair loss by itself typically affects the frontal and temple areas.

 

This is to list a few.

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