Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2008
Bosley, the worldÂs most experienced hair restoration expert, now offers a break-through genetic test for baldness in women from HairDX. The test can be accessed on line at http://www.bosley.com. It is the first test available for women to help assess the risk for female hair loss (female androgenetic alopecia). At least 50% of women will experience thinning by the age of 60. The test is an invaluable indicator of the likelihood of future hair loss and can help promote early treatment before substantial hair is lost.
To be tested, a woman simply swabs the inside of her cheek and sends the swab to the HairDX lab. In a few weeks, she will find out if she has the genetic ÂmarkersÂ associated with a higher risk for significant hair loss. The accurate and easy-to-understand results of the test, ordered on line for $149, are scored and available confidentially via a secure website. A lower test score is associated with an increased risk for significant hair loss while a higher score is associated with a decreased risk for significant hair loss.
ÂScientists discovered that the percentage of the female population with a score of 15 or less, NOT suffering from a Ludwig grade II or III hair loss was only a 2.3%,Â says Dr. Nathan Vandergraft, a Statistician and Research Scientist at the University of California, Irvine.
Female hair loss has been difficult to diagnose in the past as the typical patterns of thinning are not the same as found in men. Women experience a diffuse thinning and localized areas of balding
After assessing their genetic predisposition to baldness, women consumers can schedule an educational consultation at Bosley and a personal evaluation with a Bosley physician at one of twenty regional surgical offices. The Bosley physician will review the test results and provide a personalized plan for the patient, which may include hair transplantation, an FDA-approved medication, and laser light therapy, depending upon the individual case.
The results of the break-through genetic testing (also available for men) are supported by peer-reviewed scientific studies. The information provided the HairDX laboratory, a certified clinical laboratory, will enable him or her to make a more informed decision about the right course of treatment, after discussing the results with a qualified physician. In contrast to hundreds of products now on the market with dubious promises, HairDX offers a truly scientific approach to treating baldness.
Bosley enters its 34th year in surgical hair transplantation in 2008 with more than 200,000 procedures performed since 1974 -- the worldÂs most experienced hair restoration expert. Bosley advanced many of the artistic techniques used worldwide today to achieve natural results under the leadership of hair restoration pioneer L. Lee Bosley, M.D. There are ninety locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
HairDX was founded by leading researchers and specialists in genetic analysis and hair therapies. The company is dedicated to helping people make the right decisions about hair care, treatment and restoration by providing accurate and accessible personalized scientific information. Among HairDX founders is William V. Murray former Division President of the Molecular Biology Division of Applied BioSystems, Inc., who formerly served in various executive leadership positions within Medtronic, Andy Goren former CEO of MobileWise, Inc. and GeePS, Inc., Eran Goren, CEO of enCircle Media, Inc., Professor Doron Lancet, PhD, Head of the Crown Human Genome Center at the Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr Elon Pras, Director of the Institute of Human Genetics, Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel, Sharon Keene, MD and President and Medical Director of Physician's Hair Institute, in Tucson, Arizona and nationally recognized for her pioneering work in the hair transplant field, Dr. Peter Novak, a Neurologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Elliott J. Stein, an intellectual property attorney and co-founder of GeePS, Inc., Mace Wolf, and Darlene Frie. HairDX, LLC is a subsidiary of myGenopedia, Inc.