Hair analysis can be used to check if people are blood relatives. Forensic hair analysis can be done to help identify a criminal by evaluating hair structure and DNA. Hair samples are tested with specific chemicals and looked at under a microscope. Hair analysis can also be used to check for poisoning caused by metals such as lead or mercury. But hair analysis alone usually is not used for this type of testing.
Hair is a protein that grows out of hair follicles in the skin. Normally, a hair grows in the hair follicle for many months, stops growing, and falls out. A new hair then grows in the follicle. It takes weeks for a hair sample to show changes in the body because hair grows slowly. Hair samples do not show recent changes in the body, such as drug use within the past few days.
Why have a hair analysis?
Hair analysis is used to provide DNA evidence for criminal and paternity cases. For DNA testing, the root of one hair is needed to analyze DNA and to establish a person’s genetic makeup. Hair analysis is less commonly used to test for heavy metals in the body, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.
Once these tests are done, I can offer natural a way to wear hair while we feed the scalp and the body. As a hair loss sufferer myself and over twenty years in the business, I know that nutrition, meditation and living a healthy lifestyle is key for internal cell renewal and healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Hair restoration includes surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Surgical hair restoration includes hair transplantation and other techniques including those not recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. Hair transplantation is the most recommended technique in surgical hair restoration.
The AHLA fully endorses surgical hair restoration for those candidates who can benefit from the procedure. It is important to note, however, that there are only a handful of qualified surgeons and surgical staffs performing hair restoration surgery in the U.S. and worldwide. It pays to learn which questions to ask during consultations as well as what to look for and what to avoid when choosing a hair restoration surgeon.
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