Delay Your Baldness, Delay Your Diseases


Bangalore: Our hair can tell us a lot about our bodies and our
predisposition to ailments. With a focus on offering assessment as well as customized
treatment options for hair fall, hair loss and predictive capabilities as well, Hairline
International Hair and Skin Clinic launches Hair DNA testing which takes an in-depth
look at genetic markers for hair loss, assesses a predisposition to the development of
hypertension and cardiovascular conditions, and aids in the creation of tailor-made
treatment and diet plans. In this simple cheek swab test, genetic markers for hair
follicular stress, inflammation and growth factors are analysed.
Speaking on the launch of Hair DNA testing, Dr. Bani Anand, Founder and Managing
Director, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic says, “At Hairline International,
we have always worked towards holistic approaches to hair and skin ailments. Hair
DNA testing, besides being complementary to the Skin DNA testing we offer, helps
determine one’s propensity for lifestyle based ailments and this can go a long way in
helping a patient make the right changes”.
Explaining in detail on the working of Hair DNA testing at Hairline, Dr. Premalatha
V, Dermatosurgeon, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic said, “At Hairline, we
offer 5 different Hair DNA Testing panels. Each of these panels has a specific
outcome that works towards assessing:
1. Genetic tendencies towards balding
2. As Predictor of baldness
3. Customization of treatment for hair fall
4. Drug responsiveness to commonly used medication like Finasteride and
5. Health markers to determine tendency towards cardiovascular ailments,
hypertension, obesity and diabetes. This panel is a part of Nutrigenomics – a
science that can help customize and alter lifestyle and nutrition patterns based
on an individual’s genetic make-up”.
Explaining Nutrigenomics, Ms Mansi Belani, Fitness Nutritionist, Hairline
International Hair and Skin Clinic says, “Nutrigenetic test is a genetic analysis that
aims to understand an individual’s genetic makeup can influence the way his body
responds to food and the nutrients he gets from it. It looks into how these genetic
differences can affect health. Nutrigenomics goes down to the DNA level of
individual to better understand what nutrition the body specifically needs and what

may be lacking. It also predicts what metabolic diseases and allergies one may prone
to. The in-depth research that is being conducted in the field will now make way for
gene-specific diets, ensuring that your diet too can be DNA-based”.
Elaborating on the benefits of Hair DNA testing, Dr Premalatha further explains that
the test helps an individual in two primary ways
1. Customization of treatment for hairfall
2. Nutrition based treatment that is specific to an individual
“Hair DNA panels are ideal for those looking to take preventive care, especially if
they find they are predisposed to hair loss, hair fall and even cardiovascular diseases
and hypertension. Besides that, two of the most important drugs used in the treatment
of hair loss are Minoxidil and Finasteride, both of which are FDA approved. There are
however possibilities of patients being resistant to the drugs and this test helps
determine that, allowing for the medical professional to utilize adjuvant therapies
rather than have unnecessary exposure to these medicines” adds Dr Premalatha.
About Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic
Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic has carved an indelible name for itself in
the field of Trichology and Skin care and its medical management. Under the
stewardship of its Founder and Managing Director, Dr. Bani Anand, Hairline
International grew from non-surgical competencies to surgical treatment options and
today is making in-roads in regenerative medicine as well. Spread over 7 clinics in
Bangalore, with a research center, pathology lab and a stem cell lab in the making,
Hairline International believes in creating a strong foundation with medical
professionals in varying fields of diabetology, gastroenterology, gynacologists,
trichologists and dermato-surgeons as well as cosmetic surgeons – drawn from
multiple specialties but all working towards a scientific and technologically advanced
means of hair and skin care management. Hairline aims to grow from strength to
strength across multiple spectrums in the field of Trichology and Skin care to become
the undisputed leader in the field.

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