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What is Demodex?

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1. What is Dermodex?

It is a microscopic mite that lives in the hair follicle.

2. How does Dermodex cause problems?

BY living inside your hair follicle and feeding off skin cells and sebum, it prevents the hair follicle from functioning healthily. In addition, when they reproduce, the eggs are laid within the follicle which causes clogging and increases bacteria and infections.

3. Is Dermodex like Hair lice?

No, hair lice are insects that live on the surface and suck the blood from the scalp. They are also visible to the naked eye. Dermodex however, can only be seen under the microscope.

4. Do I have Dermodex?

In order to test this, sophisticated lab tests involving a microscope are needed. However, recent studies have shown that 88% of adults have Dermodex.

5. If Dermodex is common in most adults, why is it that not most adults have Dermodex?

Similar to the leading cause of hair loss in men, DHT is found in all men yet not all of them suffer from Hair Loss. Everyone’s body is designed to cope with these influences differently and Dermodex has been identifies as a cause of hair loss and hair thinning to those who are susceptible to Dermodex effects.

If you have signs of hair loss, Dermodex will contribute to that, which is why we need to remove it.

6. What is the life span of Dermodex?

The Life cycle of Dermodex is 2 weeks. Which means that every 2 weeks, more and more eggs and bodies of the Dermodex will be deposited in the hair follicle, requiring thorough removal.

7. Who is more likely to have Dermodex?

As Dermodex feeds on sebum, dirt and dead skin cells, those who have oily scalp are more likely to have Dermodex and create an environment that breeds Dermodex.