Dr. Sean Paul is the founder of Hair of Austin at Austin Face & Body. As a widely published surgeon who has traveled all over the world to speak, Dr. Paul is renowned and highly regarded in his industry. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial plastic surgery in Austin, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
What is DHT?
DHT is a by-product of testosterone. Inside the hair follicle’s oil glands is an enzyme – Type II 50 alpha-reductace. This enzyme helps testosterone convert into DHT. In follicles that are genetically sensitive to DHT (as is the case with male pattern baldness), the DHT shrinks the follicle, which eventually prevents it from producing hair.