Understanding Demodex and Finding Solutions
Did you know that you quite likely have tiny parasites, called Demodex Hair Mites, living ON YOUR FACE?
These microscopic parasites (too small to feel or be seen with the naked eye!) spend their days hiding in our hair follicles, sucking on sebum (the oily secretions produced by the sebaceous glands) and eating the cells lining the hair follicles. At night, under the cover of darkness, adult mites emerge, crawl around, and … mate on your face!
Now before you cringe in horror, or worse yet, rush off to ex-foliate and scrub your face raw, you should know that Demodex are found on nearly every, or perhaps even every, adult. Studies of cadavers tend to find them on everyone, such that for adults the question “mite” be not whether you have mites, but how many or which kind you have. Demodexmites are common across mammals. In fact, 65 species have been described living on mammals including cats, dogs, horses, swine and cattle.
On humans, there have been two species described (so far): Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. Although it is suspected that most adults harbour these mites, if their host (that’s you and me!) has a lowered immune system due to reasons like illness and stress. Some of these symptoms can can be explained below:
Symptoms- what, why?
- Hair loss and thinning
- Mites feed off of sebum.
- Follicles become undernourished, causing hair to fall out.
- If left untreated, mite population can increase drastically.
- Aging skin, enlarged pores, acne
- Multiple mites share one follicle, causing skin to stretch.
- Mites eat collagen and elastin from skin. Lack of elastin causes skin to lose elasticity, resulting in wrinkles and other signs of aging.
- Rosacea and facial discolouration
- Mites have been shown to carry bacteria that, according to recent
research could be a contributing factor to many skin conditions.
- Increased mite density in skin may trigger inflammatory responses,
block hair follicles or help transmit other bacteria to other parts of the skin, leading to signs and symptoms of rosacea.
- Itching, tough skin and general discomfort.
- Demodex walks with its claws scuffing the skin, causing itching and toughened skin.
The facts about Demodex mites
Demodex mites have recently been identified as a leading contributor to:
- Hair loss
- Thinning hair
- Aging skin
- Enlarged pores
- Facial redness and discoloration
- Atopic dermatitis
- Itching and general discomfort
- Most hair treatments are useless, unless eliminating hair mites first with Ungex’s Demodex treatment for human mites.
- Contact us for a consultation to determine whether you likely have mites or not, based on your symptoms and other contributing factors.
- If the presence of mites are determined, UNGEX has a specialised range of products and technologies to help combat infestation.
- Cosmetic and hair care products only feed mites, worsening the problem. UNGEX is a prerequisite for hair care that should be used to help avoid hair loss and other symptoms with our Demodex treatment for human mites.
To learn more, please feel free to contact us:
UNGEX Pty Ltd
1510, 530 Little Collins St.
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
International: +61 3 9939 6154
Australia: 1800 238 528
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