Demodex Treatment on Hair and Skin. How to treat human mites. 

Eliminate Demodex Mite

Treat Demodex hair mites by Ungex products. Avoid skin issues on the scalp, hair, skin and face.

UNGEX is helping sufferers of hair loss and skin problems due to Demodex mites.

Around 65 species of Demodex are known. Two species living on humans have been identified: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as hair mites, face mites, skin mites, body mites, eyelash mites, eyebrow mites, ear mites, human mites or hair follicle mites.

Demodex mites are parasites that live in hair follicles. Studies show the Demodex hair mites to be associated with numerous types of skin complications, for example the mites have been identified as a leading contributor to hair loss, aging skin, rough skin, wide pores, red nose, pimples, acne, rosacea, freckles, spots, fine wrinkles, atopic dermatitis, itching, dermatosis, rash, discoloration on the face and other skin conditions.

While follicle mites may cause certain problems, it also is possible specific skin conditions become a breeding ground for Demodex mites. Besides, it's a major problem for dogs too known as Demodex canis. If you have high levels of hormones, you're going to have high levels of Demodex mite reproduction because these invertebrate insects obtain their steroids from the host.

Recent research suggests that most people may have Demodex mites, usually A-symptomatic in healthy people, but when there’s a high density of mites residing within the human host – usually due to stress or illness (autoimmune deficiencies/diseases) the human suffers negative effects with skin problems and hair loss. Unfortunately this is widely unknown to the public.

UNGEX is the company that have received several business certificates and awards, including the 2012 "Best Invention Award" for the invention of ‘Ungex Hair Mites Solution’ to provide a natural/ herbal-based care plan for this. Ungex products – unique shampoos, treatment hair tonics and Pro-D’modex treatment spray - work in conjunction to effectively help eliminate all types of human mites. Be part of the innovation in order to help ensure a safe, effective way of helping those who suffer from Demodex mites.

Few may know that Demodex mites exist, let alone could be contributing to their skin and hair problems. But it is not a question of ‘Do I have mites?’ but rather ‘Do I have a high population density? If you are experiencing and of the below symptoms, the answer is likely YES!


Human Demodex Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1.    What are Demodex hair mites?

Demodex hair mites are parasites in or near hair follicles and have recently been identified as a leading contributor to hair loss. Hair mites are closely related to thinning hair and hair loss. As hair mites feed off of sebum, the hair follicle can become progressively undernourished causing the hair to eventually fall out. If they go untreated, their population can dramatically increase, resulting in hair loss.

2.    Where can hair mites be found and how do they spend their time?

Hair mites can be found in hair follicles and sebaceous glands and they become most active in the dark at night.

They eat sebum, but such a diet wouldn’t be nutritious enough. Instead they feast on the cells that line the follicle, sucking out their innards with a retractable needle in the middle of a round mouth. On either side of the mouth, Demodex folliculorum has a seven-clawed organ (a “palpus”) for securing itself to what it’s eating. All of the structures formed a sharp, offensive weapon.

3.    What do Demodex hair mites look like?

They are invisible to the eye unless aided by a microscope. The adult Demodex mites usually are 1/2 to 2/3 of human hair, around 0.3 mm in length. They have semi-transparent elongated bodies with 8 short segmented legs.

Hair mites have pin-like mouth-parts for eating skin cells, hormones and oils. Also they absorb nutrition and oxygen from cells and have a high reproductive rate. They can walk around on the skin at speed of 8 to 16 cm/hour at night.

They crawl! They move about in darkness and freeze in bright lights. The fact that Demodex mites have been found on the surface of the skin suggests that they emerge from follicles at night for shadowy strolls across our skin.

4.    How long is the life cycle of a hair mite?

There are five stages in their life cycle. After mating on the surface of the skin, within 12 hours they go back under the skin and lay eggs, taking bacteria with them and excreting wastes and secretions, laying 50 to 60 eggs inside the hair follicles or sebaceous glands while the eggs take two weeks to develop into adults.

After death, their corpses become liquid and decompose inside the skin. They reproduce by a generation every 15 days. Their total lifespan is around 30 to 90 days.

5.    Is the hair mite equivalent to the head louse?

No, the hair mite is different from the head louse.
Hair mites are parasites in hair follicles which can be visible by a microscope.
The head louse is an obligate ectoparasite of humans. Head lice are wingless insects spending their entire life on human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood, and they can be seen by the naked eye.

6.    How to know if I have Demodex hair follicle mites?

According to recent research, most people with thin-looking hair have Demodex mites, but there are other ways to tell. UNGEX provides a Computerised Hair Scan analysis to identify the presence of Demodex hair mites in hair follicles.

7.    How long does the mites solution take?

Times may vary, depending on the individual and severity of condition. 

8.    How to help eliminate Demodex in human hair follicle?

The UNGEX system is an all-new concept that can help to eliminate hair mites. 

9. How did scientists become familiar with Demodex mites?

Until very recently, no one stopped to notice the relevance of hair mites present in the hair follicles of humans who are losing their hair.

Scientists became familiar with this parasite when it was suggested to be an aggravating factor with extreme acne cases. At that time there was not much information about Demodex folliculorum or proof to back up the claim, so it slipped into the ever increasing pile of research material and forgotten.

10. What is the geographic distribution of Demodex mites?

The Demodex mite spp., which belongs to Class Arachnida. In humans, the infestation is known as 'demodicosis' and occurs worldwide.

11. How many kinds of Demodex mites are living in human’s skin?

There are two kinds living in human’s skin. One is Demodex brevis that is shorter than the other one and it usually lives in glands. The one with longer tale is Demodex folliculorum and this usually lives in hair roots. 97.68% of adults have Demodex mites in their skin.

They avoid lights and prefer warm places. During the day, they consume nutrition inside of the skin and during the night they came out of the follicles and usually mating takes place at this time.

It is known that one person has about 63000 pores. Think about 7~8 Demodex mites live in one pore.

12. What is a hair follicle?

A hair follicle is a long narrow tube leading down from the skin surface to the root of the hair. Branching off the side of the hair follicle quite near the surface is a sebaceous gland that continually produces sebum, a fatty secretion to moisturize and protect the skin.

13. Do Demodex mites live inside human hair follicles?
Yes! They live in hair follicles. While hair follicles and sebaceous glands occur virtually all over the body, follicle mites seem to have a predilection for the follicles and glands of the face. Early research indicated that they are most numerous around the nose and eyes, but some recent studies have found the highest numbers on the cheeks and forehead.

Follicle mites are long and thin —the better to fit inside a long thin hair follicle— with their four pairs of legs right up at the head end and the rest of their tubular body dragging behind. Demodex brevis mites live in the sebaceous glands while Demodex folliculorum mites occupy the hair follicles—both species feed on sebaceous secretions, reproduce in the follicle or gland, and both occasionally leave the follicle and travel across the skin to a new follicle.
14. Who has Demodex mites?
Demodex mites are very common in humans. The older you are, the more likely you are to have a few mites living in your follicles, with some sources stating that virtually all senior citizens have them.

15. How to see the Demodex mites?
Because they are microscopic, you generally don’t know that you have follicle mites.
To confirm that they are present, you would need to gently scrape oily skin secretions off the surface of the skin or attempt to express some sebum from the hair follicles on the face. The material could then be examined under a microscope; however, if no mites are seen, they might simply be too few and too deeply lodged in the hair follicles to be detected in this manner.

For most of us, however, the presence or absence of follicle mites on our faces, hair and skin is of little consequence.

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