About Demodex Mites on Humans

We all have heard about demodex in dogs but most people have never heard of Demodex mites in humans, let alone are aware that they are likely to be responsible for many skin and hair problems.

If you are suffering from rosacea, acne, hair loss or blepharitis and are looking for answers, then you have come to the right place. Most of these issues are linked to demodex mites and Ungex provides you the best solution and protocol to eliminate these mites.

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Demodex Mite Symptoms

Demodex can be responsible for many issues within hair follicles and skin, it’s sometimes hard to tell what to look out for. When an overpopulation of mites are found in the skin, it can cause different types of skin disorder. Below are some of the signs and symptoms linked to demodex mites.

✔️ Itching

✔️ Hair loss 

✔️ Thinning Hair

✔️ Atopic Dermatitis

✔️ Facial Discoloration 

✔️ General Discomfort 

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✔️ Rosacea 

✔️ Freckles 

✔️ Rough Skin 

✔️ Ageing Skin 

✔️ Enlarged Pores

✔️Acne or Blepharitis

Did You Know?

“Most people over 18 appear to host at least one Demodex species on their skin!” 
 Ubiquity and Diversity of Human-Associated Demodex Mites

What are Demodex mites and why do they live in my skin and hair follicles?

Demodex mites are parasites that live inside hair follicles, they are relatives of ticks, spiders, scorpions and other arachnids. In the animal kingdom, there are many species of mites, and the Demodex family contains 65. Of those, only 2 reside on human skin – Demodex Folliculorum and Demodex Brevis.

Demodex mites live in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands on your scalp, face and body. You can’t see them with your naked eyes since they’re microscopic. It takes half a day for a female Demodex to lay her eggs (deep inside your hair follicles), two and a half days for them to hatch and six days for a baby Demodex mite to reach adulthood.

From then on, a Demodex mite will enjoy a further five days of eating the oil and nutrients from your skin before dying and liquefying your pores. Mites usually only come out of their follicles at night, as they try to avoid light. So taking enough sunlight is effective as well as washing the face or the head at night.

Most animals and humans host these insects and they are not very harmful unless a high population density is found. This has been linked to all manner of hair and skin problems. These symptoms indicate that a high population density of mite is present and needs to be treated effectively, in which Ungex can help!

How Can Ungex Help?

Demodex hair follicle symptoms explained

Demodex is responsible for many symptoms within hair follicles and skin. The explanation behind these tell-tale symptoms on your hair, scalp face and body skin are outlined below. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us anytime. Ungex will show how to get rid of demodex mites as fast as possible.

Face mites, Rosacea, Blepharitis 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 or blepharitis.

Ageing skin, Enlarged Pores, Acne

  • Multiple mites may share one follicle, causing skin to stretch and as a result the creation of bigger pores.
  • Mites consume the collagen and elastin of our skin. Lack of elastin causes skin to lose elasticity, resulting in wrinkles and other signs of aging.
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Itching, Tough skin and General Discomfort

  • Demodex mites walk with their claws scuffing the skin, causing an itching or crawling sensation and toughened skin.
  • Unexplained itching usually occurs at nighttime, as this is when mites leave the hair follicles to walk around on the skin to find a mate and feed.

Hair Loss and Thinning

  • Mites feed off of sebum.
  • Follicles become undernourished, causing hair thinning or hair loss.
  • If left untreated, mite population can increase drastically, worsening the symptoms
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Why Treating Mites is so Important?

It is very important and necessary to eliminate hair mites prior to seeking any treatment for skin or scalp based issues. Mites not only act as a barrier for topical treatments on the skin, but also provide an unstable foundation build upon. For example, one of our clients underwent a half head hair transplant before coming to us for demodex mite density test.

Unfortunately, he hadn’t heard of Demodex mites before his surgery. You can read more about the importance of eliminating mites before surgery in this fantastic article here by the renowned Gregory Kirk.

It’s Highly Important to Seek Demodex Mites Treatment Prior To Any Other Treatments for your Skin Issues. Hair Mites can cause big problems When They Soar Out Of Control! Having an infested scalp can be explained by likening it to a garden.

Why your scalp is like a garden?

Say that you have a garden that is overrun by pests. There are insects on your plant’s roots and in the soil, consuming all the nutrients, fertilizers and the water you feed your plants with.

Instead of getting absorbed into the soil and your plant’s roots, transferring the nutrients to where they need to go, the pests in the soil are getting and consuming them. Your plans start to rot and die. So as can be seen, your hair is the plant and the skin is the soil. An infested soil will never produce healthy plants. In order to have a healthy garden you are going to need a clean and pure scalp.

This is what Ungex does great. It decontaminates the skin of the mites resulting in a healthier skin and hair condition.

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Ungex specializes in helping to treat (Demodicosis) Demodex mites for hair and skin on people who are suffering from the demodex overpopulation. Around 65 species of Demodex are known. Two species living on humans have been identified as: 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.

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Hair Structure:

Cuticle, Cortex and Medulla:

The hair is composed of a protein called keratin. The hair itself is arranged in three layers.

Inner Layer (medulla):

Is a central zone of cells present only in large thick hair.

Middle layer (cortex):

Is the main structure of the hair shaft, cortex determines the colour and hair texture of the hair affected by chemicals (bleaching, perming and colouring).

Outer layer (cuticle):

Tiny overlapping scales to protect cortex.

Skin Structure:


Located beneath the skin surface, whereby it holds the roots of hair. In one follicle, on average, there are 2-3 strands hair and is the point from which the hair grows.

Sebaceous Gland:

Normally produces oil to moisturize the scalp. However, if the sebaceous gland is over-active, it will produce too much oil.

Blood Vessels:

Bring along the blood and nutrition to the hair roots to ensure good blood circulation, healthy and strong hair.

Dermal Papilla:

The dermal papilla is situated at the base of the hair follicle. The dermal papilla contains nerves and blood vessels which supply glucose for energy and amino acids to make keratin.

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