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 Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss

Why both men and women lose hair?

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The health of your patients’ hair reflects the body’s nutritional and hormonal balance. As we age, it can become more difficult to maintain therapeutic levels of the hormones and nutrients that promote vitality inside and out. Aging alone isn’t the only culprit behind alopecia. Factors impacting hair quality and quantity are varied and all should be considered to best support your therapy goals. Whether accelerating hair loss is happening or hair thinning is a concern, targeted therapies are waiting for you. Root causes vary from person to person. Individuals with inflammatory and circulatory conditions, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, or even high stress levels, can experience significant hair loss.

Levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can affect the hair cycle. While androgens like testosterone can inhibit hair follicles, hormones like estrogen and progesterone appear to have a nourishing, protective effect. Declining estrogen during menopause may be associated with thinner, drier hair.

Available Topical Hair Options........

Our topical hair formulations are available as solutions. Pinpointing a formulation that easily fits into your patients’ daily routine can be challenging, and hair solutions can be a seamless addition. Consistent application is important for results. Once daily or twice daily dosing provides your patients’ hair and scalp with the necessary attention typically required for improvement they can see and feel. These formulations are designed to sit for longer periods of time to better penetrate the hair follicles and scalp tissue. Solutions are a denser hair product and may feel slightly heavier than foam.

Hair-Scalp Solutions 

  • Finasteride can block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a potent androgen. High levels of DHT in the scalp and serum can be associated with hair thinning and loss.
  • Minoxidil, as a vasodilator, may accelerate hair growth by awakening hair follicles from a resting state into a growth phase. When combined with other hair health agents like finasteride/dutasteride and tretinoin, it has the potential for greater impact.
  • Tretinoin may improve cell turnover and promote a healthy scalp. When formulated with minoxidil, it may help the minoxidil penetrate tissues more thoroughly.
  • Latanoprost appears to stimulate hair follicles, but the mechanism isn’t fully understood. The medication mimics natural prostaglandin, which has been known to modulate hair growth.
  • Ketoconazole is an antifungal that can address dandruff and dermatitis by attacking fungi and yeast growth on scalp tissue. Can use formulation without this. 

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