Hair loss can have a strong emotional impact on both men and women, affecting self-esteem, confidence and quality of life. Autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, anemia, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy, severe stress, hormonal changes, chemotherapy agents, medications, and even hair styling practices can all result in hair loss.
Hair loss in women can be a complex disorder, with many contributing factors, including hormonal changes, genetics, and aging. Hair loss in men typically begins with recession at the top of the head or the anterior hairline. Primary causes of male hair loss are hormone shifts and genetics.
For both men and women, once the diagnosis is made, the first line of treatment typically is topical minoxidil (Rogaine) to stimulate growth at the level of the follicle and/or oral medications that block the hormone associated with hair loss. Additional treatments for hair loss depend on the cause, and a thorough evaluation is key to optimizing your outcome.
Types of hair loss include:
Androgenetic Alopecia: commonly known as Male Pattern/Female Pattern Baldness. It is the most common type of hair loss and is hereditary.
Telogen Effluvium: this type of hair loss usually occurs after a major medical condition event, such as pregnancy, major weight loss, or illness. Vitamin or mineral deficiency can also be a cause. It is usually temporary.
Anagen Effluvium: hair loss resulting from chemotherapy
Alopecia Areata: an autoimmune response resulting in hair loss
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia: hair loss resulting from certain styling techniques and products. The resulting inflammation can cause scarring of the hair follicle.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a hair loss treatment involving the injection of high concentrations of the body’s own platelets surrounded in its own plasma into the scalp. Plasma is the liquid component of the blood that carries platelets; platelets are responsible for healing in the body.
We will draws an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test. Then, the blood is placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. This platelet-rich plasma is then activated to release growth factors and signaling proteins. When injected into the scalp, blood flow is increased to the hair follicles, the growth of new follicles is stimulated, and the active/growth phase of the hair cycle is lengthened.
Since the Platelet-Rich Plasma is processed from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Nevertheless, before any treatment, disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs and supplements) to your provider.
Stress, genetics, diet, and environmental toxins can all compromise the health of your hair. Nutrafol supplements work to improve hair from within, using 100% drug-free botanical ingredients known as nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals are medical-grade, standardized, bio-optimized botanical ingredients: “Nutrient” (nourishing component) plus “pharmaceutical-grade” (bioactive) = “Nutraceutical”.
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REVIAN Red Cap
The REVIAN Red Cap is an innovative medical device used to reverse hair loss in men and women. REVIAN’s Modulated Light Therapy (MLT) utilizes proprietary wavelengths of LED light to unlock the body’s natural reserves of nitric oxide. This increases local blood flow, reduces inflammation, and boosts the nutrients to your follicles resulting in new hair growth. It also inhibits the production of DHT, the main culprit for most hair loss.
The device should be worn for 10 minutes a day. Click here to purchase and use DLC’s discount code: DLCHAIR for $50 off.
A study in The Journal of The North American Menopause Society on female pattern hair loss in postmenopausal women.
Clinical Results Indicate that REVIAN® RED May Serve as a Treatment for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) in African American Women.