Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing chronic hair loss. There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. Men and women under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can cause hair loss as well. That said, it’s actually very common for women and men’s hair to thin as the years go by.
Luckily, most causes of hair loss can be stopped or treated. Should you be experiencing hair loss, we are happy to consult with you to discuss some of the cutting edge options we offer at Torrey Pines Dermatology.
Topically speaking, there are only a few products that are actually proven to work on increasing both number and thickness of hairs on the scalp.
1)Avene “Trio”: this is the product line we swear by at TPD to stimulate hair growth. Within the system there are three components:
- Revitalizing Cream Shampoo– Revitalize your hair’s health with ANAPHASE Cream Shampoo. This stimulating shampoo is the perfect complement for anti-hair loss treatments. It restores volume and vigor to thinning, fine or weak hair. With an original formula containing the vitamin complex Tocopherol Nicotinate and Ruscus, it gently cleanses and nourishes devitalized hair. The smooth, creamy texture aids microcirculation of the scalp. Use as often as needed.
- Hair Loss Lotion– With a proprietary blend of vitamin B3, amino acids and botanicals, NEOPTIDE nourishes and supports devitalized, thinning hair. The association of Neoruscine, Nicotinamide, and GP4G facilitates optimal nutritional exchange in the hair bulb and provides an energy-activating role. Hair is stimulated, thus reducing the appearance of hair loss and simultaneously boosting hair mass. The light texture of NEOPTIDE is easily absorbed and enables daily use without greasing hair.
- Dietary Supplement– ANACAPS Dietary Supplement is a complete treatment that will nourish and strengthen hair and nails. Thanks to an original formula, ANACAPS gives the hair bulb and nail matrix the essential nutrients and antioxidants needed to re-energize and revitalize the hair and nails.
2) Minoxidil 5% foam or solution (also known as Rogaine): this product has been on the market for years and consistently helps patients with hair thickening and hair growth when used for 6-12 months or longer. When used in conjunction with our new CosmoPen microneedling procedure, we can stimulate hair growth much faster and more effectively. With microneedling patients are able to absorb about 80 percent of topical products in the skin, whereas patients who haven’t had CosmoPen Microneedling absorb only 3 percent. Thus minoxidil gets to the “root” of the problem right away and begins encouraging hair growth much faster than when simply applied to an untreated scalp.
We hope you will come see us at Torrey Pines Dermatology so we can help you reach your hair growth goals!