HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS
Hair loss affects many people. Young, old, male, female. There are a varitey of reaons people lose hair or have thinning hair. Dr Castello and Erin Valentino PA-C will work with you to determine the most likely cause of your hair loss and develop a treatment plan to help prevent further loss and help regrow your hair.
Hair Loss Treatments
Male and Female Pattern Baldness is caused from an androgenic hormone (DHT) attacking hair follices. In order to treat this type of hair loss, medications that reduce the amount of DHT can be used to restore healthy hair follicles.
Finasteride and Avodart are commonly used in male patterned baldness.
Spirinolactone is commonly used to treat female patterned bladness.
Androgen-Independent Oral Treatment
Male and Female Pattern Baldness can also be treated with an oral medication called Minoxidil, which does not affect DHT levels. Minoxidil increases blood flow to follicles, providing them with a more favorable enviornment for growth.
Androgen-Independent Topical Treatments
Topical treatments can treat male and female patterned baldness, as well as other forms of hair loss.
This is a customized compounded prescription solution that contains the FDA-approved hair growth medication Minoxidil, Retinoic Acid for enhanced penetration, and a sophisticated blend of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-androgen and other ingredients in a propylene glycol-free base. Created using a well-researched proprietary process, Formula 82M offers more powerful penetration of minoxidil in a non-greasy, user-friendly, stable formula for men and women.
This topical shampoo decreases inflammation on the scalp and provides a more favorable environment for hair growth.
Injections are used mainly for distinct bald patches and injected directly into the area of hair loss.
Nutrition and Stress
Vitamin deficiencies, poor nutrition, and stress can all contribute to hair loss. Correcting vitamin deficients, improving nutrition, and stress management can improve hair growth.