Hair Loss Treatment

Thinning hair is a relatively common issue that can impact just about anyone, but as is often the case with health concerns that affect appearance, many people with thinning hair are embarrassed or ashamed of their condition. First and foremost, hair loss or thinning isn’t anything to be ashamed of, and for many people, thinning hair is treatable with a simple oral supplement or topical treatment. In this blog, we’ll review some of the common causes of hair loss and the most recommended treatment options.

Hair Loss Treatment – Which is right for you?

Following hair loss, there are many treatment options available to help you restore a full, healthy head of hair. While it may seem like an odd choice, dermatologists can be key medical practitioners to include in your support network as you work to regrow hair. Hair grows out of the skin, and dermatologists have the necessary expertise to understand why hair grows, becomes thin, or falls out. Working with a dermatologist, you can pinpoint the underlying causes of hair thinning and create a plan to reverse hair loss.

Below, we’ve outlined some of the most commonly recommended treatments for hair loss including:

  • Rogaine/Minoxidil – a foaming liquid medication applied directly to the scalp that will improve hair fullness with continual usage.
  • Propecia/Finasteride – a prescription oral medication that increases hair thickness with continual usage.
  • Microneedling – a dermatologic treatment that involves using a device with numerous, small needles to make microscopic injuries in the skin. As the skin heals from the micro-injuries, new hair growth may be stimulated. It offers some regrowth on its own as well as improving the results of other hair thinning treatments.
  • Platelet-Rich plasma treatment – this procedure utilizes the body’s natural blood platelets to restore health and vitality, stimulating hair growth. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with other supplements or treatments.
  • Hair transplants – usually considered a last resort, hair transplants require the surgical transplantation of hair from one part of the scalp to another.

Are you a candidate?

In order to determine which hair loss treatment you are a candidate for, you need to uncover the underlying cause of your thinning hair. Some of the main types of hair loss include:

  • Hair treatments – dyes, perms, relaxers, and other chemical hair treatments can cause hair loss or thinning. Additionally, overuse of some haircare products like sprays and gels can cause hair thinning.
  • Hairstyles – wearing hair in tight braids, ponytails, or other styles repeatedly can place pressure on the hair follicle, leading to patches of thinning hair over time.
  • Poor nutrition – it’s important to consume adequate nutrients for hair growth, including folic acid and iron. If you don’t receive adequate levels of these nutrients from your diet or through taking supplements, the follicle may fail to produce hair.
  • Age – as we grow older, our cells don’t regenerate as quickly. Skin becomes thinner, collagen production slows, and hair follicles become weaker. All of this combines to increase the risk of hair loss and thinning.
  • Stress – chronic stress increases the production of cortisol, which can trigger telogen effluvium, a condition that causes hair to fall out and delays regrowth.
  • Hormonal shifts – pregnancy, menopause, and other hormonal shifts can also lead to hair loss caused by telogen effluvium.
  • Genetic hair loss – sometimes referred to as androgenetic alopecia and male or female-pattern baldness, genetic hair loss is very common. If you have one or more family members with hair thinning or baldness, you are significantly more likely to develop this condition.
  • Alopecia areata – this condition can be developed by anyone, but it may be related to certain medical conditions, immunological disorders, or medications.

Hair loss caused by stress, poor nutrition, and hormonal imbalance can often be corrected by addressing these underlying issues. Other types of hair loss may be responsive to the treatments outlined above or by using the dermatologist-developed skincare products described in the next section.

Hair Loss Products

In addition to the hair loss treatment options described above, there are numerous hair loss products and supplements that can be incorporated into your self-care routine to promote hair health and growth. Some of these dermatologist-recommended treatment options include:

Nutrafol Women’s Balance

Stress, hormonal fluctuation, changes in metabolism, and other factors can lead to hair loss in women. Nutrafol Women’s Balance is a supplement that helps to improve hair thickness and health. It also relieves stress and improves sleep. Nutrafol Women’s Balance can also help alleviate hot flashes for women in menopause.

Nutrafol Women

Another supplement to support hair health and regrowth is the Nutrafol Women original formulation. This product contains natural, drug-free ingredients that deliver healthier-looking and feeling hair.

Nutrafol Men

In addition to their women’s formulations, Nutrafol also provides supplements formulated specifically for men and the underlying causes of hair loss in men. Nutrafol Men contains 21 unique, all-natural ingredients to address the underlying causes of hair loss. In addition to stimulating hair regrowth, Nutrafol Men also improves sleep, increases energy, stabilizes mood, and increases sex drive.

Nutrafol Growth Activator

Nutrafol Growth Activator is a fast-absorbing hair serum that stimulates hair growth on its own or in conjunction with Nutrafol supplements. This hair growth serum uses Ashwagandha Exomes to activate hair growth in as little as 90 days.

Nutrafol Root Purifier Shampoo

To boost the results of other Nutrafol products, you may want to cleanse your hair and scalp with Nutrafol Root Purifier Shampoo. This product balances the pH of the scalp and restores the microbiome, making it easier for strong, healthy hair to grow.

Nutrafol Strand Defender Conditioner

In combination with the Nutrafol Root Purifier Shampoo, the Nutrafol Strand Defender Conditioner hydrates the scalp and improves the elasticity and strength of hair as it grows in.

Nutrafol Collagen Infusion

For those combating age-related hair loss, the Nutrafol Collagen Infusion supplement supports the body’s natural ability to regrow stronger, healthier hair. It prevents and reverses signs of scalp aging like thinning skin and creates a healthier scalp for better hair growth and reduced hair breakage and shedding.

Revitalash Thickening Shampoo

Another great shampoo for those struggling with thinning hair is the Revitalash Thickening Shampoo. Revitalash developed a full line of products geared toward supporting hair regrowth and health. The shampoo cleanses hair and protects the scalp from damaging environmental factors like pollutants and sun exposure.

Revitalash Thickening Conditioner

Best when used in combination with the shampoo, the Revitalash Thickening Conditioner delivers scalp protection and promotes hair regrowth. Additionally, it helps to hydrate the scalp and keep the new hair thicker and healthier, reducing or eliminating hair splitting and breakage.

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner & Serum

While most hair regrowth products focus on the hair growing on the head, that’s not the only area that can be impacted by hair loss. The eyelashes may also fall out or become thin or weak. If you want thick, full eyelashes, it’s time to incorporate the Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner & Serum into your skincare routine to protect against eyelash breakage and improve the health and flexibility of eyelashes.

Revitalash Double-Ended Volume Set

If you’re a fan of streamlining skincare and cosmetics routines, the Revitalash Doubled-Ended Volume Set should be in your makeup bag. This product combines a lash primer and mascara that contains the patented Revitalash volumizing formula. It’s a two-step system to add volume to eyelashes as you’re applying cosmetics.

Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner & Serum

In addition to the eyelashes, the eyebrows can also become thin or fall out. The Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner & Serum helps to prevent eyebrow hair loss caused by environmental factors like stress or sun damage.

Want to Learn More About Hair & Skin Products?

Whether you’re looking to regrow your hair or improve skin health, the DermSkincare team has you covered. We offer a wide range of skincare products to help you look and feel your very best.