Thinning hair is a natural part of aging, but it can be embarrassing and affect the self-confidence of men and women suffering from the condition. There are several types of treatments for hair loss (also called alopecia), including compounded topical treatments that are tailored to the specific type of hair loss that men and women are experiencing. If you are suffering from hair loss, the team of skin and hair professionals at EsthetixMD in Bend, OR is here to help.
Compounded medication for hair loss
There are several different types of hair loss that can occur as we age, and the treatments that work best depend on which type of hair loss you are experiencing.
Androgenetic alopecia, also called AGA, is the most frequent form of hair loss that both women and men suffer from. It is what causes male-pattern baldness in men, which starts at the temples and then a receding hairline and thinning on top of the head, and in women, it can cause an overall thinning of hair. AGA worsens over time, so it is important to start treatment as early as possible if you are noticing signs of the condition.
- The topical treatment minoxidil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this kind of hair loss in both men and women, our compounded formula contains 7%.
- Women can also benefit from other topical compounded preparations, which are used to block the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a chemical in your body that has been shown to lead to hair loss
- Men can also benefit from other compounded topical preparations, which also prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT
- Recent studies have shown promise in the use of topical XoGlo with microneedling in reducing hair loss.
Patchy hair loss is another type of thinning hair, and it typically starts earlier in life. Topical immunotherapy agents are considered the most effective form of treatment for this type of hair loss.
Hair shedding can develop due to certain medications, childbirth, and certain illnesses. Vitamin D deficiency can also cause hair loss, in which case Vitamin D supplements can help. We offer these supplements for hair, skin and nail health from physician recommended brand Designs For Health.
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If your hair is thinner than it used to be and you need hair rejuvenation, we encourage you to call EsthetixMD in Bend, OR to learn about your hair loss treatment options. Our team of professionals will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your medical history with you to determine whether compounded topical medications or other options are right for you and will work with you every step of the way during your treatment process. Call us today at (541) 303-9155 to schedule an appointment!