In some cases, we recommend topical medication, which prevents continual hair loss and baldness for men and women if used in the beginning stages of alopecia. We tell our patients to expect to wait six months before they see results, according to the regular cycle of hair follicles.
For men, we recommend Propecia (finasteride), a medication that restores their hair regrowth hormone. Glytone by Ducray (minoxidil) offers gentle hair care products for all patients to help soothe the scalp and relieve any discomfort.
When you stop taking these topical medications, the former thinning patterns will return and continue.
Help defeat hair loss with topical solutions such as specialized shampoos and stimulants. For healthy, lustrous hair you need gentle shampoos and moisturizing conditioners that cleanse without stripping and hydrate without adding excess weight. Our hair products, formulated for specific hair care needs, contain no harsh preservatives or hair-stripping cleansers.
Produced with natural botanicals and essential oils, Ducray’s gentle, safe, and effective shampoos and conditioners promote vibrant, healthy-looking hair. These anti-inflammatory hair products increase blood flow to the scalp, providing additional oxygenation and rejuvenating the hair follicles. As a result, the hair cells act younger than they are, producing healthier, thicker hair.
Topical solutions vary by patient, depending on the cause of hair loss – a chronic condition, sudden hair loss due to circumstances or stress, or devitalized hair. Chronic hair loss is one of the most common chronic conditions treated by dermatologists. Male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by a short growth stage (also known as the anagen phase).
Throughout the hair growth cycle, hair follicles fall into three main types: terminal, indeterminate, and vellus, with terminal hairs being the thickest, healthiest, and strongest. With chronic hair loss, the anagen phase gradually shortens, and terminal hairs are converted into indeterminate hairs and eventually vellus hairs.
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved component of topical hair loss treatment shampoos that stimulates oxygen and blood flow to the hair follicles. This ingredient delivers much-needed nutrients directly to the hair follicles.
Chronic hair loss in men begins at the hairline near the temples and advances to a well-defined “M” pattern. The hairline continues to recede at the crown (the top of the head) and the sides and can lead to extensive or complete baldness.
Chronic hair loss in women appears differently than male-pattern hair loss. The hair gradually thins throughout the scalp instead of in one central area. The hairline does not typically move and complete baldness is rare for women.
Alopexy is a topical hair loss solution containing minoxidil, with 2% hair regrowth treatment for women and 5% (extra strength) for men.
Many American men (about two-thirds) will see some sign of hair loss by age 35, and by age 50 most (about 85%) will have significantly thinning hair. Chronic hair loss in men should be targeted immediately by the first tell-tale signs.
After undergoing 15 years of research, Neoptide Hair Lotion by Ducray has been clinically proven to revitalize and strengthen weakened hair. Neoptide for men targets the androgenic pathway that leads to hair loss. The formula contains two innovative active ingredients that target chronic male-pattern hair loss. Peptidyl-4 brings blood to tiny blood vessels in the scalp, and monolaurin controls the enzyme that causes hair loss. The two work together to regulate hair follicle cell renewal.
Results can appear as early as in 6 weeks. During clinical trials, 90% men claimed to see visible improvement on thinning hair, and 97% observed stronger, more supple hair.
Chronic hair loss for women, although less common than for men, affects about one-third of women aged 40 and up. Women experience gradual hair loss diffused throughout their scalp and the anagen phase may cease completely. Women are affected socially, psychologically, and aesthetically when they see their hair thinning.
Neoptide Hair Lotion by Ducray revitalizes women’s existing hair. This stimulating lotion restrains hair loss and promotes hair growth by targeting the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. According to clinical studies, 86% of women saw their hair loss reduced and 92% had a dermatologist confirm significant improvement.
Some people experience sudden hair loss, or “stress sheds,” which is the body’s response to various circumstances, such as childbirth, stress, changing seasons, an unbalanced diet, post-surgery, emotional distress, and/or illness. Sudden hair loss usually starts about 4 months after the triggering event and can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
During the hair growth cycle, hairs grow for a few years, rest for a few months, shed, and the process begins again. Telogen represents the resting phase of hair follicles. Occasionally, stress or other factors prompt hair roots to enter the telogen phase prematurely, a condition called telogen effluvium that can be either a chronic or acute condition.
Ducray’s Creastim hair lotion is a 100% original formula that reduces temporary hair loss by reactivating the hair growth stage. Visible results of improved density, vitality, and strength appear in as early as one month.
Regardless of the cause of hair loss, all patients should have a complimentary hair care regime to promote optimal health for their hair and scalp. The scalp must be prepared to reactivate its vital function. The first step is choosing a shampoo that strengthens devitalized hair.
Anaphase Stimulating Cream Shampoo, a mineral-fortified shampoo, safely cleanses the hair and readies the scalp for hair loss treatment. It restores vitality and strength to your hair and can be used as often as necessary, making it the perfect compliment to hair loss treatments.
Anaphase Cream Shampoo can also be used by anyone concerned about their hair, independent of other hair loss treatments.
Anacaps dietary supplements nourish hair and nails by promoting strength and healing. These essential nutrients are a source of cysteine and methionine, which are responsible for improving hair growth.
The most effective way to target hair loss is to use several different tactics simultaneously. For example, Minoxidil works differently than Neoptide or Creastim; each product targets different pathways of hair loss. Patients can use a complete hair loss regime composed of more than one of these solutions.