Successful treatment of hair loss is greatly dependant on early intervention and using a product that targets the underlying cause of thinning hair. Hair loss may be caused by many factors including genetics, stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid dysfunction and nutrient deficiencies.
Elevated levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can also contribute to hair loss. DHT is a derivative of testosterone which causes the hair follicles to shrink leading to finer hair production and eventual hair loss. Elevated levels of DHT are a common cause of hair loss in men, as men have higher levels of testosterone; however, elevated levels of DHT can also contribute to hair loss in women.
Numerous hair loss medications and supplements are available to help stop hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. The following is a list of medications and supplements available at Asim Medical that can be used as stand-along treatment, or in conjunction with other hair restoration therapies and procedures.
Finasteride (Propercia) is an oral medication used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). Finasteride is a FDA approved drug approved for use in men suffering from hair loss. Finasteride works by inhibiting 5 alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT.
When taken orally, Finasteride can effectively lower DHT levels in the scalp by as much as 60%. DHT shrinks the hair follicles which eventually causes baldness. In clinical trials, 65% of male study participants using Finasteride demonstrated a substantial increase in hair growth by the end of the study. The American Hair Association recommends Finasteride as the first line of attack for all men interested in treating hair loss.
Asim Medical offers an oral compounded Finasteride blend that contains pharmacy-compounded finasteride PLUS a sophisticated blend of standardized, hair-healthy organic herbs and nutrients including biotin, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), horsetail extract, nettle Leaf, astragalus, Poria cocos, and Rehmannia in a convenient daily oral capsule for maximum hair regrowth. Finasteride is available for use only in men.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a topical solution, or foam, approved by the FDA to treat hair loss in men and women.
Minoxidil belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators which cause the blood vessels to dilate. While the exact mechanism of action of Minoxidil is not known, it is used to stimulate hair growth and slow balding.
For best results, Minoxidil should be applied to the scalp twice per day. Hair growth with Minoxidil usually occurs after several months of use and lasts only as long as the topical medication is used.
Asim Medical offers Minoxidil as 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 ingredients in a propylene glycol-free base.
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a plant with small berries that has been used by Native Americans as medicine for hundreds of years. Research on Saw palmetto has shown that the plant supports hair growth by blocking 5 alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. By decreasing DHT levels, saw palmetto has been recognized as a natural treatment for hair loss, as well as other conditions caused by male hormone imbalances, such as prostate enlargement.
Saw palmetto is safe for use in men and women and may be integrated into any hair loss regimen to help stop the progression of hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.
Orlando's #1 hair loss clinic, Asim Medical offers numerous treatment options, including hair loss medications and supplements. Dr. Rahman - a Board Certified Regenerative Medicine Physician - offers comprehensive hair loss evaluations and treatment plans which are customized to address each patient’s unique needs.