With Dr. Jesse E. Smith, MD, FACS, our clinic provides comprehensive, non-surgical solutions for hair loss. Utilizing the latest advancements in genetic testing, we understand that each individual is unique and therefore, requires a personalized treatment plan that considers their specific genetic and nutritional profile.
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy (RLT) is a gentle, non-invasive procedure we offer, which uses low-level red light to stimulate hair follicles’ activity. This therapy boosts cellular metabolism in the scalp, promoting a healthier hair growth environment.
For those people who live far away or do not have time to receive red light therapy on a weekly basis in clinic, medical grade devices are available through Dr. Smith that can be used at home or on the go.
Prescription Medications and Substances
Our hair restoration services incorporate various groups of prescription medications and substances that work in different ways to combat hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
Prostaglandins are lipid compounds that play crucial roles in various biological functions. Some prostaglandins are involved in the hair growth cycle. Medications like Latanoprost Fagran, Cetirizine Hcl, and Minoxidil have been found to enhance hair growth by prolonging the growth phase of the hair cycle, leading to longer, denser hair.
Substances like Spironolactone, Melatonin, Dutasteride, and Finasteride counteract the effects of androgens, male hormones that can contribute to hair loss. They inhibit the conversion of testosterone into DHT, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles, thus slowing or even reversing hair thinning and loss.
Melatonin demonstrates a promising role in hair restoration through a two-fold process. A recent study has highlighted these beneficial impacts:
- Protection of Hair Follicles: Oxidative stress, triggered by factors like pollution, UV radiation, and smoking, is known to exacerbate hair loss. As a potent antioxidant, melatonin can combat this oxidative stress. The presence of melatonin receptors in hair follicles underscores this hormone’s significant influence on the hair growth cycle. Laboratory tests have revealed that applying melatonin topically can extend the anagen or growth phase and stimulate faster hair growth.
- Stimulation of Hair Cell Growth: The same study examined participants post-treatment at intervals of three and six months. Over half of the individuals reported reduced hair loss and improved hair density. After a period of 90 days, nearly one-fourth of the participants observed hair re-growth. These results echo the findings of a previous study conducted in 2004. Here, participants facing hair loss applied a melatonin solution daily, resulting in an increased quantity of hair in the anagen or growth stage.
Good scalp circulation is essential for providing nutrients to the hair follicles and removing waste products. Substances like L-carnitine L-tartrate, Arginine, and Caffeine help enhance scalp circulation, thus promoting a healthy hair growth environment.
Collagen Synthesis Stimulator
Cystine is an amino acid involved in the synthesis of collagen, a key structural protein in hair. By increasing the levels of collagen, Cystine can help strengthen the hair shaft and improve hair health.
Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements
Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining hair health. Through genetic testing, we provide personalized guidance on the intake of essential vitamins and minerals that significantly influence hair health.
Vitamin A plays a dual role in hair health as it aids in forming and maintaining healthy tissues, but excessive intake can cause scalp oil issues leading to hair shedding. It is vital to maintain the correct balance of this vitamin.
The B-complex vitamins – B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folate), and B12 – play crucial roles in hair health. Thiamine (B1) assists the body cells in energy conversion, crucial for maintaining hair vitality. Riboflavin (B2) supports the growth of hair and red blood cell production. Niacin (B3) aids in nourishing the scalp and promoting healthy hair. Pantothenic acid (B5) helps nourish hair follicles. Pyridoxine (B6) is vital in creating melanin, which gives hair its color. Biotin (B7) promotes rapid hair growth and healthier, thicker hair, particularly significant as Biotin deficiencies can result in hair shedding. Folate (B9) aids in the production of DNA, which controls tissue growth including hair. Vitamin B12 helps in hair growth by assisting in the production of red blood cells.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is crucial for several bodily functions like producing neurotransmitters, protein metabolism, and particularly supporting collagen synthesis, a key component in keratin creation.
Vitamin D helps absorb calcium for the normal development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to telogen effluvium, a hair loss condition.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol), an antioxidant, assists in red blood cell formation, and its antioxidant compounds play a significant role in hair growth and maintenance.
Vitamin K is vital for blood coagulation and may be crucial for bone health.
Iron is an essential mineral that plays a pivotal role in hair health. Iron produces hemoglobin, a protein in your red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to the organs and tissues. Adequate iron levels ensure that the scalp and hair follicles receive enough oxygen, fostering a conducive environment for healthy hair growth. Iron deficiency, which can result in anemia, often leads to hair loss.
Zinc is a crucial mineral necessary for hair tissue growth and repair. It also helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working correctly. Insufficient levels of zinc in your diet can lead to hair loss.
Magnesium and Calcium also contribute to promoting healthy hair, aiding in the creation of enzymes and hormones that play crucial roles in hair growth.
Keratin, a protein that forms cells inside and outside the body, including your hair, can be boosted by supplements to promote healthy hair growth and prevent some forms of hair loss.
With a focus on personalization, we ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatment designed specifically for them, thereby effectively treating and managing hair loss.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Smith and his team are committed to helping patients restore their hair and self-confidence. Our non-surgical hair restoration services provide the most effective solutions tailored to each individual’s unique needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey towards healthier, fuller hair.