Hair Loss 

Hair loss is often regarded as an issue that affects only men, but that's not the case. About 30% of all women experience hair loss - and that rate increases dramatically for women over 50. But despite those high numbers, hair loss can often feel embarrassing and isolating for women. The majority of women notice a change in their hair beginning in their late 40's.  Overall thinning, widening of the part and noticeable amounts of hair in the shower and in their hair brush. 

Finding the cause of hair loss can be complex because there are so many factors that could trigger hair loss in women. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Genetics
  • Poor nutrition
  • Physical and emotional stress
  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Medications
  • Hormonal changes

The first step to addressing your hair loss is to identify its cause. At Optimal Hormones & Wellness, it all begins with a confidential consultation. You will meet with a provider who will work with you to evaluate your hair loss condition and determine whether it is related to genetics or your overall health. Based on the findings, we will create a customized treatment plan which may include topicals, non invasive treatments or a combination. There are many options out there for treatment, and we will help you determine which plan will work best for you. 

Research shows that, through proper education and timely intervention, women's hair loss can be postponed and - in some cases - reversed. With such a wide range of causes and risk factors, hair loss can often be prevented and treated by both non-surgical and surgical options.

Hair Loss Treatments Options

Formula 82M

Driven by more than 20 years of research and development by leading dermatologists, biochemists, pharmacists and hair restoration experts, Formula 82M is a uniquely engineered formulation created to promote scalp health and restore hair follicles to normal function. Formula 82M combines the latest proven ingredients, such as Minoxidil, Retinoic Acid & Vitamin E, along with proprietary ingredients, in a stable, nonsticky, and non-irritating base. The uniquely designed formulation found in 82M decreases hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Ask your provider if Formula 82M is the right hair loss treatment for you.

Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is a safe, effective, and natural treatment option for hair loss that's gaining popularity with professionals and the public. Backed by a strong base of peer-reviewed clinical research, red light treatments have increased hair count, hair density, and hair thickness for men and women alike. 

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person's blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.

PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.

PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s. It's been used for problems such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles as well as anti-aging of the skin.

PDO Gro

PDOgro is a procedure using Polydioxanone Threads for Hair Regrowth - PDO is a known absorbable FDA-cleared synthetic suture and surgical scaffold material that stimulates endogenous collagen production, elastin, hyaluronic acid as well as activates fibroblasts. PDO (polydioxanone) threads have been used in aesthetic medicine for years for rejuvenation of skin, skin tightening, skin lifting, and wrinkle reduction. Hair regrowth in patients with hair loss from androgenetic alopecia has been observed in patients who had PDO threads inserted into their scalps.  Non-surgical application of PDO threads into the scalp is a relatively safe and comfortable out-patient procedure with no downtime or aftercare.