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Compounding for Hair Loss

Hair loss and thinning can be a difficult diagnosis for men and women. We create custom non-surgical solutions backed by science to support all patient needs.

Prescribed solutions for men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning requires compounded solutions to address the complex biology of the hair follicle in a way that over-the-counter medications cannot.

The treatment involves more than two dozen variables that need to be addressed with the highest-quality and most potent APIs to achieve successful outcomes.

  • Stem cell stimulation
  • Opening ion channels within cells
  • Suppression of dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • The exertion of antioxidant effects
  • Extension of anagen growth phase
  • Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor
  • Blockade of chronic inflammation

Custom-Made Compounded Medications for Hair Loss

Our easy-to-use formulas integrate easily into daily routines and address these variables by offering a prescriber the ability to formulate a multi-phasic compound with ingredients such as:

Minoxidil (various strengths for men and women)

An antihypertensive vasodilator medication that can slow and stop hair loss and stimulate new growth. The only FDA-approved ingredient to treat hair loss and thinning. Known commercially as Rogaine. Can be formulated at dosages that are prescription-strength (5% and above).1

Finasteride

Applied topically, finasteride yields results comparable to oral administration but without the sexual side effects.2

Estradiol and progesterone

Endogenous sex hormones that play a key role in hair loss.3

Fluocinolone

A topical steroid used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, which can impact the thickness and fullness of hair.4

Retinoic acid

Topical application of all-trans retinoic acid (tretinoin) has been shown to promote hair growth, especially when combined with minoxidil.5,6

Biotin and saw palmetto

Some small studies have shown that saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) may reduce hair loss.7,8 A combined treatment of biotin and saw palmetto has been clinically shown to decrease hair loss in both men and women.9

Proprietary biopeptide blend

Peptides have various benefits for promoting hair growth and color. GHK-Cu has been shown to increase hair follicle size,10 while Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-20 has been shown to prevent the premature graying of hair.11

References

1. Goren A, Naccarato T. Minoxidil in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Dermatol Ther. 2018;31(5). doi:10.1111/DTH.12686
2. Lee SW, Juhasz M, Mobasher P, Ekelem C, Mesinkovska NA. A Systematic Review of Topical Finasteride in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(4):457. Accessed September 12, 2022. /pmc/articles/PMC6609098/
3. Grymowicz M, Rudnicka E, Podfigurna A, et al. Hormonal Effects on Hair Follicles. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(15):1-13. doi:10.3390/IJMS21155342
4. Pascher F, Kurtin S, Andrade R. Assay of 0.2 % Fluocinolone Acetonide Cream for Alopecia Areata and Totalis. Dermatology. 1970;141(3):193-202. doi:10.1159/000252466
5. Oh SK, Hyun KP, Youn JO, et al. Promotive Effect of Minoxidil Combined with All-trans Retinoic Acid (tretinoin) on Human Hair Growth in Vitro. J Korean Med Sci. 2007;22(2):283. doi:10.3346/JKMS.2007.22.2.283
6. Sharma A, Goren A, Dhurat R, et al. Tretinoin enhances minoxidil response in androgenetic alopecia patients by upregulating follicular sulfotransferase enzymes. Dermatol Ther. 2019;32(3):e12915. doi:10.1111/DTH.12915
7. Prager N, Bickett K, French N, Marcovici G. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. J Altern Complement Med. 2002;8(2):143-152. doi:10.1089/ACM.2002.8.143
8. Rossp A, Marp E, Scarn02 M, et al. COMPARITIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF FINASTERIDE vs SERENOA REPENS IN MALE ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA: A TWO-YEAR STUDY. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2012;25(4):1167-1173.
9. Narda M, Aladren S, Cestone E, Nobile V. Efficacy and Safety of a Food Supplement Containing L-cystine, Serenoa repens Extract and Biotin for Hair Loss in Healthy Males and Females. A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Clinical Trial. J Cosmetol Trichology. 2017;3(3):1-8. doi:10.4172/2471-9323.1000127
10. Pickart L. The human tri-peptide GHK and tissue remodeling. https://doi.org/101163/156856208784909435. 2012;19(8):969-988. doi:10.1163/156856208784909435
11. Scalvino SA, Chapelle A, Hajem N, et al. Efficacy of an agonist of α-MSH, the palmitoyl tetrapeptide-20, in hair pigmentation. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2018;40(5):516-524. doi:10.1111/ICS.12494

Please note: all compounds require a valid, patient-specific prescription

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