REGROW THICKER + HEALTHIER HAIR with A UNIQUE therapy at RD CLINIC
In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men’s & women’s hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, other newer treatment modalities and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable.
Remember, successful treatment of hair loss is greatly dependent on early intervention. It is critical to begin treatment with an effective product as soon as you notice the onset of hair loss.
Microneedling in androgenetic alopecia- Wonder therapy
Dr. Rachita has published a study on the effect of microneedling in androgenetic alopecia, first in humans. This study has got many accolades across the globe and now many follow this therapy. She is a pioneer in micro needling therapy. This therapy boost the response of hair loss medications and also helpful in those who do not show response to hair loss medications.
Mechanisms of Dermaroller
As one rolls the derma roller over the skin, it creates micro-channels on the skin of the scalp. Each tiny wound created by the dermaroller goes through the three classic phases of wound healing:
- Follicle differentiation
- Hair shaft & cycle regulation
- Stem cells activation
- Hair follicle neogenesis
Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation: PRP) – is the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a blood derivative containing the patient’s own platelets concentrated up to tenfold the original blood concentration. Several different growth factors and other cytokines present in platelets stimulate hair follicle. PRP serves as a safe and effective treatment option both in mens & women hair loss.
Dr Rachita Dhurat has developed a double centrifugation technique for preparation of PRP. Due to her expertise in the field of PRP preparation method, she has been invited to train dermatologists.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. In an average 3-4 sessions of PRP are required.
On December 22, 1997 the FDA approved a 1mg dose of finasteride for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in men (male pattern baldness).
Finasteride inhibits Type II 5-alpha-reductace, the enzyme that converts testosterone into a more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Finasteride is not a steroid at all. Finasteride 1 mg dose can effectively lower DHT levels by as much as 60% when taken daily. This 60% reduction in DHT has proven to stop the progression of hair loss in 86% of men taking the drug during clinical trials.
Dutasteride is more potent in inhibiting production of DHT and has shown superior efficacy than finasteride in various clinical trials. Dutasteride has been approved by Korean FDA .
Sexual adverse events of the both drugs were negligible and reversible, however sexual side effects are overrated.
Minoxidil was the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness.
While minoxidil has been clinically proven to slow the progression of hair loss and regrow some hair, most informed experts see it as a relatively marginally effective drug in the fight against hair loss.
Low light therapy (LLLT)
Low level laser light, when applied to the scalp, is one of the newest therapies to treat hair loss. It totally offers a natural method for hair treatment.
How LLLT Works?
LLLT photo-biomodulation may stimulate new hair growth. LLLT mediates new hair growth through either a direct or an indirect increase in proliferative activity within the hair follicle epithelial matrix. Evidence also points out that laser energy reverses follicular apoptosis (programmed cell death)
Physicians who use LLLT in treating androgenetic alopecia have usually found that LLLT is most effective in persons with minimal to moderate hair loss but is less effective with major hair loss. Keep in mind, responses to LLLT is somewhat unpredictable and results vary from person to person.
LLLT can be effective in treating male and female pattern hair loss when either used alone or in conjunction with other medical therapies. Physicians have observed that the overall condition and health of existing hair may be improved in a LLLT treated area, even if no new hair growth is stimulated.
LLLT has been observed to improve outcomes of hair transplantation by improving patency of grafts and speeding healing time.
LLLT Today: How Long Does Treatment Take to Be Effective?
Hand-held devices come with recommended protocols for home use. LLLT in a medical setting may require regular therapy sessions over a period of months. As with the medical treatment of androgenetic alopecia, hair restoration using LLLT is not a one-time “fix” for hair loss. It must be repeated at intervals to maintain results; medical treatment also must be maintained to retain results.
Benefits of LLLT
- Reverses & stop hair loss
- Energizes weakened hair follicles
- Increases blood flow & circulation around the hair follicles (takes away harmful waste products such as DHRT & ATP)
- Stimulates re-growth of hair
- Transform thin hair into thick hair