While we can all agree there’s more to beauty than meets the eye, it doesn’t stop us from coveting a beautiful, healthy mane. And if we start losing our hair—like one in four women and one in two men will in their lifetimes—it can be devastating to our self-esteem. Watching our hair thin in our 20s, 30s and 40s can make us look (and feel) old before our time and helpless to stop it.
Serenity MedSpa is thrilled to be one of the first in the Bay Area to offer our clients Nutrafol. It’s unlike any other hair supplement on the market because it takes a multi-tiered approach to reversing hair loss.
Reasons for hair loss can be complicated, stemming from a host of potential internal and external factors. Americans spend 3.5 billion dollars a year to treat hair loss, yet many treatment options have underwhelming results, leaving sufferers feeling frustrated and hopeless to do anything to stop their hair from literally going down the drain. It turns out, there’s much more at play than DNA.
New science shows that inflammation—which can lead to the miniaturization of hair follicles and weaker hair—and oxidative stress—the inability to counteract the harmful effects of free radicals— are at the root of hair loss.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of the male hormone testosterone, is the enemy of hair follicles on the head for both men and women. Scientists now believe that it’s not the amount of circulating testosterone that’s the problem, but the level of DHT binding to receptors in scalp follicles. DHT shrinks hair follicles, making it impossible for healthy hair to survive.
Nutrafol’s two unique formulas—one for men and one for women—go beyond traditional vitamins to support all four stages of hair growth, resulting in healthier, shinier, thicker hair. They actively get to the root of stress and hormonal imbalance with natural DHT inhibitors (including saw palmetto), adaptogens (including aswaghanda) and ingredients that lower inflammation (including curcumin) to create a healthier environment for follicles to remain in the anagen (or growth) phase.
Nutrafol has four distinct goals:
- Rebalance: reduce cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone)
- Repair: support healthy hair follicles by reducing inflammation
- Revitalize: increase scalp circulation to wake up dormant follicles
- Regrow: create fuller, healthier hair
Many of our clients report a positive change in their hair after the first month of regular use. Because the typical hair cycle is about three months, we recommend that you take Nutrafol for at least three to six months before assessing your results.
Depending on the current state of your hair and the reason(s) for your hair loss, we may recommend combinging Nutrafol with other therapies, including the Theradome Laser Helmet (an at-home Low-Level-Light Therapy (LLLT) device) and ACell + PRP Hair Regrowth Therapy. We also offer trichoscopy reports so you can accurately see and measure your before-and-after results.
Not sure where to begin? Call (415) 781-9200 to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Lisa Kang. She’ll help you determine your best hair loss treatment plan so you can reclaim healthy hair from the inside out. Your follicles will thank you.