Hair loss is a common problem with multiple causes. Fortunately, there are also multiple hair restoration treatments available at our offices in the Washington DC area.
What is Formula 82M?
Formula 82M is a prescription medication made by Bauman Medical. It is an alternative to Rogaine that contains a mixture of Minoxidol, retinoic acid and a variety of antioxidants, anti-androgens and anti-inflammatory medications. Minoxidol is a medication that was approved by the FDA 30 years ago to stimulate hair growth, and retinoic acid enables the minoxidil to penetrate more deeply into the scalp.
While Rogaine is an effective hair restoration option, it can also cause side effects like irritation, itchiness or a greasy residue that makes it difficult to style one’s hair. Formula 82M does not cause such side effects.
What is Formula 82S?
Formula 82S is a prescription medication used to promote hair growth and strengthen existing hair. It is Eco-Certified as containing wholly natural ingredients. It contains saw palmetto, the active ingredient that is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that helps reduce the production of dihydrotestosterone or DHT.
Exposure to the enzyme 5-alpha reductase within the oil glands of hair follicles converts testosterone into DHT, and DHT causes hair loss by shrinking hair follicles. Formula 82S is a 2-in-1 product and is, therefore, both a shampoo and a conditioner. As such, it also contains ingredients that clean and nourish hair. It can be used by both men and women.
What is Nutrafol®?
Nutrafol® is an oral medication that can be used to treat both men and women. It takes the form of a capsule. The medications work by reducing stress hormones and inflammation as well as poor hair health, for all three can cause hair loss. Nutrafol® is gluten-free and can, therefore, be taken by patients with sensitive stomachs.
Other Options in Hair Restoration
This is just scratching the surface when it comes to safe and effective hair restoration treatments available at ProMD Health, with offices in the Washington DC area in Arlington, Baltimore and Annapolis. You can learn more about which treatment is likely to give you the best results during a consultation with our hair restoration specialist. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started on your journey to a nice head of hair!