Nutritional Supplement in Hair Loss

Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss

The main type of hair loss in both sexes is male or female pattern hair loss (known as androgenetic alopecia) caused by an imbalance in the sex hormones or androgens in the body, sometimes associated with a hereditary or genetic predisposition to this condition

• AGA is caused by a progressive reduction in the diameter, length and pigmentation of the hair.
• Male-Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL), the hair loss typically presents itself as either a receding front hairline, loss of hair on the crown (vertex) of the scalp, or a combination of both.
• Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) typically presents as a diffuse thinning of the hair across the entire scalp.

  • Ideal oral supplement in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
  • It should help in Hair Recovery & Regrowth as a Nutritional Supplement
  • It should combine key Anti-oxidants, Anti-lnflammatory Agents & Botanical 5-a Reductase lnhibitors

Benefits of an oral supplement in Androgenetic Alopecia

It should help to restore and support thicker and faster growth of thinning hair through five key pathways:

  1. Supporting stimulation of hair growth
  2. Helping support in prevention of hair loss
  3. Nutritional support to help block DHT
  4. Delivering key antioxidants
  5. Supplying anti-inflammatory benefits

Ideal Ingredients of a hair growth supplement

Beta Sitosterol

  • Studies have shown plant phytosterols such as Beta-Sitosterol nourish and support a healthy and normal androgen sex hormone state in the body
  • They also nourish and support a more normal and healthy state of reduced inflammation

Omega 3 & 6 Fatty acids

  • Omega fatty acids are a key family of polyunsaturated fats. These are essential fats, obtained from dietary sources as body cannot synthesis in sufficient quantity
  • They help nourish and support a more normal and healthy state of reduced inflammation.
  • Inflammation is commonly associated with hair loss and other scalp disorders

Soy Isoflavones

  • Studies have shown Soy lsoflavones nourish and support a healthy and more normally balanced androgen sex hormone state in the body.
  • They provide potent antioxidant protection to help prevent oxidative stress-induced aging of the hair follicle

Melatonin

  • Melatonin is important in hair health. The anagen hair follicle (HF) produces melatonin internally.
  • Melatonin is a potent antioxidant-free radical scavenger with a capacity to help protect the follicle from effects of systemic stress.
  • Melatonin also helps nourish and support a healthy and normal androgen sex hormone state in the body.

Green Tea Extracts

  • Green Tea provides potent antioxidant protection to help prevent oxidative stress-induced aging of the hair follicle
  • It helps to reduced inflammation & balance the androgen level in body
  • Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, the main polyphenol in green tea, helps protect and stimulate the hair follicle and studies have shown it helps nourish and prolong the anagen growth phase.

Vitamin D

  •  Vitamin D pathway has been shown to regulate hair follicle biology in mammals and humans and is crucial for hair health.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased hair shedding

REFERENECE: Nichols, Anna & Hughes, Olivia & Canazza, Agnese & Zaiac, Martin. (2017). An Open-Label Evaluator Blinded Study of the Efficacy and Safety of a New Nutritional Supplement in Androgenetic Alopecia: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 10. 52-56.

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Ingrown Toe Nails-Surgical Treatment

Partial nail avulsion with phenolization is a medical procedure used to treat ingrown toenails that are recurrent or severe. It is typically performed by a dermatologist. Here’s how the procedure works:

  1. Assessment: The first step is a thorough assessment of the ingrown toenail and the surrounding area. The doctor will evaluate the severity of the ingrown nail, any signs of infection, and your overall foot health.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the toe and the area around the ingrown toenail. This ensures that you won’t feel pain during the procedure.
  3. Partial Nail Avulsion: With the toe numb, the doctor will use specialized tools to carefully remove the ingrown portion of the toenail. This often involves cutting away the edge or corner of the nail.
  4. Phenolization: After the ingrown portion of the nail is removed, phenol (a chemical compound) is applied to the exposed nail matrix or nail bed. This is done to prevent the ingrown portion of the nail from regrowing. Phenolization destroys the nail matrix cells responsible for nail growth in that specific area.
  5. Dressing and Bandaging: A sterile dressing or bandage is applied to the treated area to protect it and prevent infection.
  6. Recovery and Aftercare: This typically involves keeping the area clean, changing dressings as directed, and taking any prescribed antibiotics if an infection was present. You may need to wear open-toed or loose-fitting shoes for a period to minimize pressure on the toe.
  7. Follow-up: You’ll have a follow-up appointment with your healthcare provider to monitor the healing process.

It’s essential to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. The treated toenail may take several weeks to months to fully grow back, and it may look different than before. In some cases, complete nail regrowth may not occur.

Partial nail avulsion with phenolization is effective in preventing the recurrence of ingrown toenails in many cases. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, so it’s essential to discuss the procedure thoroughly with your healthcare provider and make an informed decision.

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