Hormone Optimization - Hair

Hormone Optimization for Hair Regrowth

Recent statistics show that up to 80% of women suffer from hormonal imbalance at some point in their lives! Men face similar problems – by the age of 40, most men have only half the level of growth hormones that they had when they were in their 20’s. By the age of 80, that level has usually fallen to around 5%! Hormonal decline is responsible for a lot of the unwanted age-related changes & physical decline that we face as we get older, so finding ways to optimize hormones remains one of the Doctors Studio’s primary goals.

One of the most common side-effects of hormonal imbalance & sub-optimized hormone levels that we see in men – & women  – is hair loss. Losing hair, bald patches, & receding hairlines can cause great distress, stripping us of our feelings of virility, youth & attractiveness. Currently, around 50 million men and 30 million women in the USA are experiencing the stress & anxiety of hair loss. 

If you consider yourself to be part of that statistic, you’ve come to the right place!

How Do Hormones Affect My Hair?

This morning, did you find yourself staring into the bathroom mirror & wondering where your thick, glossy went?

If so, you are not alone. Hair loss is just one common symptom of a hormonal imbalance. At the Doctors Studio, we are specialists in the treatment of hormones. and we know exactly what we need to do to get you back on track as quickly as possible when it comes to regenerating & rejuvenating hair growth. Read on to find out more about our winning strategy for helping you to restore thicker, fuller hair!

Testing, Treating & Optimizing

The art of hormone management really comes into play at the Doctors Studio. We have over  13 years of clinically relevant experience & we know that when it comes to hormone balance, hormone replacement, and the monitoring of hormonal therapy interventions, you are UNIQUE and should be treated as such! 

What needs to be stimulated in order to get your own manufacture of hormones going?” – Dr. Lisbeth Roy

We know that andropause and menopause & a whole host of dysfunctions, age-related variables, stress, & other factors can impact your hormones – and your hair – in a major way. That is why, alongside a comprehensive medical history & consultation, we test a wide range of hormone levels to find out if a hormone imbalance lies at the root of your hair loss issues. We then engage in medically-based, progressive, next-gen treatments & therapies to rebalance & optimize your hormonal balance & restore your hair to its former glory!

Hair loss is usually endocrinological – which means that it is caused by hormonal dysfunction. This is why the first step is to test hormone levels – so that we have a highly accurate picture of exactly what has caused hair loss. This provides us with a far more powerful route to permanently treating the underlying, root cause of hair loss, and ultimately providing you with treatment or therapy that really works long-term.

Hormones we test for, & which can affect hair loss & regrowth, include:

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone): Dihydrotestosterone is manufactured from testosterone and can also be made from DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). DHT can powerfully moderate hair growth or loss.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) declines with age with suboptimal levels observed to contribute to hair loss.

Testosterone. An essential hormone for both genders, low levels of testosterone are clearly implicated in hair loss partly because of its role in the manufacture of DHT & DHEA.

Cortisol. This hormone affects almost every function of the body. Whilst it is commonly thought of as the ‘stress hormone’ its role is generally incredibly positive & indispensable. However, when levels are suboptimal (i.e., too high), cortisol can detrimentally affect the cyclic regulation of hair follicle growth, disrupting cell signaling, and causing oxidative stress that can damage hair growth.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Suboptimal TSH levels generally signify either hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Low TSH levels indicate hyperthyroidism where you have an overactive thyroid, which secretes too many hormones, leading the pituitary gland to produce less TSH. Hair loss is a common side effect of suboptimal levels of TSH.

Estrogen & Progesterone. Both are female sex hormones. When they drop significantly, usually because of perimenopause and menopause, hair growth slows and becomes thinner, with the concomitant increased domination of testosterone in the body also acting to shrink hair follicles and contribute to hair loss. 

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) A lack of FSH has been implicated in hair loss.

Insulin deficiency is usually discussed in the context of diabetes but most people don’t know that it is also implicated in hair loss. Insulin resistance – a central feature of prediabetes – can also often cause hair loss.  

Melatonin. Topical melatonin usage has been observed to contribute positively to hair regrowth strategies.

Vitamin D… Few people realize that Vitamin D is, in fact, a hormone! Vitamin D has been found by numerous hair loss studies to contribute to hair loss when levels are severely impaired.

Following a hormone test, we set to work to balance and optimize your hormones so that we can regenerate & rejuvenate your hair health, restoring your scalp to its former glory & giving you glossier & thicker hair once again! Using a range of progressive, next-gen, medically-founded strategies, treatments & therapies (based on the unique needs of each patient), we can ensure that hormonal imbalances will never cause you the stress & anxiety of hair loss again!

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