Hormones are an essential component of all body functions. When your hormone levels drop, you encounter a range of issues with health, appearance, and overall well-being. One of these issues affecting both men and women is hair loss.
Issues with hormones can happen much earlier in life than most people think. At The Med Spot, we use a simple blood test to analyze the hormone levels in your blood and determine which may be deficient. Based on this analysis, Dr. Michelle Reyes can prescribe a customized Hormone Replacement Therapy regimen that will slow and even reverse the aging process so you can look and feel as great as you deserve.
Hair loss can be caused by several different factors, but hormones are one of the most prevalent causes. For men, hair loss is often caused by hormone fluctuations known as andropause — the male equivalent of menopause. Andropause impacts body functions, moods, and energy levels in much the same way that menopause impacts women. As testosterone levels decrease, men begin to lose hair from their scalps and grow hair in new places, such as the ears.
Along with more commonly known symptoms like hot flashes, over 50% of women experience hair loss (usually thinning hair or bald patches) during perimenopause and menopause. When women have appropriate levels of estrogen and progesterone, hair grows faster and stays on the head longer. As these hormones decline, the growing phase shortens, hair grows more slowly, and hair loss is more pronounced. Some women also produce more androgens at this time, which shrinks hair follicles. Androgen causes thin hair and further hair loss on the scalp and increased hair growth in new areas, such as the face.
Research studies and clinical experience have shown that men and women who undergo hormone replacement therapy are likely to enjoy thicker hair and increased hair growth over time. Those are some of the many benefits of hormone replacement, such as better sleep, improved moods, and more energy. By directly treating other andropause/menopause symptoms like sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, and increased stress — all factors that contribute to hair loss — hormone replacement therapy can help restore hair growth through more than one avenue.
The healthiest kinds of hormones for your body are bioidentical hormones, which are derived from natural sources, such as plants. Bioidentical hormones seamlessly replace the deficient hormones your body needs for optimum functioning.
There are several different ways that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be administered. The Med Spot utilizes pellets, pills, injections, and creams. The method chosen will depend upon your unique needs.
Replacement with BioTe ™ pellets offers the most lasting effects, as these rice-sized pellets get inserted under the skin between two and four times a year. The body absorbs the amount of each hormone it requires, allowing overall levels to stabilize in a way that isn’t possible with more short-lived treatments. When other treatments wear off, hormone levels can drop abruptly, leading to side effects and a sudden return of symptoms. Stable and consistent hormone replacement allows for steady improvement in symptoms and overall wellness.
The plant-derived hormones in these pellets are entirely identical to your body’s hormones. Once inserted, many patients report significant improvements within the first month, although six months are usually required to attain the full benefits of this treatment.
BioTe ™ Pellet Therapy get recommended for long-term use. Your natural hormones continue to deplete as you age, so consistently replenishing them will allow you to look and feel younger and more vital without the unnecessary decline.
There is no better place to provide Hormone Replacement Therapy for hair loss or any other beauty or wellness issue than The Med Spot. This five-star medical practice led by Dr. Michelle Reyes has built a loyal panel of patients on her reputation for optimizing health that you can both see and feel.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the gold standard option for healthy age management in patients with hormonal imbalances. As we age, everyone eventually encounters declining hormonal levels. There is no reason not to treat an issue that causes so much suffering when it can get corrected so easily.
The Med Spot treats critics, celebrities, stay-at-home moms, and more, from Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, and the greater San Fernando Valley — anyone who wants to enhance their natural beauty from the inside out. Dr. Michelle Reyes combines her extensive training and clinical experience with the latest research and cutting-edge technology to give her clients the best possible results.
To learn more about Hormone Replacement for hair loss, contact The Med Spot to schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes. Let us introduce you to our brand of personalized luxury care and start you on your path to your best self.