Few people realize that most shampoos, conditioners, and hair care products contain a tremendous amount of scalp damaging chemicals. Your hair may look great after using these products, but damage that is being done that can affect future hair growth. If you have pattern hair loss, these chemicals can speed the rate of loss and stifle recovering hair.
You’ll find chemicals such as propylene glycol, used in antifreeze and considered by the EPA to be extremely toxic, and Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, used in garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers, in just about every shampoo on the grocery shelf. Despite the fact that these chemicals have been shown to cause a number of negative ill effects in animals exposed in laboratory tests, they are cheap and prevalent in our everyday products.
Consequently Dr. Melamed uses a line of natural hair care products, with vital components for healthful and beautiful hair. Each has been formulated for maximum nutrition delivery to the scalp and contains no artificial colors, fragrances or other ingredients that clog hair follicles, prevent proper blood circulation, and disturb the scalp’s natural pH balance.
Topical or oral prescription formulas are sometimes used in the treatment process. Dr. Melamed will consider options such as short-term Rogaine use to improve circulation, or oral Propecia to block the deleterious effects of testosterone of hair follicles.
This step addresses key nutritional issues that can impact hair growth. Dr. Melamed’s nutritional therapy is designed to detoxify and improve the function of the digestive system. Formulas contain an exclusive combination of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that help stabilize the pH balance of the skin and scalp, alleviate dry or oily skin and help balance hormone levels. All of these supplements increase overall body wellness resulting in maximum hair growth.
Dr. Melamed’s uses exclusive Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to maximize results for each individual patient. LLLT penetrates the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the underlying skin, and no known negative side effects. This laser light directs a bio-stimulating energy to the body’s cells, where it is converted into chemical energy to promote healthy rejuvenation of hair.
The physiological effects of low-level laser therapy include improved circulation, improved and increased cell metabolism, anti-inflammatory effects, pain relief and rapid healing of wounds. LLLT has been widely used for years in the United States and Europe. The FDA has approved low-level laser therapy for safety across the board and for efficacy on some applications.