Viviscal PRO is an effective supplement that helps to nourish hair and promote existing hair growth. With a variety of high-quality ingredients, results can be seen in as little as three to six months.
Viviscal PRO Ingredients
Aminomar Marine Complex. This patented marine complex blend (contains fish and shellfish) provides the body with essential nutrients to nourish thinning hair and encourage hair growth.
Apple Extract Powder. Can help increase hair density and diameter.
Biotin. A vital ingredient for hair growth and structure that strengthens weakened hair.
Vitamin C. As an antioxidant, it is effective in protecting the hair against free radicals.
L-Cystine and L-Methionine. Amino acids that are essential in the formation of hair and skin correlating to improved hair growth.
How Viviscal PRO Works
Stage 1: Hair follicles are nourished by AminoMar and other nutrients
Stage 2: Thin, wispy hair is strengthened through increased nourishment
Stage 3: Breakage and thinning declines; growth is encouraged
Stage 4: Hair becomes stronger, healthier, and more vibrant from nutrients that are replenished
For best results, take Viviscal PRO supplements twice a day for six months (one in the morning, and one at night, with food and water). At that time, take one supplement daily.
With over 25 years of research, Viviscal PRO is an effective option for men and women with all different types of hair. It is exclusively sold through medical practices, get yours today by contacting Lisa S. Ball, NP!
Thinning hair can have a variety of causes with the most common being attributed to stress, aging, or genetics. That’s why Nutrafol is the perfect option for a lot of patients because it was specifically developed to target those causes, in turn helping with hair growth.
What is Nutrafol?
Nutrafol is a natural, 100% drug-free supplement with a proprietary blend of medical-grade ingredients that address the main causes behind compromised hair health.
Who does Nutrafol work for?
It works best for mild to moderate hair thinning caused by stress, aging, and genetics. It’s also a great option for those who are simply looking for healthier hair or trying to prevent hair thinning from happening.
Which Nutrafol supplements are right for me?
There are four different types of Nutrafol supplements and each is developed for different segments of the population.
Nutrafol Women. Designed for women 18-44 who are experiencing signs of hair thinning.
Nutrafol Postpartum. Formulated for women in the first year after giving birth or breastfeeding. Clinically effective, natural ingredients support whole-body recovery through vital replenishment.
Nutrafol Women’s Balance. For peri-and postmenopausal women (45+), targets the root causes of thinning such as hormones, genetics, stress, and medical conditions.
Nutrafol Men. Multi-targets the key triggers of poor hair health for men. The result is visibly thicker, fuller hair and scalp coverage (without compromising sexual performance).
How quickly will I see results?
Most patients saw improved hair growth, less shedding, and an overall improvement in just three (3) months.
Male and female pattern hair loss is a common genetic condition characterized by progressive thinning and follicle miniaturization. In men, it usually presents itself with a recession of the hairline and a well-defined area of baldness. In women, it is usually more diffuse and located centrally on the top of the scalp. Although this condition can have sufferers feeling hopeless, there are some treatments that can help.
Minoxidil. An over-the-counter topical treatment that is clinically proven to stimulate follicles and regrow hair. Twice-a-day use yields the best results with progress being seen in 3-6 months.
Finasteride (Propecia). FDA-approved for men only, this oral medication prevents testosterone from converting to the hair loss causing hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). In doing this, hair loss is effectively slowed.
Hair Transplantation. A procedure where hair follicles are taken from an area that is unaffected by pattern loss and moved to the thin or bald areas. Although the results are permanent, it is important to pair with minoxidil and/or finasteride to maintain any hair that was there prior to the transplant.
Viviscal PRO. A 100% drug-free supplement that helps promote existing hair growth. Results of thicker, fuller hair can be seen in as little as 3-6 months.
Nutrafol. A dietary supplement that uses a whole-body approach to address hair thinning and growth. The proprietary blend of ingredients assists in lowering DHT and reducing stress.
Hair loss is a common condition. So much so, that it is estimated that over 85 million Americans are affected by some form of it. That’s why with August being National Hair Loss Awareness Month, we thought of it as the perfect time to explore some typical causes.
Hereditary thinning.The most common form of hair loss. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, this condition is related to family genetics.
Stress induced. A temporary form of hair loss that can be caused by an illness, fever, childbirth, or emotional stress.
Use of birth control.This can come about from the effect that they can have on the body’s hormones.
Postpartum.Another form of hair loss that relates to the hormones. Specifically, with the lowering levels of estrogen and progesterone that occur after giving birth.
Autoimmune conditions. This occurs when the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Most typically characterized by patches of hair loss on the scalp, more severe cases can affect the hair all over the body.
Nutrient deficiencies. Some of the most common deficiencies that we encounter that can correlate to hair loss are Vitamin D and Iron.
Thyroid diseases. Can occur when the thyroid is overactive (hyper) or underactive (hypo).
Prescription medications. Some medications can cause temporary hair loss or even bring on the early onset of hereditary hair loss.
Hairstyles. This can be caused by hairstyles that put a constant strain on the hair follicles or pull at them (ex. extensions, weaves, braids, corn rows, or dreadlocks).
Hair products. Certain products contain ingredients that can be harmful to hair follicles leading to breakage and damage.
Radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, it can be either temporary or permanent.
Scar from an injury or surgery. Scar tissue often has poor blood circulation and because of this, hair follicles are not provided with the necessary nutrients they need to survive.
With the widely successful release of Drake’s new album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, the Canadian rapper seems to have everything going his way lately. But this was not the case in regards to his hair after a recent bout with COVID-19. He stated on his Instagram that the virus actually left him dealing with some hair loss.
“I had Covid that s— grew in weird. I had to start again 😂 it’s coming back don’t diss.”
– Drake (@champagnepapi) on Instagram
The most likely reason for the thinning could be attributed to a relatively common condition known as telogen effluvium. This temporary form of hair loss occurs when a stressor (ex. fever, illness, childbirth, or emotional stress) causes more hair than usual to fall out. During which, it is not unusual for large clumps of hair to come out at a time. Usually occurring about 2-3 months after the stressor event, it can last anywhere from 6-9 months. After that timeframe, the excessive shedding wanes and the hair reverts back to its previous thickness. It’s important to note, however, that if the stressor continues, so will the shedding.
So, it looks like Drake’s hair woes will be gone soon enough. If you believe that you may be experiencing telogen effluvium, contact our office today. Here at Lisa S. Ball NP, we specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the hair, skin, and nails.
A lot of female celebrities are known for thick, luscious hair, but what’s their secret? We looked into it and found out that it’s most likely attributed to hair growth supplement Viviscal.
From Jennifer Aniston to Reese Witherspoon, a number of different celebrities use Viviscal. Gwyneth Paltrow even told Vogue that she believes in the product so much, that she wants to buy stock in the company. Aside from helping hair to grow thicker and faster, it can also help heat-damaged hair. That’s country singer Miranda Lambert’s main reason for using the product. She told Us Weekly, “Because my hair gets styled so often, I need to protect it. Viviscal vitamins help.”
Some of the ingredients of Viviscal include Biotin, Vitamin C, and Aminomar Marine Complex. The AminoMar is derived from marine protein molecules and is proven to nourish thin hair from within. This leads to stronger, healthier, and more vibrant-looking hair. Results can be seen in as little as three months after use, and at least six months to know if it is working for you.
And if you still need convincing about the product, model Molly Sims has this to say, ‘When my hair looks good, I feel good. Viviscal saved my hair and made me love it again.”
So, if you’re struggling with your hair, Viviscal may be for you! Contact our office to order it today.
With ‘stay at home’ orders in place for much of the country, many people have a lot of free time on their hands (no pun intended). This newfound free time offers the perfect opportunity for those struggling with hair loss to give minoxidil a try.
As discussed in a previous blog entry, minoxidil is a topical treatment that is used to address hair loss. There are three different formulations: solution, foam, and spray. With each of them, regular application (twice-daily) and continued use are necessary for the best results. If you do not apply it appropriately or discontinue use at any point, progress will be lost and the hair loss will begin again.
It is a common misconception that minoxidil can only be applied to the crown (back top part of the scalp). That is not true, as a number of our patients have used it on other areas of the scalp with great success (there have even been some men who have applied it to their beards). Some patients can see results as soon as 3-4 months after starting it, with full results being seen anywhere from 6 months to a year.
Again, regular twice-daily application of minoxidil is crucial to the progress and results. This is why now is the best time to start the treatment. Your extra free time will provide you with an ample opportunity to get into the routine of using it.
If you are interested in learning more about minoxidil and if it may be right for you, contact our office today. It is important to note, that if you are experiencing hair loss and do not know the cause, minoxidil may not help.
To the surprise of many, hair loss can be just as much of a concern for women as it is for men. Jennifer Lopez recently proved that point with a shocking revelation that she uses a hair loss treatment called minoxidil. In a post on her Instagram page, she wrote, “When I was coming up, I didn’t know how to take proper care of my hair when I first started working in television and film — I had to learn about minoxidil from my hairstylist! And I’ve been using it ever since.”
Jennifer Lopez applying minoxidil to her scalp.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator that is commonly used topically to treat thinning hair and hair loss. First introduced in 1979, it was initially used as an oral medication for high blood pressure. Shortly after introduction however, it was noticed that some individuals began growing hair everywhere. Therefore, the manufacturer of minoxidil came up with a topical version of it. In 1988, it was approved by the FDA for treating hair loss in men. Three years after that, it was approved for women. Then in 1996, it became available over the counter.
Although minoxidil is known to be a vasodilator, not all medications that dilate blood vessels can stimulate hair growth. Minoxidil is believed to work in part by partially enlarging miniaturized hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. This can prolong the growth phase of the hair cycle, allowing the hair to become thicker and longer.
Side effects associated with minoxidil are minimal. The most common is an itchy, irritation of the scalp. This side effect is not too prevalent however and will cease upon discontinuation. Well-controlled clinical studies have not been conducted in pregnant or nursing women. Therefore, it should not be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients with heart disease should consult with our office before using minoxidil.
Best used in the early stages of hair loss, minoxidil is massaged into the scalp twice a day (morning and evening – spacing each application about 12 hours apart). A much easier to use “spray” form is available at our office.
Tiger Woods’ epic comeback victory at the Masters yesterday captivated the nation. With it being his first win in a major since 2008, it’s been an incredible journey back to the top for golf’s biggest star. Despite all that he has endured, his hair loss has been something he has not been able to overcome.
Showing signs of hair loss throughout the top of his scalp, he has somewhat retained his frontal hairline. This pattern is not typical and could possibly be the result of a prior hair transplant procedure. If that is the case, it looks as though proper consideration was not given towards future hair loss.
Either way, his situation looks to be perfect for the FUT hair transplant method. This is where a strip of hair bearing skin is removed from the back of the scalp, dissected into hair grafts, and then transplanted to areas of thinning or hair loss. With patients that have existing hair on top of their scalp like Tiger, it is important to take into account potential further loss. So, when transplanting to the recipient sites, it is crucial to place the grafts closely around and within the existing hairs (this must be done very carefully, as to not disturb them). In regards to hair transplantation, it is not only about how it looks in the present but how it will look in the future as well.
With Tiger’s recent improved play, it seems likely we will be seeing more of him without a hat raising a trophy, so why not improve the look of those victory pictures with a hair transplant.
Actor Ryan Reynolds rose to fame in the late 1990s with the sitcom, Two Guys and a Girl. Since then, he has steadily become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. With roles in such films as Van Wilder, Green Lantern, and Deadpool, his films have amassed much success. One role in particular though, took quite a toll on the actor physically.
In the Rodrigo Cortés directed thriller, Buried, Reynolds reveals he came away from the part with some pretty serious injuries. The film, which came out in 2011, centers around an American truck driver (Ryan Reynolds) based in Iraq, who awakens buried alive in a coffin, armed only with a lighter and a cell phone. Due to most of the filming being done inside the claustrophobic quarters of a coffin, the actor experienced loss of skin, bleeding, and hair loss on the back of his scalp. The fortunate thing for Reynolds was that all were temporary, including the hair loss.
The hair loss he experienced was most likely caused from a lack of circulation his scalp received due to lying on a hard surface for a prolonged length of time. This type of hair loss is similar to traction alopecia and is usually temporary. Also, since the head is an area of the body that receives good circulation, the better chance it would grow back.