Dealing with hair loss is never fun, especially when an effective treatment feels out of reach. If you’ve noticed a thinning hairline—you’re not alone. Research shows that up to 50% of men will experience some degree of hair loss before they reach their fifties.
Though several causes can contribute to male hair loss, the most common is androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, which is brought on by two factors: genetics and DHT.
DHT is a hormone that’s produced as a byproduct of testosterone. Though it’s responsible for the development of body hair and Adam’s apples, it can also affect your hair. If you have a genetic sensitivity to DHT, it can cause hair follicles to shrink, and in some cases, stop them from producing new hairs. This results in a receding hairline or thinning hair.
Treating hair loss is nothing new, but finding a safe and effective solution hasn’t always been easy. But we’re here to change that.
Vault’s prescription-only Phytotress Hair system is more powerful than what you can get over-the-counter, and safer to use than most oral prescriptions by delivering targeted results directly to your scalp. It’s also unique in that rather than relying on a single treatment, it combines the best ones available so they can work together to get you results. Here’s what’s included in the kit:
The first component of the kit is a topical solution that leverages the power of three active pharmaceutical ingredients. Produced in a compounding pharmacy, these three ingredients provide powerful benefits when used together, and have a significantly lower risk of unwanted side effects seen with competitor treatments:
FDA-approved to treat male pattern baldness, finasteride is one of the strongest medications available that works to stop male pattern baldness, and in some cases, influence new growth. But here’s the catch—when taken orally, it can cause a noticeable and permanent decrease in sex drive, erections, and the ability to orgasm.
To make matters more complicated, your provider can’t determine whether you’ll have these side effects until you start taking it, at which point it can permanently impact your sexual function even after stopping it.
But Vault’s formulation is different. Instead of using oral finasteride, our kit leverages it in topical form. By applying it directly where you want that finasteride to be active—on the scalp—only the hair follicle production of DHT is affected and these side effect risks are minimized.
Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Rogaine, which helps improve blood flow to the scalp and has been shown to provide remarkable benefits to patients suffering with hair loss, especially when applied topically.
This prescription-only ingredient mimics prostaglandins, a form of hormone naturally produced in the body that works to improve hair density in men. This can’t be taken orally, so a topical prescription solution is the only way to utilize its benefits in a safe and effective way.
The second component of the kit is a specially formulated shampoo. The shampoo is non-irritating, promotes hair hydration, and doesn't have a lot of extra ingredients that other shampoos have that can contribute to hair thinning. It also has antioxidants, which work to fight off any possible fungus or bacteria. (These kinds of infections are common and can prevent any treatment from working effectively and make hair thinning worse.)
As with any Vault kit, you’ll have access to our providers throughout treatment to ensure that you’re on track and that the kit is working optimally for you.
Want to learn more about Vault’s Phytotress Hair System? Schedule an online visit today.