Written by Dr. Halaas
Men and women who have thin hair or experience a lot of shedding are good candidates for Formula YH.
Why Formula YH?
Formula YH is uniquely engineered to restore the hair and scalp to normal function. Our prescription formulation combines key ingredients that significantly slow down the progression of hair loss, reduce shedding, make hair thicker, and stimulate hair growth.
Minoxadil has been studied and known to promote hair growth since the 1970’s. It prolongs the duration of the Anagen phase of hair (growth phase), and shortens the Telogen phase (rest phase that leads to hair loss). What this means for the patient is that the hair will be able to grow longer without shedding.
In addition studies have found that when using Minoxadil, 5% in women and 10% in men, can increase mean hair diameter or thicken existing hair. It also increases blood flow to the scalp resulting in fuller, thicker, healthier hair strands.
The combination of Minoxadil and Tretinoin can double the efficacy of simply using Minoxadil alone.
In addition to these two ingredients, we also have male and female hormonal factors that come into play:
Male and female pattern baldness is often the result of too much of, or not enough of a specific hormone found in the body. In men, the over production of a hormone called DHT (5a-dihydrotestosterone) leads to hair loss. In women, low levels of estrogen have the same effect)
Finasteride, in the male formulation, is an ingredient that regulates the amount of the hair loss hormone. (Females can use this formulation once they are menopausal) When used topically you can achieve many of the same positive benefits of hair count and appearance.
Estradiol is in the female formulation and when combined with Minoxidil, increases hair density and thickness while decelerating or stabilizing hair loss.
Women and men with a history of breast cancer should discuss using the formula with their physician.
How often do I use Formula YH?
Men and Women apply 2-3 sprays to scalp twice daily.
What to expect?
For most patients, early results can be seen in as little as 6-8 weeks, however significant results take 3-6 months. At first you will notice a lot less shedding, less hair on the pillow and in the shower drain; eventually you will observe your existing hair becoming thicker and new growth.
Formula YH Pink 6%- Minoxadil, Retinoic Acid, Estradiol, Fluocinolone, Biotin
Recent studies have shown that the most effective dose of Minoxadil for women is actually 5%. This formulation includes Estradiol, which is effective in reversing female hair loss.
Formula YH Green 10%- Minoxadil, Retinoic Acid, Fluocinolone, Biotin
Recent studies have shown that the most effective dose of Minoxadil for men is actually 10%.
Formula YH Blue 10%- Minoxadil, Retinoic Acid, Fluocinolone, Finasteride, Biotin
This formulation includes Finasteride which is effective in reversing hair loss in men (and menopausal women).