Nutritional, supplements useful in hair loss

Written by: Dr. Alejandro Camps Fresneda
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The consultations for hair loss (alopecia) are very frequent in the daily practice of the dermatologist, due to the great importance that currently has the physical appearance, both in men and women. Of the approximately 100,000 hair that contains the scalp, about 100-150 per day are lost, a normal process that is part of the normal life cycle of the hair, which tends to renew, therefore, hair loss does not always indicate an illness.

Patients convinced of their hair loss are advised to perform a wash test at home (Revora test), which consists of collecting all the hair that has fallen for five days without washing the hair and counting and separating it according to its length. This can establish the diagnosis of normal fall versus pathological fall.

Despite this normal fall, there are situations and factors that can increase hair loss.

female alopecia
Feeding or stress can influence female alopecia 

Causes of female alopecia

There are different types of alopecia depending on the cause that causes it. It is common for specific reasons, such as anemia, postpartum, stress, a past surgical procedure or certain drugs, the hair that is growing well to go suddenly to a phase of no growth and fall. When the problem that produces it is solved, the fall is normalized.

Genetics also plays an important role in hair loss. As well as the level of androgens (male hormones). The fact that the patient's mother or father has suffered from baldness, and hormonal imbalances, can lead to the so-called androgenetic alopecia, which is characterized by a progressive loss of hair, centered in the crown area.

In this type of fall the treatment consists of solutions of minoxidil and / or different androgens. When the hair has been transformed into hair and has been completely lost, you can only perform a surgical treatment, a hair transplant, with good cosmetic results.

Hair transplant

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that must be performed in the operating room, with local anesthesia, with the patient fully conscious, and manages to repopulate large areas of the scalp.. The results begin to be seen after the third month of treatment. In addition, medical treatment must be maintained after the transplant to ensure better results and more long-term results.

Associated with diseases

The so-called alopecia areata, probably of autoimmune origin (the body produces antibodies that destroy the hair follicles). It is presented as a hair fall in areas, small circles that increase in size and can affect the entire scalp and even all the hair of the body.. The most frequent form is single plate or multiple plates. This typology is associated with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroid, diabetes, pernicious anemia, etc.

Nutricosmetics, beneficial for alopecia

In some cases we can assume imbalances and deficiencies in the diet, and help us with the so-called "nutricosmetics". They are defined as nutritional supplements formed by natural substances, of animal or vegetable origin, which are used orally at different doses, to act directly on the skin and hair.

Hair supplements are going to be useful because they provide the majority of compounds, vitamins, trace elements, biotin, which are necessary for the hair to appear when it grows and to do it in a healthy way, with all its components, and conserving its total structure. They will be responsible for giving the hair a better body, greater volume, better appearance, and this contributes to the overall aesthetics. In general, they are always recommended associated with the treatment of the cause of alopecia. They can also be used in the absence of a specific pathology, in a non-continuous way to provide the hair with all its components, and to achieve a better appearance of the hair.


The doctor. Alex Camps, Dermatologist in charge of the "Dermalás" Dermatology Unit at Teknon Medical Center, advises on the use of the Pilopeptan Woman tablets, indicated to regenerate and balance the scalp.

Why Pilopeptan Woman tablets is specifically formulated for women?

Because, in addition to carrying all the necessary ingredients for hair loss and strengthen it (hydrolyzed gelatin, amino acids, Group B vitamins, zinc, Selenium, etc., Pilopeptan Woman tablets carries the CDR (recommended daily amount) of Sunactive ferric pyrophosphate, a highly bioavailable iron that does not have the usual annoying side effects of Iron.

The formula Pilopeptan Woman, also contains folic acid and hyaluronic acid. At what moments in a woman's life does her hair fall out?

Hair loss in women usually occurs due to stress, in times when a disorderly diet is taking place, due to a lack of iron, hormonal imbalances and very often during postpartum.

Can Pilopeptan Woman be recommended tablets in pregnant women or women who have given birth and are breastfeeding?

Yes, since all the ingredients of the PWC formula are suitable for pregnant women. PWC does not contain ingredients that are usually present in anti-fall product formulas, such as stimulants (taurine, ginseng, green tea), hormonal regulators (soy isoflavones) or alpha 5 reductase inhibitors. The PWC formula is fully indicated for women who suffer hair loss during pregnancy or postpartum and need to supplement their diet with a nutritional supplement that acts effectively.

Is it a safe formula?

Yes, it can be recommended in people with celiac disease, allergic to gluten, diabetics, with isotretinoin treatments or anticoagulants.

PWC contains the CDR (daily recommended amount) in iron, very advisable in case of hair loss, but does it usually cause discomfort, constipation ...?

In fact, iron causes annoying side effects, but PWC with Sunactive, does not cause any side effects. Sunactive is a ferric pyrophosphate of high bioavailability that is easily assimilated without causing discomfort.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alejandro Camps Fresneda

Dr. Camps is an eminence in Dermatology. He has more than 30 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. In particular, he is an expert in hair transplant, trichology, Mohs surgery, laser, alopecia, skin cancer or skin spots. In fact, he was a pioneer in Spain in the surgical treatment of skin tumors, with Mohs micrographic surgery, the treatment of dermatological pathology with selective lasers and in hair transplant technologies. He is currently the medical director of Dermalás Dermatological Clinic, located in the Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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