Xyon – Customized Hair Loss Medications & Study

Want to protect your hair with oral finasteride or dutasteride but afraid to take a pill? Curious about a topical version? You are not alone…

Topical duasteride

We get many inquiries regarding the efficacy of topical finasteride. The goal of a topical finasteride is to avoid any unwanted systemic side effects by decreasing the circulating drug and reducing inactivation in the liver. Up until now, the oral drug has always won the hair growth race, because the spray had variable absorption and the oral drug’s dosing can be changed to avoid the side effects, making most everyone a candidate. But while the oral drug is great for hair, not everyone wants to take a pill. 1,2,3,4

But a new type of topical finasteride is now available that might fill this niche – one that is encapsulated in a “lipid nanocarrier” that increases its delivery and effectiveness to the scalp, but dramatically reduces the amount that enters the circulation (and consequently is designed to minimize any unwanted side effects). (see references below to read more about NLCs and SLNs).5,6

As part of our agreement to run a clinical study, we are able to prescribe and compound the only currently available formulation of this kind named “SiloxysSystem”TM from XYON Health. XYON feels like a smooth gel, and can only be compounded through a single specific East Coast pharmacy (making it slightly more expensive but shipped directly to your house). Most patients seem to prefer it to other topicals– with the majority of patients continuing to use it after one year.

If you would like to try the topical formulation, and particularly if you are a female who is interested in joining our study and receiving free product for up to 3 years, call Nae or Ann at the office; 925-939-4763.


Oral or Topical Finasteride:


SLNs and NLCs:
These drug delivery systems are called Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLCs) and Solid Lipid NanoParticles (SLNs) and even those these acronyms may be new to you, they have been around for decades and are now beginning to revolutionize topical medications.