Why Doctor's Approach?


Frequent complaints about over-the-counter products causing dry, brittle, chemically-damaged hair compelled Dr. Marcy L. Street to develop Doctor's Approach Hair and Scalp Solution. A board-certified, Mayo Clinic-trained dermatologist, Dr. Street also observed that products marketed to control dandruff created new problems, regardless of the hair type.

Both the mounting complaints and her own observations prompted her to do what came naturally: create a solution. Her dermatology practice, located in a university community, draws people from all racial backgrounds. Caucasians, African-Americans, Asians, and Latinos alike seek treatment from Dr. Street, and are not only referred to her practice from other satisfied patients, but are drawn by Dr. Street’s distinction and television acclaim as a skin and health care expert. Dr. Street's practice, Doctor's Approach Dermatology, can be found at www.drsapproach.com

Product development was a new challenge for Dr. Street, as her usual professional focus was skin care, with specialties including cancer prevention, microscopic surgeries, laser, Botox, acne and hair loss treatments. In addition to her grueling 300 patient per month schedule, Dr. Street spent two years sampling over-the-counter products and analyzing the various formulas to determine their effectiveness. Said Street: “One product needed more vitamins; another needed wheat protein added to the formula; others lacked adequate emollients." Nothing met her standards of excellence.

The end result was the birth of her own formula: the Doctor’s Approach Hair and Scalp Solution – a system that not only relieved the symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, but also helped create healthier, more vibrant hair for people of all racial groups.

Dr. Street maintains that when it comes to hair care, people are universally concerned with the basic problems of combating dandruff, restoring moisture, enhancing shine and simply strengthening hair.

In addition to her hair and scalp products, Street has also developed an extensive skin care line that includes products addressing age-related concerns (such as minimizing wrinkles, puffiness of the eyes, fatigue, and sun damage), others that combat acne, and still others that focus on maintaining proper complexion and overall dermal health.


The Science


Hair naturally undergoes physiological changes as it ages. Traditional therapeutic products further strip the hair of natural oil, leaving it brittle and unmanageable. Patients usually start noticing beneficial changes after the first use of the Doctor's Approach shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment.

  • The scalp solution kit utilizes zinc pyrithione as well as natural botanicals (nettle and horsetail extract) and pure ingredients (such as Tea Tree Oil).
  • The botanicals are used to stop inflammation.
  • Studies show that zinc pyrithione is a very effective treatment against dandruff.
  • Tea Tree Oil is antiseptic, anti-fungal and deeply cleans the skin and scalp naturally.
  • In use evaluations performed across a spectrum of ages, sexes, and races in multiple established doctor's offices and salons across the country, Doctor's Approach repeatedly outperformed the leading dandruff shampoos.
  • Dermatologist and Allergy tested through repeated patch testing an independent laboratory in New Jersey.

Microscopic hair samples evaluated before and after using Doctor's Approach Hair Kit:

Before: After:
Chemically damaged hair taken from a patient without dandruff. Notice the frayed "straw-like" hair follicle. (electron microcopy photograph 1000X magnification) This patient had professional color and permanents applied to her hair regularly. After one treatment the smoothing of the hair follicle was dramatically seen(electron microscopy 1000X magnification). Notice how smooth the hair follicle became!

Note: Individual results may vary.