People who suffer from hair loss often dream of the ability to regrow their hair. What they really want is something that they can rub on their head and then the hairs just reappear. There is no such baldness cure at the moment but there are products that promise to prevent further hair loss and maybe restore some of the lost hair, if the follicles haven’t completely withered away. Here are some of the products, which say hair growth is possible.
Propecia is claimed to be the world’s most popular hair loss treatment. It consists of a pill which has to be taken on a regular basis. In Trials two thirds of men said that they had had some degree of hair regrowth while five sixths said that they had maintained the amount of hair that they had. Propecia is an anti DHT formula and works by stopping DHT being produced in the hair follicles. Due to the fact that it works on the male hormone system this hair loss treatment is not suitable for women to use. It doesn’t work on all men and if there have been no positive effects after a year of treatment then it is unlikely that it will work on that particular person.
Revivogen is a product made up from entirely natural ingredients. It is applied directly to the scalp. It works in the same way as Propecia by blocking the formation of DHT in the hair follicles. Women can use this treatment because it only works in a local area in the scalp. Other ingredients in the formulation are claimed to block the receptors of male hormones in the hair follicles and also stimulate the growth of hair. In consumer trials of the product over seventy percent of people reported that they either maintained the same thickness of hair or had some hair regrowth.
Laser hair restoration is a treatment using low power lasers to stimulate hair follicles in the scalp. This cold beam laser light will not burn or harm the skin in any way. The laser light in fact helps to increase blood flow in the scalp and encourages hair follicles to produce new hair. This treatment is suitable for both men and women. You can go to a hair clinic for treatment but this has to be on a regular basis and could prove quite costly over time. An alternative to this is to buy a laser comb. This is a truly portable device using modern technology to miniaturize the same systems used in the larger clinic laser hoods. Although there is a cost up front for the device it will pay for itself with lots of future use. In medical trials over ninety percent of people found that they had some thickening of the hair after using the treatment for 6 months. Even better results were obtained if the laser comb was used in conjunction with one of the other treatments such as Propecia or Revivogen. Some hair clinics even advise that clients should use the laser comb between visits to the clinic for the main treatment.
Minoxidil is the chemical name for the active ingredient used as the basis for a range of different treatments such as Rogaine and Regaine. Originally it was a medicine used to treat high blood pressure, but a number of patients also reported that it reversed or slowed down their hair loss. Since then many trials have taken place and Minoxidil is accepted as being useful in the treatment of baldness, where it can stop hair loss or even promote hair regrowth. It is applied directly to the scalp in an alcohol based solution. The treatment is suitable for men and women although different strengths of the drug have to be used. Fifty percent of men using the treatment reported increases in hair growth over a 12 month usage period. Results tend to be better in younger men. It is not clear how the drug works exactly but one of its main actions is to increase the flow of blood in the scalp to the hair follicles.