Regrowth treatment is a growth stimulator but can only stimulate growth in areas where previously hair grew and while it is FDA approved to halt hair loss and or regrow hair in those with genetically driven hair loss it can improve the density of existing hair but cannot grow hair in areas where there never has been hair
Men’s Rogaine Extra Strength Solution is the liquid version of our top pick. It didn’t make our final cut because it includes propylene glycol, which causes irritation in roughly one-third of its users. With that said, Dr. Wolfeld finds that it can be even more effective in practical daily use. In his experience, “the solution can penetrate and get into your scalp a little bit better” than the foam — especially if you’re not taking the time and effort to apply the foam correctly. This seems crazy to us since the foam so quickly dissolved into a liquid in our tests, but if you’re worried, try a one-month supply of the liquid and make the switch to foam if you notice any irritation.
“The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is androgenetic alopecia, which is genetic pattern hair loss,” explains Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld, a board-certified plastic surgeon and an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The root cause of this type of hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone that shrinks certain hair follicles until they eventually stop producing hair.
Dear All, I had similar problems with hair loss and some simple things have helped control it to a large extent. Eat a large tablespoon of roasted Flaxseeds everyday. Drink 5-6 cups of green tea. Add some soya to your daily diet. Eat one whole walnut and 4-5 almonds every morning. Eat a couple of figs and dates every day if possible. Do de stressing activities like yoga and pranayam each day. Do all of this and see wonderful results not only on your hair, but on skin and general health too! I promise you this small effort on your part will bring you very happy results.
Hair loss is normally triggered by excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. Shapiro MD’s active components target the particular enzyme that transforms the male hormonal agent testosterone into DHT, effectively stopping the primary reason for hair loss.
We spend so much time and money piling on the products that it’s easy to forget where hair growth starts: namely, your scalp. A simple way to stimulate hair growth at home is to give yourself a scalp massage—this will increase blood flow to your scalp, enhance the strength of your roots, and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. You can give yourself a scalp massage with dry hair, but adding a nutrient-rich oil to the mix will only double the benefits (just keep it to once a week if you have oily roots). Rosemary oil, in particular, has been used for centuries to stimulate hair growth. It dilates blood vessels and, in turn, stimulates your follicle to produce new growth.
Bosley Professional Strength is dedicated to giving confidence to both men and women who struggle with fine hair, thinning hair and hair loss, by offering comprehensive hair solutions and superior products.
Drugs for hair loss have been slow in coming because researchers are unable to grow hairs in petri dishes to use for screening. Hair drugs approved so far were serendipitous finds: side effects of compounds used to treat other conditions.
People undergoing medical treatment can experience hair loss. However, the loss can be reversible, it takes a toll on whole head once. People on chemotherapy can end of losing all hair. Similar is with birth control pills and many high-strength antibiotics.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is available over the counter and available in 2%, 4%, and 5% concentrations. It may be something of a nuisance to apply twice daily, but it has been shown to help conserve hair and may even grow some. Minoxidil tends to grow very fine small hairs wherever it is applied. It is important to avoid running the liquid onto the face or neck where it can also grow hair. It is marketed for women at the 2% concentration but may be used in higher strengths as directed by a doctor.
Thank you for the valuable info! I absolutely agree that the proper hair care and nutrition are more important than anything else. The everyday stress can also cause thinning hair and loss, it is essential to balance our lifestyle and diet to ensure that the healthy hair gets the needed nutrients. Natural hair growth doesn’t happen overnight!
I have a rather unique story and thought I would share it. First, I chose Equate for the simple reason I am paying substantially less than I would had I purchased a brand name with the same ingredient, Minixodil, and strength. With that said, I purchased Equate and started using it immediately after bilateral hernia surgery. I was under anesthesia and read a few reports that anesthesia, may cause temporary thinning of hair. My hair is thin and if I were to lose some hair, even if it was temporary, I am sure it would make me uncomfortable. So, I figured, why not use Minixodil for what I believed would strengthen and prevent hairs that may be vulnerable to falling out, not fall out. And being I never used it, maybe add some thickness to my hair. Here is where I got VERY lucky. Minixodil, works its magic on the Crown (Vertex) of the head or scalp. (I have heard from people who used it claim they saw thickness towards the top) For me, I not only saw thickness in the Crown area, but also top and front and I figured out why this happened. Some time ago, I had hair transplants. My doctor moved hair from the crown (the donor sites) to the front and top. (he did an unbelievable job by the way). There is not doubt, some of the transplants did not hold, and it is to be expected, but won’t be noticed once the regrowth starts taking place. It is also important to note, it is not so much that Minixodil works its magic on the crown area of the scalp, but rather, it is the hair follicles that are located in the crown area of the scalp are genetically coded to NOT fall out. (unlike the follicles on top and front of scalp). So, the transplants that were moved to the front of my head, and the ones that didn’t take hold, it is my belief that Minixodil stimulated those dormant follicles to grow hair. Hence, I had growth on the top and front, as well as the crown area of my scalp. In addition, I was ready to get another round of hair transplants and would have, but due to an unforeseen, and serious event, that plan came to a screeching halt. However, with this other unexpected event, that is, the unexpected hair growth, my hair looks pretty awesome. All I expected was to keep my hair from thinning a bit, “if” in fact, the anesthesia might cause that to happen. Talk about luck. Anyway, for the price, do try it. Also, it was early in my third month that I started to notice the regrowth. In addition, I have heard that people who have recently started losing hair in the front, even a year past, Minixodil may stimulate the growth of those areas. Best of luck, Guys and Girls, and remember, if you start to freak out over hair loss, DON’T. I am not here to sell or promote Hair Transplantation, but….. they work.
hi i am muzaffar. I am loosing my hair from last four years. I have tried so many things but nothing worked. I am very sad because of this hair fall, i dont know whst to do. Plz suggest me some good medicine or a good treatment. Plz Mail me at [email protected]
As everyone ages, hair follicles begin to shrink, leading to thinning hair (or loss of hair density). Unlike hair loss shampoos or hair thickening products that temporarily plump hair from the outside, Rogaine 2% Minoxidil Solution penetrates into the scalp to reactivate shrunken hair follicles, allowing for new fuller, younger-looking hair to regrow. Rogaine is clinically proven to help regrow hair. No topical treatment works faster to grow fuller hair than Rogaine.
One exists, and the other doesn’t. While dermatologists and medical researchers have devised numerous pills, serums, and foams to combat hair loss, none of these can reverse the natural course of genetics. Those feisty little packets of DNA hold sway over pretty much every physical trait imaginable, from whether you’ll ever be able to reverse-360 dunk a basketball to — yes — whether you’ll lose your hair.
Thank you for the insightful article. To be clear, you recommend taking the “big 3” together at the same time? Or just choose 1 option from the list of the “big 3”? I just started heavily thinning and am searching everywhere to figure out how to slow it, and your site was the best I’ve found!
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During this procedure, your surgeon removes tiny plugs of skin, each containing a few hairs, from the back or sides of your scalp. He or she then implants the plugs into the bald sections of your scalp. You may be asked to take a hair loss medication before and after surgery to improve results.