Male pattern baldness begins above the temples and vertex of the scalp. Hairline recedes and men often end up with an “M” shape over their scalp. Women do not have a receding hairline, but they experience a gradual thinning of hair over their entire head.
What a lot of people do not know is that as an individual ages, the hair follicles shrink and are no longer able to respond to the chemical signals that they receive. This subsequently results to hair loss or baldness. But with the stem cells, new chemical signals are sent to the shrunken and dead follicles to allow them to grow hair again.
Hi, do you believe that finasteride is not as effective in older men, say age 55 and over? Data seems to be mixed. Are you still experiencing minor or no sides on the finasteride? Thanks for a very thorough article with unbiased information.
The drug finasteride inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, thereby inhibiting the production of prostate-harming, follicle killing DHT. It was first marketed to treat the prostate under the brand name Proscar in 5 mg pills. In 1998, a 1 mg version with the brand name Propecia entered the market as the first pill approved by the FDA for men’s hair loss. It works quite well for most men in both preventing hair loss and triggering regrowth, and it may work for some women, although women must not take it if they are pregnant and must not get pregnant while on the drug because of the risk of birth defects in a male fetus. Less than 2 percent of men experience transient sexual side effects including erectile and libido difficulties. In women these side effects do not occur.
A supplement of capsaicin, the compound in peppers that make them hot, was found to stimulate a growth factor associated with hair growth after 5 months, says a study published in Growth Hormone & IGF Research. (People took a 6mg supplement daily.) Talk to your doctor about incorporating the supplement into your diet, or try your hand at the spicy recipes in our Healthy Recipe Finder.
I stopped using my Rogain. Now I use Biotin supplements that I bought from Sprouts. I spend 8 bucks on 90 pills, that is 90 days of pills for 8 bucks. Use slightly above the recommended daily value. If you use too much you will get acne. It seems to be growing my hair back. You can only get Biotin from certain foods like eggs and not many people eat those foods every day.
Directions apply one mL with dropper 2 times a day directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area using more or more often will not improve results continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or hair loss will begin again
Doctors may also test for levels of ferritin (a protein that indicates the amount of total body iron stores). New research suggests levels may be low in women with hair loss. Iron supplements may help.
Sage has been shown to increase hair density, rosemary has been shown to stimulate hair growth, and aloe vera has been used to promote hair growth for centuries, says the Thai review. Find them all in John Masters Organics Zinc & Sage Shampoo with Conditioner ($22; amazon.com).
Lavender, rosemary, and thyme have been shown to help hair growth and prevent thinning or balding. Try massaging the essential oils into your hair after shampooing, or you can make this Rosemary & Lavender Hair Rinse that my sister Rebecca created.
In December 1997, the FDA approved a 1mg dose of finasteride for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) in men. Propecia is the first drug in history to effectively treat male pattern baldness in the majority of men who use it.
I brought the for my boyfriend 3 mths ago. And all I can say is wow!!! When he first started using it progress was slow. He was losing his hairline and the crown was almost bald. But by the end of the of the first mth his hair was visibly thicker & growing and we’re in the 3rd mth and the results just keep getting better. Only thing is you do have to keep using it to keep the hair that regrows. At 40.00 for a 2mth supply I think its well worth it.
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It can take up to 12 weeks to see a noticeable increase in hair growth. But don’t stop using the Rogaine when you see results if you want the growth to continue. You’ll need to keep on applying it once a day.
Thank You, Hrovatin for this informative blog on hair loss treatment, I have been suffering from it some months ago and now I am enjoying my life to get rid of from it by PRP method. Thanks to this treatment and the guys who helped me a lot.
Hae, thnx for the infor, just to ask for the best rogaine to use coz my lose of hair stated from part of the front & a small part at the back & the way I see it my be in some years if I don’t do something the front part and the back will combine to make a big bald. Any advice on which to use to fill the two gaps.
I am 47 yrs old. I started loosing hair after fever named Typhoyed twice at the age of 13. Since then I keep loosing hair and keep recovering them evertime. I almost used all product available in market but no use. But I keep taking care of my hair and still left almost all but thin. Few tips to young people.
Fenugreek, also known as methi, is highly effective in treating hair loss. Fenugreek seeds contain hormone antecedents that enhance hair growth and help rebuild hair follicles. They also contain proteins and nicotinic acid that stimulate hair growth.
The past 6 month I have being taking dietary supplements, using Revivogen spray nightly, Lipogaine topic solution 2 times a day, I use Lipogaine shampoo on mondays, wednedays and fridays and the other days I use the Revivogen Shampoo and Conditioner.
Drink green tea to make your hair grow back naturally. Green tea lowers the levels of dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, in your body. DHT is one on the main culprits to hair loss, so drinking tea can help your hair grow back in a natural way. Drink at least 24 oz. of green tea every day to help your scalp grow hair back.
“I think their effectiveness is not as significant as finasteride or minoxidil,” says Dr. Wolfeld, “however, it’s something that can be used quite easily by patients at home. If they use it two or three times a week, I tell them it can help to thicken their hair.” Results can take up to 18 months to show up, so Dr. Wolfeld stresses that patience is a virtue.
The comment about Dutasteride causing more side effects is not correct. All studies performed to this date actually sight that Dutasteride has lower side effects. Especially in regards to decreases in sex drive. The only time Dutasteride has been shown to have greater side effects is when the dosage of Finasteride was well below the recommended dosage of 1mg. In comparison 500mcg of Dutasteride has been shown to be more effective than 2.5mg of Finasteride and 1mg has shown to be more effective than 5mg of Finasteride, the dose used to treat BPH. The research has clearly shown that Dutasteride reduces serum DHT levels much faster and has much higher success rates.
Most people assume that male pattern baldness is genetic. This may be true, but we must not discount the environmental elements, which are often similar from generation to generation. This means that the behaviors and diet habits of a bald man can be passed on to his son and it may be THOSE that make the hair loss to APPEAR genetic. It could be merely a lifestyle that is so similar that the baldness is similarly induced! For example, a love of greasy foods, which are known to block the small capillaries to the scalp, can be passed on from a father to his son. Is the son’s baldness genetic, or does he just have bad scalp circulation?
You will not worry if how many minutes you should wait for the product to sink in your hair, all you have to do is to lather and massage this hair loss shampoo like what you are doing in your everyday bathing life.
My hair just falls since 3 years.icant find reason and remedies.I tried some oils.it didnt work.When i see the fallen hair,i observed it had nt any root. My hair is also very thin like a child.so what can i do?
Possibly. But since they (both) don’t provide miracle results, I wouldn’t recommend it. Why risk losing regrown hair? If you get tired of applying minoxidil twice a day, do it just once per day. It still works.