There are a number of products on the market that claim to promote healthy hair, reduce hair loss, or speed the post-surgical recovery course. These pages introduce products available to treat hair loss, including Propecia, Avodart, Rogaine, and Nizoral shampoo. All of these products have been shown to reduce hair loss in many patients, though not all; a small percentage will even see hair re-growth.
Propecia was the first pill approved by the FDA to grow hair. It is primarily used to stabilize hair loss. About 8 in 10 people maintain their current hair; 1 in 10 will experience reduced hair loss; and another 1 in 10 will see no results.
Avodart works in a similar way to Propecia, though it blocks both types of 5 alpha-reductase. It has not yet been approved by the FDA for hair loss but it shows promise in re-growing hair. Adovart tends to last longer for hair loss but also results in lengthier side effects.
Rogaine can be very effective, but it is also messy and oily.
Nizoral shampoo is available as a 1% solution over the counter and 2% by prescription. It is shown to be as effective as Rogaine in treating hair loss. Nixoral should be used twice a week and shampooed into hair for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing.
Reviovogen shampoo also claim to reverse thinning hair. We have not found this product to offer any clinical advantage nor do anything positive for the consumer.
Saw Palmetto has been proven to reduce the DHT your body produces and may reduce hair loss. In a small percentage of lucky individuals, it has even been shown to re-grow hair. In one study, Saw Palmetto was shown to be just as effective in reducing the prostate size as 5mg of finasteride, though it has not been studied clinically in comparison to Propecia for hair loss.
Zinc is an essential vitamin for healthy hair. Hair Cycle is the best post surgical product for hair restoration surgery because it delivers antioxidants to both the transplant and donor areas.
Hair Cycle products speed up the recovery phase, and optimize wound healing as well as graft survival. Hair Cycle products provide the highest degree of purity because of their natural ingredients.
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