Many products are on the market that to promote healthy hair, reduce hair loss, or speed the post-surgical recovery course. Most of these treatments' effectiveness varies person to person. However, their positive effect is prolific enough to warrant most people's use of these products. Be sure to consult with a physician before starting a regimen as negative side effects are possible. Overall, though, most patients have everything to gain by using a hair restoration treatment.
Propecia (finasteride) was the first pill approved by the FDA to grow hair. Patients will primarily use it 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.
Topical finasteride is still an uncommon treatment option but research indicates it delivers superior results with significantly less side effects. Formulas vary by source, so patients should expect results will vary too. Contact us to learn more about where to obtain this treatment.
Avodart (dutasteride) works in a similar way to Propecia, though it blocks both types of 5 alpha-reductase. Yet to be approved by the FDA for hair loss, the product does show promise in re-growing hair. Adovart tends to last longer for hair loss but also results in lengthier side effects.
Rogaine (minoxidil) can be very effective, but it is also messy and oily. Clinical studies indicate that around 40% of men begin regrowing hair after prolonged use. Forhair recommends that patients use the 5% variety as it affects more people and encourages better results.
Nizoral shampoo is available as a 1% solution over the counter and 2% by prescription. It is effective as Rogaine in treating hair loss. Additionally, its properties also decrease the inflammation of hair follicles -a common effect of pattern baldness. Patients typically shampoo it into their hair for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing.
Revivogen shampoo also claims to reverse thinning hair. Our experience is that it does not offer any clinical advantage nor to do anything positive for the consumer. The product claims to inhibit the 5AR enzymes but lacks the consistency of finasteride.
Saw Palmetto extract reduces your body's DHT production and, as a result, may reduce hair loss. A small percentage even begins regrowing some hair. One study indicates that saw palmetto is also similar to finasteride: taking the extract regularly is effective as reducing the prostate size as 5mg of finasteride. However, there are currently no studies that clinically contrasts the extract's and Propecia's effectiveness for hair loss.
Zinc is an essential vitamin for healthy hair. A deficiency in the mineral can lead to hair loss and dullness. In fact, some research shows that zinc deficiency is worse than testosterone-derived DHT, a major facet of pattern baldness for both sexes.
Hair Cycle products are perfect for hair maintenance, growth, and post-procedure recovery. The hair care line includes a wealth of natural ingredients, including DHT inhibitors and antioxidants, that promote excellent hair. Hair Cycle also has a number of products, including shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling products. Those that undergo hair restoration procedures will also want to use the Post Surgical Gel and/or Hair Transplant Kit.
Deltacrin WNT is an exciting new product that stimulates hair growth and density. A principle signaling system within the epidermis, WNT is crucial for developing and maintaining hair follicles. Effective for men and women, patients can take Deltacrin WNT along with 5-ARIs and DHT inhibitors like Propecia and Rogaine.
WNT Act is the first available treatment that enables patients to topically activate WNT channels. It is also among the first treatments equally effective for both males and females. Those that apply it enjoy a 7% increase in hair density and 10% increase in hair diameter within 60 days.
Self-administered hair loss treatments are plentiful and, usually, effective. While such products can work, however, new outpatient treatments are pushing the bar further. Three are particularly noteworthy.
Effective standalone, these treatments also complement each other. ACell prolongs the effects of CRP, for instance, while Stem Cell Therapy can increase hair count that then CRP effects. Each is also ideal for post-procedure recovery. They particularly augment Forhair's innovative Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®). The only version of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to leave stem cell remnants, CIT® offers a chance for donor areas to regenerate follicles. Undergoing ACell, CRP, or Stem Cell Therapy with CIT® significantly increases follicular recovery in donor areas, hair growth, and thickness. As part of a transplant or treatments unto themselves, CRP, ACell, and Stem Cell Therapy show marked results for patients. Those less viable for transplants particularly benefit from these options.
Forhair is actively researching improvements to these treatments. CRP, for instance, results from removing unnecessary biological matter from PRP treatments. This considerably increases each dose's amount of growth factors. In turn, this encourages even more stimulation of stem cells for faster growth, thicker growth.
There are numerous hair loss treatments available. Patients often take a combination of the above products to maximize hair retention and growth. Selecting the right treatments, though, is critical for both patient health and treatment effectiveness. Consulting with a hair restoration specialist offers several advantages when selecting treatments.
At Forhair we know what hair loss products are effective. Expect us to thoroughly consider your goals and health. Further, we never recommend hair loss treatments that can hurt our patients -no hair restoration specialist should. Instead, we aim to recommend hair restoration treatments that best fit your individual needs and characteristics. For instance, it is common for patients to both undergo CRP+ACell and take Propecia. Contact us today for a consultation that includes hair treatment recommendations to maximize your hair retention and density.Thank you for rating this article.