Almost everyone would suffer from thinning hair at some point in time. Hair loss can be distressing and embarrassing for some people. Hair loss may be a result of thyroid disease, childbirth (hormonal change), inflammation, cancer treatment, certain medications and protein or iron deficient diets. The most common form of male and female pattern balding is called androgenetic alopecia. It is genetically inherited from either side of the family. Hair on the front and top of the scalp is genetically affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) leading to hair loss. Unwanted hair loss can be treated in a variety of combination therapies.
DHT and scalp inflammation are the 2 leading causes of hair loss. Hair Serums and Shampoos using 2 active ingredients PROCAPIL 3% and PHYLDERM (hydrolyzed soy protein) block the harmful DHT effects on hair. It is suitable for both MEN and WOMEN. Applied directly to areas of hair loss and thinning hair, it will stimulate hair growth in dormant hair follicles.
The Hair Serum and Shampoo:
- Prevent hair loss
- Stimulate dormant hair follicle re-growth
- Anti- inflammatory and act as a DHT blocker
- Maintain healthy hair and a healthy scalp
Minoxidil is a medication known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. It is FDA approved and commonly used for treatment of androgenic alopecia. Treatments usually include a 5% concentration solution that is designed for MEN and WOMEN. The mechanism by which Minoxidil promotes hair growth is not fully understood but Minoxidil is a vasodilator and it is speculated that by dilating blood vessels and opening potassium channels, it allows more oxygen, blood and nutrients to the follicle. This can also cause follicles in the telogen phase to shed, usually soon to be replaced by new, thicker hairs (in a new anagen phase). Minoxidil usually needs to be applied regularly (once or twice daily) for hair growth to be maintained. Upon discontinuation of Minoxidil, new hair growth will stop.
Male pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss and about half of all men experience this by age 50. It is inherited from either side of the family and excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the cause. Propecia (finasteride) was developed to treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in MEN ONLY (FDA approved) and cannot be used by women. It acts as an enzyme inhibitor to reduce the production of DHT. Propecia should be taken orally on a daily basis. Although Propecia increases hair growth, results may vary and it may not be possible to grow back all the hair you have lost.