There are several drugs currently available on the market that are specifically designed to treat various forms of hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. With over 1.5 billion people suffering from hair loss around the world, hair loss is not an issue that should be taken lightly. Fortunately, Rogaine has been clinically proven to curb hair loss in both men and women. In fact, it is the first FDA approved topical brand used to regrow hair. With over 20,000 people having undergone clinical trials with Rogaine-over the course of two decades-it has gone on the become the most recommended brand for hair loss by dermatologists.
The way in which Rogaine works is the drug revitalizes hair follicles, leading to the regrowth of hair. Moreover, the active ingredient in Rogaine, known as Minoxidil, goes to work by targeting the active growth cycle of hair, reactivating and reinvigorating damaged hair follicles that have shrunken over the years due to hereditary hair loss. When used as part of a daily routine, most people will notice thicker and more voluminous hair, sometimes in as little as 2 weeks. Rogaine is generally well tolerated, and should be applied twice a day on the scalp for optimal results. The most commonly reported side effects are irritation of the scalp area and eye burning. Please talk to your doctor to decide if Rogaine is right for you, and pregnant and nursing women should not take Rogaine.
Laser hair growth treatments have also taken the hair loss industry by storm. For instance, the Theradome LH80 Pro is a FDA approved, over the counter, hair loss apparatus that helps restore hair in a convenient, efficient, and cost effective manner. With 40% of women suffering from thinning hair, with hair thinning worsening when women reach menopause, hair loss is an issue that affects men and women in almost equal numbers. Similar to a helmet, the biomedical device can be worn anywhere, anytime, and only 20 minutes a day, twice a week, is required to help restore lost hair. The way in which the laser hair restoration therapy works is the device uses photochemical stimulation to recalibrate the biochemical mechanisms that stimulate hair generation and nurture hair follicles. With blood flow being augmented to the scalp region, a reduction in inflammation of the scalp occurs. Cellular metabolic activity is also stimulated by the device’s 80 clinical grade lasers, which also work to negate the negative effects of protein hindering enzymes in the body.
Furthermore, in a 26 week clinical trial, 97% of subjects reported some improvement in their hair loss issues after using the Theradome LH80 Pro, with improvements in hair growth, hair thickness, and/or reduced hair loss being noticed by virtually all subjects. The mean percentage, in terms of hair growth, was found to be a 20% improvement after the 26 week trial had ended. In addition, the device is activated by the click of a single button, and a built-in automated tracking system keeps track of the number of treatments that have been administered.