There are quite a few hair restoration products available on the market today, and many of these products make fairly extraordinary claims regarding the extent to which an individual’s hair loss or thinning hair can be addressed through the use of one of these hair restoration products. Consumers who view these products with a healthy dose of skepticism certainly have reason for doing so, as few products are capable of producing the kinds of results promised in the marketing materials. The predisposition to skepticism is not always beneficial, however, as there are indeed products capable of living up to the promises made to the set of consumers affected by hair loss or thinning hair.
There are only two products clinically proven to have an effect on hair loss or thinning hair: Propecia and Rogaine. In both cases, the use of these products does not stimulate the growth of new hair; instead, Propecia and Rogaine are effective in combating the loss or thinning of hair the patient already possesses. These products are effective when used on an individual basis, but it is worth noting that there is ample evidence that the simultaneous use of both Rogaine and Propecia has a synergistic effect that yields even greater results for patients experiencing hair loss or thinning hair.
Propecia is an oral medication available via prescription, and it is able to stem the loss of hair by blocking DHT, also known as dihydrotestosterone, which is the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness. In essence, Propecia protects the follicles most vulnerable to DHT, thereby preventing any further loss of hair. Rogaine is a topical solution available over the counter, and it protects hair follicles from the miniaturization process that occurs due to the effects of DHT. This is why the combined use of these two products delivers improved results when compared to either one being used on its own.
While Propecia and Rogaine are the only products capable of having a positive effect that contributes to the prevention of hair loss or thinning hair, there is a multitude of other surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures available to those currently experiencing some form of hair loss. Among the most effective non-surgical options available, patients may opt for a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure, a MicroPoint hair restoration procedure, a platelet-rich plasma treatment, or a laser hair therapysession, along with several other options designed to address hair loss or thinning hair.