Rogaine’s active ingredient is called minoxidil, a medication originally developed to treat high blood pressure. As a side effect, it was found to cause improved hair growth. In a very small percentage of men and women, it was proven to cause terminal hair to re-grow. In a higher percentage, the rate of hair loss was shown to slow down.
Available in foam form, Rogaine® is easy to apply, with the 5% formulation recommended for men, and the 2% formulation best suited to women. It is widely available over the counter and daily use is recommended for optimal results. It is worth noting that progressive hair loss will pursue once the medication is stopped.
available as either Propecia®, Proscar® or generic Finasteride in tablet form – blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is responsible for triggering hair loss in the non permanent areas of the scalp. Research shows that, by taking finasteride daily, there is a 90% possibility of slowing down or even stopping the process of hair loss in cases of male pattern hair loss. Additionally, around 30- 40% of men may experience cosmetically significant thickening of hair on the crown area. Finasteride is a prescribed medication with reported adverse effects in a small percentage of the population. We strongly recommend consulting your doctor or us for further information, and to assess whether this treatment is the right one for you.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution
Bimatoprost — marketed under the brand name Latisse® — is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inadequate eyelashes (hypotrichosis). Bimatoprost is also marketed under the brand name Lumigan®, which is used in prescription eyedrops to treat glaucoma. Eyelash growth was an unexpected side effect of Lumigan®, which led to the creation and marketing of Latisse®. Study participants have noted longer, lusher and darker eyelashes in about 16 weeks of use. It was noted nonetheless, that results could be noticeable within the first 4 weeks of use.
Latisse® has also been recommended by many hair restoration specialists for use on the eyebrows. While this is still an off-label use, the results have been equally promising in mutiple candidates.