As one of the most highly regarded medical hair loss solutions available on the market, we recommend Minoxidil to a number of our patients suffering from alopecia. As the active ingredient in REGAINE® (ROGAINE® in the USA), Minoxidil lotion is applied topically to the scalp. Marketed as a treatment for male pattern baldness, it works by stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles and encouraging growth by activating the hair’s growth phase.
We offer a range of products containing Minoxidil to suit our individual patients and circumstances. Either used alone or in tandem with other hair restoration products, Minoxidil can greatly increase the chances of hair regrowth. In the best case scenario, the lotion will strengthen hair follicles and increase hair thickness.
Like any other drug, Minoxidil does have a number of side effects but these are usually extremely mild. The most common side effects include redness and itching in the target area, flaky scalp and headache. Patients with high or low blood pressure or heart problems and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should seek medical advice before taking Minoxidil in any form.
Propecia is another of the most common medical solutions for male pattern baldness. Manufactured by Merck and approved by the FDA, Propecia works to combat male pattern baldness with its active ingredient finasteride reducing the concentration of the DHT hormone. This hormone is responsible for shrinking the hair follicles and preventing the growth of thick, healthy hair, leading to a receding hairline and thinner hair on top of the head. The full effects usually take a few months to appear but the concentration of DHT starts to drop within 24 hours of taking the drug.
Propecia is taken orally as a tablet but it is associated with a number of side effects, such as decreased sexual appetite.
Our team at Rejuvenate Hair Clinics is always available to advise on all aspects of medical hair loss solutions. Just give us a call on 0845 222 1202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any queries.