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Scalp Med or Hair Transplant Surgery?

12/3/2009 2:15:08 PM

Question:

I have extensive hair loss in the front and am looking for a solution.  Scalp Med infomercials are very compelling and have convinced me to give it a try before a hair transplant.  Is Scalp Med all that it's cracked up to be?

Answer:

While Scalp Med infomercials are indeed very compelling, in my opinion, they're also not very realistic.  If you can fixate your eyes away from the impressive looking before and after photos, glowing testimonies, and promotional propaganda, you'll see the small fine print that reads "results seen are not typical".

Scalp Med is simply overpriced minoxidil with a few "inactive" ingredients added that may help cleanse your scalp and promote healthy hair growth - similar to a much less expensive shampoo and conditioner.

The minoxidil found in Scalp Med, Rogaine, Xandrox and several other products is a lot better at stopping the progression of baldness and strengthening thinning hair.  Today's state of the art surgical hair restoration is the only proven solution to grow your own natural hair in completely bald areas. 

In my opinion, the most effective non-surgical hair loss treatment regime (Propecia and Rogaine) complements a hair transplant since it may limit the number of subsequent procedures you need to stay ahead of future balding.  Since surgical donor hair is limited, combining non-surgical solutions with state of the art surgical techniques provides men and women with the best chance of full coverage and density.

See also:

Scalp Med Exposed! Treatment for Hair Loss

Scalp Med as a Hair Loss Treatment

Bill Seemiller - Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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