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Real Hair Loss Treatments For Male and Female Balding Patients

12/13/2007 4:14:50 PM

Many hair loss sufferers seeking hair loss help come post questions on our hair restoration forum regarding legitimate ways to regrow hair.  In a world full of unethical marketing, how do these balding individuals know which hair loss drugs work and which do not? 

Currently, there are only two FDA approved hair loss drugs approved to combat against balding which are Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxodil).  Though there is no guarantee, when used combined, a male or female hair loss patient has the greatest chance of combating both future hair loss and regrowing hair. 

Low Light Laser Therapy devices such as the laser comb has also been FDA approved as a hair loss treatment however, there has been a lot of debate on our hair loss forum as to whether or not this hair loss therapy has any level of efficacy.  Whereas some hair restoration physicians stand by it, others remain skeptical.

Nizoral shampoo and Revita shampoo which contains active ingredient ketoconazole has been studied and concluded to potentially have some benefit for those suffering from alopecia (hair loss) due to its ability to weakly combat against dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - the hormone responsible for genetic hair loss (male pattern baldness / female pattern baldness). 

There are many other hair drugs on the market and it is extremely important that you spend time researching these hair loss products to determine as to whether or not there have been any unbiased clinical studies to prove their efficacy as a hair loss treatment.  Be sure also to understand the ingredients of a product and not to simply trust a name brand.  It is the ingredients in a product that make up the whole, and the ingredients itself must be studied - not just a commercialized name.

All Articles by Bill Seemiller

Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.