Saturday, March 12, 2022
Hair loss is a natural process, as every day 50 to 100 hairs fall out. Male pattern hair loss affects half of all men, and this is where baldness becomes visible. A typical head of hair contains 100,000 hairs and they last for some three years. Hair follicles that are over sensitive result in your hair becoming thinner and growing for a shorter period resulting in alopecia. It is linked to the hormone DHT. Too much DHT and your hair will fall out quicker.
There are effective treatments to treat male pattern hair loss. In an independent review reported in the Daily Mail, a hair doctor reviewed the main medications and scored them out of ten for effectiveness:
Propecia (Finasteride) scored 10 out of 10. It is a prescription-only medicine, which works by stopping testosterone from changing into DHT. Propecia is for men only, increases the number of hairs on your head and works better when used over a long period.
Avodart (Dutasteride) was developed for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. It has passed FDA Stage 3 for the treatment of hair loss in the United States. A prescription is required, which can be obtained following the completion of an online consultation, with our doctors.
Regaine For Men contains 5% Minoxidil and was scored at 8 out of 10, by the hair doctor. Regaine works by increasing the blood supply to the scalp. This strengthens existing hair and stimulates secondary hair growth. The triple pack contains 3 months supply. Men can use Regaine at the same time as Propecia. There is also Regaine For Women, which contains 2% Minoxidil.