There are a number of hair loss treatments
around that have been found to be effective. Men are fortunate in that they
have a slightly wider range of options than women for problem hair
Natural Hair Loss Treatments
Revivogen is a natural hair loss treatment that is applied topically. It
works by decreasing the levels of DHT in the scalp. DHT is a metabolite of
testosterone that is associated with premature loss of hair, as it is found
in excess in affected areas.
Like propecia and rogaine, revivogen needs to be used for the rest of
your life, essentially. But it does have an advantage in that revivogen will
not need to be applied as often in the maintenance phases as it was when the
problem of hair loss was being addressed initially. Generally, it takes
about one year before this can be done.
Revivogen is initially applied at least once a day. It's probably best to
use it at night as you can't wash the hair for at least 3 hours after
Revivogen is effective for both men and women. It will encourage hair
growth, and help stop further loss. It will also encourage the growth of new
hair. However, in cases of loss of hair when the hair follicles are
destroyed, revovigen will not work. You'll know if this applies as the scalp
looks bare and shiny in these areas.
Approved, Conventional Hair Loss Treatments
Propecia is an FDA approved treatment for men. It works similar to
Revivogen in that it reduces the levels of DHT in the scalp. Unlike
revivogen, however, propecia is a pill that is available only by
prescription. The fact that it is a pill makes it a lot more convenient,
although some people prefer more natural approaches.
Generally, it takes about 3 months to a year to see results, although not
all hair lost will necessarily grow back. Like all hair loss treatments that
have been shown to be effective, propecia needs to be taken for as long as
you want a full head of hair. Because the body is constantly producing DHT,
any treatments that address DHT need to be taken indefinitely. Scientists at
this stage do not know how to cure the fundamental causes of hair loss, they
only know how to manage the condition.
Rogaine started out its life as a blood pressure medication. Thus, if you
have low blood pressure, you may want to check in with your doctor first to
see whether rogaine is safe to use, as it was originally used to lower blood
Like revivogen, Rogaine is a topical treatment. It is available without
prescription, and dilates the blood vessels, meaning more blood (carrying
nutrients and oxygen) can flow to the scalp. It is most effective in
treating loss of hair that occurs at the top of the head, in both men and
women. It comes in a lotion or spray, and should be applied to the head
twice a day.
Some people suffer scalp irritation and allergic reactions to rogaine. It
can also react with other medications, so check with your doctor first if
you are taking any.