Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring substance that studies have shown to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase in human skin. 5-alpha-reductase converts testosterone into dihydrotestostrone (DHT), accumulation of which in scalp is believed to be responsible for the male pattern hair loss. Inhibition of this enzyme by azelaic acid can reduce the concentration of DHT in scalp and therefore stimulate hair regrowth. Azelaic acid can be found in many prescription acne medications. Azelaic acid is added to minoxidil solutions in hair loss treatment products because it has different mechanism of action in preventing hair loss.
Hair loss is a common problem among all the genders. Men, however do not pay heed to it as many women do, because baldness in females is less appreciated and not a ritualistic practice. Over the years, man has perfected ways to overcome the baldness and hair loss factor in man. Minoxidil topical solution, finasteride, and hair transplant. have been practiced throughout the world and have shown significantly fruitful results as well.
This is a looooong article about the world's NO.1 hair regrowth product Minoxidil . For regular customers, it will be more than enough to just read the first part: 30 frequently asked questions about minoxidil (Minoxidil FAQ). If you want to be an expert on Minoxidil, you can read the second part, which is our professional minoxidil review that covers topics (1) how minoxidil was discovered; (2) how minoxidil works to grow hair; (3) How different concentration of minoxidil affect the effectiveness; (4) minoxidil side effects, etc, and more.
1. What is Finasteride?
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Hair loss not only affects men, but women as well. Unfortunately, the treatment for women's hair loss is more limited than men. Men have two weapons in the arsenal: minoxidil and finassteride. Since women can't use finasteride, minoxidil is the only efffective means to treat female hair loss. If your hair loss is not so serious, and your main goal is to stop any further hair loss, you can use a hair loss shampoo like Lipogaine big 3 shamoo.
Provillus as a Hair Loss Treatment
Provillus is one of heavy marketed hair loss products online today. It is available for both men and women, making promises to “re-grow beautiful healthy hair”, this product consists of a topical and oral solution with an FDA approved hair regrowth ingredient and a number of conjectured “all-natural” dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers.
Other ingredients that promote a healthy scalp and head of hair are also contained in this product. The theory behind Provillus is to revive the hair follicles with growth stimulators and attack hair loss at its source by blocking DHT.
Today, I am going to review iRestore laser hair growth system, one of the many brands that belong to low level laser therapy (LLLT) for hair loss treatment. There are some clinical studies indicating LLLT can work to halt or even reverse hair loss in early stage.
Brotzu lotion, also know as Trinov Lozione anticaduta or Trinov lotion, is a patented formulation by Fidia Farmaceutici. It is a new product for hair loss treatment with lots of hypes. The effectiveness of a product lies in the ingredients. This blog will focus on the ingredients of this product. For the comprehnsive review of the product, please read Trinov Lozione Anticaduta (Brotzu lotion) review.
Finasteride 1 mg tablets (Propecia) was approved for hair loss treatment by FDA since1997. It is one of the only two products approved by FDA for hair loss treatment, the other being minoxidil.
Finasteride users seem to be very polarized, with one group being very critical about it and the other group being love it so much that they would even go as far as to say those who reported sides effects are from mental issue. So how bad the finasteride side effects are? Let's examine the data collected from large clinical study submitted to FDA by pharmaceutical companies.