We will be discussing minoxidil in this article as a treatment for hair loss and describe how laboratories specialized in hair restoration has developed a minoxidil-based product that’s more effective in preventing and reversing hair loss.
Despite the fact minoxidil was approved by the FDA as a treatment for hair loss, the medical community however, does not agree with how it promotes hair regeneration. Some believe that minoxidil stimulates the flow of blood to the hair follicles and increases the diameter of the air shaft as well as the size of the hair follicles; doing this promotes and maintains hair growth.
Only males were tested during initial clinical testing where the subjects applied minoxidil on the crown of their scalp; At that time, it was approved to help hair grow in that area alone and not along the center of the scalp or hairline. Subsequently, minoxidil received approval to be applied at 5% concentration for both sexes (male and female), to treat hair loss and thinning initiated by genetics.
It is unfortunate that standard minoxidil is less effective. Using minoxidil has no effect in preventing hair loss because it does not remedy the real cause of hair loss caused by genetics –Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Even though minoxidil is used consistently, in the long run, the concentration of DHT in the hair follicles will high; this may cause miniaturization of the hair follicles. Blocking DHT remains the most effective way to prevent and reverse hair loss.
Unluckily, DHT is dangerous to the hair follicles. It binds with the follicles and activates a process known as “miniaturization.” This process makes the hair follicles to grow in thinner bit by bit. Eventually, the hair becomes very thin and weak that it is unable to regrow once it falls out.
To prevent and reverse hair loss in both men and women, Hair Restoration Laboratories have been able to create a product by combining FDA approved 5% minoxidil will some active ingredients that can prevent binding of DHT to hair follicles or block DHT. This method of treatment differs from the regular 5% minoxidil, it contains several effective DHT blockers. The product also contains important nutrients, vitamins, and ingredients that can promote hair quality (i.e., hair health, strength, and thickness)