The best men’s hair-loss treatments for 2019
Few things are quite as embarrassing, frustrating and disheartening as early hair loss – yet it’s an issue many of us have to deal with at a younger age than planned. Whilst men are most commonly affected, women don’t get off scot-free, either, and conditions such as hypothyroidism and alopecia can have a dramatic effect on any lustrous head of hair in a relatively short time.
However, with more men than ever suffering from thinning hair on the top of their heads, as well as receding hairlines, it has long been an issue that is thought to be most prevalent in men, with many starting to notice hair loss from as early as their mid-thirties.
Thankfully, science has come a long way in recent years, and there are a range of ground-breaking treatments on the market today that promise not only to slow down the onset of hair loss, but in some cases, even help to restore the thickness you have lost. Although such treatments may be embarrassing to purchase at your local pharmacy, once you have a prescription, you can order easily from online providers such as the Oxford Online Pharmacy – so you’ll only ever need to talk to your doctor.
If hair loss is a concern for you, then all is not lost – talk to your GP about giving one of these exciting new treatments a try, and you could find your scalp enjoying a new lease of life in 2019.
Profollica Hair Loss System
An innovative system consisting of two parts, Profollica is packed with all-natural ingredients designed to reduce your DHT level – that’s dihydrotestosterone, to most of us. DHT is the primary cause of hair loss in men, and is a male steroid hormone created a by-product of testosterone, that binds to receptors in the scalp – causing them to shrink, weaken and eventually die.
Profollica is a two-way anti-hair-loss system made up of a daily supplement and activator gel with Trichogen, and promises to revive dormant hair follicles, giving you thicker, shinier and healthier hair you can be proud of. To use, you simply apply the gel to your scalp after washing hair, massaging in thoroughly. Leave for some time, until fully absorbed by the follicles, take the supplement daily, and wait for the magic to happen.
Infused with minerals, vitamins, herbal extracts and amino acids which can prevent hair loss, the supplement addresses any deficiencies that may be preventing healthy hair growth, while the treatment gel is packed with circulation-boosting panax ginseng and gingko biloba. Once absorbed by the scalp, it inhibits any DHT activities, halting hair loss in its tracks.
Finasteride is a daily medication used to treat scalp hair loss and male pattern balding. With public figures such as Donald Trump said to be fans, it works by decreasing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the first place – thus preventing hair loss occurring. As we’ve mentioned before, DHT is the primary culprit of this condition, and blocks the absorption of vital nutrients required for healthy hair follicles, so the less of it in your body, the better.
In some cases, Finasteride can even reverse male pattern baldness after it has progressed – and as your hair follicles begin to receive the nutrients they need once again, you can expect thicker, healthier hair than you’ve had in some years.
To be effective, one tablet must be taken consistently each day. If treatment is discontinued then hair loss will return within 6-8 months. It’s only available on prescription in the UK, so if you’re keen to get started then pay your doctor to talk it through.
Already proving impressive in early trials, almost 60% of men who have used Rogaine consistently for 4-6 months have seen a satisfying level of regrowth, with hair returning to its normal length and volume.
Rogaine is a gel treatment that must be applied regularly to the scalp, and is considered a vasolidator. It works by partially enlarging hair follicles and elongating the growth phase of hair – and with more follicles in the growth phase, you’ll get a better coverage of hair on your scalp.
Shown to be most effective in men under 40 years of age, Rogaine should be used at the first sign of hair-loss for best results. It’s thought to work best in people with hereditary hair-loss at the back of the scalp – and is less helpful with issues such as a receding hairline.
Although there is no such thing as a miracle cure, with consistency and dedication, these innovative treatments can offer promising results. There’s no need to suffer in silence with male pattern hair-loss in 2019, so if you make one resolution for the year ahead, then make it to pay your GP a visit to find out more.