Read this article if you want to know What Causes Hair Loss. Or as a brief summary for those who don't want to read it, hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of those factors include: age, genetics (in the case of male-pattern baldness), stress caused by major surgery or illness, or even improper hair care.

Hair Loss Treatment For Men

The recent few years have been very good for men when it comes for the treatment of hair loss for men. From everything from the release of 5-a-reductase inhibitors and surgical hair restoration, you have a variety of options that you can use to slow or even restore your hair to its youthful days. But, with the many amazing treatments that are available for you to use, there are still many hair loss "treatments" that you can buy that are nothing more than scam. When you are looking at a potential treatment for hair loss, keep in mind that if its not approved by the FDA or not recommended by the The American Hair Loss Association, you're most like going to waste your money with that treatment.

With that said, for best results when considering treatment for hair loss, you need for start early. Best results for prevention and intervention is to start as soon as you notice that you're beginning the stages of hair loss.

So far, in all medical approaches to treat male-pattern baldness is lowering your body's DHT levels.


Generically known as Finasteride, Proscar was originally manufactured by Merck as a drug to treat enlarged prostates. During clinical testing, an interesting side effect was noticed which was hair growth. Merck saught to get finasteride approved by the FDA for treatment of hair loss and on Decemenber 22, 1997 their desires were granted. The FDA approved a 1 mg dose of finasteride for the treatment of male-pattern baldness. Proscar is the first drug to effectively treat male-pattern baldness for most men who use it.


The first drug to be approved by the FDA for treating male-pattern baldness, Minoxidil was originally made as a pill to treat high blood pressure. During research and testing, an interesting side effect was found where users would grow hair in unexpected places of their body. Researchers decided to pursue a topical form of Minoxidil that can be applied directly to areas of the body that you want to grow hair. Well the topical solution more or less worked but when it came out it definitely was saw as a big hit.

But, even though minoxidil was shown to slow hair loss and even grow some new hair, it's not an effective treatment for a long-term fight against hair loss. Basically, the drug doesn't actually affect the hormonal process of hair loss but instead is just a temporary treatment of the symptoms of hair loss. So, for the case of most users, minoxidil should used by those who didn't see results from proscar or by those who want to add another medicine to their existing hair loss treament line.

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