Hair loss treatment for men has come a long way in recent years. It used to be that hair transplantation was one of the very few treatments available to stop balding or thinning of the hair. If you could not afford the luxury of an expensive procedure there was little that could be done to keep hair from thinning further or to generate new hair growth.
Times have changed and there are now effective treatments you can do from home as well as treatments done by medical professionals. This article will focus on the home treatments available for hair loss.
Hair Loss Products for Men
Some of the least expensive and most effective over the counter treatments for male pattern baldness or thinning hair come in commercially produced hair loss products for men.
1. Nizoral Shampoo is a shampoo specially formulated for thinning hair and is used every third day of the week. The shampoo is an androgen blocker and anti inflammatory which helps the hair to become noticeably thicker and fuller.
2. Propecia is a DHT blocker which will mildly stimulate hair growth over several years of treatment, but is more geared towards maintaining the hair you still have. Some have maximized their results by using both Propecia and Rogaine simultaneously. Combination treatment with both Propecia and Rogaine shows more promise with better than average hair regrowth to thin areas, as well as excellent maintenance to areas just beginning to show hair loss.
3. Rogaine Foam (Minoxidil) is a foam product which is classed as a growth stimulant. While Rogaine does not treat the underlying cause of hair loss, after one year of use 85% of users have reported new hair growth. For best results, both Propecia and Rogaine should be used together, as discussed above.
4. Revivogen is another hair loss treatment for both men and women. Some claim that Revivogen is by far the best treatment on the market today. Revivogen is both an androgen blocker and DHT inhibitor. Most users say that Revivogen will give some hair regrowth and is best used either alone for hair maintenance, or in combination with topical Spironolactone as another option to the Rogain and Propecia combination mentioned earlier. When used in combination therapy the results are hair maintenance and regrowth, as with the Propecia / Rogaine combination therapy. Good results have been reported with long term use for new hair growth.
Whichever option you choose, know that hair loss treatments for men have come a long way in the last few years. Science has given us increasingly more effective treatments for hair loss, with fewer risks and side effects. In order to maximize your results you should use the hair loss treatment of your choice consistently and be patient in waiting for your results. In most cases, new hair growth will take from one to two years of the start of your hair loss treatments.