Do topical treatments like Rogaine work for a receding hairline?
A receding hairline is a common issue faced by many men. The reasons for this can range from aging to hormones, genetics, and even disease. The most important first step is to consult with a doctor to determine the cause of your hair loss and what options are available to you. Those afflicted with receding hairlines often turn to topical treatments such as Rogaine to help stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
Rogaine is an FDA approved topical hair loss treatment, also known as Minoxidil. It works by increasing blood flow to the scalp and can cause the hair follicles to be revitalized. According to Dr. Ken Washenik, Rogaine has been shown to be “effective at slowing down or inhibiting the process of hair loss.” He encourages using Rogaine as directed in order to achieve the most successful results. Some see noticeable results after only three months of use, and most find a significant difference after four to six months. Furthermore, Dr. Washenik recommends Rogaine as a potent option for both men and women.
Consistency is key in achieving the desired results with a topical treatment program, as well as using a complete treatment system that takes into account the many factors that can be involved in hair loss. A receding hairline can be caused by lack of nutrition, stress, and harsh products. A truly successful hair loss treatment takes all of these factors into account and provides a comprehensive solution. Bosley’s Professional Strength for Men is a 5-step program that begins with a shampoo and conditioner that not only nourish the hair and scalp with healthy ingredients, but are also gentle and sulfate-free. These are followed by the Minoxidil solution, which must be applied twice daily to the scalp. In addition, Bosley provides a dietary supplement that is a combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs needed to build healthy and strong looking hair. The final step address issues at the follicle with a follicle energizer. This is intended to help raise follicle energy levels, repair hair follicles, reduce DHT, strengthen roots, and overall nourish and strengthen hair.
Rogaine, however, is not a permanent solution to hair loss, and must be used on an ongoing basis to continue achieving results. Hair transplant surgery provides the only permanent result of restoring a receding hairline because the transplanted hair is already resistant to the DHT hormone that causes hair loss in the first place. What makes a Bosley hair restoration different is the attention to artistry in the recreation of a natural looking hairline that makes the restored hair indistinguishable from one’s original hair.
Bosley utilizes FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) techniques to provide the best results based on the needs of the patient. In an FUT hair transplant surgery, a strip of donor area is removed in order to harvest a large amount of hair follicles. This allows for the greatest number of grafts to be transplanted in a single session. In an FUE hair transplantation, individual follicles are removed from the scalp randomly so there will be slightly less density in the donor area, but most say this is hardly noticeable. This technique is ideal when smaller amounts of hair grafts are needed. However, FUE is constantly evolving and is now considered an effective option for even larger transplantation areas. Both FUT and FUE provide a permanent solution to hair loss.
To determine which hair loss treatment is best for your needs, schedule a complimentary consultation with a Bosley professional at a location near you.