Hair Loss Managements
Liquid or foam for topical use1,2
Stimulates resting hair to grow1,2
Around 4 months1-2
Many have scalp irritation, rashes and hair shedding during initial use1,2
Men & Women
Oral medication in pill form1,2,3
Reduces male hormones responsible for male pattern baldness1,2,3
3-6 months 1,3
May affect fertility, decrease libido, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder2,3
Dietary or herbal supplements
Available in various forms, for both topical or ingested use1,2
Boost the body's store of nutrients for hair growth1,2
Men & Women
Facts on conventional hair managements
Current hair loss managements are mixed successes as they do not adequately address the many different causes of hair loss4,5.
Most medications on the market work better at preventing further hair loss than stimulating hair growth6.
The side effects of most hair loss medication can outweigh the benefits derived1,2,3.
Dietary supplements, which aim to boost the body’s iron, zinc or biotin store work best only if hair loss is caused by a nutritional deficiency7.
Hair loss remedies show greater promise of therapeutic effect when supported by thorough scientific research8.
1.Blumeyer A. et al. (2011). Evidence based (S3) guidelines for the treatment of adrogenetic alopecia in women and in men . J Dtsch Dermatol Ges.
2.Ralph M. Trüeb, Won -Soo Lee. (2014). Male Alopecia - A guide to successful management.
3.Kaufman K. et al. (1998). Finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol.
4.Patel et al. (2014). A clinical and investigative study of hair loss in adult female. Int J Res Med. 3 (4); 28-36.
5.Paus R. & Cotsarelis G. (1999). The biology of hair follicles. Massachusetts Medical Society. 341(7); 491–497.
6.Gupta S. & Khatoon R. (2015). Hair loss – an analysis and updated treatment. IOSR-JDMS. 14(7); 77-81.
7.Bergfeld W. & Mulinari-Brenner F. (2001). Shedding: how to manage a common cause of hair loss. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 68(3); 256-261.
8.CATSH 14 – Comparative study of the efficacy and acceptability of a topical lotion CG 210 and a food supplement on hair loss, hair growth and hair pattern after 14, 28 and 56 days of use – Elsa Petitjean.