Conventional
Hair Loss Managements

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MINOXIDIL

USAGE

Liquid or foam for topical use1,2

ACTIVE EFFECT

Stimulates resting hair to grow1,2

Duration

Around 4 months1-2

SIDE EFFECTS

Many have scalp irritation, rashes and hair shedding during initial use1,2

SUITABLE FOR

Men & Women

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Finasteride

USAGE

Oral medication in pill form1,2,3

ACTIVE EFFECT

Reduces male hormones responsible for male pattern baldness1,2,3

Duration

3-6 months 1,3

SIDE EFFECTS

May affect fertility, decrease libido, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder2,3

SUITABLE FOR

Men only

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Dietary or herbal supplements

USAGE

Available in various forms, for both topical or ingested use1,2

ACTIVE EFFECT

Boost the body's store of nutrients for hair growth1,2

Duration

Unknown

SIDE EFFECTS

Unknown

SUITABLE FOR

Men & Women

Facts on conventional hair managements

FACT #1

Current hair loss managements are mixed successes as they do not adequately address the many different causes of hair loss4,5.

FACT #2

Most medications on the market work better at preventing further hair loss than stimulating hair growth6.

FACT #3

The side effects of most hair loss medication can outweigh the benefits derived1,2,3.

FACT #4

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.

FACT #5

Hair loss remedies show greater promise of therapeutic effect when supported by thorough scientific research8.

References:

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.