Scientifically Proven Treatments

Tretinoin

Hair Loss Treatment Type: Endocrine and metabolic treatment (Proper cell function and growth) Availability: Prescription Notes: Tretinoin is a prescription drug used for the treatment of several skin conditions. It is one of the most effective drugs in the treatment of acne. Clinical trials showed a side effect of some hair regrowth. Many doctors claim   …Continue Reading

Retin-A

Hair Loss Treatment Type: Endocrine and metabolic treatment (Proper cell function and growth) Availability: Prescription Notes: Retin-A is a prescription drug used for the treatment of several skin conditions. It is one of the most effective drugs in the treatment of acne. Clinical trials showed a side effect of some hair regrowth. Many doctors claim   …Continue Reading

Ketoconazole

Hair Loss Treatment Type: Antiandrogen, Imidazole Antimycotic Antifungal Availability: OTC in 1% formula, Prescription 2% formula (OTC in most other countries) Notes: This is an antifungal shampoo primarily for the treatment of seborrhatic dermatitis. The medication contained in the formula has some antiandrogenic effects, but it is unknown whether the amount in the shampoo is absorbed.   …Continue Reading

Nizoral

Hair Loss Treatment Type: Antiandrogen, Imidazole Antimycotic Antifungal Availability: OTC in 1% formula, Prescription 2% formula (OTC in most other countries) Notes: This is an antifungal shampoo primarily for the treatment of seborrhatic dermatitis. Its active ingredient ketoconazole has some antiandrogenic effects, but it is unknown whether the amount in the shampoo is absorbed. If it   …Continue Reading

Proscar

Hair Loss Treatment Type: 5-alpha reductase inhibitor Availability: Prescription Notes: Proscar, a.k.a. Finasteride, is one of many anti-androgens. Proscar is mainly prescribed for treatment of enlarged prostates in men. Proscar functions by preventing testosterone from being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the primary hormone related to male pattern hair loss. A 1mg form of Proscar, Propecia,   …Continue Reading

Dutasteride

Summary Avodart (Dutasteride) is a drug similar to Propecia / Finasteride, in that it blocks the enzyme that converts Testosterone to DHT. Unlike Finasteride, Avodart blocks both of the enzymes that create DHT instead of just one, so it may be a more potent treatment for hair loss. It is also, as far as we   …Continue Reading

Avodart

Specifics:   Treatment Type: Dual 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitor Testing Progress: Approved for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Phase III trials for hair loss believed resumed – Supplemental New Drug Application for Hair loss may be submitted to FDA Clinical Results: Much greater and longer inhibition of DHT than Propecia in early testing. Notes: The big question   …Continue Reading

Low Level Laser Therapy – LLT

Low level laser therapy treatments use a very low energy light and the photobiotherapy principle. The cells absorb the light and heal themselves. The laser penetrates the tissues of the scalp which stimulates the micro-circulation of the blood supply. It supports cell metabolism and synthesizes protein. This process is believed to break down DHT-dihydrotestosterone, a   …Continue Reading