Hair Loss Treatments – Minoxidil and Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women
Surgical hair restoration is the only permanent solution to hair loss. However, there are hair loss treatments approved by the FDA that could become part of your complete hair restoration treatment plan as decided by you and your Bosley physician.
The most common treatment for male-pattern hair loss is a topical solution called Minoxidil, which was approved in 1988 by the FDA. Minoxidil has been proven in some cases to slow down or help stop hair loss on the vertex of the head.
Minoxidil can only be effective if taken on a daily basis.
Minoxidil is part of 5-step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Bosley Professional Strength for Women, which include Nourishing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Dietary Supplement, and a Follicle Energizer. Minoxidil, 2% solution for women and 5% solution for men, is a topical solution approved by the FDA to help stop hair loss and re-grow hair. These 5-step hair loss treatments are available in the Bosley Store.
Propecia® is a prescription drug for men only that inhibits the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the principle cause of male-pattern baldness. Propecia® was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is primarily for men in the early stages of hair loss or those who have had permanent hair restoration and are looking to maintain their native (non-transplanted) hair.
The Bosley LaserComb is the latest addition to FDA approved hair loss treatments. The LaserComb is the only FDA approved hair loss treatment that is a medical device.
The Bosley LaserComb is a hand-held device that is applied to thinning areas for 10-15 minutes, three times per week. This device is not ideal for advanced hair loss treatment but is a convenient method to obtain the best results from permanent hair restoration surgery or for those in the earliest stages of hair loss.
For more information on advancements in hair loss treatments and permanent hair restoration, schedule a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor and order a free DVD and Information Kit from the form available here.