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Medical Hair Loss Treatment at REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa

Medical hair restoration is used to prevent or slow down the progression of hair loss. There are many medications and products such as creams, ointments, lotions, and nutritional or herbal supplements commonly available on the market.  Unfortunately, most of them are unable to effectively treat common hair loss conditions.

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FDA Approved Hair Loss Medications

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only two medical treatments for hair loss: Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Propecia.
Rogaine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is available over the counter as a liquid or foam to treat male and female pattern baldness.
Finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, is a prescription medication that was originally approved by the FDA to help shrink the prostate gland. In 1998, it was also approved to also help with hair loss, at least at a lower dosage. 

At REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa we dispense our own specialized formula that has high strength Minoxidil and Finasteride. Over the counter Minoxidil only has 5% and we dispense 7%, resulting in superior hair growth.  Finasteride is only FDA approved in oral formulas creating unwanted side effects. Our formula is topically applied to avoid the side effects and work in the area of concern, the scalp. 

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Phases of Hair Loss

Let’s take a look at the phases our hair goes through as it grows. At first, hair enters into an “anagen phase,” which is the period of actual hair growth. After this, it goes into the “catagen” and “telogen” phases, where hair shrinks and detaches from the follicle. It will then be replaced by new hair. The final phase is when each hair enters into the “exogen phase,” which is when it falls out from your scalp and is replaced by the new hair. Minoxidil has been shown to help induce an early anagen phase when applied to the scalp. Essentially, it causes hair follicles to go through the rest of the growth process prematurely before it has a chance to start growing again.

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Hair Loss Treatment at REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa 

Our hair loss treatment is specifically designed with both medications to help create an advanced form of hair restoration. Rogaine and Propecia both hair a few months for patients to see any noticeable results. Each person has individual rates of hair growth, so it’s important to remember that your hair growth will most likely not be the same as another person. 

Rogaine tends to work better for people who are at the early or intermediary stage of losing hair. Unlike those in the last stage, at the early stage, the hair follicles are not dormant. They are receptive and that means Rogaine is able to reactive the hair growth. Of course, like any treatment, there has always been a lot of skepticism toward hair loss treatments.

There are many products available that merely disguise hair loss or make it less noticeable. The majority of these products claim to stop hair loss are actually over-hyped and under-performing – often outright scams. Rogaine is the only product on the market that can actually help you grow your own hair from the follicles already growing out of your head. Since it is your own natural hair that grows, you can wash, cut, brush and style it however you want.

Finasteride starts to work on the scalp straight away, but it takes at least 3 months before you will see any noticeable effects. Initially, some men will find that their hair is falling out at a faster rate. This is a positive sign that finasteride is working, as the older hairs are making way for newer and stronger strands of hair.

After 6 months, most men will find that their hair is growing back thicker and stronger, and less hair is falling out. It is important to take finasteride continuously, as breaks in your treatment can have a negative impact on the effectiveness of the drug.

Consistency will help you achieve your desired results

Especially when it comes to a topical treatment program., as well as using a complete treatment system that considers the many factors that can be involved in hair loss. The best thing you can do for yourself is to figure out the root cause of your hair loss because, in order for a hair loss treatment to be truly successful, it needs to take all factors into account so that you can come up with a comprehensive solution.

At REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa in Grand Rapids, we can help you figure out the root of your condition. With our specialized treatment, it can take a few months to see improvement, so don’t give up. Your hair loss didn’t happen overnight, and neither will your hair restoration.

Studies show that long term use of Minoxidil and finasteride is safe and Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that there is little need to worry about long-term noncancer consequences of finasteride use in those who use it for treatment of hair loss. While there are no serious side effects from Minoxidil or Finasteride reported, you should definitely not use it if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future. For more information on hair loss and hair restoration, call The REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa at (616) 369-8448.

 Best solution for hair loss, contact us at REMEDY Hair Restoration & Medical Spa in Grand Rapids to schedule an appointment today