Hair Loss Treatment for Men & Women
LaserCap™ - Innovative hair loss management device.
LaserCap™ is a low-level laser treatment for thinning hair that is completely portable and easy to use. It is hands free and comfortably fits in anywhere, at home, while you are walking or jogging, or even driving. LaserCap™ uses low level laser light to stimulate hair follicles to grow hair and is completely compatible with all other types of hair loss therapy.
LaserCap™ is fast transforming how the world now sees thinning hair. Created by Michael Rabin, MD in conjunction with internationally recognised hair restoration surgeon Robert Haber, MD, Harvard-based photomedicine expert Michael Hamblin, PhD, and M.I.T. trained optical physicist David Smith, PhD.
With a total of 224 individual 5mW lasers in a flexible, hermetically-sealed dome-shaped membrane that fits comfortably on the inside of almost any hat. It is powered by a small belt-clip battery and offers you the low level laser power of an in-office clinical unit in the comfort of your own home.
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Oral Enzyme Blockade
The best enzyme blocker is an oral medication available by prescription only. Scientific studies over the last 5 years have shown that it can re-grow hair in up to 66% of men (of which 36% would be regarded as significant re-growth) and that it can stop hair loss in over 80% of cases. It is an enzyme-blocking agent that prevents the conversion of testosterone (the principal male sex hormone) to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
The amount of the enzyme 5 alpha reductase that occurs in the hair follicles in the scalp seems to be genetically determined and influences both the amount of hair loss and the age at which this occurs. It is remarkably safe having been used on men with enlarged prostate glands for over 15 years with no serious side effects. Less than 1% of patients report any sexual performance side effects which are mild, often only transient, and can be reduced by taking the drug on an intermittent basis (e.g. taking the tablet every 2nd or 3rd day).
The medication is an effective hair loss treatment and works best for early or moderate hair loss with all the scalp hair responding to prevention of balding. Reversal of hair loss works best in the crown, probably because hair is lost earlier in the frontal region and is more advanced here by the time hair loss treatment begins. Recently a new stronger blocker has been released which may be useful in patients who don't fully respond to the existing blocker.
All patients who may benefit from this hair loss treatment are offered an enzyme blocker at the initial consultation. A combination of this medicine and hair replacement surgery may provide the best outcome in many patients. The medication is generally only offered to men.
Minoxidil solution (also known as Regaine®) applied to the scalp has been available for 15 years and is now available without prescription from a Chemist.
It is available in two strengths - 2% solution and 5% solution. It acts as a hair stimulant (the growth phase of the hair follicle is lengthened) and is mildly effective in the early stages of male pattern (and female pattern) hair loss as a treatment to stop or retard further hair loss.
It also is more effective on the top and back of the scalp than at the frontal hairline. The higher concentration (5% solution) has been shown to produce both an earlier and better response than the 2% solution.
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