This comes in tablet form and it is only available to men due to its active ingredient, Finasteride, which blocks the male hormone that causes genetic hair loss, DHT (dihydrotestosterone). It contains 1mg of Finasteride which has been used for over twenty years (in the drug Proscar) to treat men with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
There are various brands of shampoos that claim to reduce hair loss and make locks look thicker and stronger. However, none of these are proven claims and all they can generally offer is a short-term boost to thin hair, making it look temporarily thicker, by adding ingredients such as collagen. They will not stop or reverse hair loss.
This is a laser treatment designed to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair follicle. This increases the nutrition that reaches the follicle helping it stay strong and encouraging a healthy growth cycle. But not all laser combs are the same. The only other product (other than Minoxidil and Propecia) that shows significant evidence of preventing hair loss is the FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb. The reason this is different to other laser combs is that it has a patented mechanism in which the teeth of the comb are designed to part the hair so that light can be shined directly onto the scalp. Many other lasers let the hair get in the way which reduces the efficacy of the treatment.
The Belgravia Centre does not usually recommend the HairMax LaserComb as an individual solution for hair loss but advises it to be used alongside licensed medications as part of a combined hair loss treatment programme. The results of these programmes can be seen on the success stories link on the clinic’s website.