There are countless hair care products out there that claim to stimulate hair growth, and while some hair products can stimulate limited hair growth or slow down balding, no products have been proven to be able to treat genetic or permanent hair loss. Rogaine and Propecia are the only 2 FDA approved products that are effective in slowing hair loss or re-growing some hair. But the extent to which these products work depends on the stage and type of hair loss. There is no known permanent solution to genetic hair loss (pattern baldness) but hair transplantation.
Hair growth consists of three phases: the growing phase (Anagen), the resting phase (Catagen) and the shedding or falling out phase (Telogen).
Hair growth can be affected by a number of internal and external factors, that may actually be remedied in some cases. In the case of permanent hair loss, the Anagen phase is no longer functioning; therefore new hair cannot be produced after the Telogen phase has ended. Because of this, contrary to what some hair care products claim, there is no product in existence that can change the rate of hair growth.
If you suffer from permanent hair loss, Bosley suggests you visit your dermatologist right away to determine your condition and get the proper treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about Bosley or about permanent hair restoration, please visit www.bosley.com.