There is little you can do to change your genes. So, if you have genes that make you more sensitive to DHT binding to your hair follicles, you may feel like you have few options. Fortunately, we have many more options than our parents and grandparents had when they started battling hair loss.
Here are some treatment options that may be familiar to you.
Finasteride - Also called Proscar or Propecia, this oral prescription medication helps suppress DHT by preventing DHT from binding to receptors on your hair follicles. This treatment is highly effective, but it can come at a price. Because it is a medication that is absorbed all over your body, it can lead to disruptions in your ability to get an erection, decreased libido, and may cause a skin rash. Furthermore, women cannot take this medication, so it is only an option for men at this time.
Minoxidil - You likely have heard of (or seen) Rogaine. This popular, topical solution contains minoxidil, which can promote hair growth when applied to your scalp. Originally, minoxidil was a blood pressure medication, but people noticed that it had a (pleasant) side effect of increased hair growth on the head.
The reason it helps boost hair growth is that it widens and loosens blood vessels that can stimulate more blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. Like many hair loss solutions, it does have some side effects, including skin irritation. Additionally, you will resume losing hair once you stop this product.
Nanoxidil - For a hair loss product that works to suppress losses, stimulates regrowth, and keeps your hair and scalp healthy, use a product that contains Nanoxidil. Dermatologists and scientists at DS Laboratories created Nanoxidil 5% as a powerful alternative to minoxidil with no known side effects.
Nanoxidil works to prevent hair loss and stimulate regrowth by blocking the action of DHT in hair follicles. It is incredibly effective because it works through nanosome technology, which allows it to penetrate deeper into the scalp to reach the blood vessels that nourish the follicles. You can find Nanoxidil 5% in the SPECTRAL product line at DS Laboratories.
Aside from using Nanoxidil, you can help support hair regrowth with some lifestyle changes that promote better overall health and wellness. Hair growth requires a healthy, wholesome diet that is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. For many people, a hair growth supplement is a perfect way to guarantee they are getting the nutrients they need to support their hair. Finally, stress reduction is vital if you want to prolong your hair growth cycle and prevent unnecessary shedding.
Ready to say no to early balding? Shop the entire line of hair loss products at DS Laboratories today.