Hair loss hype or a permanent cure? Bloomberg Businessweek compares a new topical regimen to common hair loss treatments for men. One editor goes behind the scenes to see if this clinic really has a permanent hair loss cure in “Does a Danish Clinic Have a Cure for Hair Loss?”
A Cure for Common Hair Loss?
Forty percent of men and women will have noticeable hair loss by age 40. And the problem only grows – pardon the pun – as we age. Men’s and women’s hair loss is a poignant reminder that our bodies cannot stay young forever. But luckily, if we catch thinning hair fast enough, we can take preventative measures.
The most common medical treatments for male pattern baldness are topical drugs like finasteride and minoxidil that must be applied daily, for life. (Because when you stop using them, your hair loss will return almost immediately.) An expensive but effective option is hair transplant surgery. But, as with any surgery, there are risks and recovery involved, and the results, although semi-permanent, likely will need to be redone after 15-20 years as the hair follicles naturally age. Pricey LED light combs have dubious benefits. Hair growth supplements like Viviscal Professional effectively nourish thinning follicles to help promote thicker hair growth and reduce hair fall. It does need to be taken every day for at least three to six months for maximum results. But Viviscal is backed by clinical research, and when you stop taking Viviscal your hair growth progress will continue in line with your natural hair growth cycle for a little while, unlike topical hair loss drugs.