Propecia® is the first and only FDA-approved oral medication used for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss). It was approved in 1997 and was developed for treating hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head).
Finasteride is the generic name of the drug which is the active ingredient in a 1mg dose as Propecia®, and a 5mg dose as Proscar.
Propecia® works by decreasing the amount of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body and thus its negative effect on genetically predisposed hair follicles. The end result is that Propecia® may slow and in many cases prevent or reverse hair loss.
Patients will usually start to see results in 3 or 4 months with more substantial progress in 6 to 12 months. If Propecia® has not worked in 12 months, further treatment is unlikely to be of benefit.
A small number (less than 2%) of men in the clinical trials had sexual side effects. These included less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, and a decrease in the amount of semen. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia®.
Rogaine Extra Strength contains 5% Minoxidil, the only FDA approved topical treatment for hair loss. In clinical studies, four out of five users claimed Rogaine helped slow or stop their hair loss. Rogaine Extra Strength has 45% more regrowth than regular strength. This means that there is enhanced penetration of the hairs follicle and significantly more hair growth – results may occur in as soon as 2 months.
Rogaine is a topical liquid, not a systemic medication. That means it’s applied to the top of your scalp, instead of taken internally. You’ll be relieved to know that Men’s Rogaine Extra Strength works without altering male hormones.
A small percentage of users, about 6%, experience scalp irritation.
Rogaine is applied directly to the scalp in the hair loss area twice daily; for example, once in the morning and once at night. The night-time application should occur 2-4 hours before bed to allow for drying. Each bottle should last about 25-30 days, if used as directed. Hair can be styled normally after the Rogaine had dried. The twinpack contains 2 month’s supply of Rogaine.
Rogaine Extra Strength is not for use by women
Rogaine For Women
Rogaine for Women Hair Regrowth Treatment – Rogaine contains 2% Minoxidil, the only FDA approved treatment for hair loss. In clinical studies, four out of five users claimed Rogaine helped slow or stop their hair loss.
Rogaine is applied directly to the scalp in the hair loss area twice daily; for example, once in the morning and once at night. The night-time application should occur 2-4 hours before bed to allow for drying. Each bottle should last about 25-30 days, if used as directed. Hair can be styled normally after the Rogaine had dried.
Since normal hair grows only 1/2 to 1 inch per month, hair regrowth with Rogaine takes some time. Continued use of Rogaine twice a day for at least four months is usually needed before you notice hair regrowth. You will need to continue use of Rogaine to maintain the hair regrowth.
Tricomin Product Line
Using an FDA clinically tested method, Tricomin products showed effectiveness in stimulating hair growth in partial FDA Trials.
Therapy Spray: Designed for men and women with thinning hair, the Therapy Spray combines the benefits of clinically-tested Triamino Copper Nutritional Complex™ with an exceptional leave-in conditioner formulation. The Therapy Spray enriches your hair and scalp with a unique blend of essential amino acids, minerals and body-building ingredients. Condition and treat your hair and scalp daily by spraying liberally after shampooing. Should be applied to damp or dry hair.
Shampoo: Combines a unique cleansing and body building formulation to bathe your scalp with essential amino acids and minerals. Revitalizing Shampoo stimulates and restores health, structure, and vitality to thinning, fine, or damaged hair.
Conditioner: Using a unique moisture and nutrient-rich framework, Restructuring Conditioner helps restore your hair’s natural protein and mineral balance, building structure, luster, and body onto thinning, damaged and otherwise challenged hair.
This product is recommended as an adjunct to clinically proven treatments like Propecia (men only) and Rogaine. It is in the group of treatments considered growth stimulants and it complements Rogaine well by stimulating hair growth in a separate but complementary way.
Q: Did you know that your body and your hair require copper to be at their best?
A: It’s true – and scientifically proven!! Development of the Tricomin line of hair care products evolved from years of research involving copper and amino acids. Copper is linked to these important biological processes critical to the health of your skin and hair:
- Melanin production (pigmentation)
- Energy metabolism
- Scavenging of damaging free radicals
- Crosslinking of collagen and elastin
- Inhibition of 5-alpha reductase (the enzyme that reduces testosterone to DHT – its active metabolite responsible for androgenetic alopecia)
Q: Did you know that your hair is relatively rich in copper?
A: Also true. Compared to most other parts of your body, your hair has a natural affinity for copper. Interestingly enough, copper levels in the body tend to decrease as you get older, just at the time when you may need it the most!
Q: Did you realize that your hair follicles cycle between growth periods and resting periods?
A: Again true! In fact, hair thinning and loss can result from changes in the hair cycle resulting in a process known as miniaturization.
The Tricomin story!!
Studies have demonstrated the positive effects of Triamino Copper Nutritional Complex™ on hair follicles! During the growth phase, the base of the hair follicle (dermal papilla) is richly endowed with substances such as collagen and various proteins. These substances are virtually absent during the resting phase. Copper has been shown to stimulate the cells responsible for production of these substances! As shown, Tricomin products target delivery of copper to the base of the follicle.
The Tricomin Advantage
In addition to the science of copper, other components of the Tricomin products (such as panthenol) add desirable structural qualities to the hair, building body and adding shine. While Tricomin’s cosmetic benefits will be realized in the short-term, the added benefits of the Triamino Copper Nutritional Complex™ may require longer term use.
As the centerpiece of the product line, Tricomin Solution – Follicle Therapy Spray combines the highest concentration of copper peptide with an excellent leave-in conditioner framework. Tricomin products can be used effectively with other hair treatments including Rogaine™ and Propecia™, providing additional benefit to the hair follicle and surrounding environment