Could a topical DHT blocker prevent hair loss?
DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is an androgen hormone formed when testosterone interacts with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. It is also the hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss, on account of how it causes follicular miniaturization. Shrinking hair follicles produce weaker, ‘wispy’ hair, and eventually, if left untreated, DHT can cause hair to stop growing altogether. When this stage is reached, hair cannot be regrown medically, so it’s important to deal with DHT sooner rather than later. There is one clinically proven medication that blocks DHT, the oral tablet Propecia. It has been approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment and can be very effective at regrowing thinning hair atop the scalp. Another Option for DHT However, women cannot take Propecia, and some men prefer to use a topical treatment rather than an oral tablet. Plus, Propecia has many undesirable sexual side effects. It’s also true that Propecia won’t be effective at regrowing a receding hairline, so how can these hair loss considerations be dealt with? A second medication called minoxidil, which is suitable for men and women alike has also been approved by the FDA. However, while minoxidil is great for stimulating regrowth, especially at the hairline, it doesn’t block DHT. So for hair loss clients who don’t use Propecia, our BIOMEDIC line has incorporated ingredients that block DHT when applied locally. BIOMEDIC MX-4 is designed to act more efficiently than other minoxidil-based products. It contains 5% minoxidil along with a high level of Hyaluronic Acid that maximizes delivery of the other active ingredients to the tissue and increases tissue hydrations. 3% Azelaic Acid acts as a powerful topical DHT blocker. Use this product with ENHANCED COENZYME. BIOMEDIC ENHANCED COENZYME contains Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B-6) which combines with the Azelaic Acid in the MX-4 to become an extremely efficient blocking agent for DHT (a key factor in hair loss). This product also contains 3% biotin in solution, which helps the skin metabolize DHT more quickly. When used with MX-4 (our triple strength minoxidil product) ENHANCED COENZYME maximizes hair growth potential. The two combined are the most effective topical combination in the marketplace today. Topical treatments work best for clients who have started noticing thinning of their hair. BIOMEDIC’S hair loss treatment formulas and supplements are proven methods of controlling hair loss and stimulating new growth.
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