Has your hair line started to recede or have you noticed an overall thinning of your hair? If so, you are certainly not alone. It’s estimated that around 120 million people in the United States alone are experiencing hair loss to some degree. To put that into perspective, approximately one out of every five Americans is going through the same thing you’re going through right now.
While it may be comforting to know you’re in good company, you’d probably prefer to reverse your balding problem. If you’ve done any research, you’re probably familiar with Minoxidil, which is also commonly known by the brand name Rogaine®.
Though it is a popular hair loss product and has been used for more than 40 years, it does come with some risks of side effects. Additionally, it can’t actually regrow the hairline. Here’s what you should know about Minoxidil, its limitations, and another hair growth solution that may provide you with better results.
Understanding Minoxidil and Its Limitations
Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which means it opens the blood vessels. When applied topically on the scalp, it can allow blood to flow more easily to through the vessels that feed the hair follicles. It is thought that this may be how the product stimulates hair growth in certain areas of the scalp.
Though it was originally developed and tested as a blood pressure treatment, it didn’t take long for people to notice unexpected hair growth as a side effect of Minoxidil usage. When these results came to light, the product was developed as a treatment for hair loss (primarily male pattern baldness).
Minoxidil has a long history of use as a hair loss product. After months of continued and consistent use, it may help stimulate hair regrowth on the crown of the head, where male and female pattern baldness most often occurs. However, it can’t actually regrow the hair line. It must also be used continuously, since its effects begin to wear off soon after discontinued use.
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Potential Side Effects of Minoxidil
Though Minoxidil provides desirable hair regrowth results for many people, it often does so at a cost. There are many potential side effects associated with Rogaine® use, including:
- Scalp irritation
- Unwanted facial hair (hypertrichosis)
- Temporary swelling (edema)
- Skin redness on the scalp
Less commonly, users may experience an irregular or fast heartbeat, chest pain, tingling in the extremities or face, and blurred vision. Rapid weight gain has also been associated with Minoxidil use. Any of these symptoms can be alarming, and may lead to discontinued use of the product.
A Safer Solution
Fortunately, there is a safe and highly effective alternative to Minoxidil. Nanoxidil, as found in the Spectral.DNC-N® product offered by D.S. Laboratories, is a topical hair-loss treatment that has no known side effects. Specifically developed to combat hair loss over the entire scalp, Nanoxidil is the perfect solution for anyone experiencing a receding hairline.
In addition to treating hair loss in the same areas Minoxidil covers (the crown of the head), Nanoxidil can also stimulate hair growth along the hair line. It’s also used for alopecia areata. Thanks to its lack of side effects, people suffering from hair loss can use this product with complete confidence.
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, Nanoxidil is also non-greasy, thanks to its water-based formula. This make it easier to not only apply the product to the scalp, but wash it out as well. Minoxidil, on the other hand, is a highly greasy formula that leaves a residue behind.
In addition to Nanoxidil, Spectral.DNC-N® also contains azelaic acid, adenosine, retinol, caffeine and copper peptide-1. Here are the benefits these ingredients offer:
Nanoxidil: By opening the scalp’s ion channels, nanoxidil maximizes absorption and stimulates hair growth. Its molecular structure is just different enough from Minoxidil to provide all the hair growth benefits (and more!) without the side effects.
Azelaic Acid: This potent 5-a-reductase inhibitor helps stop hair loss by preventing 5-a-reductase from converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT. People experiencing androgenetic type hair loss often respond well to products that contain azelaic acid.
Adenosine: Naturally occurring in all human cells, adenosine is a nucleoside that plays an important role in hair growth. When applied to the scalp, research shows adenosine has a positive effect on hair growth for both women and men.
Retinol: Also known as vitamin A, retinol has long been added to beauty products to aid in skin renewal. It turns out this important vitamin may also help with hair growth, thanks to its repairing and moisturizing effects.
Caffeine: Hair can benefit from caffeine in several ways. In addition to increasing the length of hair and speeding up the growth cycle, caffeine also stimulates the root during the initial hair growth phase. It does this by stimulating increased production of ATP and targeting DHT, a hormone that is known to cause hair loss. Additionally, caffeine also increases blood circulation. When applied to the scalp, caffeine promotes healthy hair follicles.
- Copper Peptide-1: Copper peptides block the hair growth-curbing hormone dihydrotestosterone. In doing so, they help prevent further hair loss.
For maximum hair growth benefits, it’s best to use a formula that includes all of these ingredients, such as Spectral.DNC-N®. In combination, they are much more powerful than they would be if used alone.
Regrow Your Hairline Today
Ready to be proactive about your receding hairline? Instead of risking the many side effects that have been linked to Minoxidil without getting the results you want, try safe and effective Spectral.DNC-N® today.