Author Maxim Tourou / Category Architecture / Published: Apr-05-2018
Is Minoxidil an Effective Treatment for a Receding Hairline?
Billions of people around the world suffer from hair loss. So, it is likely no surprise that many people look for a treatment that can help them slow or even reverse this loss. Minoxidil is a common treatment included in several name-brand hair loss treatments. If you are experiencing a receding hairline, you may be wondering if this treatment can help
How Does Minoxidil Work?
Minoxidil is a vasodilator. This means that it helps the blood vessels dilate and increases blood flow. In turn, this helps more oxygen and nutrients carried in the blood reach the hair follicles. Stronger, healthier follicles are more likely to grow healthy hair more quickly.
Increasing blood flow is a common technique for stimulating hair follicles and encouraging growth. Several other active compounds and treatments use similar strategies.
Originally, minoxidil wasn’t designed as a hair loss treatment. Instead, it was a hypertension medication. After noticing some unintended hair growth, researchers started looking into whether it could work as a hair loss treatment in the late 1970s.
Typically, minoxidil is applied topically as either a serum or a foam. This may need to be done a couple of times a day. It is also sometimes available as an oral medication. However, this is only approved for the prescription version of the drug. The over-the-counter versions are all topical.
Is Minoxidil Effective?
In some cases, Minoxidil may help treat hair loss. Around 40% of men that use it experience hair regrowth within three to six months. However, its effectiveness is only proven for people under age 40. Like many other treatments, minoxidil is most effective if you have only recently started losing your hair.
Minoxidil is approved by the FDA and has been used to treat hair loss. However, it does not cure baldness and only promotes hair health and growth. It does not block the main hormonal cause of androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness), dihydrotestosterone. It’s important to note that, if you stop using minoxidil, your hair may start to fall out at a faster rate than before.
Additionally, minoxidil has questionable evidence for treating a receding hairline. In the study used to demonstrate the medication’s efficacy to the FDA, tests were performed on the crown of the head. Some people report that it is effective around the hairline while others find that it isn’t.
What Are the Drawbacks of Using Minoxidil?
Although minoxidil can be effective at treating hair loss, it is not without side effects. These are some of the most common issues people experience:
- Temporary edema (swelling)
In short, minoxidil can irritate the scalp where it is applied. For a lot of users, this diminishes over time. Nonetheless, it can be uncomfortable to use, especially when in stronger concentrations such as 5%.
The fact is that minoxidil has been around on the market for some time. Although the products using it as an active ingredient have changed a little bit, minoxidil is the same compound that people have been using to try to combat hair loss since the 1970s.
Meanwhile, there have been innovations since that offer equal or superior results without as many drawbacks. You don’t need to settle for minoxidil just because you want to treat your receding hairline.
Are There Superior Alternatives to Minoxidil?
Yes, there are other treatments that also improve hair growth without the side effects of Minoxidil. Nanoxidil is a breakthrough treatment that also helps to stimulate follicles, increase blood flow and promote hair growth. However, unlike minoxidil, it does not have any known side effects thanks, in part, to its low molecular weight.
Specifically, Nanoxidil opens ion channels in follicle cells. This lets important nutrients more easily reach the hair follicles to keep them healthy and promote hair growth. This works on hair all over the head including along the hairline.
What Products Include Nanoxidil?
Nanoxidil is one of the main active ingredients in DS Laboratories’ Spectral DNC-N topical hair loss treatment. Spectral DNC-N offers similar hair follicle stimulation to minoxidil but without the side effects and with other hair loss fighting benefits.
The active ingredients in Spectral DNC-N include Nanoxidil, adenosine, lysophosphatidic acid, azelaic acid, caffeine, cooper tripeptide-1, piroctone olamine and retinol. Together, these ingredients offer the following benefits:
- Stimulate hair follicles by opening ion channels
- Increase hair growth
- Inhibit DHT (associated with hair loss)
- Increase hair strength and density
Additionally, the ingredients in Spectral DNC-N are delivered using a proprietary Nanosome technology. This allows for continuous treatment over 12 hours, longer than conventional hair loss treatments. That means that the above active ingredients are doing their work for longer, ensuring better and longer-lasting results.
Is There Research Showing That Nanoxidil Works?
Yes, the efficacy of Nanoxidil is backed by clinical research. In a 2015 study, participants using this compound experienced less hair shedding, stronger hair and an increase in hair mass after 90 days. Similar research has shown the efficacy of Nanosome, the delivery system.
At DS Laboratories, we take science very seriously. We only sell products that have been shown to be effective through clinical testing.
In another important study on the perception of Spectral DNC-N users, participants reported that the noticed less hair loss, greater hair strength and greater hair growth. This is important because hair isn’t just something on top of your head. For many of us, having more hair is a major confidence booster. Not only is Spectral DNC-N effective at combatting hair loss, but it also makes people feel better about their hair. That is a great thing for hair loss patients everywhere.
Don’t wait to start taking your receding hairline seriously. Minoxidil may not fully help your hairline and has a lot of side effects. So, choose the better options instead: Nanoxidil in Spectral DNC-N.
With this innovative treatment from DS Laboratories, users see a significant improvement in their hair growth and health. People like the treatment so much that over 2,000 real people have awarded it a perfect five-star rating. Find out for yourself why Spectral DNC-N is such a popular product. Order some today and take the first steps towards truly combatting hair loss.