Revivogen: a Dermatologist's Professional Opinion
Hair loss is a common problem among men and women. About 25 percent of men begin balding by age 30 and two-thirds begin losing hair by age 60, according to the American Medical Association.
Some hair loss is a normal part of the hair growth cycle. In fact, we typically lose 50 to 150 scalp hairs every day. Baldness (alopecia) results when hair loss occurs at an abnormally high rate; when hair replacement occurs at an abnormally slow rate; or when normal hairs are replaced by thinner, shorter ones.
Daniel Taheri, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist has treated many patients with hair loss over the years. Recently, Dr. Taheri shared some valuable insight about the causes and treatments of hair loss, as well as natural solutions.
Q: What causes hair loss?
A: Although there are many reasons for hair loss, 95 percent of all cases are due to Androgenetic Alopecia, which is more commonly known as Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss. This genetic condition occurs more frequently in males, affecting approximately 40 million men in the United States.
Q: What remedies are available?
A: Treating patients with male or female pattern hair loss tends to be quite challenging. This is due to the fact that most of the accepted treatments for hair loss have been less than effective and have potential side effects. Currently, there are two FDA-approved medications for treating hair loss: RogaineŽ and PropeciaŽ. RogaineŽ is a topical solution that works by stimulating the hair follicle and keeping it in the growth phase. The side effects of RogaineŽ may include headaches, palpitations and hair growth on the face. PropeciaŽ is another medication available by prescription and is taken orally. It works by reducing the production of a hormone called Dihydro-Testosterone (DHT), which causes hair loss. PropeciaŽ is recommended only for men and can have sexual side effects.
Q: Are There any Natural Options?
A: In my practice, most hair loss patients were concerned about the side effects of RogaineŽ and PropeciaŽ. After intensive research into various hair loss products in the market, I learned about a natural, dermatologist-developed product called Revivogen. I have used Revivogen in my practice now for four years and based on my observations, I feel that it is extremely effective for the treatment of hair loss. This is especially true for individuals in the early stages of hair loss - those who can expect to stop further hair loss and regain most of the hairs they lost during the past three to five years. Specifically, I have noticed that hair loss diminishes significantly within two to three months after using Revivogen and regrowth begins as early as six months. In my professional assessment, other hair loss treatments have not proven to be nearly as effective as Revivogen. The most impressive thing about Revivogen is that it is all-natural and does not have the side effects commonly associated with other hair loss medications. And I highly recommend this product to all of my clients and anyone else who is combating hair loss.
Daniel Tahery, MD is a board certified Dermatologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California.