Alternatives to Propecia® for Hair Loss
Searching for an alternative to Propecia®? If so, you are not alone. Finasteride (known most commonly by the brand name Propecia®), has been a recommended treatment for pattern baldness since the late 90s. Recently, Propecia® has developed a bad reputation for causing a slew of unwanted side effects, most notably erectile dysfunction and decreased male libido. Together, these side effects deliver a crushing blow to men in search of more confidence and a fuller head of hair. Alternatives to Propecia®are recommended to any man who suffers with androgenetic alopecia (hair loss) and does not want to risk unwanted side effects during treatment. The best physician-recommended alternatives include surgical hair restoration, topical hair loss foams, and low-level laser therapy.
Alternative 1: Hair Transplant Surgery
The first alternative to Propecia® is not always the most popular. Hair transplant surgery is an effective solution; however, many men are surprised to learn just how expensive it can be. Surgeons often charge $3 or more per individual graft, with new robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgeries costing upwards of $6 per graft. With the average procedure requiring the transplant of 1,500 or more grafts— with second and third procedures often required— it’s easy to see why so many men balk at the idea of seeking a surgical solution.
Alternative 2: Topical Hair Loss Foam
Another alternative to Propecia® is the use of a topical hair loss foam, like minoxidil. Minoxidil is available over the counter, most commonly by the brand name Rogaine®. Many men are familiar with this option as Rogaine® is widely advertised throughout major print, television, and online media networks. Rogaine® comes highly recommended by hair loss experts as well, as it is backed by clinical evidence that supports its ability to stop hair loss. One big shortcoming: Rogaine® spurs new hair growth in very few patients. Moreover, this topical foam must be applied twice daily in order to be effective. Rogaine® only works when it is actively used, so men will experience additional thinning and balding when use is discontinued.
Alternative 3: Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a new non-surgical hair loss treatment option that is ideal for men who suffer with various forms of hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia. LLLT leverages the power of medical-grade laser light to safely stimulate blood flow across the scalp. This has at least two major benefits that help to stop hair loss. First, stimulation from LLLT improves blood flow to the scalp, carrying more oxygen, nutrients, and growth factors directly to each hair follicle. Second, LLLT is believed to induce phototherapy, a biological process through which cellular activity increases. Together, these powerful effects help to revive hair follicles and produce thicker, fuller hair.
Learn More About CapillusUltra™
CapillusUltra™ (formerly the Capillus82™) is the newest laser therapy cap available to adults in search of a safe, convenient, and effective alternative to Propecia®. Capillus® laser technology is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
Visit the following page to learn more about the CapillusUltra™ laser therapy cap. For product information and order assistance, call Capillus at 1-844-280-4680 today.