As a male hair loss treatment brand, it’s a question we get asked a lot: ‘do hair loss treatments actually work’? The simple answer is yes. However, that’s really only part of the story. Here is a full breakdown:
Yes, hair loss treatments that are based on FDA-approved medications actually work, with almost all of the men that use them seeing some improvement in their hair quality and quantity. At Sons, we are effective at treating 90% of the men who take on our full treatment plan - at least 60% of whom will actually see their hair regrow too.
However, it only takes a brief Google around male hair loss or a few flicks through a men’s magazine to realise that there is a lot of false information flying around about male hair loss treatment. You might hear of miracle shampoo that ‘invigorates your scalp’ or a magic hair supplement that helps to keep your hair ‘full and healthy’, but put simply, these will never work.
There are only two medications that are scientifically proven to treat hair loss, and they are Minoxidil and Finasteride. So, let’s take a look at both of those in more detail:
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a topical medication that you apply directly to your scalp. It helps to fight against hair loss by encouraging blood flow to your hair follicles.
When you have male pattern hair loss, you’re experiencing sensitivity to a hormone called DHT, which restricts blood flow, shrinks your hair follicles and, ultimately, causes your hair to fall out over time.
Does Minoxidil work?
Yes, with regular use Minoxidil is one of only two medications that is proven to treat hair loss.
Clinical studies have shown that a 5% Minoxidil strength solution is most effective at regrowing hair for those experiencing hair loss, especially around the crown.
How do I use Minoxidil?
The Sons Minoxidil topical solution must be applied consistently twice a day to be effective. We recommend tying in applications with your regular routine. After several months of use, you will begin to see the effects of this treatment. This may start with a reduction in the rate of your hair loss and ultimately should see an overall improvement in the quality and quantity of your hair.
What is Finasteride?
Finasteride is a prescription medication that helps to treat hair loss by blocking DHT.
DHT is a by-product of testosterone - if you are sensitive to DHT, it will shrink your hair follicles and restrict blood flow. Finasteride works by stopping the transformation of testosterone into DHT.
Does Finasteride work?
Clinical studies have shown that Finasteride is effective at treating hair loss. It can lower DHT levels by up to 60% and is effective in 90% of the people who take it at stopping hair loss.
The combination of Minoxidil and Finasteride is proven to be the most effective way of treating hair loss and they work synergistically together. That’s why we include them both in our full works plan. If you want more information on Sons treatments, check out how it works or listen to our resident medical expert explain it more detail below: