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Regaine Extra Strength Foam

Minoxidil 5% foam


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What is Regaine?

What is Regaine (minoxidil)?

Regaine is an effective hair-loss pharmacy medicine, which has been proven to reduce hair loss and encourage hair growth. It has been proven to be effective for 60% of men. It is the first and only topical treatment licensed for hair loss in the UK.

How Does Regaine (minoxidil) Work?

Regaine (minoxidil) is the only over the counter medicinal treatment proven to help stop and even reverse hereditary hair loss. It comes as a topical formulation, which needs to be applied to the scalp twice a day. The cycle of hair growth undergoes three main phases: The growth phase, transitional phase and resting phase (when there is no hair growth). Hair loss is caused by changes to this cycle, whereby more hair is loss than it is replaced. This can occur when:
more hair follicles enter the resting phase
the resting phase lasts longer
the growth phase gets shorter

Regaine works by stimulating hair follicles to move from resting phase to growth phase. It also increases the length of the growth phase. The resting phase normally lasts 6 weeks in a healthy hair follicle. Therefore, it is important to use Regaine regularly for at least that amount of time or longer in order to see results of hair growth. Results may be seen within 8 weeks, and may take up to 16 weeks to show.

Regaine also dilates the blood vessels, allowing more oxygen, blood and nutrients to the hair follicle. This encourages hair to grow. Regaine increases the diameter of the hair shaft, which encourages the thickness of the follicles, so that hair growth is fuller.

Regaine has proven to prevent hair loss in 4 out of 5 men and re-grows hair in 9 out of 10 men. The foam application can be part of men’s everyday grooming routine as it is easy to use, it is unscented and dissolves into the scalp quickly.

What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness is a common condition, which affects over 6.5 million men in the UK.

Is your brush or comb raking out more hair than usual? And are you also noticing thinning on top or perhaps a more pronounced hairline at the sides? Although it’s possible that this loss could be caused by a medical disorder, prescribed medication, poor nutrition, bad hair care techniques or severe stress, in 95% of cases the cause is hereditary – and is known as male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia.

In the case of hereditary hair loss, the genes and hormones in your body have a shrinking effect on your hair follicles, making them ineffective at growing new hairs. Over time, the progressive shrinking of certain scalp follicles leads to a shortening of the hair's growing cycle. Hair becomes thinner and shorter, until there is no growth at all.

Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Hereditary hair loss can be effectively treated using Regaine Foam.

Effectiveness

How Effective is Regaine?

Regaine has been proven to reduce hair loss and even to encourage growth in clinical trial data. Based on clinical trial data around 60% of patients experienced and increase scalp coverage.

Side Effects

Side Effects

Regaine for Men Extra Strength can have side effects, like all medicines, although these don't affect everyone and are usually mild. For a full list of side effects read the patient information leaflet.

Alternatives

Alternatives

Propecia

Effective hair loss medication that works for up to 90% of men. View Propecia

Information Leaflet

Patient Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. View patient information leaflet.

Authored 22 April 2014 by Dr Clare Morrison Reviewed 31 January 2019 by Liyya Patel, Siobhan Titre Last updated 11 November 2018

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