ROGAINE® is the only topical brand FDA-approved to regrow hair In both men and women. With more than 20 years of results and over 20,000 people in clinical trials, ROGAINE® is the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand for hair regrowth. ROGAINE® helps reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss.
And with revolutionary Men’s ROGAINE® Foam (the only FDA-approved hair regrowth foam), ROGAINE® continues to lead the way in topical products for regrowing hair. In clinical testing, ROGAINE® Foam regrew hair in 85% of men after 4 months when used twice daily. Plus, it goes on easy and dries quickly.
Minoxidil—the active ingredient in ROGAINE®—works by getting inside your scalp to revitalize follicles and stimulate hair.
Like many great discoveries, the power of minoxidil to regrow hair came about by chance. In the 1980s, scientists discovered that minoxidil, being studied for other indications, actually showed signs of regrowing hair.
ROGAINE® applied this discovery to produce the first—and to this day, the only—topical brand FDA-approved to regrow hair. Since then, ROGAINE® has empowered millions of people to take control of their hair loss with a series of breakthroughs:
Reduces DHTa, a key cause of hair loss PROPECIA significantly reduces DHT, a key cause of hair loss, by inhibiting the formation of DHT in your scalp.
Reducing DHT appears to inhibit the further shrinking of affected hair follicles.
DHT is a substance in the body that can shrink the hair follicle until it no longer produces visible hair. Scientists believe DHT and family history are key factors in hair loss. Learn more about the causes of male pattern hair loss.
PROPECIA blocks the formation of DHT and, in this way, appears to interrupt the development of male pattern hair loss.
PROPECIA is the first and only FDA-approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in men.
PROPECIA helps reduce further hair loss and regrow visible hair.
PROPECIA was developed to treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in MEN ONLY. There is not sufficient evidence that PROPECIA works for receding hairlines at the temples.
PROPECIA is for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.
In clinical studies for PROPECIA, a small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects, such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, or a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men and went away in men who stopped taking PROPECIA because of them.
You may need to take PROPECIA daily for 3 months or more before you see a benefit from taking PROPECIA. If PROPECIA has not worked for you within 12 months, further treatment is unlikely to be of benefit.PROPECIA can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. If you stop taking PROPECIA, you will likely lose any hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.
Although results will vary, generally you will not be able to grow back all the hair you have lost.
* This information was taken from The Hair Transplant Forum International, May/June 2003, pg229-331
** Propecia and Proscar are registered trademarks of the Merck Corporation