Do You Recommend Revivogen? Does Minoxidil Lose Its Effectiveness Over Time?
September 28, 2008 by Spencer Kobren
I currently live in UK and I find that it is fantastic that your show provides support to hair loss sufferers, a real problem. I wish we had similar programs in the UK too, I just think we are a long way behind. I have been trying hair loss products mainly minoxidil, and natural hair supplements (B complex etc) and I have got two questions:
1) Does minoxidil lose its effectiveness in preventing hair loss in the long term?
2) I saw a product call Revivogen and on the website they claimed that it has been recommended by the Bald Truth and I’m just trying to confirm it as they look somewhat legitimate. I would greatly appreciate if you can answer those questions.
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Thanks for the kind words. I do believe that Minoxidil loses its effectiveness over time, however I do not suggest that you discontinue the product abruptly if in fact you believe it is no longer working for you.
Stopping cold turkey can throw you into a tremendous shed. If you plan on stopping the drug, take several months to slowly wean off of it to minimize this effect. I would also suggest that you speak to your doctor about potentially starting treatment with Propecia. In my opinion, if you really want to save your hair you have to effectively lower DHT.
As far as Revivogen is concerned, at this time we do NOT recommend any Non-FDA approved product for the prevention and treatment of hair loss. Many years ago I believed that “natural” DHT inhibitors might actually have an effect, but after years of anecdotal evidence to the contrary I can no longer recommend these products. I am surprised that it says that they are recommended on their website. Thanks for the heads up!
Hope this helps.
Host of The Bald Truth Radio Show
Founder, American Hair Loss Association
Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient Affairs, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS.ORG)