Your site is very helpful and is a great service to the community. I applaud your selflessness. I was motivated to check your site because I saw the Procede ads – thanks for setting us straight on that one.
I am curious, however, about Regenix and wonder if anything new in the way of clinical evidence has come your way to suggest how it works vs. something like Rogaine?
Also, is it true that hair transplant surgery, by borrowing from the back of the scalp, also serves to increase the forehead space? If so, is it advisable to have the transplants along the frontal hairline to lower the hairline and reduce this space?
Thanks for your help.
I have no information on Regenix in the way of clinical evidence (Tier 1 evidence) at the level of proven FDA approved treatments such as Minoxidil (Rogaine) or Finasteride (Propecia), nor are there any head-to-head trials comparing these sorts of treatments (who would pay for possibly proving someone else has a better treatment?). If someone tells me a certain treatment works for them, GREAT! Keep using it. However, I will not recommend treatments for which I do not have rigorous and incontrovertible scientific evidence.
As for the oft-asked question about a forehead lift from removing skin from the back of the head, I am happy to tell you that your forehead does not move, but your butt raises up two inches… I’m just kidding, you actually don’t have any change except for a little less excess skin at the back of your head because of the way the skin is attached to the skull it is loose. We have redundant tissue at the back of your head because your neck is actually a joint, like your elbow or your knee, so you need a little extra skin to allow for flexion. Thankfully for the hair surgeons, nature has provided a bit more skin there than is necessary, which is why we can take some out and not affect anything around it. Sorry for those of you who wanted a combination facelift/hair surgery!