https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nhi-medical-356px.png 0 0 William Rassman, M.D. https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nhi-medical-356px.png William Rassman, M.D.2009-01-15 15:31:242009-01-13 14:04:05Grab Bag -- Questions About BHT, Propecia, Tricomin, Rogaine, and LLLT
- Does Hair Body transplant works? I mean I have a lot of hair in my chest, I could use it instead of laser hair removal..
- Also, do you recommend antiandrogens? I mean, what’s the difference between them and propecia?
- Also I have read something about a Tricomin product, is rogain better than tricomin? Which should I use? Or should I use both intercalated?
- And it’s rogain 5% better than 2%?
- Normally I just wash my hair “day yes day no”, so that I can not have an oily scalp. So, should I apply rogaine everyday even with my hair “dirty/oily”?
- Finally, do you recommend LLLT at long term?
Great blog and thanks for your advice!
- Body hair transplants should only be used if you are out of donor hair from the scalp. The growth cycle of body hair is different than scalp hair, as well as the hair characteristics themselves.
- Finasteride (Propecia) is an antiandrogen. An antiandrogen is something that inhibits the effects of androgens in the body. See Wikipedia for more info.
- Tricomin’s website says you can use their product with Rogaine or Propecia. I don’t know what’s in it though, but I’d doubt it’s better than Rogaine. Remember, the only 2 FDA approved and proven medications to treat hair loss are finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil.
- Rogaine 5% is stronger than the 2% — the 5% is sometimes marketed as “extra strength”. If you experience irritation from the 5%, switch down to the 2%. It’s good to have options.
- You should apply Rogaine twice daily. So, yes.
- I do not recommend low level laser light therapy (LLLT). I’ve not seen any results that are worthwhile. I even had a LLLT machine in my office for my patients to use for free and wasn’t satisfied with the results (or lack thereof).