I’ve seen several ads and comments recently about a new product called Spectral DNC. It claims that it not only works on the back side of the scalp but on the frontal areas as well. It uses a combination of 5% minoxidil combined with Aminexil. Have you done any research on Spectral DNC product and are their claims valid? Have you heard anything about the effectivenss of Aminexil for the treatment of baldness
As far as I am aware, there is no medical research currently being conducted on topical minoxidil in combination with Spectral DNC. There are strict FDA requirements before any product can claim scientific results. Spectral DNC does not have an FDA approval for such claims unless it is piggybacking on minoxidil (which is what most product sales do). Topical minoxidil, however, is an FDA approved product that has limited hair growth potential. Minoxidil is a common ingredient in many hair products. Why pay for all of the added ingredients when it is minoxidil that is going to work (if at all) and at a price far less than Spectral DNC, I suspect.
Aminexil, from my understanding, is not a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved product. That said, there is no way for me to say it grows hair or it does not grow hair. Furthermore, I do not endorse any specific product. I do however, prescribe medication including finasteride (Propecia) only when there is an indication and I have completely evaluated the patient’s hair for miniaturization.