This is an old post that slipped through the cracks and never got posted, so my apologies to the author of the email for taking so long to reply…
Dear Dr Rassman,
I am writing to you abaout my experiences with Viviscal (a.k.a Nourkrin). I have first noticed thinning at the temples at the age of 24, and looked for an expert’s advice. After the evaulation I was told that I am also thinning on the crown a little and I may lose my hair within two years. I was advised using Viviscal to prevent balding. However, what I have already lost at the temples could not grown back anymore. It only could have been prevented, if I had started the treatment at my late teens.
I have linked an interesting page about Viviscal with before and after photos. Haarmittel.com (German). The photos underpin that the hair loss at the front only can be prevented, but great results can be achieved on the crown, since follicles are not dead just inactive.
I am skeptical of the photographs and the changes shown make me doubt what the Viviscal marketing department wants me to see. Viviscal reportedly contains “special marine extracts and a silica compound” — and yet I’m to believe this will regrow hair? If these photos were real, the product would have taken over the market years ago.
I ran the page through Google Translate, so this link may be more interesting to my English readers — Viviscal photos.