When flipping through the channels on TV late at night, I sometimes get sucked into the Scalp Med infomercials promising a new thick head of hair. It also claims to be FDA approved. Is this the hair loss cure we’ve all been waiting for?
Scalp Med infomercials are very popular this time of year, especially as the holidays approach. Sold as a treatment for female and male pattern baldness, Scalp Med boasts that the “results will provide you with thicker, cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful hair”. The Scalp Med infomercial presents dozens of rich consumer testimonies praising Scalp Med and providing us wild dreams of restoring a full head of hair. While one woman claims, “it was nothing short of a miracle for me”, another male consumer boasts, “there’s nothing better out there”. Oh really?
Scalp Med is Just Overpriced Minoxidil
While Scalp Med is technically a viable hair loss treatment, what they don’t readily tell you is that that the only “active” ingredient in both the men’s and women’s solution is minoxidil, and significantly overpriced at that.
Because minoxidil has been FDA approved as a treatment for male and female hair loss, Scalp Med can make the same claims Rogaine can. The extra cash you could be saving by purchasing Rogaine (minoxidil) most likely goes toward marketing and the “inactive” ingredients that do nothing to stop genetic baldness or regrow hair.
Scalp Med’s costs have come down significantly over the years at a much lower $40 per month (plus shipping and handling). However, Rogaine or even generic minoxidil can be purchased for half or even a quarter of the monthly cost and is just as effective (with FDA clinically proven studies to back it up).
Scalp Med and Their Promises
Scalp Med, their consumer testimonials, and their impressive before and after photo display would have you believe that regrowing hair in completely bald areas is the norm. Unfortunately, this is not true. Minoxidil is much more effective at preventing the progression of baldness and strengthening thinning hair. Today’s state of the art hair transplant surgery is the only method proven to grow hair in completely bald areas.
In my opinion, Scalp Med is simply not worth the money. Consider a much more effective non-surgical hair loss treatment regime by combining the much cheaper generic minoxidil or Rogaine foam with Propecia (finasteride), the only other FDA approved and clinically proven treatment for men. Those with advanced balding patterns may be less likely to regrow a significant amount of hair with any non-surgical solution. Today’s advanced surgical hair transplant techniques can restore a natural looking head of hair in the right candidates. To discuss your hair loss and learn whether or not you’re a candidate for hair transplant surgery with one of our prescreened world class hair restoration physicians, visit our virtual consult page.
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