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Regaine for Men Extra Strength Foam and solution

Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Regaine, reinvigorates shrunken hair follicles – they increase in size and regrow thicker hair over time.

Clinically proven to stimulate


What is Regaine?

Regaine is a product for those suffering with hair loss. Regaine contains the ingredient Minoxidil 5% which is licensed in the UK as a hair loss treatment.

Minoxidil was originally used in clinical trials as a treatment for high blood pressure, but one of the side-effects they found was that it regrew hair.

Regaine foam and solution contain the active ingredient 5% minoxidil, the only over-the-counter treatment clinically proven to help prevent further hair loss. Using Regaine twice daily can even reverse the process, resulting in regrowth.

How does Regaine work?

Regaine works by helping the blood flow to the hair follicles and increasing follicular size and hair shaft diameter, stimulating and prolonging hair growth. It has been shown to help prevent further hair loss in 4 out of 5 men and help stimulate regrowth for a thicker, fuller head of hair.

Regaine works best in men with recent hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp but can be used by men with a receding hair line, as this is typically an early stage of hereditary hair loss.

Regaine increases blood flow which stimulates hair follicles, promoting hair regrowth in 4 ways:

  • Reverses miniaturisation of follicles.

  • Increases blood flow around follicles.

  • Stimulates follicle movement from resting to hair growth phase.

  • Extends each follicle’s growth phase.

Who is Regaine for?

Regaine Foam is licensed for hereditary hair loss in men aged 18 to 49, and Regaine Extra Strength Solution for men aged 18 to 65 years.

Regaine Foam is intended for the younger market and the cut off age of 49 is based on the upper age limit in the trials submitted for license.

This medicine is suitable for most men but a few men should not use it :-

  • If you have had a bad reaction to minoxidil or any of the other ingredients.

  • If you have hair loss caused by drug treatment.

  • If you have total baldness or complete loss of all body hair.

  • If the cause of your hair loss is unknown, or it is sudden and unexpected.

  • If you have high blood pressure, even if it is not being treated.

  • If you have any condition that affects your scalp, including sunburn and psoriasis.

  • If you have a shaved scalp.

  • If you are using creams, ointments or lotions used to treat scalp conditions, e.g.

  • Dithranol – used to treat psoriasis.

  • Tretinoin – used to treat acne or other skin disorders.

  • Corticosteroids – a type of anti-inflammatory e.g. hydrocortisone, betamethasone dipropionate.

  • If you suffer from heart disease, including abnormal heart rhythms or rates, angina or chest pains and / or circulation disorders.

  • If you are at all unsure whether your scalp is normal and healthy.

  • If you are taking or using any other medicines including:

    certain blood pressure medicines called ‘vasodilators’ e.g. hydrazaline. There is a potential risk that minoxidil, the active ingredient in Regaine for Men Extra Strength Scalp Foam and Solution, may interact with these medicines and increase their effect.

    Hereditary hair loss can be effectively treated using REGAINE foam and solution.

    Regaine works best in men with recent hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp but can be used by Men with a receding hair line, as this is typically an early stage of hereditary hair loss.

    For other, non hereditary types of alopecia – such as alopecia areata where bald patches appear on the face and body, or hair loss caused by a medical condition such as chemotherapy – Regaine is not suitable and you should speak to your GP.

What causes hair loss?

Hair grows in cycles and each growth cycle includes a growth phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase. In hereditary hair loss, owing to a change in hormones, the hair follicle shrinks and the growth cycle is shortened.

Each hair growth cycle produces a shorter, finer, much less visible hair. In time, a few follicles will even be destroyed and fail to grow hair. The most common cause of hair loss in men and women is androgenic alopecia (AGA). Heredity, hormones and age all play a part in this condition. In AGA, the hair follicle shrinks.

Although it’s possible that this loss could be caused by a medical disorder, prescribed medication, poor nutrition, bad hair care techniques or severe stress, in 95% of cases the cause is hereditary – and in males, is known as male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia.

How do I use Regaine?

Use Regaine twice a day: once in the morning, once in the evening, about half an hour before going to bed. Your scalp and hair should be dry.

Leave roughly 12 hours between applications.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Don’t worry if you miss an application. Just keep to the routine of morning and night.

Method of application:-

STEP 1: Part your hair to expose your scalp, making sure your scalp is dry.
If you use a comb, make sure it’s got rounded, widely spaced teeth.

STEP 2: If you are using the topical foam, hold the can vertically and press the nozzle to dispense  about half a capful.
Always use the recommended 1gr dose.

If you are using the solution then just use 1ml of solution.

STEP 3: Rub the foam or solution into your scalp and gently massage it throughout the affected area. Wash your hands and you’re done. Any massaging of the scalp should be gentle to minimize hair breakage.

Don’t worry if you notice some hair shedding during the first few weeks – this is normal and is a sign that your follicles are making way for new hairs.

Don’t get lazy with your routine. If you stop treatment, you will not only lose the hair that grew back, but you'll most likely revert to the previous pattern of hair loss.

Do I have to wash my hair before applying REGAINE and if so, how long should I wait afterwards before applying it?

You don't have to shampoo before applying REGAINE but if you do, make sure your scalp is completely dry before applying it. This is simply to ensure that REGAINE won't be diluted or evaporate before it has been fully absorbed.

How long will it take before I see results?

This will vary. Clinical studies have shown that regrowth can occur as early as 8 weeks but may take up to 16 weeks to see results. Just bear in mind, results will vary from person to person, so you just need to be patient.

When you start using Regaine, you may notice a temporary increase in hair loss in the first 2–6 weeks. This is entirely normal and is actually good news – it shows that your hair is shifting from a dormant phase to an active growing phase.

Are the results permanent?

For as long as you use the product, yes. If you stop using the product you will lose the hair you've gained, and most likely return to the balding pattern that was there before.

Are there any side-effects?

Regaine for Men products can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.

Side-effects may include:-

  • Headache

  • Itching

  • acne rash

  • inflammatory skin disorders causing redness and itching

  • muscle pain, general pain

  • Unwanted non-scalp hair has occasionally been reported. Always wash your hands thoroughly after application and if you accidentally apply the foam or solution to parts of the body other than the scalp, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate help:

Chest pain, or any swelling of the face, lips, tongue, mouth or throat that may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and tell your doctor:

  • Low blood pressure.

  • Rapid heart beat.

  • Faintness or dizziness.

  • Sudden unexplained weight gain.

  • Persistent local redness or rash.

  • Swollen hands or feet, shortness of breath, high blood pressure.

  • Depression

It’s very rare, but if you experience a change in hair colour and/or texture then you should stop using Regaine.

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