Below are the most frequently asked questions about our product. If you have a question that is not asked or answered below, please contact us.
Hair loss can be caused by different factors from stress to poor nutrition. It can be associated with factors such as family history, medical conditions, medications and changing hormones. Age, hereditary factors and hormone activity combine resulting in the shortening of the hair growth cycle and steady inactivation of the hair follicles. In time, this produces finer hair, shorter, less visible hairs and the follicles eventually become incapable of producing visible hair.
Abnormal hair loss is when the rate of shedding exceeds that of a healthy head of hair. An adult who is not experiencing hair loss will typically shed 40 to 120 strands per day. If there is a noticeable increase in the number of hairs collected on your comb or pillow, then this could be a sign of abnormal hair loss.
DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone. It is a naturally occurring metabolite of the human body and the primary cause of hereditary hair loss in both men and women. Rather than causing hair to fall out, DHT restricts and slows down growth ultimately leading to hair loss. DHT can be responsible for hair loss. DHT disrupts the natural flow of vitamins and proteins to hair follicles, preventing them from the nourishment they need to maintain normal hair growth. This ultimately leads to permanent follicle shrinkage and a slowing down of the growth cycle. Everybody produces DHT; however not everyone is affected by it. Left untreated DHT will continue to prevent growth and each cycle will produce thinner, finer and less visible hair.
Remox® can be used by both men and women. With a physician's consent, it is safe for women to use the Remox® products during child-bearing age years as long as they are not pregnant or have any other conflicting medical conditions.
Promox® is prescribed for men and postmenopausal women with severe cases of hair loss.
Both formulas can be used by men and women ages 18 years old and older. Also, can be used on all ethnicities and hair types.
This will vary by individual. Clinical studies have shown that regrowth can occur as early as 12 weeks. Just bear in mind, results will vary from person to person, as patience is needed when using our product. If you haven’t seen any results after 3 months, we can add an additional ingredient.
No, there are several factors that may influence the effects including:
Based on the recommended dose, approximately 30 days. As you near the end of one bottle/container, make sure you buy your next bottle so you don't miss any applications.
No. Your hair won't grow any faster or better if you apply it more than 4 times a day.
Don’t panic, just wash it off with lots of cool water straight away; there is nothing to worry about.
You should begin to notice that you're losing much less hair. You might even begin to see new hair growth that may be soft, downy and lighter in color than the rest of your hair. Over time, this hair should thicken and blend in with the rest of your hair.
No. If treatment is stopped, you may not only lose the hair that grew back, but you will most likely revert to your previous pattern of hair loss. However, if you stop using this product, you won't be worse off than before. You should keep using this product for as long as you want to maintain the effect.
Since no studies have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of this product for people having had a hair transplant, we don't recommend it.
This product can help strengthen and thicken your existing hair. There is no evidence that it will do any harm; however, there have been some rare reports of a slight change in color or texture.
You do not have to shampoo before applying this product. If you choose to wash your hair, make sure your scalp is completely dry before applying it. This ensures that this product won't be diluted or evaporate before it has been fully absorbed.
You should continue your hair care routine as normal, but choose your haircare products carefully. Gentle shampoos and conditioners suitable to your hair type are best and always rinse them out thoroughly. If using any sprays, gels, wax or mousse, make sure that your hair is completely dry before applying.
You can use a hair dryer after shampooing, but your hair should be allowed to dry naturally. If you use it to dry the solution the heat will cause it to evaporate before being absorbed into the scalp. Regular use of high heat can also damage your hair.
Yes. You should wait until the treatment is completely dry before taking the plunge. Do not apply an extra dose after swimming. Wait until your next scheduled application time.
Yes. Stick to your normal hair care routine but make sure you tell your hairdresser that you're using a hair growth product. Explain that any massaging of the scalp should be gentle to minimize hair breakage, and that if they use a comb it should have round, widely spaced teeth.
Yes, you can use this product if you are receding as this is typically the early stage of hereditary hair loss.
All of Hair Growth MD products require a prescription and the prescription is good for one year.
To renew your prescription each year, patients must go on line to the Hair Growth MD Website and click “Get Started” to fill out the patient form as updated medical information is needed to get the next prescription.
We do not customize ingredients within our formulas, but can take ingredients out. They promote better results as is.
Latanoprost is the therapeutically equivalent drug to Bimatoprost, which is the active ingredient in the prescription eyelash-growing product Latisse. It’s been found to further help with hair density and regrowth.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Latanoprost could be found useful in stimulating hair follicle activity and treating hair loss. After a study with the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at the Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science in Berlin, Germany, it was found that Latanoprost significantly increased hair density during a 24-week time period compared to the baseline and the placebo-treated areas.
You can add Latanoprost to your prescription with an additional cost. Please see the product section for pricing.
Yes, but patients must have a United States address of someone they know to ship to, who can ship the product to the overseas patient. If shipping directly to the patient, there is a risk patients take with Customs and not getting their product.
When shipping internationally directly to our overseas patient, there are issues with other countries Customs confiscating our product and product purchased not making it to a patient. There is no guarantee that it will arrive with no reimbursement if product is lost or confiscated. This is why an American address is needed and your friend or family member ship your product to you.
Yes. When the Pharmacy calls for payment of the prescription and shipping cost, you can let them know how many bottles you would like to order to save on shipping cost. There is no special pricing or discount on orders of multiple bottles as the cost is the same per bottle. Spray and lotion can be purchased at the same time.
For the Prescription and the first order – The whole ordering process takes 2 weeks or so, between Hair Growth MD Customer Service (24 hours), the doctors (48 hours) and pharmacy (7-10 days), for the patient to get their order and process it. It is suggested, for your convenience, to order more than one bottle at a time to save on shipping cost and time.
To Renew Your Prescription Each Month – Contact the pharmacy, they will let you know when to expect your prescription (their number will be on your prescription bottle) or set up with them auto ship.