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Compare Follicare and natural botanical HairGenesis. Does Follicare work as effective as HairGenesis in stopping hair loss and reversing the effects of DHT on thinning hair due to male and female pattern hairloss (androgenetic alopecia)?
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Compare Follicare and natural botanical HairGenesis. Does Follicare work as effective as HairGenesis in stopping hair loss and reversing the effects of DHT on thinning hair due to male and female pattern hairloss (androgenetic alopecia)?
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Compare Follicare and natural botanical HairGenesis. Does Follicare work as effective as HairGenesis in stopping hair loss and reversing the effects of DHT on thinning hair due to male and female pattern hairloss (androgenetic alopecia)?
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Avacor (Avacore)
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Minoxidil 2% Solution or
  Minoxidil 5% Solution
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Compare Follicare and natural botanical HairGenesis. Does Follicare work as effective as HairGenesis in stopping hair loss and reversing the effects of DHT on thinning hair due to male and female pattern hairloss (androgenetic alopecia)?
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Compare Follicare (which relies on the drug Minoxidil) with botanical HairGenesis. How does Follicare work?
Compare Follicare (which uses on the drug Minoxidil) with botanical HairGenesis. How does Follicare work?
Compare Follicare (which uses on the drug Minoxidil) with botanical HairGenesis. How does Follicare work? Compare Follicare (which uses on the drug Minoxidil) with botanical HairGenesis. How does Follicare work? Compare Follicare (which uses on the drug Minoxidil) with botanical HairGenesis. How does Follicare work?
Follicare Topical
(with Minoxidil),
Follicare Shampoo and
Follicare Hair Loss Vitamins

Follicare for men
uses Minoxidil 5%

Follicare for women
uses Minoxidil 2%

HairGenesis™ DHT-Blocking Topical Activator
HairGenesis™ DHT-Blocking Shampoo
HairGenesis™ DHT Blockers - Hair Vitamins

Uses only botanical ingredients,
which block DHT, including saw palmetto,
beta sitosterol and other active substances
Order HairGenesis botanical hairloss treatment products

Hair Genesis™ is the only Non-Drug (naturally-derived from herbal and botanical sources) hair growth hair loss treatment with DHT Blockers backed by independent and published research study done according to FDA-regulated, IRB-monitored standards. It is clinically-proven to be safe and effective for both men and women to help stop thinning hair, and hairloss and help regrow hair naturally.

   
Follicare Minoxidil
Where does it work?

HairGenesis™
Where does it work?

Top - vertex area:
The panel on the side of a box of Rogaine or generic Minoxidil shows that Minoxidil is limited to working on the vertex area of the scalp only. (Follicare uses Minoxidil like Rogaine)

Top - vertex area:
Research conducted so far on HairGenesis™ shows that it is not limited to working on just one small area of the scalp like Rogaine (and Minoxidil) is.

Frontal baldness and receding hairline area:
It specifically states that Minoxidil is NOT intended for frontal baldness or a receding hairline.

Frontal baldness and receding hairline area:
In comparison, these photos of identical twins, one using HairGenesis™, the other not, show that HairGenesis™ works on frontal baldness and a receding hair line.

Back area baldness:
Minoxidil is NOT intended to work on the back portion of the scalp either, the area around and below the vertex, as shown below.

Back area baldness:
Likewise, HairGenesis™ does work on the back portion of the scalp as well.

Follicare uses Minoxidil HairGenesis™
(printed on the side of a Rogaine box)

before after photos of twins prove that HairGenesis hair growth hair loss treatment products with DHT blockers work
before after photos of twins prove that HairGenesis hair growth hair loss treatment products with DHT blockers work

+ HairGenesis
6 - 7 mos. Tx
Tx  = Treatment Patient
of Dr. Geno Marcovici

see more before after photos


Thus, according to the makers of Rogaine (Minoxidil), if your thinning hair or pattern hair loss is already more advanced or if your hairloss is outside the range noted above, Rogaine) or Minoxidil (such as used in Follicare) may not work for you at all.


In comparison, if your thinning hair or pattern hair loss is already more advanced or if your hairloss is outside the range noted in the photos on the left,  HairGenesis™ can still work for you.


How much hair have you lost?
See the progression of common pattern loss hair in these Norwood Hair Loss Diagrams
What is the Long Term Effectiveness Using Minoxidil
(as used in Follicare) for Hairloss or Hair Growth?

Clinical studies by the makers of Rogaine (the first hair loss treatment to use the drug Minoxidil) have shown that only about 1 out of 4 men and about 1 out of 5 women will experience re-growth of their hair, and then it is only very moderate regrowth. And those that do see such limited growth, must continue to use the Minoxidil product on-going, or their hair will fall back out again within three to four months after stopping usage of it.

According to the FDA Drug Facts Guidance for Industry (click on this link, then scroll down to page 2 - Other Information), the reported percentages of success in hair re-growth in using Minoxidil, based on clinical studies is:
- 26% of the men reported moderate to dense re-growth and 33% had minimal re-growth; this was after four months of use.
- 19% of the women reported only moderate re-growth and 40% had minimal re-growth; this was after eight months of use.


Research Study on HairGenesis™ Soft Gels published in the
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

HairGenesis is the only Non-Drug hair growth hair loss treatment remedy to ever demonstrate safety and effectiveness in an independent clinical study under FDA-Regulated IRB-monitored (Institutional Review Board) peer-reviewed placebo-controlled, double-blind research.

Results:
"The results of this pilot study (using HairGenesis™ Soft Gels) showed a highly positive response to treatment. The blinded investigative staff assessment report showed that
60% of (6/10) study subjects dosed with the active study formulation were rated as improved at the final visit."

(Compare that with only 26% for men
and just 19% for women using Rogaine / Minoxidil)

Hair Genesis Research Study published in www.pubmed.gov
Complete Research Study of HairGenesis as published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary MedicinePosted there you will see:
Erratum in:
  • J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Mar;12(2):199. which is:
    The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

    To read the Complete Research Study on HairGenesis, click the picture on the right.

Minoxidil (like used in Follicare) must be used twice a day, every day

According to clinical studies by Rogaine, Minoxidil must be used twice a day, every day, continuously. It works better on those who are younger and whose hair loss is recent, according to clinical studies by Pharmacia and Upjohn.

Clinical studies on Minoxidil also show that if you ever stop using it, your hair will soon fall out again (often within 3 to 4 months or even sooner) and you will look as if you had never used it. (for example, click on the "fall out" link above and scroll down to "How long do I have to use Women's Rogaine?")

A potential Rogaine user contacted rogaine.com web site by email. This is the actual reply to the customer's question about the necessity of continuing to use Minoxidil (for the rest of one's life):

"Continued use of all Rogaine (Minoxidil) formulas is needed to maintain hair regrowth. If you stop using Rogain (Minoxidil), the normal hair loss process will start again. You will probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months and will look the way you would have looked if you had never used Rogaine. Just remember your results and success depends on proper application of Rogain twice a day, every day, directly to the scalp."


What you should know about Minoxidil (as used in Follicare)
  • works only on the top (vertex) of the scalp (as shown above)

  • generally works for a limited period of time

  • uses the drug Minoxidil (a drug originally intended for high blood pressure, not hairloss)

  • Minoxidil is not known to stop or block the degenerative effects
    of the hormones
    DHT or the enzyme 5AR on the hair follicles or hair roots

  • while Minoxidil may temporarily stimulate hair growth by some other mechanism, it may not prevent the hair follicles from their eventual deterioration by DHT anyway

  • has multiple potential side effects


The back panel of a box of Men's Rogaine Extra Strength Minoxidil
(we've highlighted some statements in red for the sake of clarity)
Things to note about Rogaine or Minoxidil (as used in Follicare)
  • do not use if your amount of hair loss is different (or more) than
    that shown in the pictures on the side of the carton (see above)

  • do not use if your hair loss is on the FRONT of the scalp

  • do not use if your hair loss is on the BACK of the scalp

  • stop using if you see no results after 4 months

  • is generally ineffective unless applied twice a day regularly

  • generally only regrows hair in a minority of men (about 26%) and women (about 19%).

  • continued use (twice a day) is necessary to keep any hair regrowth you may have seen or hair loss will begin again (and you will lose all of the hair you may have grown back within 2 to 4 months)

  • maximum hair regrowth has not been shown to continue longer than 48 weeks

  • even after 48 weeks of usage, continued use (twice a day) is still necessary to keep any hair that has grown back or hair loss will begin again


Rogaine or Minoxidil (as used in Follicare) is generally considered an acceptably safe drug to treat Thinning Hair or Hairloss.  However here are the Known Potential Negative Side Effects which may occur from  using Rogaine or Follicare.
Rogaine or Minoxidil Side Effects according to this FDA Drug Fact Sheet
  • rapid heart beat

  • chest pain

  • faintness (light-headedness)

  • dizziness

  • sudden unexplained weight gain

  • water retention

  • swelling in the hands or feet

  • scalp irritation or redness

  • unwanted facial hair growth (especially in women)

  • minoxidil can leave the scalp and hair oily and greasy

Consider Potential Side Effects.
Do you want to use a drug remedy to treat your thinning hair or hair loss problem?

Or would you prefer to use a non-drug, natural (botanical) treatment instead,
especially if it costs less and can be more effective?

Follicare
Active Ingredient(s)

originally designed as a blood pressure drug:
Minoxidil
HairGenesis™
Active Ingredient(s)

botanical DHT Blockers:
Saw Palmetto, Beta Sitosterol and other ingredients shown to interfere with the problematic steps that trigger
male or female pattern hair loss
More Information About Follicare

In the Follicare products, the oral tablets contain a version of saw palmetto, but not their Minoxidil topical lotion or shampoo.  In comparison, all the the HairGenesis™ products contain DHT blocking ingredients.

The HairGenesis™ Oral Soft Gels not only use a strong form of Saw Palmetto, but also Beta Sitosterol and other clinically-shown DHT blockers, making them potentially far more effective than the Follicare oral tablets. Additionally, the HairGenesis™ Topical Activator, Revitalizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner all contain a carefully formulated composition of botanically derived DHT blockers.

DHT is the hormone proven to trigger pattern hair loss in both men and women and therefore the primary cause of thinning hair.


Compare HairAdvantage for men (2% or 5% Minoxidil) with natural botanical HairGenesis. Order Hair Genesis botanical, drug-free hair growth hair loss treatment system: the safest and most effective hair loss products that help resolve your hairloss problem. Helps stop thinning hair, hairloss and male and female pattern baldness
Order Individual Products or a genuine HairGenesis™ Value Pack
(Topical Serum + Oral Soft Gels and Shampoo)

Have you tried Rogaine, Follicare or another Minoxidil product without much lasting success or experienced the side effects?
Then start using HairGenesis™ instead.

Non-drug HairGenesis™ may help you stop and reverse the effects of thinning hair and hairloss due to pattern hairloss in men and women.

Which is Better, Based On Follicare
(Minoxidil)
Hair Genesis
(drug-free)
Oral Product   P
Shampoo Product   P
Topical Product Minoxidil
(must be used
twice a day)
P
(is used just
once per day)
Convenience of Use (Topical)   P
Shown to block DHT, the hormone primarily responsible for causing thinning hair and hairloss, in Independent Research ? P
Non-Drug, Botanical Products   P
No Known Side Effects various side effects P
Works On All Hair Loss Areas ? P
Costs Less   P
If you like Follicare, because it uses Minoxidil like Rogaine, then consider this:
Effectiveness, Blocking DHT, Side effects, Drug versus Non-drug,
Convenience of Use and Total cost.

Overall, for all the reasons noted above,
HairGenesis™ is a far better hairloss treatment choice
for both men and women, than Follicare or Minoxidil.

Compare HairAdvantage for men (2% or 5% Minoxidil) with natural botanical HairGenesis. Order Hair Genesis botanical, drug-free hair growth hair loss treatment system: the safest and most effective hair loss products that help resolve your hairloss problem. Helps stop thinning hair, hairloss and male and female pattern baldness
Order Individual Products or a genuine HairGenesis™ Value Pack
(Topical Serum + Oral Soft Gels and Shampoo)
   

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How Does Rogaine or Minoxidil Work?

How Does HairGenesis™ Work?


Read these success stories of Ron H. - Sacramento, CA.
Read success stories of other satisfied customers of HairGenesis™.

Scientists and researchers generally agree that DHT (Di-Hydro Testosterone) is the primary cause of thinning hair and pattern hair loss in both men and women. Continue reading below to find out which product would be a better choice for you to help stop and reverse the effects of your thinning hair or pattern hair loss.

Learn more about hair growth stages and normal hair growth and how the metabolism or formation of DHT inside the body and on the scalp can cause your hair to get thinner and shorter over time and also cause you to lose your hair altogether.


Although Follicare may be a good product for some, it does have several disadvantages. It is marketed as a multi-part system, consisting primarily of a shampoo, a Minoxidil topical lotion and an oral tablet. The Follicare topical lotion is either Minoxidil 2% (for women) or Minoxidil 5% (for men).

Other than that, although it makes various claims about its purported effectiveness, Follicare is similar to Avacor™ , HairAdvantage™ and Rogaine (in that they all use Minoxidil) or the revolutionary version of HairGenesis™ that was introduced way back in 1996.

Since then, however, HairGenesis™ no longer uses Minoxidil, as research has shown that botanical substances may offer a more effective and safer way to treat male or female pattern hair loss.

Researchers continued to look for other alternatives to the drugs Rogaine™ and Propecia™. One of these is Dr. Geno Marcovici of HairGenesis™. Based on research and various clinical studies, he concluded that using a combination of various botanical substances, including Saw Palmetto and Beta Sitosterol, might prove to be as effective or even more effective in treating thinning hair and hairloss than the Minoxidil and Finasteride drug options. Moreover, it might be safer to use without the potential side effects that both Minoxidil and Finasteride can produce.

Through continuing research and development and various clinical trials and studies, HairGenesis™ products have been continually improved, and have gone through four significant  evolutionary changes to make it a safe and effective, 100% botanically-derived active composition hairloss treatment.


Before Using
genuine HairGenesis
After Using
genuine HairGenesis
Hair Genesis hair growth products with DHT blockers - hair loss before and after pictures Hair Genesis hair growth products with DHT blockers - hair loss before and after photos


These photos (and all the photos) on our Photos Before and After page are for customers who use only
genuine HairGenesis
products.

If you see these or any of our other client / patient photos, including the TWINS PHOTOS, on other sites, which sell some other product other than HairGenesis, know that these photos are not the results obtained by any other products.

Our Success Stories likewise, are for consumers who either presently still use or have used in the past genuine HairGenesisand not any other products.

Read More About Follicare
  • Follicare is also very similar to Avacor™ in its products: a shampoo, a topical lotion relying on Minoxidil and an oral pill that contains Saw Palmetto. Read these independent reviews about Avacor from medical and health-related web sites.

  • The FDA states that the long term success rates using Minoxidil (such as used in Follicare) to stop hair loss or help re-grow hair for both men and women is very low.

  • Look at the Norwood hair loss diagrams to see what stage your hairloss is at.

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