Propecia 4 Year Results
The following information has been
out for a couple months, however we felt it would be beneficial as
many of you may not have seen it. The preliminary Propecia trials
which gave it its 83% effectiveness rating were 2 years in
duration. The following numbers relate to the continued trials
which are now at their 4 year mark:
71% Placebo users were rated as
worsened after 4 years
8% Propecia users rated as worsened
after 4 years
36% of Propecia users were rated as
having no change
29% of Placebo users were rated as
having no change
55% of Propecia users were rated as
improved at year 4
0% of Placebo users were rated as
improved at year 4
62% of Propecia patients felt their
bald spot was decreasing
18% of Placebo patients felt their
bald spot was decreasing
78% felt Propecia continuted to
improve the appearance of their hair.
39% on Placebo felt their hair
continued to improve.
90% of Propecia users felt Propecia
continued to slow their hairloss.
64% of Placebo users felt their hair
loss continuted to slow.
New Before and After photos added
We have recently added photos of
Greg, a 34 year old man who has been on Propecia (Proscar) and
Minoxidil 5% for 7 months, and has great results. More visual
proof that this Finasteride/Minoxidil combination can work
wonders. Don't miss these photos - see them here:
Updates from users on new
treatment - Revivogen
As stated in the last newsletter,
we are tracking several people who have decided to give the new
treatment for Men and Women called Revivogen a try. At last count,
we were up to 28 separate people, and one of them has already
announced his results on the product. The following email was sent
by him at the one month mark. Immediately below it, is his most
Subject: Re: Revivogen update.
Date: 6/18/00 9:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time
I had some itch for the first week or two. Minor flaking... Both
have stopped now at 1 month into treatment.... Haven't
noticed any positive signs yet, but like I said, it's only
been a month. Jon
Subject: My Revivogen Progress
Author: Wingnut <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm just starting my 2nd bottle of Revivogen, at the 1.5 month
mark. My hair looks MUCH better, and fuller, and about for the
last 7-10 days, whenever I've been massaging in the Revivogen into
my problem areas, I can now feel small stubby hairs mixed in with
my older hair. I can't see them as 1) I have too much hair to
tell, 2) My eyesight isn't all that great, but I definately feel
the density is picking up. Nothing in the hairline area yet
(Norwood 1.75) but I'm optimistic. I've been on 2% and 5% minox
for years, and MAYBE it's helping me retain hair, but I can
honestly say that this is the FIRST treatment that I've tried that
appears to be growing hair. NEVER had any stubble before.... I'm
very excited... Jon
HairlossSucks to be featured on
Fischer, Associate Editor of Playboy online contacted us recently
regarding an article they will be doing on Propecia's benefits and
side effects. Though we are strong proponents of Propecia's
effectiveness, we had to answer honestly about both the good and
the potentially bad sides of Propecia use. We feel he used our
comments professionally and overall the article sheds an honest
light on this fairly new and extremely effective treatment. Look
for it in Playboy.com's Health section sometime next month.
HairlossSucks teams with www.KeepHair.com
have teamed with the makers of a brand new Merck sponsored web
site called http://www.keephair.com
which is probably the most impressive new interactive site on hair
loss on the web. It is done entirely in Shockwave/Flash, and has
all kinds of informative pages on the basics of hair loss and how
Propecia can help the situation. Take a quiz, Send an e-card,
Download software to "see" yourself without hair. Lots
of entertainment as well as good information.
Speak out on your
always, we are interested in hearing back from you on what
treatments are and are not working for you. The goal of our site
is to provide *REAL* user feedback on treatments and allow even
the lurkers to contact people directly with any questions. So
please do not hesitate to email us with your treatment regimen and
what kind of results you have seen on it.
If you have any before and after photos, please contact us and let
us know about putting them up on the site as well. Photos are the
best possible way to help people who are searching for hope on
what really does work.
You can email us at admin@HairlossSucks.com
with any feedback you may have.
Chat applet upgrades - New way to access the live chat
We have recently done some upgrades to the chat applet,
allowing users to now pass clickable URL's to each other right into the body of the chat. Since our chat is located
on an IRC server we have also added information on how to connect to it using one of the more popular IRC Chat
software programs - mIRC. You can get information on how to do it by going here: http://www.HairlossSucks.com/index1.htm
New treatments added to the Online Product Center
With the addition of Propecia, Minoxidil, and Tricomin,
we have completed the ramping up of products on the Online Product Center
With the exception of potentially Spironolactone (see below) we feel we have sufficiently included all the known
effective treatments to hair loss to date, as resources for you. The following outlines our completed resource list with
Propecia (Free Shipping) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/propecia.htm
Crinagen (Free US Shipping) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/crinagen.htm
Tricomin (For Men and Women) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/tricomin.htm
Folligen (For Men and Women) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/folligen.htm
Rogaine (For Men and Women) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/minoxidil.htm
Revivogen (For Men and Women) - http://www.HairlossSucks.com/revivogen.htm
We are starting to get some really good comments regarding
Spironolactone, which is an antiandrogen treatment fairly well known, however not widely used due to its "custom
preparation" requirements. So far some of our users have reported thickening of hairline after a month or two on it.
We will continue to let you know what we learn as more develops.
More sections will be added to the site in the coming weeks, and we will be teaming with some other hair loss sites to
share resources and bring more value to you.
Please don't forget to join us every weekday evening in the Live Chat if you have any questions or concerns about
what to do, where to go with your treatments, or just to talk.
The Discussion Forum http://www.hairlosstalk.com/discussions/
continues to grow, don't forget to check back there regularly. You do not need an account to post there, it is open to all.
You may email us at admin@HairlossSucks.com
if you have questions not addressed on our site. You will also find an
array of additional information and resources by reviewing our chat transcripts at http://www.HairlossSucks.com/trans.htm.