Hair loss is the no.1 issue among men

50% of men are affected by hair loss!

In 80% of all cases it is androgenetic alopecia that presents a problem to men. Hereditary hair loss is inherited dominantly and is not a disease but a disposition. As such, hereditary hair loss cannot be cured and, instead, it must be continuously prevented. Since this is a cosmetic problem, a cosmetic solution should be sought. The use of pharmaceuticals that involve the risk of undesirable side effects is not advisable.

What causes hereditary hair loss?

The testosterone surplus, which begins during puberty, makes beard hair grow on the one hand but also weakens predisposed hair roots in the scalp. These hair roots react hypersensitively to testosterone (DHT). It cuts the energy supply, thereby weakening the hair roots. Their growth phases are shortened and their lifetime ends prematurely.

Why do these hair roots die more quickly than normal?

Normally, the hair root is active for up to eight years (growth phase), followed by a resting phase. The hair root then releases the hair and it falls out without the threat of hair loss. Subsequently, the hair root starts another growth phase and does so about 14 times before dying.

hair root activity without Alpecin = shortened growth phases

With the corresponding genetic predisposition, testosterone (DHT) prevents the generation of c-AMP, a messenger compound for energy, which is required for the hair roots' metabolism. This shortens their growth phases and the hair roots' lifetime ends prematurely. If more and more hair roots die this way, male baldness will be the result.

hair root activity with Alpecin = longer growth phases

What can be done to prevent hereditary hair loss?

With the caffeine-containing Alpecin active ingredient combination, Dr. Wolff Research has succeeded in stopping the negative effect of testosterone, thereby effectively fighting the cause of hereditary hair loss.

The lack of energy in the hair roots caused by testosterone is compensated for by caffeine. To ensure that the caffeine can go where it is needed, local application is required. Based on the special galenic formula (pharmaceutical carrier base) in the Alpecin products, the active ingredients travel all the way directly to the hair shaft where they can unleash their effect.

The active ingredient protects the hair roots against the testosterone attack. This prolongs the growth phases, which means that hair growth is possible well into old age. The positive effect on the performance of hair roots has been proven by scientists.

"The treatment of hair loss must be performed early on, regularly and over the long term if it is to be successful." 
Dr. Klenk, Head of Alpecin Research in Bielefeld