FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HAIR LOSS

•    Who can suffer from alopecia?
Anyone can develop alopecia, as there are several possible causes, including hormones (e.g., androgenic alopecia), aging, infection, medication and medical treatment (such as chemotherapy), and lifestyle factors such as stress, exposure to chemicals or UV rays, smoking, or the consumption of alcohol.
In addition, alopecia occurs more often amongst those who have family members with autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, lupus, or thyroid disease.
However, these factors will affect different individuals in different ways. For example, not everyone who suffers from stress or has a family history of male pattern baldness will experience the same symptoms. Thus, in most cases, the best way to determine the cause of hair loss is to see a physician.

•    When should I take my hair loss more seriously?
Most people normally shed 70 to 100 hairs a day. But with about 100,000 hairs on our heads at any one time, this amount of hair loss shouldn’t cause noticeable thinning of the hair. As people age, hair also tends to thin gradually as part of the natural aging process.

•    When do hair loss problems usually arise?
Hair loss problems arise when the number of hairs in the anagen phase is lower than those in the telogen phase.
40% of men will have noticeable hair loss (alopecia) by the age of 35. By the of 60, this number rises to 65%.
50 to 75% of women suffer noticeable hair loss by the age of 65.
No matter the underlying cause, hair loss occurs when the initiation of the new anagen (growth) phase is not activated by the ORS (Outer Root Sheath) stem cells.

•    How can men prevent hair loss?
You cannot prevent male pattern baldness. However, there may be ways of slowing down the process or disguising the problem.

•    What is Male Pattern Baldness?
The most common type of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness is also known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Classified by the Hamilton-Norwood scale, male pattern baldness is a result of genetics and typically begins to manifest itself at the crown and/or the frontal hairline. If left untreated, male pattern baldness can quickly advance to partial or total hair loss.

•    What is Female Pattern Hair Loss?
The most common type of hair loss in women, female pattern hair loss is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Classified by the Ludwig Scale, female pattern hair loss is a genetic disorder that causes hair to begin thinning at the crown of the scalp. Although it is uncommon, if left untreated female pattern hair loss can advance to complete baldness at the crown of the head.

•    Can alopecia be cured?
Alopecia cannot be cured. However, it can be treated, and the hair can grow back. The causes of hair loss in men vary widely, but androgenetic alopecia – or genetically inherited, male pattern baldness – is the most common cause.

•    What are the main treatments?
There is no cure for male or female pattern baldness, but there are cosmetic (e.g. products from the Revalid® system) and surgical treatments with proved efficacy, which may lead to some improvement.

•    How can I help myself? What can I do to treat my hair loss problems?
One option is to use Revalid Regrowth Serum regularly (please read the package information leaflet).
Making changes to your hair care routine and overall lifestyle may also help minimize to the visible effects of hair loss.
Take extra care with your remaining hair. Most people are too rough with their hair. For example, it is advisable to use a comb rather than a brush and to avoid tightly fitting caps or hats. Hair is also more fragile when it's wet, so be especially careful after washing.
There are also shampoos and other hair cosmetics available to make your hair look thicker and fuller.
Furthermore, a short haircut minimizes the contrast between balding and non-balding areas. Long hair has the reverse effect and could make you appear older.
It is also important to include sufficient protein in your diet, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian (hair loss sometimes starts when people give up meat). Ensure that you do not become anaemic by eating plenty of iron-rich foods like liver, eggs and green vegetables.


REVALID HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

•    Is Revalid Regrowth Serum with Redensyl 3% the newest breakthrough therapy?
Yes, we can say so. Redensyl is the newest breakthrough ingredient against hair loss and the best alternative to hair transplantation.
It is a patented active ingredient based on regenerative medicine research. Redensyl targets the hair follicle stem cells to reactivate their division and stimulate their initiation of the anagen (hair growth) phase.
It contains two molecules patented by the company Induchem: DHQG and EGCG2.

•    What are the benefits of Redensyl?
Most of the existing ingredients available on the market for the cosmetic industry to promote hair growth are plant extracts or peptides. By contrast, Redensyl represents a new generation of hair growth activating molecules. It has been designed from the scientific analysis of the stem cells’ function in the hair follicles and is the result of a unique patented synthesis process (an organic solvent-free, enzymatic glycosylation process).
The unique actions it triggers (activation of the ORSc stem cells, stimulation of the HFDPc papilla dermal fibroblasts, reduction of inflammation) result in the fast and sustainable production of new healthy hair on volunteers suffering from androgenic alopecia in just three months.

•    How long will it take to see results from using Revalid Regrowth Serum with Redensyl?
In terms of density, you will start to see results after three months. However, it can take somewhat longer for more visible results, as the hair follicles undergo a relatively long latency period between growth cycles (generally around three months).
Redensyl provides an average of 10,000 with up to 28’000 new hairs after three months. Women also see similar results making it a perfect unisex ingredient.

•    Where can I find Revalid products?
Revalid products are exclusively sold in pharmacies and pharmacy online shops.

•    Are Revalid products tested on animals?
No, all our products are not tested on animals.

•    Are all Revalid products produced in Switzerland?
Yes, all our products (hair care cosmetics and hair loss capsules) are produced in Switzerland.

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REVALID MEDICINAL CAPSULES

•    Can I use Revalid capsules with other medicines?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

•    May I use Revalid capsules during pregnancy or breast-feeding?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. In pregnant and breast-feeding women Revalid may be administered only after careful evaluation of the ratio between the maternal benefit and possible risk on foetus or neonate.

•    I am diabetic. Is there any risk?
If you have diabetes mellitus you should take into account that one capsule of Revalid contains 0.033 bread units (BU) (6.7 kj/1.6 kcal). Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

•    How soon after the treatment programme is there a visible improvement?
Although favourable results often occur by the end of the first month of treatment, the Revalid therapy should last three months. It may be prolonged or repeated if necessary.

•    Do Revalid capsules have a positive effect on nail growth?
Yes, Revalid helps against nail growth disorders and nutritive disorders of the nails (dystrophy.)

•    Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions
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