Procerin is a hair supplement designed specifically for men and comes in tablet and topical liquid form, containing various vitamins, minerals and nutrients that Procerin say is “effective in reversing hair loss in men caused by androgenetic alopecia”, or male pattern baldness. While ingredients such as saw palmetto, azelaic acid and vitamin B6 may be beneficial to promoting healthy existing hair growth and vitality, there is no substantial evidence that Procerin can encourage renewed hair growth or prevent the onset or progression of hair loss.
How is it MEANT to work?
Procerin says it is scientifically designed to help men retain and regrow their hair by blocking “DHT from getting to your body” and providing a specifically tailored combination of nutrients to “prevent hair loss and help you to regrow hair naturally”. Although Procerin say it is beneficial for men whose hair is still growing, it concedes that its effectiveness may be limited for those whose hair is no longer growing.
DOES it work?
Procerin is not a product that has been licenced by the MHRA or FDA approved for the prevention of hair loss or the regrowth of hair, and has not been through the rigorous testing that medical hair loss treatments are subjected to. And because it is a natural supplement, Procerin has much more lenient regulations when it comes to the statements that it, as a company, can make about the product.
Procerin says you can “prevent hair loss and regrow hair in just weeks” by using the treatment twice a day. In a 90-day observational clinical study that Procerin conducted itself, it concluded that three-quarters of the men said Procerin was effective in slowing down or stopping hair loss. However, there are a number of limitations in this study that make is difficult to assess whether Procerin really is an effective method of hair loss prevention. It was not overseen by any external organisation for one, and an observational study of 21 men “experiencing some level of thinning hair and or hair loss” may be too small and unspecific to prove the real level of efficacy of any hair loss treatment.
Additionally, there aren’t any ingredients in Procerin that have been conclusively proven to have an effect on hair growth. For example, studies have shown saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen and lowers DHT levels and it is even used in the treatment of prostatic disease. But it is only assumed to also be effective in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, there is no firm evidence that it – or Procerin – can help.
There are only two clinically proven hair loss treatments that have been medically approved and licenced to help prevent and reverse hair loss. If prescribed at the optimum dose to suit the individual, and used and combined correctly, most users will experience stabilisation of loss and hair regrowth with use of these products.