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Neogenic Vichy – hair density treatment review

Neogenic-vichy-review

How many of you are concerned about hair loss? Hair loss sufferers spend more than 3.5 billion dollars a year in an attempt to treat their condition, yet unfortunately, 99% of all products launched to couteract this emotionally distressing disease are completely ineffective for the majority of those who use them.

However, the search for that one product that works is never abandoned, and with each new lauch in the area of hair growth products, apolecia sufferers hope for the best. Such is the case with the new Neogenic Vichy hair density treatment, a product that intrigued most of us with discoveries mark the benining of a new era in alopecia studies.

In light of the latest discoveries about stem cells, Vichy launched a worldwide innovation in the area of alopecia.Vichy’s Neogenic offers the solution to this problem – Stemoxydine, a patented molecule that promotes the proper functioning of stem cells at the origin of new hair and awakens the dormant bulbs.

Until now, we thought that the hair’s life follows three different cycles – growth (anagen phase), regression (catagen phase) and rest (telogen phase).

Hair loss in women

Hair loss in women

About 90% of the hair on the head is in the anagen, or growth phase, which lasts three to five years. The catagen, or transition phase, typically lasts 2-3 weeks, during which  the hair follicle shrinks. During the telogen cycle, which lasts around two to four months, the hair rests, begins to fall, causing noticeable hair loss.

Until now we believed that after the telogen phase is completed, the hair follicles continue their cycle and return to the growth phase. However, recent studies tell us that sometimes, hair rebirth can undergo a dormant stage, in which the bulbs stop their activity and postpone the production of new hair follicles.

This dormant stage can take between 2 to 12 months, and the longer this phase is, the more hair loss is increased. Hair looses density, the scalp becomes visible and your alopecia becomes a real threat that you can no longer avoid.

Neogenic innovation in the field of hair growth

In light of the latest discoveries about stem cells, Vichy launched a worldwide innovation in the area of alopecia.Vichy’s Neogenic offers the solution to this problem – Stemoxydine, a patented molecule that promotes the proper functioning of stem cells at the origin of new hair and awakens the dormant bulbs.

Researched for over 20 years by L’Oréal, stem cells are involved in the awakening of the dormant hair follicles. This topic is fully explained in Commo Gallard’s study, Differentiation (2000). The discovery of the reservoir of hair follicle stem cells, on the one hand and the production of Stemoxydine on other hand, represent a major advance in promoting hair growth.

Hair loss in men

Hair loss in men

L’Óreal studies show that the stem cells in the inferior reservoir become active and produce new hair follicles when they are hosted by a hypoxic environment (with a low oxygen level). Although this is a recent discovery, it offers us a new dimension in a field yet unexploited – dormant follicles. More about this subject will soon be available in study conducted by Michelle Rathman-Josserand, Gaianne Genty, Jennifer Lecardonel and Bruno A. Bernard, “Hypoxia and Human Hair Follicle Stem/ Progenitor Cells”.

The patented molecule with biomimetic effect, Stemoxydine, awakens the dormant hair follicles from the sleep phase. The 5% concentration in Neogenic mimics the effect of a hypoxic environment. Its effectiveness is reflected in an increase in the number of hairs and fullness.

Vichy’s in vivo studies show an increase in hair density by 4%. This equals the gain of 1700 new hairs, on average, in just 3 months. A result that’s got a lot of you with hair loss problems wondering about the efficiency of this product.

Neogenic by Vichy

Neogenic by Vichy

Does Neogenic get results?

Naturally, I’ve been wondering the same thing ever since I first got word that the product was released in Europe. Although I don’t need it for myself, my boyfriend suffers from androgenic alopecia and is in constant search for a product that not only slows down the hair loss process, but also helps in regaining lost hair, by promoting growth.

Neogenic Vichy Applicator

Neogenic Vichy Applicator

The recommended dosage of Neogenic is a 3 months cure, that can be followed 2 times a year, within that 12 month latent phase that I mentioned earlier in the post. We just started using the first out of 3 sets of 28 dosage units needed to make a statement about the efficiency of Neogenic, so expect updates to this post in time.

So far, it’s made a noticeable improvement in thickening and regrowth to the crown, but not so much to the receding hairline or vertex. We’ll see how it goes after three months of daily use.

Vichy advices to apply the product in the morning or evening to dry or damp hair. In my experience, you’d probably want to apply it at night, as it does leave your hair slightly shinny, as though you’ve applied shine spray to your roots. Not as bad as it sounds and surprisingly facilitating for styling.

It isn’t sticky, however, and it doesn’t leave an oily film as some other hair growth product do. This watery quickly penetrates skin if you massage it with the ergonomic applicator provided in the pack. It’s not the greatest I’ve seen, since it takes some time getting used to the quantity you want to apply in each region of your scalp, but I haven’t experienced leaks when trying to use it as some other consumers described.

The scent seems to me very similar to shampoo, so it should be pleasant to most.

Hypoallergenic and paraben free, Neogenic is also suitable for people with sensitive skin. Fortunately, I didn’t experience any problems with dandruff, as I did with other hair loss treatments, otherwise three months would have seemed far too long.

Otherwise, the amount of time indicated in order to show results shouldn’t be a problem for those of you accustomed to hair growth treatments. You know these things take time in order to prove their efficiency and I plan to use it religiously as recommended before I give your my final take on it.

I am happy with the results as I’ve been hoping for more hair density on the crown and Neogenic proved efficient in that area and for me, there were some changes in hairline growth as well, as many tiny hairs appeared at my temples. Therefore, I highly recommend this product to whomever needs an efficient hair density treatment.

UPDATE: Since most of you have been asking to post an official source where you can buy Neogenic Vichy online, I did a follow up post where you’ll find the product available for purchase. If you decide to use it, please let me know if you find the product useful. Hope it works for you too!

 

 



About the Author

Luiza
As a professional make-up artist and beauty enthusiast, Luiza's expertise has become highly prized over the years. As owner of this site, she set her mind to create a publication for those who are focused not just on beauty trends and popular brands, but also on the industry's most well-kept secrets.

Published on October 16, 2013 in Reviews .
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66 Comments

  1. ariel cadelina

    How many month using the neogenic vichy?


    • I’ve been using the Neogenic Vichy treatment for a month and a half now and I’ve noticed an improvement right from the start. My hair started regenerating and seemed fuller. However, my boyfriend didn’t see an improvement and stopped using the product after a couple of weeks, so I couldn’t say if it works on men.


      • Mrs.Mioara K.

        I used Neogenic one month already and i could n see nothing…i don’t know if i must continue or not because in Cyprus cost 95 euro the box.In every morning i must wash my hear because it looks grassy.I am not happy…..


  2. ariel cadelina

    how many year this product started?


    • Where I’m from, this product was launched at the end of March. However, there are countries where the Neogenic hair treatment was released in 2012 :)


  3. Olga

    Hi, Luiza

    I am really interested in finding out about your final judgement on vichy neogenic. Has it turned out to be as good as it says on the packaging? Does it actually work ?


    • Hi, Olga,
      In my opinion, it has shown an improvement, yet I find it better on those not dealing with alopecia, but rather on those who are dealing with seasonal hair fall.


  4. Hi Luiza,
    I would very much appreciate knowing where the new version of Vicy’s Neogenic with Stemoxydine was purchased for your boyfriend, as the ones I find on line show packaging written in Spanish and not in French.
    Can you please advise me on a reliable source for the product. Thanks so much.


    • This product has been launched in Europe and Asia, as far as I know, and although the packaging differs depending on the country you live in, the product should be the same regardless. I bought ours from a drugstore in Romania, but I’m sure that you’ll find the real deal on Amazon or Ebay.


      • Lisa

        I’m sorry to say that, while it was available for a very short time on Amazon, it is no longer shown there? I wonder if that means that perhaps somebody is doing a “knock-off” product. If anybody can provide information on where they’ve been able to place a receive an order, especially if their product seems to be working, than it would be much appreciated


  5. Lisa

    Please, please can anybody prove a phone number (regardless of where in the world it is) or a website where I can purchase Neogenic with Setmoxydine. Thanks


  6. Asshn

    Hi
    I just stated it today after research and analysis, but I dont knw what next till end of my first 28 pack course….. if I got good result from it I will share it. I buy from a reputed medical chain store in dubai .


  7. Asshn

    @ Lisa. I bought it from Dubai. I just start it today..lets see whatever its effecive or not…


  8. Asshn

    Lisa. I bought it from Dubai. I just start it today..lets see whatever its effecive or not…


    • Lisa

      Thanks Asshn, I finally did buy it from a pharmacy in Spain which got it here very quickly. Unfortunately, I haven’t had any experience with it yet as my scalp became irritated and I didn’t want to use anything new. I think I’m all better now and will begin it tonight. I’ll use it for a while and then post my hopefully good results.


  9. deny

    It has been a long time and was wanting another update on vichy neogenics if you could please let me know Thank you


    • Hi,

      It’s been quite some time since I finished all the dosage units and as I said in the post and the comments since, I was pleased with the product and haven’t experienced any hair loss periods so far this year, which was my main concern. If that occurs, I’ll let you know, but so far, my Revalid hair fall defense shampoo does the trick :)


  10. Reham

    Do I have o wash my hair every day before applying it?


    • It is not even recommended to do so. You can use them on damp or dry hair. This small quantity will not make your hair look greasy. You will be able to style it like you always do :)


      • Well, only when you have a lot of hair on your head. Unfortunately I’m struggling with alopecia and after applying dercos neogenic for the night, in the morning I need to wash my hair cause it’s greasy and looks 2 times thinner and the scalp is visible. So I do it every day :(


        • I feel for you if that’s the case :(


        • Nasos

          Hello you guys. I’m from Greece and i have a minor problem with alopecia in the front of my head. i’m using that product for almost a month and i can tell there is a difference with my hair. The hair is thicker and i think that i have few new hair.Lets hope at the end of the 3rd month the results would be more!


  11. Sahar Nadeem

    From UAE dubai you can buy it easily


  12. sanja

    Sanja

    My son used it for 20 days and the results are seen.I am it imply using appliances mesotherapy without needles …


  13. goran

    hi all,

    I used vichy’s older product dercos for more than 4 years and had my hair thicker and less falling. used neogenic for 1.5 months and did not see any impact thus stopped using it.


  14. Micheal

    I think I read all the online articles, many people saying that it’s not working. but since i m on my way to be bald very soon, i got nothing to lose I bought it.
    I will update you with my results.


    • Please do, Micheal! I know it doesn’t work on everyone, I’ve read some bad reviews myself. Hope it helps you, though! Best of luck!


    • ray

      hi , did u use it ?? im bold from back of my head already , do i need to use it or it not work with men ?? thanks


  15. Kelvin

    Hello,

    I have been using it for a month & I haven’t noticed any difference or improvement, I am not sure if at the 3 months i might see benefits


  16. Rajesh

    Hi Friends
    i am planning to buy this product but i am already using minoxidil , can you please tell me if this product causes any side effects can i buy this product?


  17. Lisa

    I finally bought the Vichy product from a pharmacy in Spain. Although I’ve been losing hair for years now, but my hair began to appear thicker after the first several weeks of use. My husband and my hair dresser commented on it’s looking fuller. I do also find it somewhat easier to style, although it’s still far from where I’d like it to be but I’m pleased to have even this much improvement. I’ll continue to use it, although I don’t use it every day, but most days. The applicator in my second box started to fail and I”m lucky I kept the first one. I do think that fairly aggressive “massaging” of the scalp as shown on the package literature is quite helpful in bringing circulation to the scalp. I also started to take a capsule called “Hair Volume” which I purchased over the counter in a local Walgreens pharmacy here in Florida. This might be adding something helpful to the mix. Wishing everyone good luck.


  18. Rajesh

    Hi Friends ,

    Can any one please say does this product help in growing the lost hair and any visible results on this


  19. Mrs.Mioara K.

    I cant beleave its so expensive and no effect!The old Vichy much much better,but if you don’t tries you don’t know!If was with cell-stem supposed to work for everybody…….


  20. Mashael

    Hi everyone,
    I’m hasitatiing to use this product as my doctor advised me too. I’m afraid that if i stopped using it all the new hair will fall out again. If any body has any such experience please share it with us.

    Thanks..


  21. Mashael

    Hi All
    I’m hasitating to use this product as my doctor advised me too. what I’m afraid of is to lose the new hair if I finished the corse. if anyone experiences such a problem please share it with us.

    Thanks..


  22. George

    Hello,
    Guys I would like to tell you my experience. As Greek customer I was really suspicious with this product. At the beginning by my mistake I started up with the dercos aminoxil. This product was to prevent the hair loss. However, after a month I purchased the neogenic. I am using it about 8 weeks and I saw results. Give a try.
    P.S.
    You will see results after 4-5 weeks.


  23. Lisa

    I’m continuing to use the Vichy Neogenic with stemoxidine. I got a little upset a couple of weeks ago because, compared to what’s being happening with the Neogenic, I was having a heavy hair loss, although not like what used to happen. I”m soooo glad to report that with continuing to use it the hair loss seems to be back to minimal, which I believe is less than what they say “normal” hair loss is. I am also taking a vitamin product and using a low level light (red light) laser 3 times a week.


  24. Hi Luiza,
    Thanks for letting us to know about this product. It may works for some one and may not for some one but there is nothing wrong in trying. Try Provillus, a minoxidil contained product which also includes saw palmetto and biotin. Saw palmetto and biotin can contribute faster hair growth.


  25. Rajesh

    hi Friends can anyone give me a advice , i have been using Minoxidil for the last two months can i start using this now will this give any side effects or can i combine using this along with minoxidil can any one give me a advice on this please


    • HARIS

      Hi Rajesh,, your names shows that your an Indian. I am from Kerala state in India. I works in KSA and the medicine is available in the pharmacy here. I am hesitating to use this product becuase of previous experience with other useless medicines. I just want to know that is the medicine “Minoxidil” is effective to regrow new hair on balded areas?. do u got any result?. I have read last year that this medicine has some side effects. isn’t it? Pls contact me on haristharayil@gmail.com


      • waqar

        Dear all,

        When using minoxidil it will show results but after stopping the hair will starts falling as before. it is not useful for a permanent restoration


  26. Rajesh

    Hi Friends , i have bought this product but having some hesitation in using this i fear that on using this will increase my hairfall can anyone tell me how far this product is safe to use with no side effects while using and after stopping this please reply me soon


    • viv

      This will not increase your hair fall but will surely increase the density & will help in growth of new hair.


  27. Alexis

    I have read this article and most of the commentators are women, so is it allocated only for women. Does any one can give me information.


    • Hi Alexis,

      Neogenic is addressed to both men and women, as I mentioned in the post, both me and my bf have used this in the past. Hope this helps! Hugs


  28. sathyan

    Hi guys
    I’m using Vichy Neogenic with stemoxidine 5%,can i use 3ml per day is its effective,6ml overflow my head.Does any one can give me information.


    • Rajesh

      Hi Sathyan , Do you find any improvement in using this , do you experience any hair loss at initial stage of using this one


  29. MOHD ASIF

    im facing severe hair fall just after coming dubai,i used biotin 5000mcg for one month but the problem is still same,my hair is very dry after shampooing but next day it looks oily,so need to do sampoo daily.im using vichy dercos energising to control hair fall bt i felt daily shampooing is also harmfull,what shuld i do…plz help me


    • If you’re using a shampoo that is too drying to your scalp, its natural reaction is to produce more sebum, which is why it looks oily the next day. I recommend you switch your shampoo, until you find what’s good for you. Look for a mild hair fall defense shampoo, that isn’t as drying.


  30. I have no words about this treatment it’s best over z wold


  31. Adam

    Hi Luiza
    Regarding how long and when to use Neogenic Dercos

    According to the article:
    ‘The recommended dosage of Neogenic is a 3 months cure, that can be followed 2 times a year, within that 12 month latent phase that I mentioned earlier in the post.’

    Do you have to maintan using the product past the first year of having applied the treatment as directed?

    Is this required to maintain results?

    Can the product be used alongside other hair loss treatments such as Minoxidil (Rogaine/Regaine)


  32. Hi Adam,
    The Neogenic cure targets dormant hair follicles, found in a stage which lasts between 2 -12 months. This period is basically shortened thanks to Neogenic, and 15% of new hairs will begin their growth phase – Anagen – which lasts three to five years.

    You shouldn’t need to follow the treatment yearly. If this product works for you, then you suddenly start to lose hair again, within a period of 6-12 months, then the cause may not be dormant hair follicles, but other factors.

    Then again, hair has a continuous cycle, and while some hairs are in their Anagen phase, others are in their Exogen phase. It’s your decision if you use this product yearly, however in my case, it wasn’t necessary to do the cure more than once. I might give it a go again, in a year or more, if I experience a considerable amount of hair loss.

    Until then, I too use hair loss treatments that keep the situation under control. I used them before the treatment as well as during the Neogenic cure. Probably the effect of both of them is what helped more.

    Hope my experience helps! Good luck!


    • Adam

      Hi Luiza
      Thanks for the response

      I have read that some people do not use the full 6ml of each daily ‘monodoses’ as they can cover their hair without using the whole amount .

      Do you need to apply the full 6ml each day or as long as a lesser amount covers the whole head will that be just as affective as using the full amount?


  33. Adam

    Hi Luiza
    Many Thanks for the reply to my message – apologies if you receive the following query twice I am not sure if the first one I wrote was sent properly :-(

    Is it required to use the full 6ml Monodoses each day? I have read that some people use less as they can cover their whole head/affected area without using the whole amount?

    Is there an amount less then the 6mp that you can specifically recommend to be as affective?

    Or in order to be affective should the whole 6ml of each monodose be used?

    (I use about 1ml to 2ml of Minoxidil (rogaine) each day which covers the
    affected areas)

    As the product is quite expensive if less can be used but still be as affective as the whole amount it makes sense to me to do so.


  34. maodeh

    Hi .. it’s my 2nd day using this product, can anyone tell me if I need to use the whole cartridge everytime I apply it to my scalp?! I’m using each cartridge for two days as the instructions say nothing !!

    Thanks


  35. Adam

    Hi Luiza
    Does the leaflet.instructions that come with the Dercos Neogenic list any side effects?

    Thanks
    Adam


  36. Arjun

    This product does not work and vichy is making a fool of innocent people. I come from a middle class family from India and I had been saving my salary for a long time to buy 3 months supply of this product. This product is very expensive here in India since 1 months supply is nearly 10,000 indian rupees which is half of my monthly salary. I bought 3 boxes and have used them for 3 months (28 doses each day for a total of 84 days) and I am shocked as well as heartbroken to see that there has not even been 0.1% of an improvement in my situation. My head looks exactly the same as it did 3 months ago :’( I am horrified and shocked that multinational companies such as vichy make a fool of innocent people.


  37. Adam

    Hi
    Luiza thanks for your response
    I just like to know if I can expect any side effects from any treatments I am using and what to look out for. I have had side effects from previously used hair loss products. I contacted Loreal and they claim that this product is side effect free.


    • Good to know. If you’ve experienced side effects with more than one product, it’s safe to say your skin is sensitive to some ingredients. Please let us know if Neogenic acts out :)



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