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Treatment Options for Hair Loss
As it is well known the only permanent solution for androgenic alopecia(inherited-genetic)is the hair restoration.
Therefore,when the hair loss is in progress, the use of some hair loss remedies is useful as they can slow down the rhythm of the hair loss. Effective and medical approved remedies are considered to be the following four options.The first three belong to non surgical hair loss solutions and the last one is a surgical treatment:
- Finasteride also known as Propecia is an oral medication. It binds? to androgen modulators and act by removing a negative factor; the DHT, which is the main cause for male pattern baldness. Finasteride works by inhibiting the enzyme type one 5 alpha reductase which blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT therefore inhibiting the shrinkage of the hair follicle. It is not recommended to be used by women. Nevertheless Finasteride works mainly for the crown area and not well on receding hairlines.
- Minoxidil-a topic solution well known as Regaine. It is a hair growth stimulator and its action is based on its efficacy in adding to the hair follicle a positive growth enhancing solution.
- Laser therapy in low level cool laser energy. It can be used from men and women. It stimulates the hair follicles by photo-bio stimulation which increases blood flow to the scalp and strengthens the follicles by feeding them with useful nutrients. It is a home-applied laser treatment device.
- Hair transplantation; currently being the only permanent treatment. It is a straight forward procedure with very natural results.
It is necessary to mention that in cases where Minoxidil and Finasteride are stopped; any benefit that was achieved due to these products will be gone whic makes them to be on-going treatments. People that start treatment in early stages of hair loss will benefit significantly on their long term results. However each person reacts in a different way to these treatments and consistency and compliance are key for their success.
During your consultation Dr.Kouremada Zioga will recommend and advice the best possible treatment for your individual case.