Few hairloss conditions are temporary and treatable, while few conditions are permanent.In some conditions like alopecia areata, hair regrows without any treatment within a year. However, the treatments for hair loss include medications, laser therapy, surgery, hairpieces and wigs. Your doctor can suggest you a combination of these treatments so as to get the best results. The goals of treatment are to promote hair growth and slow down the process of hair loss.
In case the hair loss is due to a disease, then the treatment for that disorder will be needed. It may involve the drugs to decrease the inflammation and repress immune system as prednisone. In case some medicines are causing the hair loss then the doctor will advise you to stop its usage for at least three months.
Minoxidil: Minoxidil is an over-the-counter foam or liquid which you need to rub into your scalp two times a day to prevent further hair fall and grow hair. It can be used by both men and women. By this treatment, many people experience hair regrowth or some may experience a slow rate of hair loss or both. The maximum effects are seen at 16 weeks and you should keep applying the medicine to maintain benefits.
This medicine may cause some side effects as unwanted hair growth on the nearby skin of face, scalp irritation and rapid heart rate.
Finasteride: This medicine is available with prescription to men only. It is meant for oral use. The patients using Finasteride usually experience a decreas in the hair loss and few may also observe new hair growth. You have to keep administering it to have continuous benefits.
This medicine may cause rare side effects as reduced libido and sexual dysfunction and an elevated risk of prostate cancer. Women who are in their gestation period must avoid touching crushed or broken pills.
Surgery is usually recommended in patients with advanced hair loss, especially in males. Here, the grafts are taken from the donor area at the occipital scalp and implanted in the pre-made slits at the recipient area (bald areas of scalp). You may be recommended to use hair loss medicines after the surgery to get better results.
These are helpful for those people who are not getting benefits from the medicines or who suffer hair loss due to some diseases. They can used to cover the temporary as well as permanent hair loss. A wide variety of wigs are available that have quality and natural looks.Book an Appointment at EUGENIX