What is the best treatment for hair loss?
There are many treatments available to men and women who suffer from hair loss. Treatments include: transplant surgery, platelet rich plasma injections, laser therapy and medicated shampoos, conditioners, treatments as well as oral medicines.
However, the million-dollar question is this. What is the best hair loss treatment for males and females? To answer this question, we first need to understand why we lose our hair.
REASONS FOR HAIR LOSS
The most common reason for hair loss in males and females is genetic hair loss. Hormones, thyroid problems, and other diseases can all cause hair loss too.
Genetic hair loss is caused by the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone causes the hair follicles to shrink and die. To produce beautiful healthy hair, our follicles need good bloody supply, oxygen and nutrients and a good balance of oils from our sebaceous oil glands.
BEST MEDICINE FOR HAIR FALL AND REGRWOTH INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
The good news is that you can save your hair and promote better hair growth, however you must address the problem before it progresses too far. Let’s look at the options.
1. Prescribed oral medications
For men, medications such as Finasteride are designed to block the DHT which makes it possible to prevent any further loss and in one study 66% of men regrew more hair or experienced hair thickening. For women, oral contraceptives and spironolactone can prevent hair falling out and stimulate regrowth. If you do not want to take prescription medication there are naturopathic alternatives that have good evidence to show they can inhibit DHT with natural ingredients to promote healthier hair growth.
2. Topical and Oral products
Topical solutions such as Minoxidil are used to stimulate blood circulation and add nutrition to the hair. In some cases, products can strengthen weak hair and often contain DHT blockers to protect your hair against thinning.
3. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The latest natural treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is used to promote healthier follicles and to encourage better hair growth by using your own blood to extract growth factors. Within our blood we have red cells, white cells platelets and plasma. The platelets carry important growth factors to repair damage along with our plasma which carries water and nutrients. The platelets are removed and injected into the thinning scalp with a fine needle or pen-like device.
4 . Hair Transplants
A surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the ‘donor site’, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. The technique is primarily used for genetic hair loss also known as male pattern baldness.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a widely popular technique which involves the removal of each hair one by one from the back of the scalp, instead of taking a thin strip. With FUT, the doctor removes a strip of skin and leaves a linear scar which is easily hidden by your hair at the back of the scalp. This method is favoured when the donor is not very thick or multiple procedures will be required in the future. These follicles are then replaced to the bald or thinning areas with as much density as is needed. 8Both techniques deliver a permanent hair result, with the newly transplanted hairs growing naturally for life.
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
In addition to the information above, we recommend you book a consultation with a hair transplant clinic so you can better understand the pros and cons of each approach.
Medihair Hair Transplant clinic in Melbourne provide free no-obligation consultations with their 2018 award winning FUE surgeon and surgical stylist and trichologist. Committed to providing
objective advice, they will turn you away if they feel you are not a good candidate for hair transplantation.
Book your free confidential consultation on 1300 355 325 with Medihair and find out how a hair transplant can change your your life!