You notice that you are beginning to lose hair and you want to halt or reverse hair loss if you can. One of your options is a medical approach to hair restoration—using one of the hair restoration medications that are offered with a claim to stop loss of hair and stimulate hair regrowth. But which one?
Non-Surgical Hair Replacement
There are many approaches to non-surgical hair restoration. Medical hair restoration options include non-surgical hair replacement products such as Minoxidil and Finasteride, although it is recommended that they be used under supervision by a doctor or hair restoration specialist, since do-it-yourself hair growth remedies can have mixed results.
In discussing non-surgical hair replacement for women and men, it is also important to consider nutrition. A healthy diet plays a key role in an individual’s overall well-being, and is particularly important for maintaining healthy hair after transplantation. A diet that lacks essential nutrients can cause hair follicles to stop producing new hair.
Sometimes, it is worth considering delaying hair transplantation surgery, due to the various medical reasons for hair loss and particularly when hair loss begins at an early age. In this case, physicians recommend that patients use medical treatments or cosmetic agents to “camouflage” their hair loss.
Some patients are turning to Low-Level Laser Therapy Devices as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Laser light generated by low-powered cold lasers has recently come into use as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Minoxidil is reported to be effective in halting hair loss and stimulating new hair growth in both men and women.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a tattoo technique where tattoo pigments are placed on the scalp in a stippling pattern to look like a shaved head of hair.
There are many rumors and discussions around the hair loss drug Propecia (Finasteride) that we would like to clarify.
Dr. Sharon Keene discusses non-medical over the counter supplements and prescribed medical therapies.
Hair restoration surgeons need to know the extent of your smoking and drinking consumption to prepare for any risk you might have for complications from your procedure.
April 29, 2011; Updated September 10, 2012