Hair fall treatments initiate with finding the cause. To accurately and effectively diagnose it you need a well-certified dermatologist. Dermatologists have in-depth knowledge about the causes of hair fall. These doctors use derma scope to take a closer look at the head. Physical examination may also be very important before diagnosis. Doctors ask about your medical and family history, your diet, and hair care routine. Some tests might also be done by the dermatologists like blood tests, scalp biopsy, and light microscopy.
With the aging process, it’s difficult to prevent shock loss but the treatments and remedies help stop it. Male baldness is called androgenetic alopecia and this kind of baldness is inherited.it affects more than half of the males.
There are so many hair fall treatments some are here to talk over.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two main drugs for shock loss.
- Minoxidil (Rogaine).
- Finasteride (Propecia proscar)
Minoxidil comes in liquid or a shampoo form. This medicine is used for the cure of high blood pressure. Apply this medicine on your scalp twice a day to cure shock loss. It helps stimulate the hair growth and prevent further loss. Regrowth can be seen after 3 to 6 months while using the minoxidil.
It has some side effects as well. When you stop using it, shock loss returns again so you have to use it daily.
Minoxidil can cause irritated scalp and unwanted hair growth can also be seen on the adjacent areas like face and hands.
Finasteride (Propecia Proscar)
This is a prescribed drug and you can take it as a pill. Finasteride slows down the shock loss and also it shows new hair growth. It is also used to treat male baldness. It shows its results within 6 months.
Unlike minoxidil, finasteride doesn’t show hair growth on the other parts of the body.
This pill also carries some side effects. It diminishes sex drive and sexual function and increases the risk of prostate cancer. Pregnant women need to avoid touching the broken pill. Finasteride should only be used for adult men. Keep this pill away from children.
Other options includes
Spironolactone (Caro spire , Aldactone)
Oral dutasteride (Avodart)
· Hair Restoration Surgery:
Hair fall treatment through hair restoration surgery is the most common and effective type of shock loss. Transplant gives you permanent natural-looking hair. It is a permanent solution if you are facing the problem of lock loss
The transplant procedure has two kinds.
- Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
Both procedures are effective and take 4 to 8 hours and the wounds also quickly heal up because of those antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs that dermatologists suggest.
Surgeons remove hair from a part of the head and transplant it to the bald areas. This process is called hair transplant surgery . This procedure doesn’t require being hospitalized but it’s a painful procedure.
Possible risks may be swelling, bruising, infection, and bleeding.
· Laser therapy:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved laser devices as a treatment of hereditary lock loss in men and women
Laser combs are the new form of that treatment. It promotes hair growth. It has a concentrated light that stimulates the follicles. Study shows that it improves the hair density.
Studies indicate that it is a safe and painless method but it requires several sessions.
· Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Hair fall treatment through PRP is an effective and safe method for treating shock loss. If your dermatologist refers you to a Platelet rich plasma treatment for your shedding or thinning then he will draw a minor amount of your blood, place that blood in the microscopic device and separate the red blood cells from it, and then inject it into the area of shock loss.
You can see the results in a few months after the treatment.