We have touched base on female hair loss, but men suffer just as much as women when it comes to hair loss and healthy hair growth. Male pattern hair loss can be contributed to genetics as well as hormone imbalance.
There are multiple oral as well as topical medications to aid in hair growth and help stop hair loss. Testosterone inhibitors such a s Finasteride slow down the progression of hair loss. Minoxidil on the other hand helps stimulate hair growth. In order to do so, this medication works as a vasodilator, meaning that it allows more blood flow to the hair follicles. More blood flow= more hair growth.
We do know that hair loss is a chronic condition, meaning that there are many treatment options available, but there is nothing to cure it. Finasteride and Minoxidil come as an oral medication as well as topical, Dr. Morgana Columbo explains that oral medication has a tendency of being more effective towards, but using forms of both topical as well as oral is the best for seeing results. If you are not seeing the improvements you wish for there are cosmetic procedures to aid in hair regeneration.
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, Injections are performed in office and give treatment directly to the hair follicles to stimulate growth. Injections are given one month apart for the beginning of treatment, and during a maintenance period every six months to a year.
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