Hair loss is something that most people dread and hope that it never takes place. Men have documented their attempts to reverse the process of hair loss
Hair loss is something that most people dread and hope that it never takes place. Men have documented their attempts to reverse the process of hair loss and cure baldness.
Cure for Baldness
Currently there is no cure for baldness. There are some lotions that can help slow down the process but there is no cure for male pattern baldness. There are, however, a number of things that you should consider.
Suggestions for Male Hair Loss
Emphasize your other facial features. Many men are using products to improve their looks. There are many products available in the market that improve your skin. If you have great eyes you can think about getting your eyelashes dyed. Seek advice from a beautician or a health expert.
Your clothes style can affect the way you look. Good clothes can make you look much younger and more attractive. One of the most effective way is to get a good hair cut. Short, cropped styled or a light perm can add volume to your hair. A complete shave may look great.
Get a hair piece. It looks very realistic. Covering up a bald area can be the answer. Good ones can be very expensive but last a longer if taken care of properly.
Wearing a hat can look stylish.
Medication for male hair loss
There are two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration - Finasteride and Minoxidil (Rogaine) that have shown a positive effect on balding.
Finasteride is a 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor. It works by blocking 5-Alpha reductase and prevents the enzyme from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is DHT that causes male pattern baldness. There are two drugs that contain Finasteride, Propecia and Proscar. Originally prescribed by doctors for benign prostate hyperplasia (prostate problems), the drug has been shown to stop hair loss and in some cases reverse the balding process.
Finasteride takes about three months to show results and hair loss occurs a year after the drug is stopped. Side effects are unusual but can include impotence, reduced libido, ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness and enlargement, hypersensitivity reactions such as rashes and lip swelling. Women of child bearing potential should not touch the drug and condoms should be used as the drug is excreted in semen as there is a risk of birth defects.
Minoxidil (Regaine) is found to be effective in about 25% of men with baldness on the crown. Applied twice a day in a cream the hair growth only occurs as long as it is used. Minoxidil was originally approved to treat high blood pressure. Side effects are unusual but Regaine should not be used by people with a history of heart problems, sudden weight gain, chest pains, fainting, or rapid heartbeat.
Surgical Intervention for male hair loss
In the case of HAIR TRANSPLANTS very small plugs of hair are taken from the side or back of the scalp and transplanted onto the bald patches. The procedure has improved over the years but it still takes months to give a good effect.
Tissue expansion for male hair loss :Tiny balloons are inserted under the scalp between the areas of dense hair and gradually inflated over a number of months. This makes the area up to one third larger and it is this area that is surgically removed and the sides are pulled up to the top of the head.
Scalp reduction for male hair loss :Loose skin on the scalp is surgically removed pulling the hair on the sides of the head up. As the skin on the forehead is also sometimes slightly lifted it lessens wrinkles.
Women hair loss treatment
Women's hair loss is due to imbalances caused by medications, abnormal hormonal functions within the body, and at times simple hormonal imbalances. Such things may get resolved by themselves over a period of time. Medicines can also be administered to stabilize the imbalance. Unlike male baldness pattern , women's hair loss can be reversed over time and the treatment can stop. However there are fewer treatments available for women than for men.
The importance of blood tests to determine exactly what may be causing your hair loss, and how imperative it is to find an educated specialist to follow up with you cannot be denied.
It is assumed that you have already been to a physician and received an accurate diagnosis. It is important that this is done prior to evaluating the available treatments because certain treatments can potentially exacerbate certain types of Alopecia, and make them worse. Therefore, we are going to categorize the available treatments by the types of Alopecia, to ensure that no mistakes are made.
Female Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA): Appears as diffuse thinning of hair throughout the scalp, resulting in overall reduced hair density. Typically appears at times of hormonal change whether by medications or systemic hormonal imbalances.
Antiandrogen Treatment: Since Androgenetic Alopecia is by nature a byproduct of elevated androgen levels in your body, the most common treatment for it is an Antiandrogen. Unfortunately, no Antiandrogen treatments that work for women have gotten as far as FDA approval for use in treating women's hair loss. Because of this, it is vital that you work together with your dermatologist to determine the benefits and drawbacks of each of the following antiandrogens.