There are several options available to people these days for the loss of hair and the treatment of thinning hair. Many people go through this dilemma every day, but do not know exactly what to do in order to grow back that full head of hair they once had. There are a few options worth mentioning.
There are several medications for treating hair loss, including minoxidil, finasteride, and dutasteride. These products have varying success levels depending on different factors. Both minoxidil and finasteride can stop loss and promote regrowth on the crown and sometimes at the hairline. Finasteride is not approved for women because it causes severe birth defects in male fetuses. For men, there may also be side effects. Minoxidil can cause an itchy scalp. Finasteride can cause sexual dysfunction and testicular pain. Hair grown as a result of these medications will be lost if you stop taking them.
Laser Hair Restoration
Laser Hair Restoration has the advantage of being a non-surgical procedure. Low energy laser lights stimulate the blood supply to the scalp. The treatment occurs in a series of office visits that result in healthier, thicker hair.
This is a surgical procedure where active hair follicles are removed from a donor area on the patient. The donor hair can be removed either as a strip or as individual follicles. The donor follicles are transplanted onto another part of the scalp, resulting in hair growth in that area.
Hair thickening products can give the appearance of a fuller head of hair at minimal expense and without the dangers of side effects associated with medications and surgeries. Some products use spray-on natural fibers to conceal thin patches. Other products minimize the appearance of the scalp itself. These products are also useful in conjunction with surgeries or medications, since there are no harmful drug interactions.