Topical Treatments for Hair Loss

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is approved by the FDA for female pattern hair loss. It can slow or stop hair loss in most women and may help hair grow back in up to a quarter of those who use it. The benefits are lost kwhen you stop using it.

Low Level Light and Laser Therapy

Devices that emit low-energy laser light may stimulate hair growth to help fight thinning hair. We recommend for both men and women only FDA approved type devices that have been proven to show effectiveness in hair restoration. To get the best results treatments must be scheduled regularly over a 2-4 month period of time.

Hair Transplantation

This procedure involves moving hair from thicker to thinner areas of the scalp from donor sites. With female pattern hair loss, hair tends to thin from all over, making donor sites limited. The exceptions are women with male pattern baldness or hair loss caused by scarring.

Quick Fixes

Your stylist may have temporary fixes for hair loss, but getting to the underlying causes of your hair loss is key to reestablishing a healthy head of hair. A styling product for thin hair may temporarily help hide hair loss. You apply it to the root area and gently blow dry to build volume-letting hair air dry partially before using a blow dryer. Special cosmetics can camouflage visible areas of the scalp and keratin fiber hair cosmetics may be worth a try. They’re sprinkled over the thinning patch, where their static charge makes hair appear thicker. In addition, a shorter cut, a different part, or a gentle body wave may make thinning hair less visible while new hair grows in.

Your hair says a lot about the overall health of your body and hair loss is often times the first sign of underlying health issues. When the body is under stress from any of the above causes, hair growth is stunted and energy is redirected to other cells throughout the body. While age is definitely a factor in hair loss, the other factors listed above are much more influential in solving the hair loss mystery. The best way to get to the root of the problem is to determine the underlying cause. It is important to see a specialist in hair loss if there seems to be something wrong, because the sooner treatment is started, the better the chances are for improving your growing season.

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