Hair Loss Treatment

Definition - What does Hair Loss Treatment mean?

Since there are several causes of hair loss, there is, respectively, a substantial number of treatments. Dermatologists advise patients to treat hair loss as soon as possible before the problem grows bigger because it's harder to be treated when a person has a lot of hair loss. The therapeutic approach may require one or a combination of the following treatments.

TheConsultation explains Hair Loss Treatment

Treatment of hair loss includes medications with or without prescription, as well as more invasive methods. All of them aim at promoting hair growth and impeding baldness. Several drugs are available to treat hereditary hair loss, including minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia). For men, the oral medication dutasteride may also be helpful, while women may be prescribed oral contraceptives and spironolactone.

The type of the surgical procedure that a dermatologist will recommend to each patient depends on the amount of hair he/she has lost. For optimal results, a dermatologist may recommend hair transplantation, scalp reduction or expansion, and scalp flaps, according to each patient’s needs and expectations.

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