Do Hair Loss Treatments Actually Work?

Do Hair Loss Treatments Actually Work? These days there are many hair products available that say they combat hair loss but actually do little if anything at all. The deceit comes from both a desire to turn a quick profit and deep ignorance of what the causes of hair loss are.

The deception is even easier, thanks to the consumers’ desperation and insecurity regarding their hair loss. Taking advantage of a vulnerable emotional estate is what many of their marketing campaigns do.

Asking if hair loss treatments do actually work is a rather fair question given the predatory nature of many products. The consumer has the right and the need to be well-informed regarding what works and why it works in hair loss treatments. Only a few solutions work, and we’ve listed them here.

Hair Loss Treatments That Do Actually Work

All the following treatments are FDA-approved for treating hair loss, so official authorities do vouch for them. Read and see for yourself if any of them suit you.

Minoxidil

This is more popularly known as Rogaine due to a popular product that contains it. Minoxidil consists of a topical solution that has the ability to actually grow hair back in the zone it is applied on.

It originally treated high blood pressure, but the discovery of its hair-growing benefits changed its purpose. The solution is available over the counter and comes in either liquid or foam presentation, both equally effective. It is also available in 5% concentration or 2% concentration, the latter advised for women. 

When applying, be careful not to spill it in other areas other than the desired one since it can lead to accidental hair growth. The hair growth will start to be noticeable within four to six months of applying it two times a day. Minoxidil only stimulates hair growth, but it does not treat the causes of hair loss.

Finasteride 

Also known as Propecia. It was a prescription drug developed to help men with enlarged prostates until the discovery of its hair-loss-stopping effects. It limits the enzyme alpha 5 reductase’s conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). 

DHT is the hormone that causes hair loss, hence reducing it stops hair loss. The effects last as long as you take the medication. There are some side effects, though, and these include reduced sex drive, among other things.

Spironolactone 

Also known as Aldactone. It’s a prescription diuretic medication. It can stop hair loss in women by reducing the number of androgens, the male sex hormones, within the body. Said reduction includes the hormone DHT, which is the cause of hair loss. Spironolactone has many side effects, including dizziness and thirst.

Hair Transplants as a Hair Loss Treatment

Another rather permanent solution is a follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant.

During the procedure, the surgeon relocates hair follicles from the back of the scalp into the balding area via microincision. They place the grafts following your hair growth pattern, making them blend in seamlessly.

Our surgeons perform high-quality hair transplants at affordable prices. The ultimate hair loss treatment is at your reach, so contact us to set your appointment.

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