Hair Loss Treatments

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hair loss treatmentsHair might resume growth with no treatment at all, but only for some hair loss types. For others, there are treatments that might help you hide the hair loss or to promote the growth.

Sometimes the hair loss is caused by some disease and in that case, it’s necessary to treat that disease. Usually, inflammation reduction drugs and immune suppressors, such as prednisone are used. FDA approved medications to treat hair loss are Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia).

Most commonly, only the top of the head is affected by permanent hair loss. There are surgical procedures that might do the most of the hair that is left. Hair transplant is the procedure removing tiny plugs of skin containing a few hairs from the sides or back of the patient’s scalp. After that, into the bald sections of patient’s scalp the plugs are being implanted. Since the hereditary hair loss will surely progress with time, patients need several hair transplant sessions. The other surgical procedure is a scalp reduction. This procedure includes surgical removal of some of the bald skin on patient’s head. After the surgeons remove the hairless scalp, they close the space with hair-covered scalp. Also, hair-bearing skin can be folded over a bald skin area in a flap, special scalp reduction technique. It’s important to mention that surgical procedures treating baldness can be painful and costly. The possible risks include scaring and infection.

Sometimes patients do not respond to hair removal treatment and they are looking for an alternative to medical or surgical treatments for their baldness. Some people therefore consider wearing a hairpiece or a wig. Nowadays, high-quality and very natural-looking hairpieces and wigs are available and people still use them to cover temporary or permanent hair loss.

To avoid hair loss try eating a nutritionally balanced diet, avoid hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and buns, as well as compulsively pulling, twisting and rubbing hair.

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