There are 2 FDA-Approved Medications to treat genetic hair loss, Finasteride & Minoxidil. If you are looking to treat your hair loss then this is the best place to start. Finasteride is a male-only prescription medication that treats the cause of genetic hair loss. Finasteride is the most powerful hair loss treatment available, clinically proven to prevent the production of dihydrotestosterone (the cause of genetic hair loss). Minoxidil is a topical solution that you apply directly to the scalp, and is available over the counter from most pharmacies and online shops. Minoxidil works differently to Finasteride which means that both can be used together. Minoxidil works by expanding the blood vessels in your scalp, improving blood flow to the hair follicles so they produce a stronger and healthier hair follicle.
An increasingly popular hair loss solution is the use of daily cosmetics to conceal hair loss and give the look of thicker and fuller hair. A high-quality cosmetic product will give an incredibly natural look that even the trained eye might struggle to notice. Hair Loss is only noticeable when there is a contrast between the colour of the scalp and the hair. Cosmetics for hair loss work in one of 2 ways, thickening the hair follicle or giving the same colour to the scalp as to the roots of the hair follicle. Hair Building Fibres work by giving an electrostatic charge to small keratin fibres to allow them to bind to your existing hair. Our hair naturally has its own electrostatic charge and opposite charges attract. The better the quality of the hair building fibre, the more natural it will look. Scalp Concealers are the second option, giving the same colour to the scalp and hair. They will coat the hair follicle giving it an extra thickness, but also more lift to weaker roots. Scalp Concealers come in the form of aerosol sprays and dry compact powders.
After the FDA-Approved medications, the next most clinically proven treatment for Hair Loss is Low Level Laser Therapy. Using a process known as photo-bio stimulation, low level lasers are able to encourage thicker and healthier hair growth. The treatment works by your cells being able to absorb the laser energy and convert it into the energy source they use called ATP. With a higher energy source, the cells draw more blood into the scalp. To use up that energy source the cells need an increased level of nutrients and oxygen. Low Level Laser Treatments are able rejuvenate hairs that have thinned due to genetic hair loss. If you are looking for a treatment for your hair loss then you should definitely consider Low Level Laser.
As long as there no cure for hair loss that is affordable for everyone, many will keep on searching for a home remedy that works. There are hundreds of potential home remedies that have been used over the years, going all the way back to Ancient Greece. None of them have ever been proven to work particularly effectively. Onion juice, scalp massage and garlic gel are just a few of the many unproven treatments people are using around the world.
Wigs & Hairpieces are solutions that most of us will be familiar with and have existed as a hair loss solution for centuries. Wigs and hairpieces can be temporary or semi-permanent. The beauty of these solutions is that they will give the look of a full head of hair at all times and they can be easily customised to fit the style that you are after. They do differ in levels of quality and therefore how obvious they might look.
There are also plenty of topical solutions available as well, that combine the best-known natural ingredients into one product. They differ from Minoxidil in that there is no drug in the formulation. Ingredients like Caffeine, Saw Palmetto and Fatty Acids are common ingredients. These natural formulations tend to be less clinically proven than the drug counterparts.
There are plenty more solutions that we haven’t mentioned, such as supplements, hair transplant surgery, platelet rich-plasma therapy and derma rollers that just goes to show how varied and wide the solutions for Hair Loss are.