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Treating Androgenic Alopecia: What are the best options?

Androgenic Alopecia is a hereditary hair loss condition that can affect both, men and women. It is also known as male/female pattern baldness, the hair loss pattern differs in men and women. Men suffering from such a hair loss condition tend to experience hair thinning and receding hairline even in their 20’s, which continues and gradually covers the whole scalp after few years. Women with this condition don’t witness noticeable hair thinning at the earlier age but they might experience diffuse hair thinning while approaching the age 40.

Causes

As we know androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition, it is transferred from parents to their offspring. The triggers involved in causing such hair loss conditions are an excessive amount of male sex hormones or androgens. In men, this conditions starts as early as during adolescence.

When there is an excessive quantity of male hormones in women, they start to experience hair thinning from all over the scalp, instead of receding hairline just like in men.

Treatment options

In the earlier times, Minoxidil was used to treat high blood pressure and the people taking used experienced that there were some side effects of hair growth. Since then, it is now developed as one of the top remedies for hair loss.

Minoxidil is an over the counter prescription that is applied directly on the scalp. It is viable only for men and women suffering from genetic hair loss conditions. It is an FDA approved a drug that is available in both liquid and foam. Trichologists at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic recommended to apply it twice a day for effective results. Furthermore, it is better to use it on the prescription of the doctor.

Minoxidil application helps to widen your blood vessels, which allows more than usual nutrients and oxygen to reach your hair follicles. The more nutrients and oxygen your hair follicles will get, more will be their production and you may get thick, luscious and healthy hair.

Side effects of Minoxidil

You may need to use Minoxidil for a long period to get the effective outcomes and the long-term usage may also induce several side effects. Minoxidil in some forms may cause irritations to the skin and many other side effects including

  • Blurred vision
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Faintness
  • Flushing
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Reducing sexual desires

Treating Alopecia Areata with a PRP therapy

PRP is a platelet-rich plasma fluid that is obtained from the blood of the patient itself. When applied, it enhances the blood supply in the scalp and helps to promote follicular production, which ultimately stimulates the hair growth. It makes the hair follicles stronger so that they can easily fight the culprits that induce cause hair loss.

How it is done?

The procedure starts with a clinician taking a lot of blood from your body, in a smooth and easy way. The blood is then inserted into a specialized apparatus to separate the PRP factors from theta. The obtained PRP is then injected in the scalp through a series of injections. It nourishes the scalp with higher growth factors and improves the growth of hair follicles.

The recent procedures are done on many hair thinning and hair loss patients showed promising results and proved PRP therapy as one of the best remedies for hair loss in women.

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Low-level laser therapy

Low-level laser therapy is an effective remedy for many hair loss and baldness problems. It works similar to the photosynthesis process in plants. It exerts light energy on the hair follicles and helps in repairing and stimulating their growth.

The low-level laser therapy can be done with the help of a HairMax laser headband. It is a comb-shaped device that exerts low-level laser lights on the scalp and improves the blood flow in the scalp, ultimately enhances the hair growth. It is a viable treatment for dealing with Androgenic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata and many other hair loss conditions.

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Finasteride or Propecia

Finasteride is a medical prescription for dealing with hair loss in men and women. The effectiveness of Finasteride is still under consideration but few recent studies indicate that it has produced some amazing outcomes in patients with different hair loss conditions.

There are no immediate results so the users should expect results after using it for at least months.

Side effects of Finasteride

Finasteride is an approved remedy for mild to moderate hair loss but the consistent application may induce different side effects.

For pregnant women, Finasteride may induce the excessive production of male hormones that could even worse the hair loss condition. So, it is recommended not to use it while you are pregnant. The best way to deal with hair loss is to consult a certified hair loss expert in your vicinity.

Oral contraceptives for hair loss

Oral contraceptives are the most commonly prescribed medications to treat hair loss, mostly in women.

It is usually prescribed with another medication spironolactone, birth control pills reduce androgen or male hormones level in the body. Androgens are the male hormones that are converted into Dihydrotestosterone DHT hormones and cause hair loss, which is also called male pattern baldness. Son, reducing the amount of androgen may help protect the production of DHT in the body and prevent the pattern hair loss.

Hair transplantation procedure

Male pattern baldness starts from the temples of the scalp and makes your frontal hairline to recede backward in an “M” shaped pattern, which ultimately goes on to create mature baldness. This type of hair loss either be halted with a treatment or stopped by itself. After that, to restore the lost hair, you may need to undergo a hair transplantation procedure.

A hair transplant is the transplantation of hair follicles from the non-balding parts of the scalp to the balding one, this is done by a surgical procedure. The success of a hair transplant depends on your eligibility to undergo the procedure and the procedure of potential donor hair follicles at the donor region of the scalp.

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Hey Linda here! I am a professional beauty blogger and media representative at the Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic, writing here about hair loss problems and their solutions on different blogs and websites. I write different stories and blogs with true knowledge about hair loss, living and management with it, and spread awareness about different hair loss types. Waiting for your positive response.
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