Five effective hair loss treatments that may help you keep your hair
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LOSING YOUR HAIR IS NOT INEVITABLE. JUST BECAUSE GENERATIONS BEFORE YOU HAVE RESIGNED THEMSELVES TO HAIR THINNING AND BALDNESS, DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO!
There are now advanced hair loss treatments that are easy to use and more importantly, they actually work!
If you are currently losing your hair or have a history of baldness in your family, this is the article you have been waiting for.
Read below for five effective hair loss treatments that may help you keep your hair!
Hair Loss Treatments
Hair loss treatments may come in the form of pills, creams, gels, or foams directly applied to the scalp.
In other cases, hair transplants or micropigmentation be used. It all depends on your personal preference.
Let’s review five of the most common and most effective treatments for male pattern baldness and hair loss.
If you are looking for a topical treatment (a substance you apply directly to the scalp), minoxidil might be right for you. It is FDA-approved meaning it has been tested and is safe to use.
This treatment works by stimulating hair follicles and causing hair to regrow from the scalp. It generally works better for men and women that have lost some hair but are not completely bald.
You do not need a prescription for this treatment and you can purchase it over-the-counter or online. It may take up to six months to see results from this treatment.
This treatment is affordable and easy to access making it a popular choice for people as the first line of defense against hair loss.
If you have questions or concerns about using this product you should contact your doctor or a medical professional for advice.
Micropigmentation, also known as scalp micropigmentaion (SMP) is a hair loss treatment that works by giving the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Only a professional should perform micropigmentation.
The process works by using an electric tattooing device. Using this device the professional will create very small dots to recreate the appearance of normal hair follicles. By using different shades of black, the small dots mirror the shadow you would normally see on your scalp.
Check out these pictures to get a better idea of what the outcome of micropigmentation can look like.
What most people wonder at this point is, does it hurt?
There will likely be some pain or discomfort involved in the process, but if you have a high pain tolerance, it may not be that bad. The professional will use a topical solution to numb the area before they get started.
You can ask the practitioner about what to expect during the initial consultation visit. After that, they will tell you how many sessions you will need and the approximate length of each of those sessions.
They will also give you instructions on how to care for your scalp before treatment, between treatments, and after treatments have been completed.
The benefit of this treatment is that it is a long term solution to hair loss. Results generally last for up to eight years. The cost of micropigmentation varies, but each treatment usually costs between $400 and $1,000.
It can be used for men or women and when completed by a dedicated professional, the results are incredible.
Finasteride is an oral medication for hair loss. It is used to stop hair loss or prevent hairlines from further receding. It is a prescription pill taken once a day.
It may take up to six months for the medication to work, and stopping treatment will likely result in resuming hair loss. It is non-invasive and easy to take.
Finasteride is generally safe, but if you have concerns you should talk to your doctor or a medical professional.
4. Red-Light Treatment
Red light therapy, also known as laser therapy uses photons (from light) to increase hair growth. It works by stimulating hair follicles to grow hair on the scalp. It has been approved by the FDA and does not have any known side effects.
By wearing a laser therapy cap, you can painlessly undergo treatment to improve hair growth. The caps can be expensive, and may not work for everyone. Daily, 10-minute sessions are recommended for best results.
You can purchase one of the therapy caps online. If you have questions or concerns about this treatment you should consult your doctor or a medical professional.
5. Hair Transplant
A hair transplant works by moving hair follicles from areas of the scalp with hair to areas that do not have as much hair. It is a fairly complicated process to move follicles, but the results are natural-looking.
It may require a few treatments to complete the hair transplant and it may be painful. Hair transplant surgery is expensive but it is a long term solution to hair loss.
There may also be some scarring as a result of the hair transplant. Using micropigementaion can actually reduce the appearance of scarring from a hair transplant as well.
After a hair transplant, you may choose to take a supplementary form of treatment for hair loss, such as finasteride or minoxidil.
Hair transplants should only be performed by a professional. You can get a consultation from a specialist before deciding whether a hair transplant is the right solution for you.
The Time Is Now
If you are considering a treatment for hair loss, time is of the essence. The sooner you act, the better.
Hair loss treatments generally work better the earlier they are started. So, don’t wait! You can book a consultation with a specialist or talk to your doctor about which treatment option is best for you.
You do not have to live with hair loss or balding. Take action now and grow your hair back for a more confident you!