Minoxidil

When it concerns hair loss, people become crazy about using and applying different remedies, shampoos, lotions and other stuff on their receding hair spots.

Unfortunately the vast majority of advertised remedies are not effective for the prevention and treatment of hair loss. If a hair loss treatment is not authorized by the FDA or recommended by hair specialists such as trichologists, chances for regrowing your hair are very low.

The successful treatment of getting bald depends on many factors such as severity of the condition, its duration, family history of hair loss, other disorders a person may be having.

It is important to begin the therapy with an effective medical product as soon as you notice the first signs of severe hair loss. Before self-treatment, visit your doctor, a professional who cares about the skin and hair on your head, such as trichologist or dermatologist.

The following treatment has been clinically proven to successfully treat hair loss in men. This treatment is called Minoxidil. It was the first medical product approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL). Still this medicine is also successfully applied by women to regrow receding hair.

The topical application of Minoxidil on the head, especially on the parts with bald spots or receding hair, allows regrowing hair very effectively.

Minoxidil should be applied long time to see the results and after termination of the treatment the hair loss will come back.
Minoxidil is highly adopted hair loss solution and is widely used by men and women. It stimulates the hair follicles growth and stops the loss of hair. The medicine is effective in growing hair and treating thinning of hair as it promotes the growth of strong and healthy hairs.

The use of this solution demands from a person regular application, not less than 2 months to see the first results. The solution is applied directly on the scalp, on the affected regions. The function of the medicine is based on its ability to enter the hair follicles and enhance their conditions by providing better blood circulation and nourishment. Besides, it was proven that Minoxidil improves the supply of the follicles with oxygen.

A standard suggested prescription involves application of Minoxidil two times a day on the dry skin. The strength of the medication suggested for men is 5%, for women – 2%.

When applying this solution, it is necessary to avoid washing your hair about 4-5 hours after application.

Minoxidil does not usually cause any side effects. They can be local and include the irritation of the skin, itchy scalp or dryness. The effects are temporary, still if they bother you, ask your doctor what to do.

Pregnant women should not use Minoxidil as it may have effects on the fetus. People with hypersensitive reactions or allergies to Minoxidil should not use this solution.

Popular hair loss treatments

Alopecia, baldness or simply hair loss is an embarrassing period in the life of a person. The hair loss on the head normally occurs each day. The number of hairs falling each day should be between 50-100 and anything beyond this number is considered to be a problem.

If you are experiencing sudden or continuous hair loss, thinning or shedding, consider visiting a trichologist or dermatologist for consultation.

Hair loss can be caused by lots of different reasons. Among the common causes are: inadequate diet, improper hair care, use of certain medicines, health conditions and androgenetic reasons.

A few years ago, the medicine didn't possess so many options for the treatment of different types of hair loss. Today the scientific discoveries allow restoring the hair, make their growth greater, and replace the lost hair and so on.

One of the most popular treatments available for men is the medicine called Finasteride. It is produced under the brands of Propecia and Proscar.

Finasteride treatment

Finasteride represents an inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase, a medicine able to regrow the hair even in men who have androgenetic alopecia during a long period of time.

The creation of Finasteride revolutionized the approach to the treatment of male hair loss or baldness and pushed the surgical method into the background. Finasteride use surpasses other treatments in its effectiveness and comfort of use.

Originally developed as a drug to treat enlarged prostate gland, Finasteride was noticed to help grow the hair in bald men participating in the trials. This effect was soon thoroughly studied in new trials on Finasteride ability to regrow hair in men with male pattern baldness.

The medicine is approved by the FDA for the use in men with androgenic alopecia type of hair loss. It is the first medicine which was proven to be very effective against hair loss in men. Propecia is a brand used in the dosage of 1 mg daily. In the majority of men Propecia helps to stop the hair loss and increase its growth significantly.

Finasteride specifically restricts an enzyme found in the male body and particularly in the hair follicles. This enzyme converts testosterone into a more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The daily dosage of 1 mg Finasteride effectively reduces the DHT levels. This leads to considerable increase in hair growth and hair restoration.

Trichologists recommend Propecia as the first line of treatment for men with male pattern baldness. Still this medicine may produce unwanted effects. Before the treatment with Propecia, a doctor's consultation and approval is most recommended.

There are other effective treatments for hair loss. The use of any of them should be discussed with a doctor. Some of the treatments, which are widely advertised, don't work at all. Choosing the treatment one should get diagnosed for the cause of the problem to adjust the proper method.

Don't waste your time and money on "magic" methods of hair loss treatments. Ask your doctor about approved and effective therapies which can really help you.

Baldness treatments of tomorrow

Experts consider that such hair loss condition as alopecia is very hard to predict. It is also difficult to think about its future treatments and outlooks of its development.

Today lots of medical and other methods of alopecia treatment exist. A bunch of these methods really help people to regain their hair.

Still none of these methods and techniques can help in the long term and people with treated alopecia finally come to the point in their lives when the disease returns.

Hair care and hair loss experts think about the tomorrow methods of treatment which should be more effective, safer and faster than today's ones. Such advanced technologies as transplantation, genetic studies and stem cell use opportunities are in foreground studies for their abilities.

Scientists study these methods to understand how to employ them in future treatments and in developing new breakthrough methods of fighting the hair loss.

One of the most perspective methods is scalp transplant which is partially used today. In the future it is supposed that people with alopecia can receive the treatment involving the donor scalp transplantation.

Genetics studies also help to understand the reasons why patients suffer from alopecia and how hereditary factors influence the chances of getting it. Researches in the genes responsible for losing hair can help to identify these genes and interfere with the process on the early stages preventing the development of this disease.

The other method of tomorrow suggested being very effective in the hair loss treatment is stem cell replication abilities. Special stem cells can develop into certain cells and multiply creating the necessary amount of new needed cells. This may help in patients with alopecia. Stem cells can renew the formation and growth of new hair.

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