You may have seen the ads in the back of men’s magazines, you’ve heard the commercials on the radio, and you’ve seen the infomercials promoting miracle treatments for hair loss. The bottom line is that most advertised “treatments” do not work for the prevention and treatment of hair loss. If a hair loss treatment is not approved by the FDA or recommended by the American Hair Loss Association, chances are you are wasting your time and money.
hi MInaz, I have a bald round patch on top of my head. what should i do to dense that thin area, i have medium length hair, long length might make the patch disappear but i need permanent solution. for the past 5 years i never used any type of oils, no i am using Castor (Cold pressed ) + Corn oil + Coconut oil once in a week and patanjali milk protien shampoo. please suggest any other approach.
Women with genetic or autoimmune related hair loss “have very few options” for hair regrowth, says Kobren. Minoxidil (brand name Rogaine) has been FDA-approved for women in a 2 percent concentration, but it only helps maintain existing hair and does not promote regrowth.
“It’s been, I would say, kind of the holy grail in the field to be able to find something that is less invasive, less surgically intensive and can capitalize on the natural properties of these hair stem cells,” said Professor Christiano, who herself suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes partial or total hair loss.
The mixture is injected on the scalp with a series of injections. Before doing this, your scalp is numbed for comfort, so you won’t feel any pain. The added activate is usually a product derived from bladder of the pig- Matristem. Other options are Autologel PRP, BioD or Amniotic stem cells.
Side effects, which are most often of a sexual nature, like loss of libido and erectile dysfunction, affect only a very small percentage of patients. And more often than not, they are psychological. The chances of you experiencing real side effects are next to impossible.
How does Minoxidil works ? – Minoxidil is a vasodilator. It enlarges blood vessels and works on the active hair follicles by increasing blood flow and, subsequently, nutrition to the weaker hair. Thus, Minoxidil only works on active hair follicles and not the dying or the dead ones. This preventive remedy prevents further hair fall and reduces the rate of ‘hair follicle miniaturization’ that causes the hair to weaken before dying of completely. The follicles enlarged by Minoxidil tend to remain in the growth phase for a longer period of time. Thus, Minoxidil hair loss cure acts as a “life support” for the dying hair.
The results are long-lasting as well, so your thicker, healthier hair won’t disappear when you stop, but how quick you see them depends on personal circumstances, such as how bad the damage currently is, how much hair loss is currently being experienced, etc.
Scalp reduction: Bald scalp is surgically removed and hair-bearing scalp is brought closer together to reduce balding. Scalp reduction surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with a hair transplant.
SOURCES: George Cotsarelis, MD, director, Hair and Scalp Clinic, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Andrew Kaufman, MD, assistant professor, department of dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles; medical director, Center for Dermatology Care, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Tom Barrows, PhD, director of product development, Aderans Research Institute Inc., Atlanta. Cotsarelis, G. and Millar, S.E. Trends in Molecular Medicine, July 2001; vol 7: pp 293-301. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery web site. American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery web site. American Hair Loss Council web site. Springer, K. American Family Physician, July 1, 2003; vol 68: pp 93-102. Hair Loss Help web site, “Interview with Dr. Ken Washenik from Bosley.” Fuchs, E. Developmental Cell, July 2001: vol 1: pp 13-25.
Men who’ve tried it and spoke about on the internet also claimed it didn’t have much effect. This is, of course, anecdotal evidence. But there was never any hype about saw palmetto producing any significant results.
It was not too long ago when the traditional means of treating Hair Loss only involved changes in a person’s Lifestyle, Healthy Diet, Refraining from applying external pressures on the Scalp as a result of Overstyling, taking in or applying Medications that address the issue of balding, and even an invasive procedure such as Surgery.
You can also use gooseberry powder to make a hair-strengthening pack. Boil a cup of water and add two teaspoons of gooseberry powder in it. Stir it well to make a smooth paste. Add one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of yogurt in this paste. Stir it well and apply it on hair roots and strands. Leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off.
Yes. Olive oil adds nutrients to your hair follicles, thus causing rapid hair growth. Apply it on your hairline everyday before going to bed. You will start noting the change in growth within a fortnight.
FDA-approval means that it is clinically proven to help hair regrowth in men who use it every day for four months. It may take a couple of weeks before you see results, but Rogaine offers a full refund if you aren’t satisfied at the end of those 120 days.
Now, I know a lot of people are skeptical about hair growth products, and I get that. I used to be as well. Things like Mane ‘n Tail don’t really make your hair grow. They do make your hair strong though, which helps with the growth process because it reduces breakage. I’m not saying these products will make you wake up with hair like a Disney Princess, but you will notice a difference. You won’t get inches of growth, but you will get an accelerated growth along with longer nails and brighter skin. Check out my products that will help you get longer hair:
Gooseberry or amla is one of the most commonly used remedies for hair loss. Most of the people recommend amla to cure various hair problems. Mix lemon juice and gooseberry juice in equal proportion. Apply it on the scalp covering bald patches.
Bosley offers an extensive line of professional-quality hair care and hair loss products ranging from shampoo and conditioner systems to dry shampoo products to bald spot treatments for both men and women and all hair types.
Ketoconazole is another product that fights off dandruff and slows down hair loss. It reduces the production of testosterone that eventually transforms to DHT and sticks to hair follicles. A concentration of 2% of this product is prescribed for better results.
All at once. If you are sure it’s MPB, start finasteride (and Nizoral) now and move on. Minoxidil will just delay the inevitable, while fin will potentially stop (or even reverse in some cases) the hair loss. The cure for baldness is to start treatment early. The chances for real sides are non-existent.