Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss can occur in both men and women. It can be caused by disease, but it’s more common to lose hair due to aging or genetics. If you’re losing more than 100 hairs a day, it’s important to visit your GP to find out what’s causing it. They’ll do a physical examination and ask you questions about your family history of hair loss. They may also recommend a blood test to look for signs of anemia, hyperthyroidism or iron deficiency.서면탈모병원추천

If a medical condition causes your hair loss, treating the disease will usually stop your hair from falling out. For example, some types of cancer treatment can cause the hair on your head and other parts of your body to fall out (this is called alopecia). Your GP or a nurse will tell you how to manage this.

Other reasons for hair loss include ringworm (a fungal infection of the scalp) and stress, but these conditions are not treatable with medication. If you’re losing hair because of a temporary illness, your hair will grow back once you recover.

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure to replace bald or thinning areas with new growth. During a hair transplant, surgeons remove hair follicles from the back and sides of your scalp (where they’re less likely to become bald) and place them in the bald or thinning areas. If you’re getting a hair transplant to treat patterned hair loss, your doctor will choose the most suitable follicles for your hair type and face shape.

The most common treatment for thinning or balding hair is minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia). These are available on the NHS, but you must use them daily to continue to see a benefit. There are also many other products that are available for hair restoration, including camouflage sprays, wigs and hair transplant surgery.

If your GP has diagnosed a problem, they will probably prescribe a hair-regrowing product that can be applied directly to your scalp. For example, they might prescribe an over-the-counter 2% minoxidil lotion or oral propecia for men.

Women who have pattern baldness often benefit from anti-androgen medication, such as the pill spironolactone (Carospir, Aldactone) or dutasteride (Avodart). These medications are only available on prescription and should not be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Another option is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which involve drawing a small amount of your blood and then injecting one part of it into the area where you’re experiencing hair loss. Studies show that PRP can encourage hair growth, but it’s not yet a definitive treatment for baldness.부산탈모병원