Hair loss Treatments
By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Just a few tens of years ago, specific hair loss treatments were unknown to stop male pattern hair loss, until the origin adrogenetico of baldness, hereditary factor was determined with accuracy and clearly established the role of decisive of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in male pattern hair loss.
Just after 1940 transplants are considered as a form of treatment, and now they have evolved considerably, but are also the most expensive option for the solution to the problems of hair loss
Hair loss in women is less known, mainly due to the existence of several common factors of confusion.
In men, hair loss usually starts after puberty and particularly after 40 years of age
Young people between 15 and 17 years show about 14% of early signs of hair loss or baldness
In women hair loss female pattern occurs at any time, especially after the first bleeding or
Menarche, considered pivotal event in female puberty by their implication gynecological, psychological and social.
Many women notice first loss of hair at 40 – 50 years and start a real ordeal for them.
Most common Hair Loss treatments
Before Hair Loss treatments, a correct diagnosis should be confirmed. A healthy diet is required and an average daily amount of 45 grams of protein for a 150 pound person is what recommends The National Institutes of Health.
Mechanical or chemical harmful products such as dyes, foams, dyes and lotions too alkaline or electric hair dryers, should be avoided, especially African American Women
hair loss treatments – Minoxidil
This product was on the market in Australia since 1970, and is purchased freely without prescription. Apply twice daily, morning and evening, the effects may appear in about six months and should be used permanently or hair loss will return again. Pregnant or breastfeeding should not use minoxidil
Hair loss treatments- Finasteride
Propecia is the brand name for finasteride and is recommended to take one tablet a day, its effects can be seen between 6 months and 2 years. The drug requires a prescription and side effects are few. Finasteride should not be used by women.
Hair loss treatments -Spironolactone
This product was used initially to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention, and then to treat hair loss by its ability to block the effects of hormones androgens. Like other hair loss treatments, Spironolactone is recommended only for women and is also used to treat acne and oily skin of women. acquired by prescription only and should not be used by pregnant women.
Hair loss treatments -Cyproterone acetate
Developed in 1960, Cyproterone acetate blocks the effects of androgens and is used only for women with hair loss problems, but also to treat acne, unwanted hair of body and face and as oral contraceptive pill. Prescription is required.
Other hair loss treatments
Many treatments have been suggested to combat hair loss of men and women, these include, herbs, vitamin supplements, massage, amino acids, zinc, tonics and lotions, but most of them do not promote hair growth . Really, in the market there are dozens of hair loss treatments and you must choose carefully.
Other hair Loss treatments as topical treatments, should be applied throughout the hair loss area and any medication that interferes with or adversely impact on hair growth, should be discontinued.
Hair Loss treatments Approved
At present the only hair loss treatments for men or women, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are finasteride 1 mg and minoxidil topical solution at 2% and 5%
Both medicines slow hair thinning hair and improve coverage
However, none of these two drugs is the solution to the problem of hair loss or baldness. The only answer for some people is to maintain current capillary density, but the hair does not grow.
In fact none of these drugs restores all your lost hair or they are able to reverse a severe baldness.
The benefits of these hair Loss treatments may occur in a few months, in some cases newly at 12 months
With both drugs is imperative its permanent use to observe effectiveness, if the application is stopped, stop the effects of the medicine and hair loss continues and the capillary density returns to its initial state.
In women, hair loss is accentuated with age and they may have a better response with treatment with finasteride or cyproterone acetate.
Hair Loss treatments-Hair transplant
If all hair loss treatments fail a option to deal with the problem of loss of hair or baldness is transplant surgery of hair, which is the most definitive solution. Generally lots of hair from the nape of the neck and two to 5 hair, are taken by time, are implanted in the outdoor area. Hair transplant surgery can cost between 4,000 and $25,000.
The best candidates for a hair transplant are people over 25 years
The hair transplant surgery in young people aged 15-25 years is not recommended because it may cause an older appearance, creating an aesthetic problem and self-esteem.
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