Hair loss is a frustrating experience for many of the millions of people who are affected by it each year. Many of these people are not prepared for the hair loss when it arrives, they may be younger or they may be women. In any case where hair loss is not expected or welcomed, there is a search conducted for hair loss treatments.
1- The most common hair loss treatment for both men and women is the use of Minoxilil, better known as Rogaine. This over-the-counter solution helps to prevent further hair loss. Minoxilil is available in two strengths, a two percent solution as well as a five percent solution. It is safe for men to use either solution strength, with no side effects. However, it is not recommended for women to use the five percent solution; it has not been proven to be more effective for preventing hair loss, but has been associated with birth defects.
2- Another drug option is to use Propecia; this is only available by prescription written by your physician. Propecia, not only prevents future hair loss, but also has been shown to actually re-grow hair over the course of time. This treatment option has been shown to be effective in both men and women.
3- If you choose to use Minoxilil or Propecia as a hair loss treatment, it is important to realize that both of these solutions need to be applied on a daily basis to remain effective. Even more important, is the need to understand that if the use of the drugs is suspended, they stop working and hair loss will resume.
4- If the use of drugs as a hair loss treatment is not what you are comfortable with, there are other options. While these do not offer treatment for hair loss purse, they do offer concealment. In this scenario, women have more options than men do, the use of hats, scarves even wigs are a great way for women to cover up their hair loss. If you choose a wig, it is important to find a wig maker who is willing to explain the proper way to care for and extend the life of your wig.
5- Hair loss replacement surgery is an option for a great many people. This procedure involves taking hair follicles from the back of the head (where it doesn’t fall out) and replacing them, individually into the hairline at the front of the head. However, this does involve a lengthy recovery period, and hair growth can take up to a year. It may also be necessary to have repeat surgeries as hair continues to fall out, about every two years or so, depending upon your personal situation.