If you’re someone who has noticed thinning hair, a receding hairline or areas of balding, the first step is to schedule a visit with a doctor to make sure your hair loss isn’t a sign of a more serious health issue. Not all hair loss is genetic or male pattern baldness. A thyroid disorder, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance or even a scalp issue could be the cause. But most hair loss is androgenic alopecia, also known as male-pattern baldness and most of the time, it is a symptom of aging.
Once male-pattern baldness starts, it’s not going to stop, though the rate at which this happens differs and depends on genetics. Since hair loss is progressive, it’s important to start treatment as soon as your hair consistency starts bothering you. According to the Society of Hair Restoration, “you have to lose half your hair before the human eye can tell.”
Your two biggest goals are preventing loss and promoting growth.
If you are committed to doing something about thinning hair, a good place to start is with minoxidil topical, most commonly sold as Rogaine, which is the first line of defense accoring to every expert and resource I have found. Don’t expect this hair-loss treatment to create luscious locks; this treatment helps slow down or prevent more loss and does not make new hair grow. About 6-9 months of continuous use is needed to notice any visible difference.
Simply massage the foam or solution into your scalp once or twice daily, and for best results, use a formula like Rogaine’s with a 5 percent concentration. It can be applied any place on the scalp. The women's formulation has a lower percentage, but many doctors recommend either formulation for women.
Data from hair restoration studies shows up to a 25% improvement in hair density after 4 months of continuous daily use of a red-light treatment hair cap. The cap emits red light to the scalp to enhance circulation, enhancing the efficacy of other products you may be using.
Red light can optimize the follicle activity through support of delivery oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. Red light has also been shown to improve the production of nitric oxide, which helps dilate blood vessels to improve circulation. Wear the cordless cap for ten minutes a day for no less than six months to see a result. Afterwards, a maintenance schedule can be resumed.
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Nutrafol has pioneered the science of hair wellness and offers a nutraceutical option with all natural ingredients to address thinning hair through whole-body wellness. This once a day supplement targets multiple by key imbalances in the body.
New research shows that several underlying factors that affect overall health can profoundly impact your hair and everyone’s combination of causes is different. Nutrafol targets key factors that can shorten the growth phase, delay new growth, and cause new hair to grow thinner.
PRP or platelet rich plasma for hair restoration is a relatively new application which has improved dramatically over the past few years in the concentration methods for the PRP preparation, the comfort of injections, and the science backing the procedure.
Platelets are packed full of growth factors which, when injected into the scalp, stimulates and wakes up hair follicles resulting in hair thickening and sometimes regrowth in areas of thinning. The procedure must be done over 3-6 sessions at least one month apart for the best results. These can be scheduled at Innovative Aesthetics M.D. with some excellent prepay options for packages. Additional evaluation and lab work is available for patients who have not previously had a workup or have been resistant to treatment in the past.
The trick with all of these hair-loss products and treatments, though, from Rogaine to the cap to nutritional supplements, is that they’ll stop working as soon as you stop using them. You have to commit to keep on keeping on with the scientifically proven preventative treatments.