introduced as a medication for hypertension, Rogaine is now much popular for
hair loss treatment.
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it’s not a miracle solution for everyone. Its effectiveness varies from person
to person, but you should give it a shot since it’s already approved by the
are two variants to choose from; 2 % and 5 % minoxidil. The 2 % solution is
available without prescription. And if you’re expecting more powerful effect of
the medication, you can try a 5 % minoxidil (but only available with
drawback, the effectiveness of hair growth will usually cease when you stop the
treatment. So you need a routine use with it! It’s not a permanent solution for
hair shedding is caused by excess androgens – ‘yes’ androgens, including
testosterone can provoke hair loss both in men and women – you need something
to restore the balance.
example, anti-androgen medication (like spironolactone) is probably prescribed
in some women if minoxidil fails to work. This is particularly true for those
with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), a disorder that makes excess androgens
finasteride (also approved by the FDA) is likely suggested. Finasteride can
target the androgen hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which is a common
culprit behind many cases of male androgenetic alopecia.
called as CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy), this treatment uses very tinny
needles to puncture the scalp and induce collagen production. It uses a
specialized, safe tool like derma-roller or derma-stamp.
appropriate way, microneedling would be effective enough to boost cutaneous
blood flow to the scalp. As a result, you’re likely to grow healthy and strong
hair – one study suggests .
microneedling may work more effectively if combined with other treatments,
minoxidil for example. The puncture would make the medication penetrate better
into the scalp, inducing hair regrowth more optimally .
transplant, though it costs a fortune, is a quick fix solution. Even the result
would be permanent as long as we do the procedure correctly.
with thinning hair, including those with androgenetic alopecia are good
candidates for hair transplant. But the story is different in women.
transplant doesn’t work for all women with androgenetic alopecia. Even most of
them are not good cadidates for the procedure (see more here)!
For comprehensive evaluation (especially if your thinning hair doesn’t improve with lifestyle measures or OTC medications), see a dermatologist!