Hair loss treatment is available in many forms (e.g. vitamins, medications, surgeries, shampoos). Many people choose to mix the methods to try to improve the results. Products like Rogaine have quickly become recognized as one of the best ways to increase the hair growth on the scalp.
Medications like Minoxidil (Rogaine) do help to increase hair growth and will create a solid base to your system with continuous use. Hair loss treatments take time and patience, but will only work with consistent use of the products as directed. Other medications like Finasteride (Propecia) and Corticosteroid are helpful if the condition is not too severe.
Vitamins A, C and E are essential to hair growth; these vitamins can be found in citrus fruits like potatoes, chicken and red meat. These vitamins are extremely important and should be included in your daily regiment during the time of your hair loss treatments. If you are taking supplements, side effects can occur if they are taken on a long-term basis. The best way to avoid these is to ask your doctor to place you on a hair loss treatment plan.
Surgeries are only advised for the most severe cases of hair loss. During surgery the doctor will transplant hair from one part of your head to the bald areas. These procedures are not to be taken lightly and can be dangerous if not performed by a competent surgeon. Be aware of the consequences, inform your family of your decision and give yourself plenty of time to recover.
Hair loss is a life changing experience and help is available for you to get through it without shame. The hair loss treatment you choose could include one or more of the previous treatments. Consult your doctor before starting any hair loss treatment plan.
The Common Ways to Stop Hair Loss
Products promising to stop hair loss have been around for as long as men have wanted to stop hair loss. (Which is to say it has been around since the stone age) Now, of course, many of these products and gimmicks that have professed to be able to provide the solution to baldness were, to put it mildly, totally and utterly ineffective. For a long time, it was “common knowledge” that there was no cure or prevention for baldness. These days, the new common knowledge is that there are a variety of ways to prevent or reverse baldness that can fit any number of budgets.
Probably the most common ways one can stop hair loss is to purchase an over the counter product such as Rogaine or by investing in vitamin supplements such as Biotin and B-6. These are relatively inexpensive ways to combat hair loss although the Rogaine is far more expensive than a vitamin supplement. Although there is no guarantee that any over the counter product can cause lost hair to grow back, it is a fairly safe bet that there are a number of OTC products that can at least stop further hair loss.
The most expensive way to stop hair loss does not so much stop the natural process, but rather it surgically alters the scalp so as to create a full head of hair. Hair transplant surgery is where hair is moved from one part of the head to another is probably the most popular surgical process. Another surgical process that there is great interest in is scalp reduction surgery. In this procedure, the bald part of the scalp is literally removed and then the hair thick parts of the scalp that remain are stitched together. Needless to say, some people are not in a rush to have scalp reduction performed on them, but there are those who endorse the procedure as advisable.