Hair Loss Treatments

What Are My Hair Loss Treatment Options?

So you know you are suffering from hair loss but now you want to know how to treat it. You need a consultation with an expert medical Doctor to establish what the cause of your hair loss is. If it is male hair loss or female pattern balding or thinning then the best, most effective hair loss treatments for men involve prescription medications. In addition, over-the-counter chemist products may be helpful. Shampoos and conditioners have not proved to be helpful for hair loss. The first thing that needs to be treated is the cause of the hair loss.
 

Oral Enzyme Blockade

Hair Loss Treatment for MenIn the case of male or female pattern thinning it is the DHT affecting the hair that is the main reason for the reduction of the hair. So the DHT must be reduced to stop further hair miniaturisation and further hair loss. The way to treat the DHT is with a medication with the active ingredient Finasteride that partially blocks the enzyme 5AR thereby reducing the production of DHT. This is prescribed by a doctor and taken orally. The dosage varies depending on the degree of thinning.

In addition to Finasteride, there is a topically applied treatment called Minoxidil and/or Low level Laser therapy. These are secondary treatments, as both of these treatments are not as effective as Finasteride but are thought to be as effective as each other.
 

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil is available as a liquid or foam that is applied daily, directly to the areas of the scalp affected.

This product has been on the market for over 20 years and is available over the counter at most chemists.

The way it works is by stimulating the hair which lengthens the growth cycle of the hair follicle.
 

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LaserCap™ - Innovative Hair Loss Management Device

 

Laser (LLLT) works in the same way as Minoxidil, by stimulating the follicles to lengthen the growth cycle but the application is different. There are many types of lasers to combat hair loss on the market but most require the patient to comb the laser back and forth through the hair for at least 15 minutes which means that these types of lasers are not very effective as the application is too haphazard and tiresome. At the Knudsen Clinic we sell LaserCapTM which is a portable laser cap that can be worn under any normal hat.
 
The amount of LLLT that is applied to the scalp is critical to the success of this therapy. It works best in earlier cases of thinning and it is required to be used a minimum 30 minutes, 3 times a week. The LaserCapTM is the most powerful LLLT device on the market and is easy to use, with no side effects.


 

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Hair Transplant Surgery

The final and most effective hair loss solution that guarantees an increase in hair in the balding/thinning areas is hair transplant surgery. Read more about the surgical hair transplant procedure.
 
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