Maybe having a full thick head of hair again is not going to be a reality anymore. Or is there some way to at least keep all the hair that you’ve got left? Is extravagantly paying for a hair transplant the only solution, is there any other option?
Yes, for some men, there is an option other than getting a hair transplant. Each one of these treatments is best suited for a specific type of individual. If you meet the criteria for that kind of drug, you might be in luck.
Minoxidil Or Generic Form Theroxidil / Rogaine
Minoxidil UK is one of the only FDA approved non-prescription treatments for hair loss. Minoxidil can stimulate hair growth. But remember that this is no miracle cure for baldness. It works on two out of three men. It is viable only if you are under 40 years of age and the hair loss has only just begun.
You need to use the product twice a day consistently to see results in the shortest amount of time possible. Use the spray in 12-hour intervals, once as you wake up and again before going to bed. Do not expect results if you do not use the product consistently. In some cases, it can take from four up to six months to see noticeable results.
Researchers conducted a placebo-controlled experiment for 120 weeks with Minoxidil. According to the results published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, researchers found reduced hair loss and a higher hair count for the group using Minoxidil. Minoxidil is clinically proven to help hair start growing back.
Minoxidil is available in three different forms of packaging. There is the Minoxidil liquid, foam, and precision spray.
Finasteride or Generic Form Propecia
DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the hormone that is the cause of male pattern baldness. Finasteride is the chemical that stops your body from making more of DHT. Finasteride is available in the form of a pill. Doctors recommend taking one tablet a day. You will notice positive results as long as you keep using the drug.
It will take 4-6 months to see any noticeable results. Positive results are reversed within three months if you stop taking the pill. The results released by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology concludes that 1-milligram of Finasteride halted hair depletion and enhanced hair development in 90% of men. In other words, Finasteride has scientific approval to help hair grow back.
Finasteride comes with its limitations. Men with the following conditions cannot take this medicine:
- Kidney problems
- Prostate cancer
- Urination or bladder problems
- Liver disease or an abnormally functioning liver
In addition to these conditions, people who are allergic to Finasteride cannot take this drug. Finasteride is a drug designed only for men. Women and children should never take Finasteride.
Men taking Finasteride need to look out for erectile dysfunction. ED is a possible side effect for long term users of Finasteride. Expect a lower sex drive and decreased semen production on ejaculation with the long term usage of Finasteride. If you stop taking the drug, it takes three months for the symptoms to clear up.