Depending on the cause of your hair loss, natural hair regrowth may, or may not, be possible. Some people who suffer from hair loss use clinically proven treatments such as finasteride and topically applied minoxidil (in solution) in order to prevent further hair loss and regrow hair.
It is generally easier to maintain a persons remaining hair than it is to achieve hair regrowth. However, the treatments mentioned above may prevent hair loss from Androgenetic alopecia.
In the USA, only two drug-based treatments have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and one product that has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, otherwise known as male or female pattern hair loss.
The two FDA approved treatments are finasteride (marketed for hair loss as Propecia) and minoxidil.
Some people feel they need treatment to prevent hair loss and hopefully, hair regrowth, while others accept thinning hair or baldness.
Hair loss may be genetic, caused by hormonal disturbances or disease, stress, poor nutrition, side effects of medications, chemotherapy or damaged hair from bleaching or harsh styling.
Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women.
With male-pattern baldness hair is lost in a pattern, beginning above both temples. Eventually the hairline recedes to form aÂ “M” shape. The hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness.
In women this pattern of hair loss (Androgenetic alopecia) is different to male-pattern baldness because the hair becomes thinner all over the head but the hairline does not recede. In women this rarely leads to total baldness.
Once you identify the cause of your hair loss, if it is reversible by eliminating/rectifying the cause, natural hair regrowth can be achieved perhaps with the help of the hair loss treatments mentioned above.
If it is not reversible other methods such as laser therapy, wigs or hairpieces or hair transplants.
Minoxidil is a liquid that you rub into your scalp twice daily for hair regrowth and to prevent further hair loss. Finasteride is a pill taken once daily that blocks the effects of testosterone on hair growth.
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