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Male Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Can I apply minoxidil solution without consulting a dermatologist

Minoxidil is one of the most used drugs for hair fall treatment, which is proved as USA FDA approved a drug. Actually, this drug developed for treating another disease like osteoporosis but later it was found out that actually, it gives a good result in controlling hair regrowth treatment. This medication comes in the topical application form.

This medication is used widely to postponed the hair loss or will help to control the male pattern air loss. This medication should be used with a doctor’s prescription only. Nowadays this medication is available everywhere but never purchase this medication over the counter.

 


How does Minoxidil work for Hair Loss


 

Mostly 2% of minoxidil is used for females and 5% is used by a male for controlling male pattern baldness. This medication has to be used for a long duration until you think your hair is important to you. We have seen in patients lots of common side effects of this medication like itching scalp, swelling face, high blood pressure etc but it’s not completely proven. Minoxidil shows good results mostly in male pattern baldness with long use of it.

 


Minoxidil 2 percent vs 5 percent vs 10 percent


 

What is the best brand of Minoxidil

I get many questions from many patients over emails and youtube about minoxidil brands. They ask as which is the best minoxidil brand. This is a very critical topic to discuss in this kind of platform. It’s always good to meet a dermatologist and with there prescription only to take this medication.

 

Minoxidil Over the Counter (OTC)

It’s completely not advisable to use minoxidil over the counter without doctor’s prescriptions. It can be used after a complete checkup of your hair and scalp only. Nowadays its seen teenage group check on the internet and started using this medication without consulting any doctors and then suddenly stop using this medication starts with hair loss again. Minoxidil once started have to use for a long time, till you think your hair is very important to you. This information I think will guide you completely.

 


How long should minoxidil be used for Hair Loss?


 

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Male Hair Loss

There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it.

The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of males suffer from male pattern baldness. The main causes of hair loss in men are usually changing in eating habits or crash dieting, change in environment or stress induced due to work or personal reasons. HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, provides our patients with proven hair loss treatment which are based on 28+ years of successful clinical experience Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV & proven medical research. The mainstay of treatment for male pattern hair loss is finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the hormones i.e. 5 alpha reductase in the body which are responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth in bald patches or spots. Apart from finasteride and minoxidil various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro-needling (derma roller), low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) are some of the ways to treat hair loss.

In PRP for hair loss, concentrated growth factors are extracted from the blood of the patient and then transferred back to the scalp of the patient. In micro-needling (derma roller for hair loss treatment) thousands of micro punctures are created in patient’s scalp with the help of derma roller. These micro punctures result in the release of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a cold laser (red laser waves) is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. This treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair. All these treatment procedures along with medicine are responsible for the great results. We are able to give to our patients suffering from hair loss.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long-term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologist or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.