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Hair fall is a very common problem faced by many people nowadays. So many people want to stop their hair fall immediately. But the question is: can we really stop hair fall immediately? Unfortunately, no we can not stop hair fall immediately. Instead, you can control your hair fall.
Science has not evolved that much for immediately stopping hair loss. It takes about 2-3 months to achieve good control over hair fall and almost about 9 months to regain the old hair density. Certainly, this also depends on the cause of your hair loss. Once you get to know the causes of hair loss, then we can comment on how much time you will need to achieve control over hair loss. Now, let’s try to see how much time it will take to cure or control the hair loss along with the treatment modality which will work for that.
There are many reasons which lead to hair fall. Let us see what are the reasons that cause hair to fall.
Let’s check some tips which can help to control hair fall:
There are various treatments and medications which are prescribed to control hair fall in different stages of hair fall. Let’s see what are different medications and treatments.
Minoxidil and Finasteride, both are US FDA-approved medications, which are widely prescribed medications for hair fall treatment.
Minoxidil is mostly available in foam, liquid, or shampoo forms. Apply it once daily on your scalp if you are a female, or twice daily if you are a male, unless prescribed differently by your dermatologist. As mentioned earlier, there are no treatments that can stop hair fall immediately. Hence, minoxidil also takes at least 6 months to offer positive results. It controls hair loss and also helps in hair growth.
Finasteride is available in the form of oral pills and is a prescription drug for males only. It slows down the process of hair fall. In some, it may even encourage hair growth.
Other medications like spironolactone and oral dutasteride are also some other medications that may be prescribed by dermatologists.
In case of complete baldness, the preferred treatment is an FUE hair transplant. But here also you won’t get instant results, this takes around 9 to 12 months for full growth with good aftercare.
Some evidence-based treatments such as PRP, Mesotherapy, LLLT, Dermaroller, etc. also can be prescribed.
Hopefully, you have a fair idea now on how to stop hair fall and whether we can really stop hair fall immediately or not. It is really important that you should keep realistic expectations and be patient with results.
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