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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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Does minoxidil cause hair loss at first

Male pattern baldness is one of the most common hair loss seen in middle-aged men. This hair loss is due to genetic factors. Talking about all types of baldness, in male pattern mostly it is affected in the crown area, the top part of the head and with receding hairlines.

As you are just 21 years old, it’s important to meet a dermatologist and then use any medications, half knowledge is very dangerous. This medication dosage is in 2%, 5%, and 10%. Mostly 2% is used by females.


Minoxidil is one of the US FDA approved the medication for hair loss, this medication works well for pattern baldness. The regular use of these medications helps to see good results, but this medication should be used until you think your hairs are important for you. But make sure you use this medication, with doctor’s concern. Its seen in this medication, suddenly everyone stops using this as they don’t see results and then all the new hairs also fall down. You should completely know about the medications advantage and disadvantage.

While you use this medication, after 15 days or after a month, your hairs start falling, which is called shedding period? In this period, the good and strong hair converts from the anagen phase to the telogen phase, and the weak and dull hairs fall down. During that period everyone thinks that they are not getting any benefits from minoxidil and then they stop using it. So as you stop using the medication, the process of anagen hairs to telogen hairs stops and then completely shedding of hair fall keeps continuing. So if you keep using it then, complete benefits of hair fall control are seen.

Its also seen, after few months again minoxidil is started, so then again the process will start from the beginning. But make sure you consult with your dermatologist like how to go about the medication.

You should not panic, if you see hair loss suddenly, it’s important to meet your dermatologist after every 3 to 6 months, so you can get your hairs to check and accordingly you follow it.

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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 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.