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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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How many times a day should i use minoxidil

Male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss is called androgenic alopecia. In males mostly the center and side parts are affected and in females mostly start with hair thinning and then the middle part starts widening up. In today’s life, mostly everyone is suffering from unmanageable hair loss.

There are lots of development in medications and treatments for hair loss and hair regrowth. One of the best inventions in the hair world was Minoxidil and Finasteride, which is US FDA approved medications.

Minoxidil: This medication is one of the most used medication for controlling hair loss and hair regrowth as well. Minoxidil helps to convert your telogen phase (resting phase of the hair follicle) to anagen phase (active growth phase of hair follicles) and helps the hair roots with good blood circulation so it promotes hair regrowth.

Most teenagers use this medication without any prescription, and then they face lots of side effects. It can be used both male and females as well. It will not give any results in a bald area. Minoxidil is widely used everywhere, but make sure use this medication with your doctor’s advice only. This medication is only for topical application and in the market is available in spray and gel form.

 


Can I use Minoxidil without consulting Dermatologist?


 

Depending on your hair condition your dermatologist will advise you which % to use and for how many months. As you use this medication, and according to your hair condition, your doctor may change the % of the medication. It is available from 2% to 10%. It is also seen this medication works well if taken with Finasteride oral medication (US FDA approved medication) and with the mainstream of treatments like PRP, LLLT, mesotherapy, derma roller, etc.

Minoxidil generally in a day 1ml should be used day and night with your dermatologist concern only. It is also seen side effects of using minoxidil like a headache, low libido, burning eyes, itching, high bp etc, make sure if you are facing such problems then let your dermatologist knew, so if he can change your medications.

 


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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.