Hair loss in men is usually caused by genetics or the environment. The most common cause of Male Pattern Hair loss also known as Androgenetic Alopecia is genetic and it is inherited. It affects more than 50 million men a year, but the good news is in most cases hair transplant or medical hair loss treatment can slow down or help regain the hair back. The best hair loss treatment depends on many factors but mainly the cause of hair loss, the degree of hair loss, age, and environmental factors. Always discuss your concerns with a hair loss specialist to find out what is the best option for you.
A. Minoxidil or Rogaine which is an over-the-counter medication that comes in liquid or foam. It increases the blood flow into the thinning areas and in some cases has slowed down the progressive nature of hair loss.
B. Finasteride or Propecia is a pill that should be taken daily. It is by prescription only and should be taken under the supervision of a physician. It inhibits the DHT factor that causes hair loss and like minoxidil may slow down the progressive nature of hair loss. Before taking Propecia all the side effects should be discussed with the physician and according to FDA it may take at least 3 months of daily use to see any results.
C. Vitamins - Vitamins for hair loss should be specially formulated to supplement the daily food intake of essential vitamins such as Iron, Zinc, Biotin, Magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, E and B complex that are necessary for healthier hair.
2. Balanced Diet- Eating a balanced diet may help your hair to gain all the nutrients that it needs for healthy hair. Studies show that losing more than 50 pounds in a very short period of time can cause hair to fall out. To make sure that you get enough nutrients and vitamins a balanced diet should be discussed and planned with a specialist.
3. Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)- PRP therapy has gained popularity as a non-surgical treatment option for men and women in the initial stages of hair loss. PRP is a concentration derived from clients' own blood, It has growth factors that stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp. Usually, the Doctor draws the patient's own blood and runs it through a machine to separate the platelets, and then injects the plasma cells into the thinning hair. As a rule, most doctors that offer PRP recommend that it be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain any benefit.
4. Hair Transplants- Hair transplants of today are the most effective way to treat hair loss in men. There are two ways to harvest the hair from the donor areas. One is the FUT and the other is the FUE. Once the grafts are harvested, they are cleaned and separated under the microscope into one, two, or three follicular hair units. The scalp is prepared using customized needles to make the holes in the recipient areas following the direction and orientation of the patient's own existing hair. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient areas on the scalp. With today's modern and advanced hair transplant, the results are very natural and look great if done by a specialized hair transplant surgeon.
With any type of hair loss treatment, it is a good idea to do it under the supervision of a hair loss specialist. Once all the benefits and side effects are discussed, the best customized hair treatment option can be recommended.
Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated longstanding member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has specialized in hair restoration for the past 30 years and has offices in Newport Beach and Los Angles areas. He offers hair restoration consultations at his offices in Los Angeles area and Newport Beach. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles and Newport Beach locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to make his evaluation and see if you can benefit from a hair restoration procedure or any other medical hair treatments. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Meshkin gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning, you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a consultation or visit our website at www.meshkinmedical.com.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com