Hair Loss Treatments

Common Medications for Hair Loss Patients

By Alex

Balding, thinning and a receding hairline can be treated in a number of different ways; with the use of surgery, cosmetic cover-ups, medication or a combination of these treatments.

The type of treatment offered to a patient will depend on the cause and severity of their hair loss. It is important that you find the best treatment for your condition.

At The Harley Street Hair Clinic we offer a no obligation consultation where we can discuss treatment options for your specific condition. This way you can ensure that you will be getting a treatment that is going to work for you.

The different medications hair loss patients can take, will work with varying degrees of success. Out of the wide range of treatments available, there are a few treatments which have been proven effective in clinical trials.

Finasteride and Dutasteride are both medications that patients are offered to treat hair loss at the crown. The medications works to inhibit the product of a hormone called dihydrotesterone, also known as DHT. DHT is a common cause of hair loss, however if your hair loss is caused by other factors, the medication can be less effective and it is common to use other hair loss treatments to restore the patients hair

Regaine, also known, as Minoxidil is a treatment used to stimulate hair growth, it is believed that Minoxidil dilates the blood vessels around the hair follicles, increasing the nutrient supply and this encourages increased hair growth.

Minoxidil should be used early on in hair loss; the patients that get the best results are those who use it when their hair is thinning rather than when they are bald. If the medication is stopped, after prolonged use, hair loss can increase.

Vitamins cannot cure baldness, they do not have the ability to make hair on a bald head grow. Vitamins however have the ability to keep hair healthy and strong. Vitamins; B, E and C are good for helping to keep hair healthy and strong.

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