Both men and women are affected by androgenetic alopecia, commonly referred to as male or female pattern baldness. If you are one of the many men or women suffering from this unavoidable, incurable affliction, then you may feel helpless. Hair transplantation surgery exists for those who have begun to bald severely or have lost a noticeable amount of hair, but what about those whose hair has simply begun to thin?
A quick search on the internet will lead you to hundreds of websites all claiming to have the “miracle cure” for hair loss. From snake oil to hair thickening vitamins and shampoos, there are a seemingly endless array of products that claim to stop hair loss and create natural hair regrowth. However, if these products truly work then why are millions of people around the world still struggling with hair loss?
The Truth About Hair Growth Products
The truth is, only two products on the market are FDA-approved and have clinically-proven results: minoxidil and finasteride. These two medicated options are more commonly known by the names Rogaine and Propecia. Both products are capable of regrowing hair and stopping androgenetic alopecia in its tracks, although they cannot completely cure or reverse the effects of hair loss.
When used separately, these products can provide small improvements in hair density and jumpstart hair regrowth for aging follicles. When taken together, however, Rogaine and Propecia provide clinically-proven results in keeping hair thick and youthful.
Restoring Thinning Hair
While Rogaine and Propecia can encourage active follicles to grow hair, they cannot restore dead follicles. In order to truly see transformative results for patients that have experienced extensive hair loss, hair restoration surgery is the best option. Dr. Lupanzula strictly uses follicular unit extraction (FUE) as his preferred method of hair transplantation due to its effective results and minimal scarring. The procedure does not require an excision or sutures and utilizes your own natural hair transplanted from donor sites along the sides and back of the scalp.
If you opt to undergo hair transplantation surgery to correct your hair loss, it is important to recognize that the use of medicated products like Rogaine and Propecia will still be highly recommended to prevent further hair loss. FUE can restore a receding hairline or fill in bald spots, but it cannot stop further hair loss from occurring. A combination of medicated products and hair transplantation surgery provides optimal results in recovering from the effects of hair loss.
The world of hair loss can be a tricky place to navigate. With so many “natural hair growth products” in existence specifically designed to trick desperate customers, make sure you stick to proven methods. If you are interested in restoring your thinning hair, schedule a consultation at Medikemos Hair Transplantation Clinic with Dr. Lupanzula. Call us today at 44 20 7129 1227.