Whilst surgery will give the best result in improving your appearance, not everyone is suitable for that and there are alternative treatment options available today. These include scientifically proven medications such as oral and topical hairsprays in 3% and 5% preparations. These two treatments are approved by the FDA for hair loss treatment and numerous articles have been published on the efficacy of the treatments.
There is currently only one oral medication that is FDA approved and used specifically for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL). This comes in a tablet form that is taken once a day. In MPHL, there is an over production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is produced when testosterone is converted by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. DHT suffocates and causes hair loss in susceptible males and to a lesser extent, females as well.
The oral medication works to stop the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme action. As a result, there is a decrease of DHT level in the scalp. This will lead to hair growth and thickening of existing hairs. The medication needs to be taken continuously for at least 12 months in order to achieve results. Remember when it comes to oral medication, it takes 3 months to slow (the hair loss). 3 months to grow (for any new hair to start growing) and 3 months to show (any obvious growth)
To date, oral medication is prescribed mainly for men, but in certain instances, post-menopausal women have also benefitted too. This is based on a case-by-case basis, subject to a thorough evaluation by the doctor in charge.
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