Hair Loss Treatments
Different Treatments can help stop hair fall, slow down hair loss and may also help hair regrow. The earlier the treatment is started, the more likely to see hair regrowth. Treatment depends on the cause of your hair loss, severity of the condition as well as individual response to treatment.
It is important to note that many drugs are NOT safe for pregnant women or women who want to get pregnant.
All medications need close follow-up with one of our Consultants at the Klinic.
With an accurate diagnosis, many people who have hair loss can see hair regrowth.
A treatment plan for hair loss may include one or more of the following;
a. Topical treatments:
- Non-Minoxidil treatments
Many hair care products contain ingredients that have proven benefits when put on the hair or scalp.
These products decrease hair fall, enhance hair growth and also help with dry dull hair. They are present in different forms as leave-in hair lotions, hair ampoules, hair serums and creams.
- Minoxidil treatment
When used as directed, minoxidil can stimulate hair growth and prevent further hair loss. It takes time to see results, usually about 3 to 6 months.
You will need to keep using it every day. Once you stop applying it, hair loss returns.
b. Hair injections
- Plasma for Hair – PRP
Platelet rich plasma is a safe and effective procedure that is done in cases of hair loss. It is an In-office procedure that involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, placing your blood into a machine that separates it into parts, and then injecting one part of your blood (the plasma) into the area with hair loss.
- Injections of corticosteroids
This medication is injected into the bald areas in cases of alopecia areata.
This is considered the most effective treatment for people who have a few patches of alopecia areata. These In-office injections are usually given every 4 – 8 weeks as needed
c. Systemic medications
Like other treatments for hair loss, these medications take time to work and to notice any improvement.
The medications include:
This medication is often used in male patients. When taken as directed, finasteride can slow down hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.
Once it is stopped, hair loss will start again. Might be given to treat a woman who has hereditary hair loss and cannot get pregnant.
This drug is a prescribed option for women who have hereditary female pattern hair loss. It can stop further hair loss and increase hair thickness. It’s essential that no pregnancy occurs while taking spironolactone. If it’s possible to get pregnant, birth control pills are prescribed as well.
- Other medications
For patients having an infection or painful inflammation, prescribed medications are given to treat these as antibiotics and antifungals.
d. Nutritional Supplements
If your body is deficient of some nutrients as biotin, iron, or zinc, vitamin D then it may be recommended to take a supplement. If you’re not getting enough protein, it is also recommended to boost your intake.
Supplements should only be taken when there is a deficiency. If levels are normal, some supplements can be harmful. For example, taking too much iron or vitamin D can cause side effects.
e. Hair Transplant
This can be an effective and permanent solution in severe cases where medical treatments are not enough alone. There are several types of procedures, so all cases need to be assessed at first.
Diagnosing Hair Loss at The Klinic
Our consultants are experienced in finding the cause to give the best treatment. We take a detailed history about the condition.
We ask about; Hair care habits, hair styling products, Family history of hereditary hair loss, daily medications and supplements, dietary intake.
We do examine your hair and scalp. During examination, we assess the type and pattern of hair loss. We determine whether hair is falling out gradually, abruptly or hair is getting thinner. Then, we confirm the diagnosis using the “Tricoscope”. Some tests might be performed when needed, as: Blood tests and Scalp biopsy.
Schedule your consultation at The Klinic, as soon as you notice hair loss. The sooner you get treatment, the more effective it will be.
Call Us at 01004005465 – 01149918851 (Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays).