Discovering that your hair is thinning can cause sleepless nights for both men and women. Instead of agonizing over the problem and delay for treatment, you can end up losing even more hair in the process. You should begin to look for ways to arrest alopecia now before it’s too late. For centuries, men and women have been searching for remedies for hair loss and baldness. From exotic hair oils to modern tonics and hair vitamins, lifestyle changes to prescription drugs, from wigs to hair transplants and laser treatments, todays men and women have a wide array of options to explore in their search for a full head of hair. Before you embark on your path to regaining your crowning glory, here’s the lowdown on some of the hair loss treatments that are available to us.
Traditional remedies like oils have been in vogue for centuries now. Incidentally, a clinical study a couple of years ago discovered that rosemary leaf extract boosted hair regrowth in rodents like mice. While efforts are on to scientifically harness traditional hair growth products in the fight against hair loss, some of the evergreen remedies for growing back hair include oils like olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil. Peppermint oil, hibiscus oil and onion juice are some of the other popular remedies for combating hair loss. These oils are usually applied or massaged into the scalp and are believed to nourish the skin and follicles. Apart from oils, you can also consume green tea, which is rich in antioxidants.
Looking at hair loss from a holistic perspective, reducing stress is also considered important, especially if you’re interested in your hair growth. Stop worrying and focus your activities around soothing activities like yoga, music, painting or meditation. Alongside, you can also consume hair growth vitamin supplements as well.
Prescription drugs and OTC medicines
Minoxidil: It was originally being tested for other health issues but when it was discovered that it could literally raise the hair on bald heads, Minoxidil became the pharmaceutical industry’s gift to bald men. It’s a topical application that is applied to bald areas of the head in liquid form or as foam. You may have to wait for as long as a year to reap the benefits. Effects last as long as you keep applying the medicine.
Finasteride: Is also another pharmaceutical formulation for tackling male baldness and hair loss problems. Available as a prescription drug, you need to take a pill every day.
But do remember that these medications are to be taken under medical supervision as they could react with other medications you may be taking. They could even give side-effects depending upon your physiology.
In recent years, a number of hair transplant procedures have taken the hair regrowth market by storm. Chief among the hair transplant procedure are…
Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplantation technique that involves harvesting the hair-rich skin from those areas of the scalp that are rich in hair follicles. When hair follicles are harvested from the skin and transplanted in the bald areas, hair begins to regrow in these hair-loss regions too.
In follicular unit extraction technique, hair follicles are directly harvested or extracted from the scalp and transplanted in the target scalp areas. While hair transplants give fast results, they can be expensive and painful as surgical methods are employed. The risk of scarring and infection also exists in these procedures.
Recently laser treatments as a baldness cure, have captured the public imagination. For starters, laser hair treatments are seen as a speedy and relatively painless way to promote hair growth and tackle hair loss problems.
Basically, the low intensity lasers are targeted at the problem areas to rejuvenate the tissues and follicles. The reinfused vigor caused by free flow of blood supply to the affected areas boosts hair growth. Since it is a non-invasive technique, laser hair treatment is painless. The only side-effects you could possibly experience are redness, soreness and puffiness in the targeted areas.
Modern hair loss treatments
Today we also have access to several new techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP treatment and Advanced Adipose-derived Stem Cell Protein Extracts (AAPE) that help with treating hair fall and hair loss problems. In PRP, your scalp is injected with your own centrifuged blood. But if using your blood for a PRP injection doesn’t appeal to you, consider AAPE hair care serum, a totally non-invasive, extremely effective hair regeneration therapy. The AAPE procedure is safer, easier, cleaner, non-invasive, and painless. AAPE does not require any blood to be taken from you like PRP. There is no anesthetic required for the treatment. PRP in the best condition, contain 10-15 growth factors. AAPE in comparison, contains more than 150 growth factors.
With 500,000 satisfied AAPE customers to its credit worldwide, AAPE is growing in popularity with every passing day. If you have already undergone a PRP for hair loss, you can still go in for AAPE therapy.
Our Hair Loss Clinics are conveniently located and easily accessible in the Greater Toronto Area. So even if you have already taken a PRP for hair loss, you can still benefit from AAPE sessions. Toronto’s Hair Loss Clinic has locations in Toronto, Toronto Midtown and Richmond Hill. Please upload your scalp photos for one of our hair specialists to see if you are a good candidate for our AAPE therapy. https://www.hairlossclinic.ca/hair-loss-assessment-form/. You can also book an appointment by calling us at 647-492-9093.