Treatments That Offer Hope to Hair Loss Sufferers

Treatments That Offer Hope to Hair Loss Sufferers
Treatments That Offer Hope to Hair Loss Sufferers
Lots of people experiencing premature hair loss simply resign themselves to a process that is as inevitable as growing old. This is a positive and healthy reaction to what's a natural process for all. However, for others, the onset of premature balding or excessive hair loss represents a traumatic development that causes untold worry and suffering. This too is a legitimate reaction regardless of whether the hair loss is due to hereditary factors or some other more complicated cause.

No, they should not because there are some potentially effective treatments they could utilize, depending on the nature of their baldness. In the following report, I will outline some of the hottest hair loss treatments currently available to reinforce the fact that hair loss can be treated. The next article in the series will look closely at the treatment regimes best suited to specific ailments like alopecia areata and telogen effluvium.

These are minoxidil, better called Rogaine, and finasteride, better known as Propecia. Many other drugs have proven to be effective in combating hair loss, dutasteride as an example, but haven't yet been approved for this particular use.

Finasteride was initially developed to treat enlarged prostate ailments, but a low dose version was subsequently approved for the treatment of hair loss in men. It tackles the causes of male pattern baldness by preventing the conversion of 5-alpha-reductase to DHT. Given that DHT is the main male hormone linked to hair loss, reducing its production by two-thirds has a major impact on controlling this kind of baldness.

Research has indicated that 83 percent of men surveyed were able to maintain their hair count, and 64% experienced regrowth by the end of a two-year interval. It must be noted that finasteride is approved for use by men only as the drug can have severe effects on unborn male fetuses. Women should therefore only consider using this drug under the strict supervision of a doctor.

Dutasteride (Avodart) is a new medication for use in treating prostate conditions and, although not yet approved for treating hair loss; it can offer exciting possibilities. It functions similarly to finasteride but reputedly reduces overall DHT production by over 93 percent. As is true for finasteride, women should consult their physician before using dutasteride.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is another hair loss treatment approved by the FDA, and it is the only anti-baldness drug approved for women. Applied topically, its primary benefit is its ability to stimulate regrowth thus reversing the effects of pattern baldness. Many users combine the use of minoxidil with other hair loss treatments like Propecia to attain maximum results, but others experience satisfactory outcomes with minoxidil by itself.

Several studies have proven that specific non-drug products encourage hair regrowth, but none have yet been approved by the FDA. This is partly because of the prohibitive costs involved in conducting trials to prove that the goods are effective for the purpose of promoting them as hair loss treatments. Many people and dermatologists nonetheless recommend the usage of specific non-drug remedies as an alternative or complement to drug therapy.

In many instances, the remedies are based on natural ingredients that stimulate similar responses to those of the prescribed drugs but without the side effects. The information provided here presents a sample of products that were subjected to testing or at least have had their effectiveness supported by independent feedback.

One such product is Arcon Tisane that has become Europe's top-selling natural nutritional supplement for hair loss. It comes as a capsule and sub-lingual spray containing saw palmetto and fenugreek sparking a reaction similar to that of finasteride by inhibiting the production of DHT. Arcon Tisane has been clinically tested and has received widespread press coverage of its success in combating hair loss.

Calosol is a rather new product geared toward helping alopecia areata sufferers. Early signs suggest that Calosol can contribute significantly to easing this distressing and hard to deal with the problem.

Fabio 101 is a treatment that comes in varying formats, each designed to handle a particular type of hair loss. The common element to each item is their derivation from natural plant resources. It was designed by a dermatologist and has received many international awards.

It can be used by both women and men. Studies at over 30 leading universities and medical research institutes have established the effectiveness of the technology utilized in Folligen products.

Tricomin is another treatment that focuses on the delivery of copper to the base of the hair follicle, and it also was clinically demonstrated as an effective treatment for stopping hair loss and stimulating regrowth. It can be used safely along with other hair loss treatments and can be especially useful in complementing the effects of finasteride and minoxidil.

Revivogen is a natural hair loss treatment that reduces DHT production, blocks the androgen receptors and stimulates hair growth. It is used topically and has no known side effects.

Shen Min is another natural hair loss treatment designed to restore and regrow all types and stages of baldness. It is safe for both men and women. Shen Min includes a blend of Chinese herbs and comes in a variety of forms to suit most people.

ThymuSkin was developed by German scientists to fight hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Because of the high success rates the product was developed for use by the general public to combat all kinds of baldness. Clinical studies conducted in Europe show that ThymuSkin hair loss treatments could help to stop baldness and regrow hair for 67 percent of males and 95% of girls.

Hopefully, this article has shown that many treatment options are available to hair loss sufferers. The following article in this series will develop the theme further by analyzing the treatment regimes that have proven successful in tackling specific forms of hair loss such as androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata and telogen effluvium.