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Hair loss treatment

Effective treatments are available for some types of hair loss. These treatments can eliminate hair loss or at least slow it down. In some cases, such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata), hair may regrow without treatment within a year. Possible treatments for hair loss include medication and surgery.


If the cause of hair loss is an underlying disease; Then this disease must be treated. If a particular medication is causing hair loss, your doctor may advise you to stop using it for several months.

Medications are available to treat pattern (hereditary) baldness. The most common options include:

Minoxidil (Rogaine). Over-the-counter minoxidil is available as a liquid, foam, and shampoo. To be most effective, the product is applied to the scalp once daily for women and twice daily for men. Many people prefer to use the lather when their hair is still wet.

Products containing minoxidil help regrow hair in many people, slow the rate of hair loss, or both. The treatment will take at least six months to prevent further hair loss and start new hair regrowth. It may take a few more months to see if the treatment works for you. If the treatment helps, you’ll need to keep using the medication indefinitely to keep the benefits.

Possible side effects include scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands.

Finasteride (Propecia). This is a prescription drug for men. This medication is available as a pill and is taken daily. Many men taking finasteride find that their rate of hair loss is slower, and for some, hair may grow back. It may take a few more months to see if the treatment works for you. You will need to keep using the medicine to keep any benefits. Finasteride may not work for men over 60 years of age.

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Rare side effects of finasteride include decreased sex drive and sexual function and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Women who are (or maybe) pregnant should avoid touching crushed or broken tablets of this medicine.

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Other medications. Other oral drug options include spironolactone (Carosper, Aldactone) and oral dutasteride (Avodart).