Non-Surgical Methods to Treating Hair Loss
There are various treatment options available for hair loss suffers. Typically, they fall into two categories: Non-Surgical and Surgical. Based on the type of hair loss and its severity, a physician or hair restoration specialist will decide which procedure will work best for a person.
Non-Surgical Methods of Treating Hair Loss: There are non-surgical options for treating hair loss without surgery. Treatment options depend on the type of hair loss, stage of hair loss, and a person’s tolerance for the treatment. If hair loss is too advanced, non-surgical options may not be feasible. The following methods can be used either as stand-alone or combination treatments.
- Minoxidil (marketed under brand names such as RX- Cap+® and Rogaine®) is FDA-approved and is effective in treating hair loss for both men and women. It is a topical solution that is applied twice daily to the scalp. While effective, compliance can be a challenge for many.
- Finasteride (marketed under brand names such as Propecia®) is an FDA-approved, prescription medication for men only that has also been proven to treat hair loss. Finasteride has been shown to cause adverse side effects including possibly irreversible sexual dysfunction and is not approved for women because of the risk of birth defects to expectant mothers.
- Photobiomodulation: (Previously referred to as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)) has been clinically proven to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair regrowth. LLLT is FDA-cleared for men and women and has no reported adverse side effects. It is important to note that not all laser devices are created equally. The design and protocol for treatment has a large impact on compliance, and thus, efficacy.
Anyone suffering from sudden and significant hair loss should see his or her family doctor, but we are here for you when you’re ready to start treatment for hair loss. If you have any questions about treatment for hair loss or any of our products, we encourage you to call us directly at (844) 280-4680.