The Complete Guide For Hair Loss
Treatment (2019)



There are so many reasons for our hair loss. No matter this is temporary, reversible, or permanent there are some options you can consider that may help. The first and the most important step is to visit a doctor so that they can diagnose the cause of your hair loss and then decide the suitable treatment.

Here we will go over some common, conventional, and complementary treatments available to treat hair loss for men and women.

● Medication Treatment

● Hair Transplant Surgery

● Healthy Habits

● Hair Replacement System



Medication Treatment

Medications are available to treat pattern baldness which is the most common form of hair loss that related to your genes. There are the possible options:


Minoxidil (Rogaine)

This is a nonprescription medication approved for both men and women. This rejuvenates and increases the blood flow around shrunken hair follicles, causing them to increase in size and thicken. It also extends each follicle’s growth phase to encourage hair regrowth. It comes as a liquid or foam and you need to rub it into your scalp daily. After the application, please remember to wash your hand. It may cause you to lose more hair at the beginning. And the new hair might be thinner and shorter than your previous hair. At least six months of treatment is required to prevent further hair loss and start hair regrowth. You need to keep applying the medication to retain benefits.

Possible side effects: scalp irritation, unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands, and rapid heart rate.



Finasteride (Propecia)

This is a prescription drug approved for men. You take it daily as a pill. Male pattern hair loss occurs when a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) prevents hair follicles from getting the nutrients they need. Finasteride works by blocking the production of DHT, which protects the follicles. Many men taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. You need to keep taking it to retain benefits. Finasteride may not work as well for men over 60.

Rare side effects: diminished sex drive and sexual function and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Women who are or may be pregnant need to avoid touching crushed or broken tablets.

If your hair loss is caused by the certain disease, the treatment for that disease is necessary. This may include drugs to reduce inflammation and suppress your immune system, such as prednisone. If a certain medication is causing the hair loss, your doctor may advise you to stop using it for at least three months.



Hair Transplant Surgery

For many people who suffered from hair loss, hair transplant surgery is one of the common to bring your hair back. There are two methods for the hair transplant surgery: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

With FUSS, the surgeon will use the scalpel to remove 6- to 10-inch strip of skin from the back of your head. They close the area where the scalp was removed with stitches, and the hair around it will cover the scar. Next, the surgeon and their assistants will separate the scalp strip into 500- 2,000 smaller grafts, each one an individual hair or a few hairs. The specific number of grafts you receive depends on the: type of hair you have, size of transplant site, quality (including thickness) of hair, and the hair color. Then, the surgeon makes small holes in your scalp and inserts hairs from the removed piece of scalp. After the surgery, the surgeon will cover the surgical sites with bandages or gauze.

To perform a FUE procedure, your surgeon will shave off hair on the back of your head, and then takes individual follicles out of the scalp skin. You’ll see tiny marks where each follicle was removed, but your existing hair will cover it. As with the FUT procedure, the surgeon makes small holes in your scalp and grafts hair follicles into the holes.



Recovery and Expectations

Depending on the size of the transplant you’re getting, the process will take about 4 to 8 hours. After the surgery, the scalp may become very tender, so you might need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day or two. You may also need to take antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug for several days which depends on your recovery situation. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. The transplanted hair will fall out with 2-3 weeks after the surgery, but the new hair will grow within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.

Costs and Risks

The price of the hair transplant surgery mainly depends on the amount of hair you’re moving, but it generally ranges from $4,000 to $15,000. Most insurance plans don’t cover it.

As many other surgery, transplants also have some risks, including bleeding and infection. There’s also the chance for scarring and unnatural-looking new hair growth. Around the time the new hair start to grow, some people have inflammation or an infection of the hair follicles which is called folliculitis. Antibiotics and compresses can relieve the problem. It’s also possible to suddenly lose some of the original hair in the area where you got the new strands, called shock loss. Don’t worry about it, most of the time, it’s not permanent.

Healthy Habits

Just like lifestyle choices such as poor diet and smoking can contribute to health conditions like cardiovascular disease, they can also play a role in your ability to maintain healthy hair. There are other things you can do at home for the health of your hair and scalp. These approaches may be particularly helpful for temporary hair loss.

1. Change your hair styling habits

Stay away from tightly bound styles, like braids, buns, or ponytails. Resist twisting or rubbing your hair.

Gently wash or brush hair, switching to a wide-toothed comb if necessary to prevent too much pulling at the roots.

Hot rollers, curling or straightening irons, hot oil treatments, bleaching, and other chemical processes are other things to avoid.

 

2. Dial in your nutrition

Pay attention to what and how much you’re eating. For example, eating a variety of whole foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals will help fuel your body and the areas responsible for hair regrowth. If you suspect that you may be deficient in certain vitamins, you can go to visit your doctor to get a blood test and address other dietary issues, such as eating disorders or health conditions that might block nutrient absorption.






3. Manage stress

While trauma can come on suddenly and unexpectedly, you can manage ongoing stress in your life with exercise, such as yoga, or mindfulness techniques, like meditation. Yoga and meditation may help regulate blood sugar and enhance circulation, promoting the regrowth of hair.

4. Try acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Its applications are many, and some researchers believe that it may help with hair loss from alopecia areata. The needles inserted into the scalp may help stimulate hair follicles and promote regrowth. You can ask your doctor for a referral to a licensed acupuncturist if this treatment sounds appealing to you.

 

Hair Replacement System

Hair Replacement System, to some people, they are known as hairpieces, toupees or wigs. Strictly speaking, hair replacement system is not a “treatment” for hair loss because it cannot contribute to the regrowth of your hair. However, it is the most effective way to get your hair back instantly in some ways.

Hair replacement system has evolved far beyond the wigs of the past. Today's hair systems are so artistically and technologically advanced, they are virtually undetectable. The old wigs with unnatural front lines, unmatched color and density will embarrass you front of people. However, the high quality hair replacement system which is fully customized to individual, made of human hair and a super-fine, breathable base, will be indistinguishable from you own. In addition, choose the high-quality adhesive and attachment will avoid any noticeable wear and tear on your hair system.

It is a truth that wigs are terrible things in a few decades ago. No wonder they usually appear in the burlesques to make people laugh. However, things are different, today’s hair replacement system can provide you with the comfortable feeling and natural looking. You can hardly distinguish who wear a hair replacement system when you are walking on the street.

The best time to make a decision is when the hair on your crown starts to loss, or your forehead begins to looking a bit “high”. Some people do not take actions until they have an obvious bald spot, and then it is inevitable that others will notice your hair system. However, even if you are already frankly bald, a hair system is worth considering. Better late than never. People around you will get used to it soon enough, and you will look younger.

It will make you feel a little bit strange when you first time wear a hair system, but in a few days, you will just place your hair system, adjust it like your own hair and get on with your day. Have you ever noticed that how women check their makeup several times a day? You won’t even have to do that. You may just need to check your hair system once a month or even less times. These time is totally worthy to make you feel fully confident.

In a world where people make a lot of judgements about you base on your appearance, looking your best is quite important. It is not only about rebuilding your confidence, but also about creating the best possible impression. Try it on! The worst situation is that you don’t like it and throw it away, but if you like it, it will change your life completely.

Click check how the hair replacement system works on your head!

Finally, keep in mind that medical interventions to stop hair loss or stimulate regrowth are most successful the earlier they are started—while hair loss is still in its early stages. Thinning hair in both men and women is worth investigating for more than its impact on physical appearance. While many conditions that lead to temporary hair loss will go away without treatment or with simple lifestyle changes, others may be signs of potentially irreversible loss or health conditions.



There are so many reasons for our hair loss. No matter this is temporary, reversible, or permanent there are some options you can consider that may help. The first and the most important step is to visit a doctor so that they can diagnose the cause of your hair loss and then decide the suitable treatment.

Here we will go over some common, conventional, and complementary treatments available to treat hair loss for men and women.

● Medication Treatment

● Hair Transplant Surgery

● Healthy Habits

● Hair Replacement System



Medication Treatment

Medications are available to treat pattern baldness which is the most common form of hair loss that related to your genes. There are the possible options:


Minoxidil (Rogaine)

This is a nonprescription medication approved for both men and women. This rejuvenates and increases the blood flow around shrunken hair follicles, causing them to increase in size and thicken. It also extends each follicle’s growth phase to encourage hair regrowth. It comes as a liquid or foam and you need to rub it into your scalp daily. After the application, please remember to wash your hand. It may cause you to lose more hair at the beginning. And the new hair might be thinner and shorter than your previous hair. At least six months of treatment is required to prevent further hair loss and start hair regrowth. You need to keep applying the medication to retain benefits.

Possible side effects: scalp irritation, unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands, and rapid heart rate.



Finasteride (Propecia)

This is a prescription drug approved for men. You take it daily as a pill. Male pattern hair loss occurs when a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) prevents hair follicles from getting the nutrients they need. Finasteride works by blocking the production of DHT, which protects the follicles. Many men taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. You need to keep taking it to retain benefits. Finasteride may not work as well for men over 60.

Rare side effects: diminished sex drive and sexual function and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Women who are or may be pregnant need to avoid touching crushed or broken tablets.


If your hair loss is caused by the certain disease, the treatment for that disease is necessary. This may include drugs to reduce inflammation and suppress your immune system, such as prednisone. If a certain medication is causing the hair loss, your doctor may advise you to stop using it for at least three months.



Hair Transplant Surgery

For many people who suffered from hair loss, hair transplant surgery is one of the common to bring your hair back. There are two methods for the hair transplant surgery: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

With FUSS, the surgeon will use the scalpel to remove 6- to 10-inch strip of skin from the back of your head. They close the area where the scalp was removed with stitches, and the hair around it will cover the scar. Next, the surgeon and their assistants will separate the scalp strip into 500- 2,000 smaller grafts, each one an individual hair or a few hairs. The specific number of grafts you receive depends on the: type of hair you have, size of transplant site, quality (including thickness) of hair, and the hair color. Then, the surgeon makes small holes in your scalp and inserts hairs from the removed piece of scalp. After the surgery, the surgeon will cover the surgical sites with bandages or gauze.

To perform a FUE procedure, your surgeon will shave off hair on the back of your head, and then takes individual follicles out of the scalp skin. You’ll see tiny marks where each follicle was removed, but your existing hair will cover it. As with the FUT procedure, the surgeon makes small holes in your scalp and grafts hair follicles into the holes.



Recovery and Expectations

Depending on the size of the transplant you’re getting, the process will take about 4 to 8 hours. After the surgery, the scalp may become very tender, so you might need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day or two. You may also need to take antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug for several days which depends on your recovery situation. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. The transplanted hair will fall out with 2-3 weeks after the surgery, but the new hair will grow within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.

Costs and Risks

The price of the hair transplant surgery mainly depends on the amount of hair you’re moving, but it generally ranges from $4,000 to $15,000. Most insurance plans don’t cover it.

As many other surgery, transplants also have some risks, including bleeding and infection. There’s also the chance for scarring and unnatural-looking new hair growth. Around the time the new hair start to grow, some people have inflammation or an infection of the hair follicles which is called folliculitis. Antibiotics and compresses can relieve the problem. It’s also possible to suddenly lose some of the original hair in the area where you got the new strands, called shock loss. Don’t worry about it, most of the time, it’s not permanent.

Healthy Habits

Just like lifestyle choices such as poor diet and smoking can contribute to health conditions like cardiovascular disease, they can also play a role in your ability to maintain healthy hair. There are other things you can do at home for the health of your hair and scalp. These approaches may be particularly helpful for temporary hair loss.

1. Change your hair styling habits

Stay away from tightly bound styles, like braids, buns, or ponytails. Resist twisting or rubbing your hair.

Gently wash or brush hair, switching to a wide-toothed comb if necessary to prevent too much pulling at the roots.

Hot rollers, curling or straightening irons, hot oil treatments, bleaching, and other chemical processes are other things to avoid.

 

2. Dial in your nutrition

Pay attention to what and how much you’re eating. For example, eating a variety of whole foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals will help fuel your body and the areas responsible for hair regrowth. If you suspect that you may be deficient in certain vitamins, you can go to visit your doctor to get a blood test and address other dietary issues, such as eating disorders or health conditions that might block nutrient absorption.






3. Manage stress

While trauma can come on suddenly and unexpectedly, you can manage ongoing stress in your life with exercise, such as yoga, or mindfulness techniques, like meditation. Yoga and meditation may help regulate blood sugar and enhance circulation, promoting the regrowth of hair.

4. Try acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Its applications are many, and some researchers believe that it may help with hair loss from alopecia areata. The needles inserted into the scalp may help stimulate hair follicles and promote regrowth. You can ask your doctor for a referral to a licensed acupuncturist if this treatment sounds appealing to you.

 

Hair Replacement System

Hair Replacement System, to some people, they are known as hairpieces, toupees or wigs. Strictly speaking, hair replacement system is not a “treatment” for hair loss because it cannot contribute to the regrowth of your hair. However, it is the most effective way to get your hair back instantly in some ways.

Hair replacement system has evolved far beyond the wigs of the past. Today's hair systems are so artistically and technologically advanced, they are virtually undetectable. The old wigs with unnatural front lines, unmatched color and density will embarrass you front of people. However, the high quality hair replacement system which is fully customized to individual, made of human hair and a super-fine, breathable base, will be indistinguishable from you own. In addition, choose the high-quality adhesive and attachment will avoid any noticeable wear and tear on your hair system.

It is a truth that wigs are terrible things in a few decades ago. No wonder they usually appear in the burlesques to make people laugh. However, things are different, today’s hair replacement system can provide you with the comfortable feeling and natural looking. You can hardly distinguish who wear a hair replacement system when you are walking on the street.

The best time to make a decision is when the hair on your crown starts to loss, or your forehead begins to looking a bit “high”. Some people do not take actions until they have an obvious bald spot, and then it is inevitable that others will notice your hair system. However, even if you are already frankly bald, a hair system is worth considering. Better late than never. People around you will get used to it soon enough, and you will look younger.

It will make you feel a little bit strange when you first time wear a hair system, but in a few days, you will just place your hair system, adjust it like your own hair and get on with your day. Have you ever noticed that how women check their makeup several times a day? You won’t even have to do that. You may just need to check your hair system once a month or even less times. These time is totally worthy to make you feel fully confident.

In a world where people make a lot of judgements about you base on your appearance, looking your best is quite important. It is not only about rebuilding your confidence, but also about creating the best possible impression. Try it on! The worst situation is that you don’t like it and throw it away, but if you like it, it will change your life completely.

Click check how the hair replacement system works on your head!

Finally, keep in mind that medical interventions to stop hair loss or stimulate regrowth are most successful the earlier they are started—while hair loss is still in its early stages. Thinning hair in both men and women is worth investigating for more than its impact on physical appearance. While many conditions that lead to temporary hair loss will go away without treatment or with simple lifestyle changes, others may be signs of potentially irreversible loss or health conditions.