Monday, May 29, 2017

Forms Of Hair Loss Treatment DE

By Mark Patterson

There are many cases of hair loss that are temporary, for instance if it is as a result of chemotherapy. Others can be permanent, for instance if it is part of ageing and thus will not need any treatment. Hair loss might cause emotional distress, which is what makes what many people seek treatment. When considering hair loss treatment DE residents should know the different options. If the loss is because of an underlying problem, solving the problem will solve the hair loss.

The use of medications is one of the options one can consider. Minoxidil is an example of effective medication that is used by men and women. It is available as a lotion which is bought over the counter. It is bought from pharmacies and applied daily on the scalp. Stronger versions can be used if the mild ones do not yield results.

When the stronger forms of the medication are used, there are possible side effects like itchiness of the affected areas or dryness. This medication should be used over several months to get the desired results. Baldness resumes after usage is stopped. At the time, any hairs that were already growing will fall off. The second FDA approved medication is known as finasteride. It is designed for men and is available only through prescription. It is in the form of a tablet taken daily.

The medication works by preventing testosterone from getting converted into dihydro-testosterone. The latter is the hormone that leads to shrinking of follicles of hair, consequently blocking its production and allowing normal growth. It takes some 3 to 6 months for growth to be observed. If treatment is stopped, balding starts after between 6 to 12 months. Side effects are rare, with a few men experiencing erectile dysfunction and low sex drive.

The other option is to go for surgery. This is usually the option for people with male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. Surgical procedures are considered when less invasive options have failed to yield results. Success of surgery depends on the surgeon carrying out the procedure. There is the possibility of complications, as is the case of any surgical procedure.

One of the surgical options is hair transplant. It is done under local anesthesia. It involves removing small scalp pieces from areas that have lots of hairs. The extracted piece is divided into groups of hairs that are then grafted into sections without hairs. Several sessions are required which should be 12 months apart.

There is scalp reduction in which there is removal of pieces of bald scalp from the crown and the top of the head. This is done to move hairy parts close to each other. It is done through cutting loose skin and then stitching it back together. It can also be done by tissue expansion.

Tissue expansion involves placement of a balloon underneath the scalp. It will then be inflated over some weeks to enable the skin to expand in stages. The balloon will then be removed. This procedure is for female hair loss.

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