Alopecia affected many men and women. There are many types of hair loss which need proper diagnosis by a hair transplant surgeon.
Depending on the problem around 80% of people in the world facing hair loss and they have to wait several days or months to get normal hair.
To treat hair loss many topical medications are there to cure thinning hair and to reverse hair loss.
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
This is commonly known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. It is a genetic problem and happens usually due to the inherent problem. This condition started after puberty. In androgenetic alopecia, terminal follicles gradually transform into vellus and the hair follicles produce shorter and finer hairs, which is known as miniaturized hairs.
According to the recorded data, men are usually affected by baldness due to the higher circulating level of testosterone and also having a higher level of the 5-αreductase enzyme in their scalp follicles. Whereas in women, it likely develops androgenic alopecia after menopause.
How Androgenetic Alopecia Occurs
Androgenetic alopecia occurs in men by following a pattern of receding hair and a bald spot grown on the scalp. In women, hair starts becoming thinning and then widespread all over the scalp.
This baldness pattern begins with a recession of hairline at the front as well as on the temples. This thinning process goes deeper and formed two bald patches. First, it happens on the crown and also on the front of the scalp. This patch grows continuously and becomes a large bald patch on the scalp.
And in the final process of baldness, just a rim of hair shows on the back side of the scalp. And in this case, it leads to complete baldness.
The Role of Genetics
When you grow with your age and found that you are losing the hair it means that you may be suffering from genetics. This happens if you have a family history of genetic hair loss.
DHT is the hormone which regulates everything from sex drive to hair growth function. Those men who have genetic sensitive to DHT, it shrinks the hair follicle and stops producing new hair.
This problem cannot be reversed with topical medications or any natural treatment can help in it. Many false promises were given by many products but they really didn’t help.
Can Topical medicines help in Androgenetic Alopecia?
Millions of people are suffering from this problem. Is there any effective treatment options available?
Firstly you need to determine that you are suffering from androgenetic alopecia or not. This can be diagnosed by the doctor just by checking your scalp, hair loss pattern or by knowing your family history.
If this is the cause behind it then usually the doctor’s often advised to use minoxidil. It is the topical medicine and it is applied on the scalp. As it is an FDA approved didn’t cause any problem on health or on hair.
This drug helpful in regrowth of hair and improve the thin hair. This drug doesn’t work if the hair loss problem is related to the hormone, as this is temporary. Minoxidil works till the continued usage of medication if it is stopped then the benefits cannot be shown.
There is one more FDA approved medication is Finasteride. It is an oral medication and also helps to treat pattern baldness. However, this is developed to treat the prostate glands – inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT.
This drug is for men only. Studies show that it helps in lowering the DHT levels and stop the progression of hair loss in men. This drug should be taken under doctor guidance.
Finasteride also works when you take for a long period of time. Once you discontinued the drug the hair loss may return within 12 months.
Only one treatment can reverse hair – Hair Restoration Treatments
Anyone who is suffering from androgenetic alopecia and need permanent results then there is a surgical treatment by which you can get your lost hair back.
FUT Technique – In this technique, harvest a long strip from the scalp and implant the hair follicles in that area where there is no hair. This surgery leaves a scar on the scalp.
FUE Technique – In order to perform FUE, a doctor removes the individual follicle hair from the donor site with the help of a small punch. Then the follicle hair implanted on the treatment area. This treatment is very popular worldwide and nowadays many doctors perform FUE hair transplant.
In hair loss, early intervention is a key. So don’t give up! Always consult with the doctor if you are suffering from extreme hair loss.