One of the most frightening physical conditions is the onset of excessive shedding, a receding hairline, or watching your hair becoming thin, fine, and dull. A healthy, thick head of hair is an attractive feature, and if you are experiencing thinning hair, you have options. To determine which treatment will be most effective, we want to meet with you to evaluate the condition of your hair follicles, discuss your family history of thinning hair, and your medical history.
Hair Growth Medications
Your hair loss may be resolved with hair medications, from specialized hair vitamin formulas, or with prescription medications for hair loss. Minoxidil, or Rogaine, is the most well-known over-the-counter hair loss medication, available in either liquid or foam, applied to the scalp. While Rogaine is well-known, it isn’t effective for everyone, and can even cause skin irritations or hair growth in the wrong places.
Propecia (finasteride) is a prescription drug, most appropriate for men, taken orally. It slows hair loss, and in many people, it even leads to regrowth in balding areas. Women may have a good result from spironolactone, a diuretic.