Understanding Your Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss

Understanding Your Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss

Are you bothered by your hair loss? Bald patches or thinning hair is a big concern for aging women and men around the world. While hair transplants are a good option for some, not everyone is willing to undergo surgery.

Medical treatments are a safe, noninvasive way to get a full head of hair again. Hair Doc, located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, is here to inform you of the medical treatments that help you get beautiful locks again.

What options are available?

Hair loss is a natural part of aging, 80% of men and women experience hair loss at some point. Genetics, certain medications, and hormonal changes can all contribute to hair loss. Medical treatments are one of the most common treatments available for hair loss, and here are four options that Peter Panagotacos, MD may suggest for you.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil, also called Rogaine®, has been used by four million people across the globe. This medication is designed to enlarge existing hair follicles and extend the growth phase of hair.

Of patients in a clinically controlled study, 92% experienced a fair to excellent improvement in hair loss.

Minoxidil is a topical solution that should be applied to your scalp twice a day. By using a special applicator, you blend the solution into areas experiencing hair loss from the center and outward. 

When using Rogaine, you must:

You may experience results in just eight weeks if you use the medication as directed. 

Dutasteride

Dutasteride is an FDA-approved, anti-adrogen drug that works to decrease your body’s sex hormone, dihydrotesterone (DHT). By hindering all three types of 5-alpha reductase, dutasteride lowers your DHT levels by 98% — the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness.

Dutasteride is taken once daily by mouth with or without food. The drug works to:

By taking just .5 milligrams of dutasteride, you can improve your hair loss by 96%.

Finasteride

Finasteride, also called Propecia®, is an oral medication designed to decrease DHT production in men. It’s the first medication deemed effective in treating male pattern baldness in the majority of people who’ve tried it — 80% of men who used Finasteride experienced a halt in hair loss in 6-12 months.

Finasteride works best when taken as soon as you start experiencing hair loss. It’s best to take this medication twice a day — with or without food — at the same time daily.

Procrinix® lotion

The first of its kind, Procrinix is a dynamic treatment that stops hair loss and thickens your hair with synthesized biomimetic peptides. 

Procrinix is a three-part treatment:

  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioning mask
  3. Solution

Procrinix cleanses and purifies your scalp for safe and healthy hair growth. Most patients experience results in 3-6 months after consistent use.

There are many hair loss treatments on the market, but these are the four that Dr. Panagotacos stands by. Depending on your degree of hair loss and a variety of other factors, Dr. Panagotacos is here to suggest the best treatment for you. 

Call 415-907-7355 or book online to schedule your consultation.

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