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ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: HAIR

Hair Loss Treatments

 

Not every proposed solution will cure hair loss in one person. It is important that a correct diagnosis is made as to the likely cause of hair loss before deciding on treatment.

Treatments can be either:

  1. Preventative
  2. Restorative
  3. Surgical
  4. Cosmetic

For details on causes of hair loss

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Expected Results

The sooner treatment is started the more successful the results. The process of hair loss occurs over many years; so steps can be taken to prevent it occurring as well as attempting reversal. It is therefore best to start treatment within the first 5 years of noticing balding. Many treatments use a multiple approach to both reverse past balding and prevent future hair loss.

The expected time promised for results also ranges from 3-18 months, with the cheapest product offering a 3 month expectation.

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Preventative Hair Loss Teatments

Keep hormones balanced - get hormones, thyroid and pituitary checked to rule out any hormonal imbalance as a potential cause of hair loss.

Keep the Scalp Clean - of dirt, dandruff and excess oil can help prevent hair loss.

 

Restorative Hair Loss Treatments

Anti-Androgenic Therapy – to counter excessive amount of DHT. In women, the treatment is called CPA (cyproterone acetate) with ethinyl-estradiol. Treatment typically lasts for one year.

Over the Counter Remedies – vitamins, serums, sprays, shampoos and conditioners such as minoxidil [known as Rogaine] and finasteride. There are a number of natural and man-made products that attempt to block DHT production. Saw palmetto (the primary ingredient in Hair Genesis) has recently been proven to among the most effective natural DHT blockers.

Prescriptive Remedies – Propecia, Minoxidil, Xandrox and Proxiphen, are available by prescription only.

Other Proven Treatments include: Propecia, Minoxidil, Tricomin and Dutasteride. See Hair Loss Treatment Products

 

Surgical Hair Loss Treatments

Hair Transplant - parts of the scalp from the sides and back of the head [where the hair grows well] are extracted then implanted on balding regions. An expensive procedure [$US12-15,000] and takes 1-2 years to complete.

Tissue Expansion - silicone bags are inserted beneath hair- bearing skin to expand the tissues, providing additional tissue for transfer to the areas with a hair loss or baldness.

 

Cosmetic Hair Loss Treatments

Hair Weaving - extensions of natural or synthetic hair are attached by weaving onto existing hair.

Wigs and Toupees - camouflage the hair loss or baldness.

Hair Cuts - to hide thinning hair or bald patches.

 

Hair Loss Product Features

There are 5 main types of hair loss treatment products:

1. DHT Inhibitors – deal with the root cause of the hair loss by inhibiting the binding of Testosterone and 5-Alpha Reductase, thereby keeping DHT levels close to normal. Product examples include:

  • Propecia
  • Revivogen
  • Crinagen
  • Dutasteride
  • Progesterone Creams
  • Xandrox

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2. Growth Stimulators – do not treat the cause of hair loss, rather they artificially stimulate growth to provide a cosmetic resolution. Product examples include:

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3. SOD's - Super Oxide Dismutase treatments work by controlling the immune response which occurs as a result of excessive DHT in the follicle. When cells sense a foreign body, they release Super Oxide to help defend against the assumed foreign tissue. SOD's reduce the presence of this Super Oxide, thereby reducing the body's desire to reject the follicle. They also have growth stimulation and anti-inflammatory properties. Product examples include:

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4. Anti-Inflammatory's - work to reduce inflammation, itching, redness, and flaking caused as a result of the immune response. Product examples include:

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5. Antiandrogens - stop DHT from binding to the Androgen receptor before damage to the follicle occurs. Product examples include:

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