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Medical Treatments for Hair Loss: Topicals to Prescription Medications

Hair loss can devastate your confidence and self-esteem. Luckily, there are many treatment options available to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth. Many of these treatments can be effective when used together.

Topical treatments are medications that are applied directly to the scalp. One of the most popular and effective topical hair loss treatments is minoxidil. Minoxidil is an over-the-counter treatment found in the form of liquid, foam or shampoo. It works wonders to slow hair loss and encourage new growth in patients suffering from male or female pattern hair loss. However, it is important to note that minoxidil is not a proven treatment for complete hair loss.

Prescribed medications like finasteride or dutasteride are excellent treatments for hair loss. Finasteride is an oral medication to treat male pattern hair loss by inhibiting dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that contributes to hair loss. Dutasteride is another oral medication that works similarly to finasteride to inhibit dihydrotestosterone, serving to prevent hair loss.

Platelet-rich plasma injections are an innovative regenerative treatment using the patient’s own plasma drawn from the platelet and processed to help concentrate the platelets. This solution is then injected directly into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage new growth. Botox injections are also an option to promote hair growth for some patients.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT) hair restoration surgery is an amazing way to regain fuller, more lush hair. Both of these surgeries involve transplanting balding-resistant hair follicles to the areas of the scalp needing treatment. These surgeries provide long-lasting, natural-looking results.

The Powerflex Laser Cap 272 by HairMax, is a leading innovator in laser hair growth devices and part of an extensive range of devices dedicated to promoting hair growth. Powered by cutting-edge science, the device channels energy to the scalp's hair follicles through laser beams, effectively encouraging the growth of new hair and preventing hair loss. The Powerflex cap shows significant improvements in both hair growth stimulation and loss prevention with this advanced laser hair growth solution.

The Pure Hair Restoration Center offers a range of treatments for hair loss, including Follicular Unit Transplants and Follicular Unit Extraction, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Laser Cap Therapy, and more. We are dedicated to helping you to feel like yourself again, with a new full head of hair!

AUTHOR: Dr. Nader Ronaghi, founder of Pure Hair Restoration Center, is a leading physician in the field of hair transplantation in Newport Beach, California with over a decade of experience. Dr. Ronaghi uses biologics with advanced medical technology to restore hair, helping his patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.