Hair loss is a distressing problem that plagues millions of people all around the world. Your hair is a large portion of your identity, and it can be quite traumatic to lose it. It is time that we tackle the most common question people suffering from hair loss have. Can hair loss be reversed? The answer to that question is not exactly cut and dry. Yes, sometimes the hair loss can be reversed depending on the cause and how advanced it is when treatment begins. But even for those times that it cannot be reversed, there are still hair loss treatment options to give you back a gorgeous head of hair.
When Can Hair Loss be Reversed?
If your hair loss is caused by androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness), your hair loss may be at least somewhat reversible. The earlier treatment begins the better the outcome you will see. Stress and hormone-related hair loss can also be reversed. Once the stress has been relieved or the hormone imbalance corrected your hair follicles should begin to produce new growth on their own. Some autoimmune hair loss conditions such as mild alopecia areata may be treated to promote regrowth as well. For very advanced hair loss and conditions where hair regrowth is not possible such as with cicatricial alopecia or alopecia universalis, there are other hair restoration treatments available to replace the hair you have lost.
A Comprehensive Overview of Treatment Options and Possibilities
There are many hair loss “cures” floating around out there on the market. Some may help a little, while others may be a complete waste of your precious time and money. There are some natural hair loss remedies such as diet changes and supplements that may help some treatments work better, but it is best to skip the so-called “cures” and stick with treatments that have been clinically proven to be safe and effective. Here is an overview of some of the best treatment options available to you today to help restore your hair.
Male Pattern Baldness Treatments- Seeking treatment for male pattern baldness early will yield the best results. In the very early stages topical treatments such as HRI Advanced 5% Topical Minoxidil can be quite effective. For those with more advanced hair loss, a Neograft FUE Hair Transplant or Advanced FUT Hair Transplant offer undetectable natural-looking results with your own naturally growing hair. Healthy hair follicles are harvested from the back or sides of the head and implanted into the balding areas to create a full head of hair with a natural hairline. And for those who would like a completely noninvasive option Dermal Lens Hair Replacement for men offers the most natural-looking hair replacement option available today. This hair replacement uses real human hair and blends seamlessly with your own hair.
Female Pattern Baldness Treatments- Some male and female pattern baldness treatments are the same, but some were developed especially for women. MEP-90 Laser Female Hair Loss Treatment is the very first FDA-approved noninvasive medical device for the treatment of female pattern baldness. It has been clinically proven to increase hair counts for women by 20-50% or more. HRI’s Dermal Lens Hair Replacement for Women is similar to the one for men that we discussed earlier with the difference being that it is made to accommodate the unique needs of women in regard to hair loss. Made from the finest human hair it gives you a completely undetectable and natural look day and night. There is no waking up without your hair. Another great option for women is a Follea European Hair Wig. These are made with the absolute highest quality Follea European hair. You have simply never seen a wig look so real. There have been many advancements made in the treatment of hair loss in women with many new treatments on the horizon.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss- This non-surgical therapy is for both men and women dealing with hereditary hair loss. In PRP therapy your own platelets are extracted and prepared to be injected into your scalp where they stimulate stem cells inside your hair follicles to promote new hair growth. PRP can be a stand-alone treatment or can be used alongside laser hair loss treatments or to improve the outcome of hair transplant surgery.
Finasteride for Hair Loss- Finasteride is a prescription medication that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Finasteride works by blocking the production of DHT, the hormone believed to be primarily responsible for male pattern baldness. Blocking the production of DHT protects the hair follicles from damage to stop hair loss and for some regrowth of lost hair. Finasteride is not currently approved by the FDA for women, but research is ongoing and could lead to a new treatment for female pattern baldness in the future.
The hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute of DFW are here to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to hair restoration. We will evaluate the health of your hair and scalp as well as the degree of hair loss and discuss the best option to restore your hair. We invite you to schedule a private consultation with us here at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. Give us a call at 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a discreet and complimentary consultation.