If you are in the relatively early stages of hair loss or would simply rather not lose more hair then hair loss medicines can be a good option, especially if a hair transplant is not suitable or an option for you. Medicines for hair loss can slow down the hair loss process and in some cases halt it, help to improve the quality of the hair already growing, make hair stronger and thicker, giving a better looking density.
It is important to understand that hair loss meds are not a cure, If you stop the medicine hair loss returns. Also meds are not a miracle cure; they cannot regrow a full head of hair or lower a hair line to its original position. Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is a genetic complaint suffered by the majority of men over their lifetime. The earlier you start with medications generally the more hair you can retain whilst using the treatment.
Many medications can be combined and used together but it is important to always consult a professional before starting a hair loss medications regime. There are a variety of FDA approved hair loss treatments available offering different solutions to treat hair loss. Inhibitors can reduce the effects of DHT on the hair follicle, dilators treatment to increase blood flow to follicles.
Medications need to used correctly and long term to be able to assess how well they will work, we are all different and results will vary from person to person. Hair loss meds can be incorporated into a hair transplant procedure, combining the treatment with a hair transplant can be an effective way of improving the hair transplant result and potentially require fewer grafts.
If you are considering a hair transplant the doctor will want to know if you consider starting meds and how long you intend to continue, this can change the planning of your hair transplant procedure. To ensure the best result always research and have a professional opinion about the options open to you so you can make an informed decision in your best interests.