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Non Surgical Options for Hair Restoration

There is little that men can do to stop from losing their hair, but Beverly Hills Hair Restoration can offer you some hair loss treatment options that may restore some hair loss and rid you from the stress of losing your youth. If you are considering treatment and wish to go the non-surgical route, then these medications may be your answer.

There are currently two hair loss drugs that actually work. They have been clinically proven to have a real degree of effectiveness. These two medications, Propecia and Rogaine, are also the only two drugs that are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hair loss.

Medications for hair loss can slow down the thinning of hair and increase coverage of the scalp by growing new hair and thickening existing hair follicles. However, they need to be taken continuously. If the medications are stopped, any hair that has grown in will gradually be lost, and within 6 to 12 months your scalp will most likely appear the same as before treatment, which is why it is important to remain consistent on these medications.

Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) work in completely different ways. Propecia is a pill taken once daily, while Rogaine is a liquid that is applied topically to the scalp twice daily. Neither Propecia nor Rogaine have been proven to restore hair in the frontal areas. For reasons yet unknown these drugs only generally work in regrowing thinning hair in crown area of the scalp. Only hair restoration surgery has been successful in restoring hair completely and is a less invasive permanent solution for hair loss.

How Propecia works?

Propecia blocks the conversion of the male hormone testosterone into a more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone mainly responsible for hair loss. DHT is not the cause of hair loss, as the cause is inherited tendency to lose hair. But, the expression of one’s heredity regarding hair loss can only occur in the presence of DHT. Propecia helps regrow visible hair and reduces further hair loss. If you start taking Propecia you may see a decrease in hair loss beginning in as little as 3 months. And by 6 to 12 months, you may see new hair growth. If it doesn’t work for you after 12 months, it is unlikely to be of benefit.

Again, only hair restoration surgery will be a permanent solution to a full head of hair, but hair treatments will certainly help those that don’t wish not to undergo hair restoration surgery.