Millions of people, including men and women, throughout the world are affected by hair loss problem. Currently there are few hair loss reversal treatments that have been found effective in reversing hair loss. With such a large number of people seeking hair loss treatment, there are also many non-approved products and treatments available. Thinning of hair can result from illness, routinely prescribed drugs like drugs for lowering cholesterol, blood thinners, beta blockers, anti-depressant drugs or due to hypothyroid, hormonal swings during pregnancy or menopause, taking birth control pills or because of hormone replacement therapy etc.
Here Are The 6 Different Hair Reversal Treatments For Hair Loss:
Among the different types of hair reversal treatment, some treatments have shown promising results like DHT inhibitors, anti-androgens, growth stimulant and anti-inflammatories. Among all these methods of treatment, only two like DHT inhibitors and growth stimulants have been approved by FDA.
DHT blockers reduce the body’s levels of DHT, a hormone that causes for male pattern baldness. DHT blockers helps to decrease the amount of DHT on the scalp and by stimulating the hair follicles, aid in hair regrowth and also have been found to prevent future hair loss. Products like Revivogen and Propecia are well known DHT inhibitors. But you must consult dermatologist before applying this treatment.
Minoxidil is a hair growth stimulant available in the form of lotion; when rubbed on the scalp every day can stimulate hair growth. Researchers believe that it works as hypertrichotic agent that promotes hair growth. Probably it opens up the potassium channels in the scalp by dilating the blood vessels and helps more nutrients to reach hair follicles along with blood and improve its function of re-growing hair. Growth stimulant are effective in reversing hair fall to some extent, but when combined with DHT, they work better.
Anti-Androgens works similarly like DHT inhibitors. They are available in the form of topical creams that reduce the effect of DHT blockers by lowering DHT levels of the whole body. Anti-androgens are most often used along with DHT inhibitors. They can be a good alternative to people who want to avoid the side effects of DHT inhibitors.
Ketoconazole (Nizoral) available as topical treatment for treating fungal infection like dermatitis and dandruff also has anti-androgenic and anti-inflammatory effect. Because of this, it can also be used to treat hair loss. Nizoral shampoo is often prescribed not just for treating scalp condition but also for androgenetic alopecia in combination with other treatments. No specific side effect has been reported.
Hair transplant surgery is a type of surgery that implants hair you already have to the area with no or thin hair. The surgical technique is carried out in doctor’s office using minimally invasive procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction. Another technique known as strip harvesting is also available which involves removing of 3-4 inch strip of scalp, then cutting into grafts and transplanted. Surgery is most effective treatment for hair reversal but considerably very costly than other methods of treatment mentioned above.
Herbs And Supplements
There are also many other products like supplements, herbs, oils etc. available which claims successful reversal of hair, however most of them are not scientifically proven.
It is also believed that eating a healthy balanced diet, reducing stress, doing yoga and meditation can stop hair fall and restore hair growth.