What hair loss treatment options do I have?

There are several hair loss treatment options for men and women:

• 1- Transplantation
• 2- Non-surgical replacement
• 3- Medical treatments (FDA-approved medications)
• 4- Medical treatment (FDA-approved solution to apply to your scalp)
• 5- Correcting hormone imbalance and progesterone deficiency to reduce or stop hair loss.

Hair transplantation

Hair transplantation takes hormone-resistant hairs selected from donor sites on the sides and back of the head and relocates them to areas of thinning and balding.

The actual surgical removal and transplanting of the follicles has become a simple outpatient procedure.

Most men and women doing this hair loss treatment return to work in the next day or two.

Non-surgical hair replacement

Non-surgical replacement means that a system will be used or perhaps a hairpiece, wig or extension will be the way that treatment is to be conducted.

The name most commonly used today is "hair system" which is a product made of human or synthetic hair. This product is woven or clipped to a man's or a woman's existing hair or is attached by tape to the scalp.

A wig is the name normally reserved for a "fashion wig" or cranial prosthesis, whereas an extension refers to the method by which one can add volume, length or color dimensions.

Today's replacement systems are a secure and convenient hair loss treatment solution for those who are not candidates for surgical restoration or who want to achieve more density than is possible by transplantation.

Medical treatments approved

Rogaine is an effective topical liquid that it is applied to the scalp for treating a thinning condition. This product is also a botanically derived treatment.

No commercial brand has been medically proven to be more effective against hereditary hair loss in men than Rogaine.

Early detection and treatment is a critical part of taking control of this kind of problem. However, individual results can vary and not everyone responds to the product Rogaine.

What causes male hair loss?

A chemical in the male body called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can be responsible for causing hair loss.

An enzyme that occurs naturally called 5 alpha-reductase is responsible for transforming the hormone testosterone into the chemical DHT. DHT is a primary cause of thinning hair and baldness.

In the proper combination, there are certain minerals and herbs that can bind with 5 alpha-reductase and prevent the formation of DHT. Vitamins and supplements with the proper ingredients formulation can slow DHT's effects and even assist in hair regrowth, especially in 18 to 40 year old men.

The problem is that many of the supplements available online and offline today do not contain necessary ingredients that have been proven to slow or prevent hair loss and promote the growth of new hair.

Others supplements need a doctor's prescription and some of them have the potential of serious side effects for both men and women.

What causes hair loss in women?

When women are progesterone deficient, they often make more androgens (androstenedione), probably the body's attempt to compensate for the progesterone deficiency. Androstenedione conveys androgenic or male-like properties which can lead to male pattern baldness in women.

When progesterone levels in women are restored to normal by using natural progesterone cream supplementation, the high androgen levels return to normal and scalp hair returns. Because hair growth is a slow process, it may take 4 to 6 months for the effects to become apparent.

According to Dr. John R. Lee, men and women should use natural progesterone cream supplementation, take a very high-quality multiple vitamins/supplement plus Omega-3 fatty acids for scalp hair restoration before trying any other product.

Natural progesterone cream supplementation should be applied in the morning and the larger application at night. The cream may also help you sleep better and stay calmer when you use it before you go to bed.

Apply the cream in different areas of your body daily - some days, apply it in your chest or your palms, face, arms, soles of your feet and your breasts. Rotate the area every day for maximum absorption!

When you use the recommended dosage of natural progesterone cream, you should find relief with most premenopause symptoms in just a couple of months. Women that are at menopause age may need higher doses of progesterone for best results.

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